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.
Open for research.
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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.
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.
Donated by Linda Thompson on September 23, 2014.
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