Needlework and Textile Guild of Chicago records

Inclusive Dates: 
1940–1982
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

6.5 linear feet (5 boxes) of materials consisting of patterns, minutes, by-laws, exhibit materials, correspondence, and news clippings from the Needlework and Textile Guild of Chicago. The majority of the collection is comprised of patterns used for needlework. Also included is a small quantity of minutes, by-laws, historical information, and correspondence between the Guild and the Art Institute of Chicago, including correspondence regarding the Guild's work creating textiles for the Thorne Miniature Rooms at the Art Institute.

Biographical Historical Note

The Needlework and Textile Guild of Chicago was formed in 1926 by a group of Chicago women and was affiliated with the Decorative Arts Department of the Art Institute of Chicago.