Montana Historic Quilt Project records, 1984-2015  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Montana Historic Quilt Project
Title
Montana Historic Quilt Project records
Dates
1984-2015 (inclusive)
Quantity
7.6 linear feet of shelf space
Collection Number
MC 17
Summary
These records of the Montana Historic Quilt Project consist of registration forms and photographs of historic quilts owned by those who live in Montana. The registration form describes the quilt and well as the quilt owner / quilter and his or her ethnic background.
Repository
Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Montana Historical Society Research Center Archives
225 North Roberts
PO Box 201201
Helena MT
59620-1201
Telephone: 406-444-2681
Fax: 406-444-5297
mhslibrary@mt.gov
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Montana Historic Quilt Project is part of a nation-wide effort to record and preserve the traditions and legacy of quilting in this country. The Montana project began in 1984 with an oral history project in Hardin that eventually sparked projects across the state. The seven-region Quilters Art Guild of the Northern Rockies became the parent group for the MHQP with the goal of documenting 2,000 quilts by the year 2000. Thousands of quilts were identified, registered, documented and the records stored in the archives of the Montana Historical Society. The quilt registry represents the handiwork of people who called Montana home. Many of the quilts that were identified were shown in a series of ten quilt shows held around the state in 2000-2001. They have also been documented in a calendar, and in a book "Border to Border : Historic Quilts and Quiltmakers of Montana" by Annie Henshaw.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

These records consist of registration forms, photographs, and some slides and negatives of historic quilts owned by those who live in Montana. The registration form describes the quilt and well as the quilt owner / quilter and his or her ethnic background. The registration forms are arranged by the county in which they were registered, according to a unique numbering system.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Researchers must use collection in accordance with the policies of the Montana Historical Society. The Society does not necessarily hold copyright to all materials in the collection. In some cases permission for use may require additional authorization from the copyright owners. For more information contact an archivist.

Preferred Citation

Item description and date. Collection Title. Collection Number. Box and Folder numbers. Montana Historical Society Research Center, Archives, Helena, Montana.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection

Registration formsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1-3
Beaverhead County (#18)
1996-2000
1/4-9
Big Horn County (#22)
1987-2004
2/1-11
Big Horn County (#22)
1987-2004
multimedia
16
"More Than Mere Covers" [VHS tape]
1987
Box/Folder
3/1-2
Blaine County (#24)
1998-2002
3/3-5
Broadwater County (#43)
1998-2004
3/6-9
Cascade County (#2)
1995-1998
4/1-10
Cascade County (#2)
1995-1998
5 / 1-4
Chouteau County (#19)
1995-1998
5 / 5-7
Custer County (#14)
1988-2004
6 / 1-2
Custer County (#14)
1988-2004
6 / 3-10
Fergus County (#8)
1995-1999
7 / 1-19
Flathead County (#7)
1988-2002
8 / 1-6
Flathead County (#7)
1988-2002
8 / 6-12
Gallatin County (#6)
1990-1999
9 / 1-10
Gallatin County (#6)
1990-1999
10 / 1
Glacier County (#38)
1969, 1987, 2011
10 / 2-3
Hill County (#12)
1998-2002
10 / 4
Jefferson County (#51)
1996-2001
10 / 5-12
Judith Basin County (#36)
1995-2000
10 / 13
Lake County (#15)
1988-1997
10 / 14-16
Lewis and Clark County (#5)
1995-2004
11 / 1-10
Lewis and Clark County (#5)
1995-2015
11a / 1-2
Lincoln County (#56)
1994-1997
11a /3
Madison County (#25)
1999-2000
11a /4
Meagher County (#47)
1999-1999
12 / 1-9
Missoula County (#4)
1993-1997
13 / 1-2
Park County (#49)
1993
13 / 3
Pondera County (#26)
1997
13 / 4-6
Ravalli County (#13)
1997
13 / 7
Roosevelt County (#17)
1999
13 / 8-9
Sanders County (#35)
1997
13 / 10
Silver Bow County (#1)
2004
13 / 11
Teton County (#31)
1997
13a / 1-2
Valley County (#20)
2001
13a / 3
Wheatland County (#44)
2015
13a/ 4-5
Yellowstone County (#03)
1988-2004
multimedia
63
Montana American Indian Women's Health Coalition [Digital Image of Quilt]
circa 2000-2009
Box/Folder
14 / 1
Indexes: Beaverhead - Flathead Counties
1987-2004
14 / 2
Indexes: Gallatin - Yellowstone Counties
1987-2004
14 / 3
Indexes: Statewide
1987-2004

Negatives, Slides and Photographs, 1986-1999Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Oversize
1
Beaverhead County - Cascade County
1986-1999
2
Cascade County - Custer County
1986-1999
3
Fergus County - Gallatin County
1986-1999
4
Gallatin County - Judith Basin County
1986-1999
5
Lewis and Clark County - Meagher County
1986-1999
6
Missoula County - Teton County
1986-1999

General Correspondence, 1996-2000Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
14 / 4
Correspondence [correspondents include Mary Mollander, Kathie Otto, Jean Bartley, Connie Geiger, Joyce Morgan, Charlotte Orr, Sue Jensen]
1996-2000

Subject Files, 1998-2000Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
14 / 5
Boarder to border quilt show
2000
14 / 6
Montana Cultural Trust grant application
1998-1999

WritingsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
14 / 7
Montana Historic Quilt Project -- A History
undated

Ephemera, 1997, undatedReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
14 / 8
Brochure, signs, etc.
1997, undated

Clippings, 1987-1999, undatedReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
14 / 9
Miscellaneous
1987-1999, undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Quilting--Montana
  • Quilts--Montana
  • Women
  • Corporate Names :
  • Montana Historic Quilt Project (creator)
  • Quilters' Art Guild of the Northern Rockies (creator)