American Women's History: A Research Guide
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Primary Sources: Digital Collections

Antebellum Quilts from the Upper Shenandoah Valley [online]. In The Valley of the Shadow. [Charlottesville, VA :; Virginia Center for Digital History, University fo Virginia], 1998- . Available from:
Images and descriptions of over 20 quilts from the 1840s and 1850s.

The Baltimore Album Quilt Tradition [online]. Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 2001. Available from:

The Quilt Collection [online]. Madison: Wisconsin Historical Museum, n.d. [cited 21 February 2008]. Available from:
Browse this collection of 150 quilts and comforters by context (e.g., crib quilts), date, overall pattern, specific form or pattern, and technique.

The Quilt Index [online]. East Lansing: Matrix - The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences, Michigan State University, n.d. [cited 1 March 2004]. Available from: The Quilt Index includes images and information for hundreds of quilts documented in Kentucky, Tennessee, Michigan, and Illinois.

Quilts and Quiltmaking in America, 1978-1996 [online]. Washington, D.C.: American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, 1999. Available from:

Quilts, Counterpanes & Throws: A Selection from the National Collection [online]. [Washington, D.C. : National Museum of American History], 2000. Available from:

Networking Tools: Discussion Lists

H-Quilts Discussion Group []

Primary Sources: Archival Collections

Talking About Women's History

'The Quilts of Gee's Bend': A Showcase of Distinctive Work by African-American Artists [online]. Talk of the Nation, 4 February 2003. Available from:

American Women's History: A Research Guide

Ken Middleton
Middle Tennessee State Univ. Library
Murfreesboro, TN 37132