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Frankie Welch textile collection

Frankie Welch textile collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Frankie Welch textile collection
Creator: Welch, Frankie, 1923-
Inclusive Dates: 1968-1982
Language: English
Extent: 13.5 Linear Feet 9 document boxes, 1 half box, 3 oversized boxes, 1 carton, 1 oversized folder A, 1 oversized folder B, 15 framed items
Collection Number: ms2003
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Frankie Welch (Mary Frances Barnett) (b. 1923) is a Washington, D.C. area textile designer, originally from Rome, Georgia. She designed and created scarves starting in the early 1960s. Working mainly out of Alexandria, Virgina, Welch designed more than 4,000 scarves for business, colleges, cities and individuals. Welch began her custom scarf designing in 1966 when Virginia Rusk, wife of then Secretary of State Dean Rusk, asked her to make a gift for visiting foreign dignitaries from the State Department.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of scarves, handkerchiefs, garments, and canvas bags listed by name of organization, event, or individual, as well as sample textiles with designs. Also included is a small amount of correspondence and photographs.

Organization and Arrangement

Design files make up the bulk of the collection and are arranged in alphabetical order by the name of the organization or individual commissioning the design, and/or event.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Frankie Welch textile collection, ms2003, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Canvas -- Virginia -- History -- 20th century.
Clothing and dress -- 20th century.
Clothing.
Correspondence.
Design drawings.
Fashion design.
Handkerchiefs.
Scarves (costume accessories)
Welch, Frankie, 1923- -- Photographs

Related Collections in this Repository

Related audiovisual materials from this collection are housed in the Walter J. Brown Media Archive: http://purl.libs.uga.edu/brown/har-ms2003/bmac-coll


