Tennyson Library of Crochet & Related Arts

 

While the origins of crochet are lost in time, the origins of crochet instruction material are clearer. The earliest instructions appeared in women’s magazines of the late 1800’s, such as ‘Godey’s Ladies’ Magazine’, ‘Frank Leslie’s Ladies’ Gazette’, ‘Peterson’s Magazine’ and , somewhat later, ‘Harper’s Bazaar’, ‘Ladies Home Journal’ and Ladies’ National Magazine; and in general needlework instruction books such as Beeton’s. The earliest publications devoted solely to specific needle arts were published in 1843; authored by artists such as Mrs. Gaugin, Mrs. Gore, Miss Lambert, Mrs. Ann S. Stephens, G. Curling Hope, and Mdlle. Riego de la Branchardiere.

This collection contains the inventory of the Tennyson Library of Crochet and Related Arts which was collected by Gil Witte and donated to the University Library in 2012. The collection contains over 5500 pieces. The earliest piece is from 1844 while the latest is from 2012.

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  • Witte, Gilbert (2007-04-05)
    This spreadsheet contains an index of all known publications of the craft series by Mrs. Ella Allan. The items included in this listing that are shaded in color indicate known titles not currently held by the library. ...

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    application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheetMicrosoft Excel 2007 (39kB)
  • Witte, Gilbert (2013-05-29)
    This spreadsheet contains an index of all known publications of the Alice's Wonderland of Crochet Fashions craft series. The items included in this listing that are shaded in color indicate known titles not currently held ...

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    application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheetMicrosoft Excel 2007 (59kB)
  • Witte, Gilbert (2013-05-29)
    This spreadsheet contains an index of all known publications of the ACS Industries, Inc. craft series. The items included in this listing that are shaded in color indicate known titles not currently held by the library. ...

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    application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheetMicrosoft Excel 2007 (38kB)
  • Witte, Gilbert (2013-05-29)
    This spreadsheet contains an index of all known publications of the Jessie Abularach craft series. The items included in this listing that are shaded in color indicate known titles not currently held by the library. ...

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    application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheetMicrosoft Excel 2007 (29kB)
  • Witte, Gilbert (2012-07-16)
    This spreadsheet contains an index of all known publications of the Fantaçia craft series. The items included in this listing that are shaded in color indicate known titles not currently held by the library. Non-shaded ...

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    application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheetMicrosoft Excel 2007 (37kB)

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