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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Content Note

Organization of Collection

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

African American Quilt Circle of San Antonio Records

University of Texas San Antonio

A Guide to the African American Quilt Circle of San Antonio Records, 2017-2018



Descriptive Summary

Creator: African American Quilt Circle of San Antonio
Title: African American Quilt Circle of San Antonio Records
Dates: 2017-2018
Creator Abstract: The African American Quilt Circle of San Antonio was founded in August 2017 by four quilters. The organization creates and exhibits quilts that illustrate San Antonio’s African American history and community.
Content Abstract: The collection contains a small scrapbook and materials relating to quilt exhibitions.
Identification: MS 513
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Language: English
Repository: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Historical Note

The African American Quilt Circle of San Antonio (AAQCSA) was founded in August 2017 by four quilters: Karen H. Robinson, Deborah Harris, Racquel Stepter, and Deloria Stepter. The organization formed out of a desire to participate in the City of San Antonio’s 2018 Tricentennial anniversary celebrations and to include the stories of San Antonio’s African American community in those celebrations. AAQCSA members are quilters and fiber artists focused on African American quilt styles. Quilts created by AAQCSA members are original designs which depict significant persons, places, events, and themes from San Antonio’s African American community. AAQCSA members participate in school projects as well as library and museum exhibits. The first AAQCSA exhibit was held at the Carver Library, which opened on March 3, 2018.

Source: About AAQCSA statement by Karen H. Robinson, Scrapbook, Folder 1.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection dates 2017-2018 and contains a small scrapbook and materials relating to quilt exhibitions. The scrapbook contains information about the origin of AAQCSA, including labeled photographs of founders and charter members, photographs and flyers from the group’s first exhibit at the Carver Library, and founding statements that define the organization and their mission. Additional exhibit materials include two self-published books containing images of completed quilts with each artist’s name, quilt measurements, and a description of the story which the quilt illustrates. Promotional materials and planning documents for exhibits are also present, as well as an AAQCSA button.

The collection does not contain quilts.

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Organization of Collection

The collection is arranged chronologically.
African American Quilt Circle of San Antonio Records

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is housed at UTSA's Main Campus and must be accessed via the John Peace Library Special Collections reading room. To request access, please use the Collections Request Form.

Use Restrictions

The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

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Index Terms

Persons
Harris, Deborah
Robinson, Karen Hinton
Stepter, Deloria
Stepter, Racquel
Organizations
African American Quilt Circle of San Antonio
Subjects
African American history.
African American women.
Quilting.
San Antonio (Tex.)--History.
Sewing.
Places
San Antonio (Tex.)
Genres/Formats
Exhibition records
Scrapbooks
Occupation
Fiber artists
Quiltmakers
Local Subjects
African Americans
Clubs and Organizations
Women
Women's Groups
San Antonio History

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Related Material

There is no other known archival material related to the African American Quilt Circle of San Antonio at time of accessioning.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], African American Quilt Circle of San Antonio Records, MS 513, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

Donated in 2019 by African American Quilt Circle of San Antonio President and co-founder, Karen Hinton Robinson (Acc. 2019-012).

Processing Information

Processed by Katie Rojas, Manuscripts Archivist, 2019.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

African American Quilt Circle of San Antonio Records

Box Folder
1 1 Scrapbook, 2017-2018
2 Carver Library Art Exhibition book, March 3, 2018
3 Telling Our Story: African American Influences on San Antonio's History exhibit promotional material and list of quilts, October-November 2018
4 Telling Our Story: African American Influences on San Antonio's History exhibit book, October-November 2018
5 UTSA exhibit flyer and planning documents, October-November 2018
6 Button, 2018

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