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Sue Cummings, Quilt Papers

Title: Sue Cummings, Quilt Papers

Creator: Cumming, Sue C. 1941-

Dates: 1893-2015

Quantity: 7 boxes (3.5 linear feet)

Collection Number: MS 0397

Language: English

Restrictions: None

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Preferred Citation: Sue Cummings, Quilt Papers (MS 0397). Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries.

Alternative Format: None

Biography:

Sue C. Cummings published the book titled Album Quilts of Ohio's Miami Valley (Ohio University Press, 2008), which documents the quilts created by family and others in this area of Ohio.

Scope and Content:

The Cummings Papers include research and sources for information on quilts at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum and those represented in Sue Cummins' published book. Among the items are correspondence, articles, and other items related to an individual, their family connections, or a specific quilt.

Identification numbers in parentheses (i.e. 2016.014.0021) correspond to the IQSC Object & at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum.

Subjects:

Cumming, Sue C. 1941-

Album quilts--Ohio--Miami River Valley--History--20th century

Album quilts

Miami River Valley (Ohio)

Miami River Valley (Ohio)--Genealogy

University of Nebraska--Lincoln. International Quilt Study Center & Museum

Series Description: Series 1: Quilts

The Quilts series contains correspondence, genealogy records, and research related to Miami River Valley quilts and quiltmakers. International Quilt Study Center and Museum object numbers are in parenthesis (i.e. 2016.014.0021) when applicable. Photographs associated with Miami Valley quilts, family portraits, and photographs from Sue Cummings' publications Album Quilts of Ohio's Miami Valley and "Irene Post: Quilt Artist and Neighbor of Bertha Strenge" are located in box 7.

Series 2: Research and Data, 1910-1962

This series contains Sue Cummings' research on quilts and fabrics including newspaper and magazine articles, patterns, quilting and fabric organizations, and catalogs. Significant items include a circa 1900-1930s homemade quilt pattern scrapbook (box 5, folder 2). This series also contains correspondence, drafts, edits, and research relating to Cummings' article, "Irene Post: Quilt Artist and Neighbor of Bertha Strenge" published in Uncoverings 2008. Additional materials include audio visual items such as Old Quilt Warehouse Video Catalog of Antique Quilts (1996), a "A Gathering of Red Green" presentation, and a digital copy of Sue Cummings' Irene Post article (2008).

