Edward F. Worst papers

Inclusive Dates: 
circa 1893–1948
Survey Repository: 

This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.

Descriptive Summary

1 linear foot of material including correspondence, orders, programs, drawings, blueprints, books, and other papers relating to weaver Edward F. Worst. The collection includes folders of loose bills, correspondence, educational plans, weaving blueprints, Worst's teaching certificate from 1893, and various project designs and drawings.

Biographical Historical Note

Edward F. Worst was an artist, educator, and craftsman who taught manual arts, especially textile weaving in Chicago and Penland, North Carolina. He authored several publications on weaving and on manual arts training and education.