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Martha Mood papers, 1965-1985

Mood, Martha, 1908-1972

Fiber artist


Collection Information

Size: 0.2 Linear feet (on 2 partial microfilm reels)

Summary: Letters; photographs; printed material; and miscellany.
REEL 3316: An invitation and catalog, 1972, for an exhibition of Mood's stitcheries, ceramics, sculpture and photography at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston; 4 newspaper clippings; a letter to Roger and Mary Louise Mood from Martha and Beau Mood, 1965; and an undated photograph of Mood.
REEL 3449: Material gathered by Martha Mood's agent, Lester Kierstead Henderson, including photocopies of letters to Henderson from Ansel Adams, Ronald Reagan and others, thanking him for the book THE SUBLIME HERITAGE OF MARTHA MOOD, by Henderson and Shirley Koploy; printed material about ordering Martha Mood dye transfer reproductions, stichery greeting cards, and calendars; clippings; 2 calenders MANY MOODS, 1984 and 1985, illustrated with stitcheries by Mood; 4 photographs of Mood, Henderson, and ceramic works by Mood.

Biographical/Historical Note

Tapestry artist, ceramist, sculptor; San Antonio, Tex. Married name Martha Mood Lehmann.


Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project. Material on reel 3449 donated 1982 by Lester K. Henderson, Martha Mood's agent. Material on reel 3316 lent for microfilming 1983 by W. Roger Mood, Mood's cousin by marriage.

Location of Originals

  • Reel 3316: Originals returned to the lender, W. Roger Mood, after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 3316 & 3449 available for use only at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Martha Mood papers, 1965-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.