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Penny McMorris, Quilt Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0315

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of materials related to Penny McMorris's work in the field of quilt studies as a dealer and scholar. The collection contains files related to the television shows she hosted, "Quilting," "Quilting II," and "The Great American Quilt." There are also extensive files of correspondence between McMorris and contemporary quilt artists whose work she helped to sell. Research files in the collection relate to two of McMorris's books Crazy Quilts and The Art Quilt. There are a large number of files related to various aspects of crazy quilts. There are also various catalogues, articles and newspaper clippings related to quilts and quilt history. The collection also contains an extensive slide collection. There are slides of contemporary art quilts, slides used for McMorris's television shows, and slides of the Ardis and Robert James Collection (now part of the collection of the International Quilt Study Center).


  • 1980-1990s



18 Linear Feet (36 boxes)

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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