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Item or Series Title Lansing Craft and Hobby Guild
Catalog Number 1998-05-001
Description This collection is the administrative and event records of the Lansing Craft and Hobby Guild, which was formed in 1954 by a group of ten women. The collection includes board and regular meeting minutes, bulletins (newsletters), event publicity, planning for regular craft fairs which were usually held twice a year in Lansing, photographs, some correspondence, and membership records. There is only a small amount of material from the earliest years; most dates from the mid-1960s through the 1980s.

The guild held its first fair at the REO Clubhouse on November 29,1954, and its second at the Marshall Street Armory on May 6, 1955. From that point it was moved to the Lansing Civic Center, and was the first organization registered there. For most of its existence, some proceeds from sales were donated to area charitable causes, especially healthcare-related such as the "Life-Line" service of Ingham Medical Center.

Annual membership lists and a set of membership index cards include the types of crafts each member specialized in. Represented were all types of needle crafts, wood working, stained glass, doll and toy making, and a few more unusual crafts such as paintings on saw blades, or in one case simply "rocks." Photographs from the sales and events over the years show many examples of the members' creations.
Collection Title Lansing Craft and Hobby Guild
Creator Lansing Craft and Hobby Guild
Dates of Creation 1954-1998
Year Range from 1954
Year Range to 1998
Object Name Fonds
Copyright Information Capital Area District Libraries makes no representation that it is the owner of the copyright in any published material. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright.
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