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Osma Gallinger Tod papers, 1927-1986

Tod, Osma Palmer Gallinger, 1895-1983

Teacher, Weaver, Author


Collection Information

Size: 4.8 Linear feet

Summary: The Osma gallinger Tod papers meaure 4.8 linear feet and date from 1927-1986. Included is biographical material, art work, writings, photographs, a scrapbook, printed material and material relating to Tod's involvement with the National Conference of American Handweavers.

Biographical/Historical Note

Osma Gallinger Tod (1895-1983) was a weaver, instructor and author in Hartland, Michigan, Guernsey, Pennsylvania, and Coral Gables, Florida.


Donated in 1993 and 1995 by Josephine Couch Del Deo, daughter of Osma Gallinger Tod and in 2020 by Romolo Del Deo, Tod's grandson.

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How to Cite This Collection

Osma Gallinger Tod papers, 1927-1986. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.