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Bets Ramsey, Papers

Title: Bets Ramsey, Papers

Creator: Ramsey, Bets

Collector: American Quilt Study Group

Dates: 1927-1998

Quantity: 4 boxes (2.0 linear feet)

Collection Number: MS 0293

Language: English

Restrictions: None

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Preferred Citation: Bets Ramsey, Papers (MS 0293). Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries.

Alternative Format: None

Scope and Content:

The collection includes a newspaper column written by Bets Ramsey called "The Quilter," which ran from 1982-1997 in The Chattanooga Times, Chattanooga, Tennessee. There are research materials related to specific people and correspondence collected by Ramsey, as well as information on quilt shows. The collection has assorted newsletters and catalogs, magazine articles, and newspaper clippings. The articles and clippings contain information on various quilt projects like the Aids Quilt and on the history of quilts and quiltmaking.

Subjects:

Ramsey, Bets, 1923- -- Correspondence

Quiltmakers -- United States -- Archives

Quilting -- United States -- History

Container List: Box 1. Folder 1. Correspondence 1973-1996 Box 1. Folder 2. Publications, "The Quilter" 1980, Dec.-1985, Aug. Box 1. Folder 3. Publications, "The Quilter" 1985, Sept.-1989, Oct. Box 1. Folder 4. Publications, "The Quilter" 1989, Nov.-1994, Apr. Box 1. Folder 5. Publications, "The Quilter" 1994, Apr.-1997, Dec. Box 1. Folder 6. Publications, assorted articles and reviews 1983-1990 Box 1. Folder 7. Research, assorted articles 1978 undated Box 1. Folder 8. Research, Karasz, Mariska 1970, Mar. Box 1. Folder 9. Research, Raymo, Anne 1973, Feb. undated Box 1. Folder 10. Research, Schapiro, Miriam 1992, Apr. Box 1. Folder 11. Research, correspondence, Counts, Charles 1973-1993 Box 1. Folder 12. Research, correspondence, Laury, Jean Ray 1963-1992 undated Box 1. Folder 13. Research, correspondence, Lesch, Alma 1967-1992 undated Box 1. Folder 14. Research, correspondence, Lintault, Joan 1992-1997 undated Box 1. Folder 15. Research, correspondence, May, Therese 1992-1993 Box 1. Folder 16. Research, correspondence, Wastphal, Katherine 1978-1993 Box 2. Folder 1. Patterns, assorted Box 2. Folder 2. Quilt shows 1973-1983 Box 2. Folder 3. Quilt shows 1984-1989 Box 2. Folder 4. Quilt shows 1990-1997 undated Box 2. Folder 5. Quilt Show, "The Quilts of Tennessee" 1996 Box 2. Folder 6. Quilt Show, "Six of a Kind: Quilts As Art" 1997, Oct. Box 2. Folder 7. Museum exhibition announcements, catalogs 1968-1997 Box 2. Folder 8. Catalogs, quilt-related products 1977-1988 Box 2. Folder 9. Advertisements, quilt books 1977-1998 undated Box 2. Folder 10. Postcard 1988 Box 2. Folder 11. Newsletters, assorted 1984-1997 Box 2. Folder 12. Magazine, Good Housekeeping 1978 Box 2. Folder 13. Magazine, American Craft 1997 Box 3. Folder 1. Magazine, Creative Quilting 1986 Box 3. Folder 2. Magazine articles, Better Homes and Gardens (photocopies) 1927-1928 Box 3. Folder 3. Magazine, Articles, Woman's Day 1942-1943 Box 3. Folder 4. Magazine, Articles, book reviews 1979-1997 Box 3. Folder 5. Magazine articles, Community, Bees and Projects 1975-1990 Box 3. Folder 6. Magazine articles, contemporary and art quilts 1957-1997 undated Box 3. Folder 7. Magazine articles, history development 1961-1997 undated Box 3. Folder 8. Magazine articles, Pictures and Instructions 1963-1988 undated Box 3. Folder 9. Newspaper clippings, community, bees, projects 1969-1997 undated Box 3. Folder 10. Newspaper clippings, contemporary and art quilts 1963-1997 undated (see also oversize box 25) Box 3. Folder 11. Newspaper clippings, history, development 1971-1997 undated (see also oversize box 25) Box 3. Folder 12. Newspaper clippings, pictures, illustrations 1974-1996 undated (see also oversize box 25) Box 3. Folder 13. Newspaper clippings, columns, "Telegraphic" Lawrence Kansas, "Lets Talk About Quilting" 1981-1982 Box 4. Folder 1. Quilter's Hall of Fame, programs, nominating correspondence 1979-1987 Box 4. Folder 2. Brochures, pamphlets, advertisments



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