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Helen Allen Textile Collection (HATC)

The core of the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection is approximately 3,000 textiles given as a gift by Professor Helen Louise Allen. Since her death in 1968, the original gift has quadrupled, making it among the largest and most comprehensive university textile collections in the country. The goal of the collection is to provide educational resources that further the understanding of human beings within their material and social environment through the study of textiles of artistic, cultural and historic significance.

The library contains a rich collection of books on Slavic and East European and Central Asian folk art and textiles, including such titles as "Turkmen Needlework," "The Decorative Art of Russia," "Kaitag: Textile Art from Daghestan," "Folk Art in Poland," and "Russian Peasant Design Motifs for Needleworkers and Craftsmen."



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