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Guide to the Oak Leaf Stitchers scrapbook mss.3739

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

September 2013

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-09-05T10:31-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Oak Leaf Stitchers scrapbook

Unit ID:

mss.3739

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

1.0 linear foot

Dates:

1979-1986

Abstract:

Scrapbook of this Tuscaloosa, Alabama, women's group

creator

American Needlepoint Guild. Oak Leaf Stitchers Chapter (Tuscaloosa, Ala.).

Acquisition Information:

gift of the Tuscaloosa Public Library, 2013

Preferred Citation:

Oak Leaf Stitchers scrapbook, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Processing Information:

Processed by

Martha Bace, 2013

Access Restrictions:

None

Usage Restrictions:

None

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains the 1979-1986 scrapbook of the Oak Leaf Stitchers, the Tuscaloosa chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild.

Biographical/Historical note

The Oak Leaf Stitchers, the Tuscaloosa, Alabama, chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild, flourished in Tuscaloosa in the 1970s and 1980s. The club: provided educational and cultural developement in the art of needlepoint for places of worship and historical landmarks; promoted the art of needlepoint through the study of its history, uses, and forms; and encouraged individual creativity in adapting its forms to modern uses.

Besides attending regular meetings, the members participated in several local festivals, including the West Alabama Camellia Festival. They also designed and stitched a five by eight foot rug for the children's room in the Battle-Friedman House (Tuscaloosa) featuring a variety of animals found in Alabama. There are twenty-eight squares, each sewn by a club member, surrounded by a needlepoint border.

The group disbanded in 1986 or 1987.

Source(s)

Tuscaloosa Public LIbrary. (local)

Embroidery (lcsh)

Needlework (lcsh)

Scrapbooks (aat)

Women (localbroad)

Women - Societies and clubs (lcsh)

Scrapbook Box 3739.001