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

1. Design Files

boxfolder
1182nd Airborne Division - Fort Bragg, N.C. - fabric
12John Adams - scarf squares in various colors (8)
12Johns Adams - scarves in various colors (4)
13A.A.U.W. - Scarf, 1981
14American Family Life Assurance
15Andy Miller - scarf squares in various colors (8)
16Agnes Scott Alumnae Association - fabric
17Air and Space Museum - scarf
18Airclaims - scarf, 1981
19Air Force Officer's Wives Club - scarf squares in various colors (4)
110Air Force Academy - scarf, 1976
112Alphabet - large square scarf
113A.M.A.E.R.F - scarf squares (4), scarf
114American Cancer Society - scarf
115American Short Line Railroad Association - fabric, scarfs
116American Revolution Bicentennial Organization - fabric, 1976
117American Waterworks Association convention - scarf
118Appleseed - fabric, 1981
119Art Deco - large square scarf
120Associated General Contractors of America
item
4Associated General Contractors of America - framed scarf
oversized_boxitem
117Associated General Contractors of America - medium tote bag
boxfolder
121Atlanta Dogwood Festival - scarf
122Bell System Home Consultant - scarf square, fabric
123Auto-Train - scarf square, fabric, 1974
oversized_boxitem
113Bank of Virginia - medium tote bag
boxfolder
124Bendix for the Paris Air Show - fabric
125Benedictine Hospital - scarf
126Bicentennial Council of 13 Original States - scarf square, fabric, scrap, 1974
oversized_boxitem
1113Bicentennial Council of 13 Original States - canvas tea towel
item
2Bicentennial Council of 13 Original States - framed Scarf
item
3Bicentennial Council of 13 Original States - framed Scarf
boxfolder
127Blount International - scarf, 1981
128Bozell + Jacobs - scarf
129Bridge, 1975
item
13Bridge - framed scarf, 1975
boxfolder
130Broad Run, Virginia - fabric
oversized_box
13B. Burris - green and blue shift dress
boxfolder
131Burte and Herbert - scarf
132Business and Professional Women's Clubs - District of Columbia Federation - scarf
133Calhoun National Bank - large square scarf
boxfolder
21Jimmy Carter - fabric, scarf, peanut scarves - 3 small, 1 large, tie
oversized_boxitem
128Central Fidelity Bank - Charlottesville, Virginia - tote bag
boxfolder
22Cherokee Alphabet
Fabric with green border 3 small scarf squares in brown, green, and blue Scarf - 4 squares with orange border 7 medium square scarves in various colors including brown, red, orange, and green 3 large square scarves in various colors including red and blue 2 large banner scarves in brown 14 small banner scarves in fuschia, teal, orange, navy, violet, and brown Fabric - early design
oversized_boxitem
108Cherokee Alphabet - green dress
109Cherokee Alphabet - brown dress
oversized_boxitem
126Cherokee Alphabet - - small tote bag
boxfolder
23Cherry Blossom Festival - Washington, D.C. - fabric
oversized_boxitem
104-5Cherry Blossom Festival - Washington, D.C. - skirt, top
boxfolder
24Chesire - A Xerox Company - square scarf, 1977
25Christmas - mounted scarf square, scarf, fabric - early design
cartonitem
17Christmas - framed scarf square
boxfolder
26Citadel - scarf square, 1975
oversized_boxitem
116Ed Clark - Presidential campaign - medium tote bag, 1980
oversized_boxitem
101Cloister - apron
boxfolder
27Clyde's Restaurant - large scarves (2)
28Colonial Parking - fabric
29Continental Quilting Congress- Mrs. Hazel Carter - scarf
210Cotton Council
211County Curtains - scarf
212Governor John Dalton - scarf
213Lear Fan (Moya Lear) - fabric, scarf
214Degesch - fabric, scarf, 1977
215Delta Kappa Gamma Honor Sorority - scarf, 1977
216Dina Merrill - large square with blue border
217Dorothy Gray Cosmetics - large square scarf, 1968
218Doll Club - fabric
boxfolder
31Drayton Hall - scarf, scarf square
32Executive Jet Aviation, Inc. - scarf square, 1972
Written on original folder:
Mr. Bruce G. Sundlun - President Port Columbus International Airport Columbus, Ohio 43219
33Eastern Star - scarf square
oversized_boxitem
129Elizabeth Taylor - small tote bag
