Aileen Osborn Webb writings, [ca. 1977].


Aileen Osborn Webb writings, [ca. 1977].

Unpublished memoirs of Aileen Osborn Webb, "ALMOST A CENTURY," which chronicles the growth of handicraft arts in America including the founding of the American Crafts Council, the creation of "Craft Horizons" newsletter, and the establishment of the Museum of Contemporary Crafts and the World Craft Council.

160 p. (on partial microfilm reel)


SNAC Resource ID: 8278403

Archives of American Art

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