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Barbara Brackman, Quilt Papers

Identifier: MS-0408

Scope and Contents

The papers consist of quilt materials collected by Barbara Brackman including publications, fabric swatches, patterns and designs, news clippings and articles, newspapers, magazines, scrapbooks and notebooks, photographs and slides, posters and publicity for exhibits, and catalogs. Also included are research notes and correspondence about a range of topics including Civil War and Union quilts, enslaved and abolitionist quilters including Harriet Tubman, Ona Judge, Martha Ann Ricks, and Harriet Jacobs, quilters related to the Underground Railroad such as Catherine Coffin and Delia Webster, and printing techniques. The papers also include publications and drafts of works by Brackman.


  • 1790-2019
  • Majority of material found within 1970s-2008


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

Barbara Brackman is a quilter, quilt historian, and author.


22.45 Linear Feet (25 boxes)

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Finding aid prepared by Sarah Glover and Jaxon Gilner, 2022-2023.
(cc) 2023
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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