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Quilt Symposium '77, Records

Identifier: MS-0266

Scope and Contents

The collection of quilt symposium records includes publicity information created by members of the Lincoln Quilt Guild to promote the symposium. Selected items from the symposium include a handbag given to participants with the signatures from several of the artists and lecturers who taught or attended the event. Materials from Betty Ferguson include the notes that she took at sessions and lectures that she attended.


  • Creation: 1976-1977


Conditions Governing Access

The records are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights reside with the University of Nebraska. Copyrights are retained by the creators of the papers/records or their designees. For permission to reproduce or to publish, please contact Archives & Special Collections. 

Biographical / Historical

In July 1977 the Lincoln Quilters Guild hosted "Quilt Symposium '77 "Fine Art - Folk Art." The symposium was held on the Nebraska Wesleyan campus July 21-23, 1977 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Over six hundred individuals attended the symposium, which presented workshops and lectures by pivotal quilt artists and teachers such as Jean Ray Laury, Michael James, Phyllis Hader, Marcia Sparks, and Helen Squire. Related symposium events included exhibitions, a quilt block contest, and vendor sales.


0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

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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