Container List: Series 1: QuiltsBox 1. Folder 1. Census records A-G, Miami Valley friendship quilts, 2006-2008 Box 1. Folder 2. Census records H-K, Miami Valley friendship quilts, 2006-2008 Box 1. Folder 3. Census records L-P, Miami Valley friendship quilts, 2006-2008 Box 1. Folder 4. Census records Q-Z, Miami Valley friendship quilts, 2006-2008 Box 1. Folder 5-6. Quilt inventory, Miami Valley friendship quilts, undated Box 1. Folder 7-8. Timeline and research, Miami Valley friendship quilts, 2003? Box 2. Folder 1. Arnett family, scrapbook, collected materials (photocopies), 2007 Box 2. Folder 2. Arnett, Gertrude, "Gertie's patterns" correspondence, 2009 Box 2. Folder 3. Arnett, Gertrude, Jesse Arnett birthday quilt, 2007-2008, undated (see also photos box 7, folder 4) Box 2. Folder 4. Arnett, Gertrude, "Little Russell" quilt (2016.014.0018), 1999-2014 (see also photos box 7, folder 6) Box 2. Folder 5. Arnett, Gertrude, research and quilt initial identifications, undated Box 2. Folder 6. Arnett-Seibert family photos (photocopies), undated Box 2. Folder 7. Bates quilt, undated (see also photos box 7, folder 9) Box 2. Folder 8. Binkley family genealogy, 2009 (see also photos box 7, folder 10) Box 2. Folder 9. Binkley, Helen eagle quilt (2016.014.0021), undated (see also photos box 7, folder 11) Box 2. Folder 10. Carol, Cora (?), undated (see also photos box 7, folder 12) Box 2. Folder 11. Cruea quilt (Myrta's quilt) (2016.014.0004), 1997 (see also photos box 7, folder 13) Box 2. Folder 12. "Darke Ohio quilt," Frank Kendig auction notes, 1982, Oct. 23 Box 2. Folder 13. Ditmer Eagle quilt (2016.014.0022), undated Box 2. Folder 14. Ditmer genealogy (copied from Leon Williamson), undated Box 2. Folder 15. Ditmer genealogy, family photos (photocopies), 2005 Box 2. Folder 16. Ditmer, Mary quilt (2016.014.0006), 1995 (see also photos box 7, folder 15) Box 2. Folder 17. "Eisenburger and Miller quilt," undated Box 2. Folder 18. Georgetown School quilt, undated (see also photos box 7, folder 17) Box 2. Folder 19. Gordon genealogy, 1991 Box 2. Folder 20. Sarah Mahan quilt inscriptions, undated Box 2. Folder 21. Hall, Clara Miles quilt (2016.014.0012), Betty Johnson Hall, 1997 (see also photos box 7, folder 18) Box 2. Folder 22. Harshbarger, Evelyn quilt, 1997-2004 (see also photos box 7, folder 19) Box 2. Folder 23. Heisey, Orien "Ora" Elmer quilt, 2014 Box 2. Folder 24. Helman quilt, 2000-2014 (see also photos box 7, folder 20) Box 2. Folder 25. Hissong quilt, 2012 Box 2. Folder 26. Hoke, Amanda quilt, 2009 (see also photos box 7, folder 21) Box 3. Folder 1. Hoke, Eli "Sunnyside Album" quilt (1997.007.0916), 1991-2007 (see also photos box 7, folder 22) Box 3. Folder 2. Hoke, Eli "Sunnyside Album" quilt correspondence (1997.007.0916), 1991-2007 (see also photos box 7, folder 22) Box 3. Folder 3. Hoke, Katie (Hoke) Miller "Ada" quilt (2016.014.0024), 2008-2009 (see also photos box 7, folder 23) Box 3. Folder 4. Hoke, Katie (Hoke) Miller patterns, undated (see also photos box 7, folder 23) Box 3. Folder 5. Hoke quilt? (Phyllis Hader collection), 2015 (see also photos box 7, folder 24) Box 3. Folder 6. Klepinger-Puterbaugh family genealogy, 2011-2012 Box 3. Folder 7. Kunkleman genealogy, undated Box 3. Folder 8. Long, Daniel Webster quilt, 1991-2008 (see also photos box 7, folder 25) Box 3. Folder 9. Miller, Callie quilt (2016.014.0008), undated Box 3. Folder 10. Milton, Wilcox Friendship quilt (2016.014.0015), undated (see also photos box 7, folder 28) Box 3. Folder 11. Ogden-Miller quilt, 2009 (see also photos box 7, folder 29) Box 3. Folder 12. Olinger, Grandpa quilt, 1997 (see also photos box 7, folder 30) Box 3. Folder 13. Ortman-Schreel genealogy, 2010 Box 3. Folder 14. Pemberton family quilt (2016.014.0014), 1973, undated (see also photos box 7, folder 31) Box 