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Houston Area Fiber Artists Records

Identifier: 2014-013

This collection contains materials related to organizational structure of the Houston Area Fiber Artists (HAFA), such as meeting minutes, financial records, secretarial records, membership lists, and more. There is also extensive photographic documentation of various art pieces created by HAFA members, as well as a number of VHS tapes and DVDs showcasing this material.


  • 1968-2014
  • Majority of material found within 1971-2002

Language of Materials

English, French

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Special Collections owns the physical items in our collections, but copyright normally belongs to the creator of the materials or their heirs. The researcher has full responsibility for determining copyright status, obtaining permission to publish from copyright holders, and abiding by current copyright laws when publishing or displaying copies of Special Collections material in print or electronic form. For more information, consult the appropriate librarian. Reproduction decisions will be made by Special Collections staff on a case-by-case basis.


20.0 linear feet

Historical Information

The Houston Area Fiber Artists (HAFA) was federated in 1969 as an organization involved in the creation of original design in fiber media with the purpose of maintaining and advancing fiber as an art form. Mediums included knitting, sewing, embroidery, and more. Profits from fundraising activities were used for scholarships and support of educational programs. In December of 2014, the organization disbanded and is now a focus group of the Contemporary Handweavers of Houston.

Technical Requirements

Digital archival materials can be accessed in the Special Collections Reading Room by advance request. These materials may require up to one week to access. Contact curator Vince Lee (velee@Central.UH.EDU) for more information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Linda Thompson on September 23, 2014.

Guide to the Houston Area Fiber Artists Records
Julia Taylor
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Houston Libraries Special Collections Repository

University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
MD Anderson Library
4333 University Drive
Houston TX 77204-2000 USA