Else Regensteine collection

Inclusive Dates: 
1914–2003

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

15.5 linear feet (33 boxes) and 1 oversize portfolio of material consisting of papers, textiles, and photographic images documenting the career of weaver, textile designer, teacher, and author Else Regensteiner.

Biographical Historical Note

Born in Munich, Germany, Else Regensteiner arrived in Chicago in 1935. She studied weaving and later taught at the School of Design. In 1945 she began teaching at the School of the Art Institute and also partnered with Julia McVicker (1906-1990) to found reg/wick, a studio for handwoven and mass-production prototype textiles. Regensteiner was a prolific educator, lecturing and conducting workshops widely, as well as the author of several books on weaving.