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Wilanna Bristow papers

Identifier: AAA 6818

A resume; 15 magazine and newspaper clippings; 4 exhibition invitations and announcements; and 9 photographs of Bristow's embroidery and applique designs.


  • 1967-1983


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Microfilm reel 3100 available for use through interlibrary loan.

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29 Items

1 Microfilm Reels

50 Images

Biographical / Historical

Wilanna Bristow (1934-2011) studied in "Ecole Lesagne" in Paris. She graduated from the University of Texas in 1957 with a double major in Art History and Art. She taught herself embroidery and then started teaching. She was known internationally as "Embroideries by Wilanna". There is a portfolio of her designs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Source: Legacy Obituary, Wilanna Bristow,, accessed May 14th, 2020

AAA online guide

Acquisition Information

Donated 1983 by Wilanna Bristow. Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project. (From Smithsonian AAA)

Note: The Wilanna Bristow Papers were microfilmed for the Texas Art Project at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston as part of the Smithsonian Institution's Archives of American Art. Currently the papers can be accessed on microfilm at MFAH. The University of Houston Libraries and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston are digitizing the Bristow papers as part of a collaborative TexTreasures 2020 grant project through the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) with funding from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).When digitization is complete, the Bristow papers will be made available online through UH Libraries and MFAH websites.

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Repository Details

Part of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas Art Project Microfilm Repository