boxfolder
34Federal Emergency Management Agency - fabric
35Folger Shakespeare Library - fabric, scarf, 1978
35Betty Ford, 1975 January 2
Large square scarf Scarf Scarf - Blue straw flowers Scarf - Pink straw flowers (Betty Ford gift to Mrs. Rockefeller) Scarf - Green straw flowers
36Foremost McKesson by Anspach Grossman Portugal - scarf, 1979
37Foundry - scarf square, 1977
38Four-H - scarf square, 1980 May
39Frankie Doll - large square scarf
oversized_boxitem
124Frederick Memorial Hospital - medium tote bag
boxfolder
310Freedom Train - scarf square, 1976
311Future Farmers of America - scarf square
312Future Homemakers of America - scarf
313Garden Club of Georgia - scarf, 1978
314Georgia Home Economics Association - scarf, 1979 April
315Governor Mills Godwin of Virginia - scarf
316Graham Wright family in Rome, Georgia, 1969
Fabric Scarf Large square scarf Large rectangular scarf Fabric with rectangular and square scarves
317Greek Alphabet - scarf square, scarf, 1978
318Grocery Manufacturers of America, 1978
item
5Grocery Manufacturers of America - framed scarf
boxfolder
319Gumdrop Square - scarf, fabric
320Harlequin - blue scarf, red and purple scarf
321Home Economics (Virginia Home Economics Association) - scarf fragments of various colors (2), 1970, 1973, 1975
oversized_boxitem
118Hotel/Motel Association (Now American Hotel & Lodging Association) - medium tote bag
oversized_boxitem
122Hotel/Motel Association (Now American Hotel & Lodging Association) - medium tote bag
boxfolder
322Hubert H. Humphrey - extra large scarf, fabric, large square scarf
323Hyatt Hotels - fabric
324Iberian Tiles - large square scarf
325Indian Jewelry
Scarf - white with blue accents Scarf - orange Indian basket weave 2 scarf squares - brown indian basket weave Scarf - tan with orange accents Scarf - white with blue accents Scarf - brown indian basket weave
oversized_boxitem
103Indian Jewelry - dress
oversized_boxitem
1111Indian jewelry - canvas place setting - brown and white
item
1Indianapolis Motor Speedway - framed scarf
boxfolder
326International Oceanographic Foundation - scarf, 1976
327International Toast Mistress Clubs - scarf square, 1977
328International Women's Year Virginia Meeting - scarf square, 1977
boxfolder
41Irish Georgian - scarf square, scarf, 1979 March
42Islam Centennial Fourteen - scarf square, 1982
43Lyndon Johnson
boxfolder
232Lyndon Johnson - scarf square, large square scarf
boxfolder
44Judson College - scarf, fabric
45Junior League of D.C. Christmas Shop, 1977 December
item
14Junior League of D.C. Christmas Shop - framed Scarf
boxfolder
46Kappa Delta Pi - fabric
47Kappa Kappa Gamma - scarf, fabric, 1979
48Kenmore - scarf square
oversized_boxitem
114Edward Moore "Ted" Kennedy Presidential Campaign - medium tote bag, 1980
boxfolder
49Lakeland Tours - tie, 1980 April 7
410Abraham Lincoln, 1975 Fall
item
6Abraham Lincoln - framed scarf
boxfolder
411Knouse Foods Lucky Leaf - tie, scarf, fabric, 1978
412Jeanie Lody's 80th Birthday, 1982 April
413Bert Lance Governor Campaign - scarf, 1974 May
414Lawyer's Scarf (Second Panel Sheriff's Jury) - fabric, scarves (2)
415Lazy Corners - William Frogale - scarf square, 1976 October
416Lear Fan - scarf
cartonitem
15Lear Fan - framed scarf square
oversized_boxitem
121Lear Fan - medium tote bag
boxfolder
417Library Association for the State of Georgia - scarf, scarf square
418McCormick Spice - fabric scrap, scarf, 1977 June
item
8McCormick Spice - framed scarf
boxfolder
419Machine Tool Builders - fabric, 1978
420Male-Female - scarf, 1975
421U.S. Marine Corps - Quantico (Education and Development Command) - fabric (2), 1981
oversized_boxitem
1213U.S. Marine Corps - Quantico (Education and Development Command) - small tote bag
boxfolder
422U.S. Marine Corps Sargeants, 1979, 1982
item
11U.S. Marine Corps Sargeants - framed scarf
boxfolder
423Mary Mount College Arlington VA - scarf square, 1974
424Mayflower Hotel - fabric, 1978
425McDonald's - scarf
426Member of Congress - scarf, 1975
cartonitem
