Posted May 10, 2017
The Ohio Quilt Research Project is Now Open!
By David McDevitt
Dearest Readers, I come to you today with big news! As of today, the Ohio Quilt Research Project (collection number MSS 1520 AV) has finished being catalogued and is ready for use by researchers.
This is exciting for me, as I’ve been hard at work on the OQRP (as we call it down at the Ohio History Center) for several months now. I’ve looked through more than twenty cubic feet of materials relating to Ohio’s quilting past, organized it, filed it away, and created a lovely finding aid so that anyone interested in the subject can easily find what they’re looking for. The quilts documented in the collection were mostly made in the first half of the twentieth century or the latter half of the nineteenth, but there are some that are even older!
If you are interested in this sort of thing, I encourage you to come check it out; it’s totally free, and it would make me happy!
Click here for more information about visiting the Archives/Library. And click here for more information about the collection.