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The Indiana Weavers Guild collection

Identifier: L569

Scope and Contents

The collection contains mainly newsletters and correspondence from the Indiana Weavers Guild ranging from 1943 to 1992. Within the newsletters are instructions on how to create weaving patterns and designs. The newsletters also include weaving samples from members with information on how they were created. Also included are account ledgers, membership rolls, yearbooks, a History of the Guild (1943-1983), newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, woven ribbon and bookmarks, the President’s sash, meeting minutes, secretary’s books, the booklist from the guild library, volumes of the Shuttle Craft guild, ecclesiastical vestments and altar linen patterns and photocopies of pamphlets.

There is also an oversize folder of newspaper clippings, 1975-1991, undated (OB087) and 4 volumes, 1949-1987 (V574) comprising 3 scrapbooks and a memorial book (1978).


  • 1943-1992


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Historical Note

The Indiana Weavers Guild was founded on October 24, 1943 for people interested in weaving. At first the guild only met sporadically, after World War II the organization met monthly to discuss new findings and share information about new equipment and techniques. The Indiana Weavers Guild also gave demonstrations on weaving, created and held exhibits all over the state, arranged guest speakers, and created a monthly publication on weaving. The guild disbanded on May 2, 1992.


5 Cubic Feet (12 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize folder, 4 volumes)

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This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Catherine E. Armitage on 1991/07/01.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed in 1999 by Amy L Baskette. Collection processing completed in 2012/11 by Sarah Pfundstein. EAD finding aid created in 2012/11 by Sarah Pfundstein. EAD finding aid revised by Bethany Fiechter in 2014/11.


The Indiana Weavers Guild collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.