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Beatrice Richards

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Richards, Beatrice (Lightfoot), 1900-1989 (Sc 768), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2012

Richards, Beatrice (Lightfoot), 1900-1989 (Sc 768), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 768. Copies of weaving drafts (11 items), with one bearing the above date. Beatrice Richards collected the drafts from her roommate’s family (the Detons) while a student at Berea College. The drafts are believed to be of Scottish origin and to have been brought to the Glasgow- Edmonton area of Kentucky when the family migrated from North Carolina.


Richards, Alta Beatrice (Lightfoot), 1900-1989 (Mss 381), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2012

Richards, Alta Beatrice (Lightfoot), 1900-1989 (Mss 381), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 381. Materials chiefly related to Allen County-native Alta Beatrice Richards’s interest in weaving, developed while working at Berea College. Includes correspondence with other weavers, weaving patterns, and weaving techniques. Also, information concerning noted Kentucky weaving authority Lou Tate of the Little Loomhouse, Louisville, Kentucky.