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Joanna S. Rose, Quilt Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0483

Scope and Contents

The Joanna S. Rose, Quilt Papers contains quilt exhibition catalogs, guest book, promotional materials, articles and news clippings, and quilt photographs from the exhibit “Infinite Variety: Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts” at the American Folk Art Museum in 2011. The exhibition featured over 650 red and white quilts from the Joanna S. Rose Quilt Collection, now housed at the International Quilt Museum at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


  • 1971-2012


Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open for research.

Biographical / Historical

Joanna Semel Rose was born in Orange, New Jersey in 1930. Rose was a 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. Joanna Rose died in New York City in 2021.


1.25 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

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Related Materials

See also The Joanna S. Rose Collection of Red and White Quilts at the International Quilt Study Museum, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Repository Details

Part of the Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries Repository

Archives & Special Collections
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries
P.O. Box 884100
Lincoln NE 68588-4100 United States