16Member of Congress - framed scarf square
boxfolder
427Mental Health Association - scarf square, 1977
428Mills College - scarf square, fabric
429Mrs. Walter Mondale Old Executive Office - scarf square, scarf, 1978
430Monsanto Polka-dot - fabric, 1979
431Monumental Life - tie, 1980
432Mount Vernon College - scarf
oversized_boxitem
111Mortar Board - medium tote bag
boxfolder
433National Association of Counties - tie, 1981
434National Association of Secondary School Principals - scarf
435National City Bank, Rome, Georgia
boxfolder
51National Grain and Feed Association - scarf, 1977
52National Press Club - scarf, scarf square, 1977
53National Trucking Association - scarf, fabric
54National War College - scarf
55Naval Officer's Wives Club of Washington - scarf square, 1976
56U.S. Navy Nurses Corps - tie
57New York Jets - scarf, fabric, 1978
58George Nigh - scarf square, 1978
59Richard Nixon - large square scarf
510National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - scarf square, 1973
511Northern Virginia Natural Gas, 1974 November
cartonitem
18Northern Virginia Natural Gas - framed scarf square
oversized_boxitem
1212Old Port Cove Marina - small tote bag
boxfolder
512Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation Auxiliary - Anne D. Sorells - scarf, fabric
513Owassa Savings Bank - scarf, 1978 December
514Owls - scarf
515Peter's Restaurant - Bobe Hope's nephew - scarf squares (2), scarf, 1972
516Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts - fabric
517P.G.A Tour - scarf, scarf squares (2), 1976, 1977, 1981
oversized_boxitem
123P.G.A Tour - medium tote bag
boxfolder
518Printing Industries of America - fabric
519Poppies - fabric
oversized_boxitem
112Portofino Restaurant - Arlington, VA - medium tote bag
boxfolder
520Radford College Foundation - fabric, 1979
521Railroad Company
522Robert D. Ray - Governor of Iowa - fabric, 1974
523Reader's Digest - large square scarf, 1977 March
524President Ronald Reagan (Reagan-Bush) - scarf, ties
oversized_boxitem
127President Ronald Reagan (Reagan-Bush) - medium tote bag - the Boxcar
boxfolder
525Red Cross - scarf, scarf square
526Reiss Coal - scarf, 1979
527Republican National Convention - fabric, 1968 August 5
oversized_boxitem
102Republican National Convention - dress, 1968 August 5
boxfolder
528Blanca Rosensteil - Blandemar Farm - fabric, 1982
boxfolder
61Rome, Georgia - fabric, scarf
oversized_boxitem
119Rome, Georgia - medium tote bag
1112Rome, Georgia - medium tote bag - The Early Churches of Rome, Georgia
boxfolder
62Theodore Roosevelt - canvas scarf square, scarf, 1975
item
15Theodore Roosevelt - framed Scarf, 1975
boxfolder
63Kitty Rotruck - scarf, fabric, 1977
64Royal Wedding, Lancaster Wedding - tote bag fragment, 1981 July
65Runnels Drilling - scarf, 1975
66Rural Postal Carriers - fabric
67Sailing - scarf, scarf square
item
9Sailing - framed scarf
boxfolder
68St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 1978
69Saints and Sinners - scarf, fabric, 1979
610Salvation Army - fabric, 1980
611San Antonio - scarf
612See Georgia First/Discover America - square scarf, 1978
613Sikorsky, 1978
cartonitem
12Sikorsky - framed scarf square
boxfolder
614Silver Liners, 1980 March
615Shells - scarf square
616Shorter College - scarf square
617Smith College - scarf square
618Smithsonian - scarf
619Southern Furniture Manufacturer's Association - scarf
62050 State Flowers - fabric
621Strategic Air Command - scarf, 1978
622Paula Stringer - scarf, fabric
623Supima Cotton - scarf
624Tandem Computers - scarf, 1981 April, 1982
625Tennessee Walking Horse - scarf
626Tennis - scarf, 1976
627Texas Dental Association, Women's Auxiliary - scarf, 1978
boxfolder
431Textile Museum
oversized_boxitem
107Textile Museum - dress
boxfolder
628Textile Museum - scarf, fabric
629Textile Museum - umbrella
630Thunderbirds - scarf
boxfolder
71Time-Life Books - fabric, scarf, 1980
item
12Time-Life Books - framed scarf
boxfolder
72Tobacco Institute - scarf
73Turtles - Frankie Welch Private Stock