3. Folder 15. Penny, Minerva quilt (2016.014.0013), 1997-2003 (see also photos box 7, folder 32) Box 3. Folder 16. Schoolhouse sampler quilt (Elizabeth Westfall), 2002 Box 3. Folder 17. Seibert-Wenger obituaries, funeral cards, newspaper articles, 1960-1980, undated (see also photos box 7, folders 35-37) Box 3. Folder 18. Sewell quilt, undated Box 3. Folder 19. Shaffer, Altha quilt (2016.014.0026), 2011 Box 3. Folder 20. Shaffer, Clara (Longenecker) quilt, 2010 (see also photos box 7, folder 38) Box 3. Folder 21. Shank, Peter quilt (2016.014.0003), undated (see also photos box 7, folder 39) Box 4. Folder 1. Shuttleworth-Hall album sampler quilt, 2010 (see also photos box 7, folder 40) Box 4. Folder 2. Strickler, Marilyn quilt, undated Box 4. Folder 3. Swisher, Minerva quilt, undated Box 4. Folder 4. Townsend, Hayner exhibit quilt (Sara Schamerloh), 2007-2015 Box 4. Folder 5. Wysong, Ella (Longenecker) friendship quilt (2016.014.0029), 2011 Box 4. Folder 6. "New quilt discoveries" correspondence (Mark French), 1989-2010 Series 2: ResearchBox 4. Folder 7. Alliance for American Quilts, 2005 Box 4. Folder 8. American Quilt Study Group poster presentation, 2015 Box 4. Folder 9. American Quilt Study Group, "A Gathering of Red and Green," Kathy Metelica, Sue Reich, 2008 (see also audiovisual materials box 6, folder 8) Box 4. Folder 10. "Baltimore Album Quilts" article, Antiques Magazine, 1994, Mar. Box 4. Folder 11. Bethel Quilt Show, Carolyn Gregory, undated Box 4. Folder 12. Boxes Under the Bed Quilt History Documentation Project, 2008, Mar. Box 4. Folder 13. Fabrics newspaper articles, 1988 Box 4. Folder 14. Fabrics, Vintage and Vogue reproduction fabric catalogs, 1997 Box 4. Folder 15. "Feedsack Memories," 2008 Box 4. Folder 16. Midwest Fabric Study Groups, 2013-2014 Box 4. Folder 17. "Peacock Alley" Chenille spreads, 2009 Box 4. Folder 18. Priscilla Publishing Company, cross-stitch book, patterns, 1899-1911 Box 4. Folder 19. Priscilla Publishing Company, cross-stitch fabric samples, 1899 Box 4. Folder 20. Quilt catalog, "Fabric of Our Lives," Brethren Heritage Center Open House, 2010 Box 4. Folder 21. Quilt magazine articles, pamphlets, 1993-2007 Box 4. Folder 22. Quilt, needlework magazine articles, 1956-1961 Box 4. Folder 23. Quilt newspaper articles, 1995-2001 Box 5. Folder 1. Quilt pattern books, 1956, 1996, undated Box 5. Folder 2. Quilt pattern books, homemade scrapbook, 1893-1931? Box 5. Folder 3. Quilter biographies, 2007 Box 5. Folder 4. Red cross quilts research, 2006 Box 5. Folder 5. Research library sources, 1997 Box 5. Folder 6. Ruby Mckim fruit patterns, 1932-1933 Box 5. Folder 7. Tops and Blocks notes (Laura, Ohio auction), undated Box 5. Folder 8. Irene Post article, American Quilt Study Group submission, 2007 Box 5. Folder 9. Irene Post, article correspondence, Sharry Armstrong (Irene Post George Washington quilt), 2007 Box 5. Folder 10. Irene Post, article correspondence, Laurel Horton (editor), 2007-2008 Box 5. Folder 11. Irene Post, article correspondence, Kathy Ronsheimer (Irene Post George Washington quilt), 2007 Box 5. Folder 12. Irene Post, article correspondence, Kathleen Staples and Associates (draft edits), 2008 Box 5. Folder 13. Irene Post, article correspondence, Merikay Waldvogel, 2007 Box 5. Folder 14. Irene Post, article correspondence, Gail Waters (Post-Foster letters photocopies), 2007 Box 5. Folder 15. Irene Post, article drafts, Merikey Waldvogel edits, 2007 Box 5. Folder 16. Irene Post, article drafts, 2007-2008 Box 5. Folder 17. Irene Post, article figures, photos (photocopies), 2007 Box 5. Folder 18. Irene Post, article, "Items Found in Irene Post's Pattern Box," undated Box 6. Folder 1. Irene Post, article research, contacts and interviews, part 1, 1997-2008 Box 6. Folder 2. Irene Post, article research, correspondence, part 