Helen Boyd Interview

Interviewee

Helen Boyd

Interviewer

Kim Taylor

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Description

Helen Boyd discusses how she started quilting with her grandmother and mother, and then passing the tradition on to her own daughter. She mentions her preference for calico fabrics. Boyd describes purchasing quilting materials in Poplar, Montana, and producing quilts for give-aways at basketball tournaments, naming ceremonies, powwows and other occasions. She talks about the importance of the star design to Native Americans and different types of stars that incorporated into quilt designs.

Type

Oral History

Subjects

Star quilts; Native American naming ceremonies; Native American powwows

Original Date

7-14-1992

Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

Montana

Language

eng

Original Collection

Star Quilts Oral History Collection, OH 285, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

Digital Publisher

University of Montana-Missoula. Mansfield Library

Rights

Copyright to this collection is held by the interview participants and by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Permission may be required for use. For further information please contact Archives and Special Collections: (406) 243-2053 / library.archives@umontana.edu

Oral History Number

OH 285-004

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (00:33:28 min.) analog + 1 transcript (13 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

33:28 minutes

Local Filename

OH 285-004.mp3; OH 285-004.pdf

Helen Boyd Interview

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