Fabric fragment 2 scarf squares 3 scarves in various colors
oversized_boxitem
106Turtles - Frankie Welch Private Stock - dress
boxfolder
74Unifirst Banks - scarf
cartonitem
14Unifirst Banks - framed scarf square
boxfolder
75Union Warren Savings Bank - scarf square, 1978
76United Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Association - fabric (2), scarf square, 1979
77U.S. Armed Forces Industrial College - silk banners (2), 1970
78United States Fire Administration - scarf square
79U.S. Marine Corps - fabric, 1977
item
10U.S. Marine Corps - framed scarf
boxfolder
710U.S. Navy - fabric, small tote bag, scarf
cartonitem
11U.S. Navy - framed scarf square
boxfolder
711U.S. Savings Bonds - scarf, 1977
712United Virginia Bank - scarf, 1978
713United Way - scarf, fabric, 1976 August, 1978
714University of Alabama - scarf
715University of Georgia - fabric
oversized_box
13University of Georgia - tote bag
boxfolder
716University of Maryland - fabric
717University of Virginia - scarf, 1977
718Valentine Museum - scarf, 1977 February
719Virginia Association of Extension Home Economist - scarf, 1979 April
720Virginia Education Association - scarf, 1975, 1978
oversized_boxitem
115Virginia Education Association - medium tote bag
boxfolder
721Virginia Polytechnic Institute - scarf, 1976 August
722WABCO, Union Switch & Signal Division - fabric, 1977 April 26
723George Washington, 1975
item
7George Washington - framed scarf
boxfolder
724Watergate - scarf, fabric, 1978
This design was used in the Frankie Welch Watergate studio in Washington, D.C.
725Watergate (Washington, D.C.)
This design was used in the Frankie Welch Watergate studio in Washington, D.C.
Small tote bag Fabric Canvas fabric Scarf squares Scarf
oversized_boxitem
1110Watergate (Washington, D.C.) - medium tote bag
boxfolder
726Washington Press Club, 1980 March
oversized_boxitem
1114-15Washington Press Club - canvas fabric
boxfolder
727Washington and Lee - scarf, 1978
728Frankie Welch Private Design
boxfolder
524Frankie Welch Private Design
Large square scarves - Black, white and red Orange, black and white Plaid horse gear
boxfolder
729Frankie Welch - canvas bag, fabric, scarf
cartonitem
13Peggy Glynn Welch and James Page Williams marriage - framed scarf square, 1974 August 10
boxfolder
730West Point Class of 1946 - scarf, 1981
oversized_boxitem
1210-11West Point Class of 1946 - small tote bag, 1981
boxfolder
731West Point Class of 1949 - scarf, 1979 January
732Wintergreen - scarf, tie, 1981 January
oversized_boxitem
125Wintergreen - small tote bag
boxfolder
81Wolftrap - scarf
82Women's National Bank - scarf, 1977 October
83World Bank - scarf
84Young Presidents Club, 1978
85Zonta Club (women executives), 1980
boxfolderitem
5321Zonta Club (women executives) - scarf
boxfolder
86Genie Welch Designs
Genie Welch created the "Genie" design at age 12 as a present for her parents.
boxfolder
533Genie Welch Designs - scarves
Genie design with green border Genie design with white border Genie design scarf with yellow border Genie 69 design scarf with yellow border Genie 69 design large scarf with yellow border Genie 69 design large scarf with green border Genie 69 design scarf with grey border Genie double design scarf with yellow border Genie 69 design scarf with green border
boxfolder
87Unidentified prints - scarf, fabric
box
11Unidentified prints - scarves presented to Sharon Nickols (2)
cartonitem
19Unidentified framed scarf square - white with blue buildings surrounding fountain
110Unidentified framed scarf square - burgundy with lion heads and cursive L's
box
13Unidentified framed handkerchiefs
 

2. Papers

boxfolder
91Library index cards
92Correspondence
93Correspondence - University of Georgia
94Presidential clippings
95Brochures and Certificates
96Photographs
97-8Clippings
boxfolder
109Custom postcards
1010Exhibit and fabric tags
1011Indian Jewelry by Frankie Welch
oversized_folder
2AOversized clippings
oversized_folder
1BPoster, Cherokee Alphabet
1BPoster, Mrs. Welch Ambassador for Textiles