2, 1997-2008 Box 6. Folder 3. Irene Post, article research, census, lists, newspaper clippings, maps, photos, part 3, 1997-2008 (see also photos box 7, folders 33) Box 6. Folder 4. Irene Post, article research, "things," articles, contests, misc., part 4, 1997-2008 Box 6. Folder 5. Irene Post, article research, Bertha Stenge, 1998-2008 Box 6. Folder 6. Irene Post, article, "Uncoverings 2008," American Quilt Study Group, 2008 Box 6. Folder 7. VHS, The Old Quilt Warehouse Video Catalog of Antique Quilts, 1996 Box 6. Folder 8. Compact disc, "A Gathering of Red and Green," American Quilt Study Center, 2008 Box 6. Folder 8. Compact disc, Irene Post, article, 2008 Box 7. Folder 1. Photographs, Arnett, Clara quilt, undated Box 7. Folder 2. Photographs, Arnett family portraits (Clara Pearson Arnett, Solomon, Jesse, Russell, Aaron and Delana Pearson), undated Box 7. Folder 3. Photographs, Arnett family portraits, Mae (Arnett), Solomon Seibert, undated Box 7. Folder 4. Photographs, Arnett, Gertrude, Jesse Arnett Birthday Quilt, 2007-2008, undated Box 7. Folder 5. Photographs, Arnett, Gertrude, Clara, "Leftovers" quilt, undated Box 7. Folder 6. Photographs, Arnett, Gertrude, "Little Russell" quilt (2016.014.0018), 1992-2014 Box 7. Folder 7. Photographs, Arnett, Gertrude, wedding quilt for Mae (Arnett) Seibert, 2000 Box 7. Folder 8. Photographs, Baker friendship sampler quilt, undated Box 7. Folder 9. Photographs, Bates quilt, undated Box 7. Folder 10. Photographs, Binkley family genealogy, quilt photos, 2009? Box 7. Folder 11. Photographs, Binkley, Helen eagle quilt (2016.014.0021), undated Box 7. Folder 12. Photographs, Carrol, Cora quilt (?), undated Box 7. Folder 13. Photographs, Cruea quilt (Myrta's quilt) (2016.014.0004), 1997 Box 7. Folder 14. Photographs, Ditmer, Cora quilt (2016.014.0005), undated Box 7. Folder 15. Photographs, Ditmer, Mary quilt (2016.014.0006), 1983, 1997, undated Box 7. Folder 16. Photographs, Edith's quilt (2016.014.0007), undated Box 7. Folder 17. Photographs, Georgetown School quilt, 1997, undated Box 7. Folder 18. Photographs, Hall, Clara Miles quilt (2016.014.0012), 1997 Box 7. Folder 19. Photographs, Harshbarger, Evelyn quilt 1984-1988 Box 7. Folder 20. Photographs, Helman quilts, undated Box 7. Folder 21. Photographs, Hoke, Amanda quilt, undated Box 7. Folder 22. Photographs, Hoke, Eli "Sunnyside Album" quilt, undated Box 7. Folder 23. Photographs, Hoke, Katie (Hoke) Miller (Grace Sanders), 2006-2009 Box 7. Folder 24. Photographs, Hoke quilt? (Phyllis Hader collection), 2015 Box 7. Folder 25. Photographs, Long, Daniel Webster quilt, 1991, Sept. Box 7. Folder 26. Photographs, Maggert, Emmet quilt, 2009 Box 7. Folder 27. Photographs, Miller, Callie quilt (2016.014.0008), undated Box 7. Folder 28. Photographs, Milton quilt, Wilcox friendship quilt (2016.014.0015), undated Box 7. Folder 29. Photographs, Ogden-Miller quilt, 2009? Box 7. Folder 30. Photographs, Olinger, Grandpa quilt, 1997? Box 7. Folder 31. Photographs, Pemberton family quilt (2016.014.0014), 2009, undated Box 7. Folder 32. Photographs, Penny, Minerva quilt (2016.014.0013), 1997 Box 7. Folder 33. Photographs, Post, Irene, "glossy photos," 2007-2008 Box 7. Folder 34. Photographs, Post, Irene article research, 1950-1997, undated Box 7. Folder 35. Photographs, Seibert-Wenger family, undated Box 7. Folder 36. Photographs, Seibert-Wenger family, undated Box 7. Folder 37. Photographs, negatives, Seibert-Wenger family, undated Box 7. Folder 38. Photographs, Shaffer, Clara (Longenecker quilt), 2010 Box 7. Folder 39. Photographs, Shank, Peter quilt (2016.014.0003), undated Box 7. Folder 40. Photographs, Shuttleworth-Hall album sampler quilt, 2010 Box 7. Folder 41. Photographs, unknown quilt show, undated



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