Joanna S. Rose, Quilt Papers
Scope and Contents
The papers contain quilt exhibit catalogs, a guest book, promotional and media campaign materials, correspondence, articles and news clippings, design and layouts, agreements and proposals, photographs, and souvenirs from the exhibit "Infinite Variety: Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts" at the American Folk Art Museum in 2011. The papers also contain photo albums of the quilts of Joanna Rose, publicity related to various exhibits, an autograph book, and materials related to the International Quilt Museum. The papers contain some digital and audiovisual materials.
- Rose, Joanna S., 1930-2021 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
The papers are only minimally processed but are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Property rights reside with the University of Nebraska. Copyrights are retained by the creators of the papers or their designees. For permission to reproduce or to publish, please contact Archives & Special Collections.
Biographical / Historical
Born in Orange, New Jersey, in 1930, Joanna Semel Rose served as chairwoman of Parisian Review Magazine, co-founded the Harlem Educational Activities Fund, and worked on a variety of art and humanities organizations. She worked as a production assistant for the film, "The Barefoot Contessa," and was elected to the Academy of Arts in 2012. Rose was well known for her collections of art, oriental rugs, quilts, rare wine, and cookbooks. Her collection of 651 red and white American patchwork quilts were exhibited in "Infinite Variety: Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts," at the American Folk Art Museum in honor of her 80th birthday in 2011. The quilt collection is housed at the International Quilt Museum at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Rose died in New York City in 2021.
9.95 Linear Feet (8 boxes)
Language of Materials
- University of Nebraska--Lincoln. International Quilt Museum (Organization)
- Finding aid updated by Sarah Glover and Jaxon Gilner, 2023.
- (cc) 2023
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