AR.00023 New Mexico Furniture Survey

Collection, MOIFA.AR.00023
This collection has been processed, but no finding aid is available. Collection consists of material related to the New Mexico Furniture Survey undertaken by the Museum of International Folk Art. The Survey was a project to record the origins, survival and revival of furniture-making techniques and designs in the Hispanic Southwest. It examined over a thousand pieces of furniture, noting the hand of the artisan, his tools and materials, and the evolving technology of the trade from 1600 to 1940. Collection includes survey and work sheets on furniture, computer printouts about furniture makers and images of chests, cupboards, chairs, tables, beds, benches, doors, and tools. Coordinators were Lonn Taylor and Dessa Bokides. Photographer was Mary Peck. The exhibition "Carpinteros and Cabinetmakers: Furniture Making in New Mexico, 1600-1900" was generated from this material.
1980 – 1987 Bulk date(s)
Conditions Governing Access
Contact the Bartlett Library and Archives at the Museum of International Folk Art (505-476-1210) for further information.
Museum of International Folk Art Archives (New Mexico Furniture Survey Collection, AR.00023)
LOC Terms
Carpenters [info:lc/authorities/subjects/sh85020430], Woodwork [info:lc/authorities/subjects/sh85148022], Furniture making [info:lc/authorities/subjects/sh85052569], Furniture design [info:lc/authorities/subjects/sh85052563]
Geographic names
New Mexico
Related people
Museum of International Folk Art (owns); Bartlett Library and Archives (was used in)
Related occurrence
Carpinteros and Cabinetmakers: Furniture-Making in New Mexico, 1600-1900 (describes)