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Rudolph "Rudi" Fuchs Holiday Card Collection, 1961-1985 | University of North Texas Special Collections

By Catherine Keenan

Collection Overview

Title: Rudolph "Rudi" Fuchs Holiday Card Collection, 1961-1985Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
ID: 01/AR0877
Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet
Arrangement: This collection is arranged in 5 folders, one of which being dedicated to articles covering Rudi Fuchs, a folder dedicated to undated holiday cards, and the rest of the folders ordering the cards chronologically from 1961 to 1985.
Date Acquired: 04/10/2017. More info below under Accruals.
Languages: English

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This collection contains some of the woven artistic creations of Rudolf "Rudi" Fuchs.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection contains a group of holiday greeting cards created by Rudi Fuchs over the years 1961-1985, predominantly addressed to "Wendell and Fred", with a folder of undated holiday cards as well as a magazine article from 1975 covering Fuchs and his tapestry projects.

Collection Historical Note

Rudolph "Rudi" Fuchs began teaching at North Texas State Teachers College  in Denton in 1930 while also running an art studio known as Kendolph Terrace. In 1938 Rudi traveled to Europe where he studied in Paris, England, Germany, and Sweden. Both Rudi and his partner Kenneth served in WWII after its outbreak, Rudi working as a translator due to his fluency in German before returning once again to Denton. Rudi created his first woven Christmas Card in 1957 and continued on for decades, mailing annual tapestry cards to what became over 500 names. Rudi also taught weaving, the only professor to do so, at North Texas State University until his retirement in 1972.

Administrative Information

Repository: University of North Texas Special Collections
Accruals: 2017-013
Access Restrictions: This collection is not restricted.
Use Restrictions: Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.
Physical Access Note: This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hours notice prior to use.
Technical Access Note: Digital reproductions of these materials are available via the Portal to Texas History.
Acquisition Source: Richard A. Gunter
Acquisition Method: Gift.
Preferred Citation: Rudolph "Rudi" Fuchs Holiday Card Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections.
Processing Information: Processed by Catherine Keenan 4/25/2017

Box and Folder Listing

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Box 1: Holiday Cards, 1961-1985Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
A collection of dated and undated holiday cards made by Rudi Fuchs.
Barcode: 641970
Folder 1: Magazine Article, 1975Add to your cart.
An article about Fuchs and his holiday card making.
Folder 2: Undated CardsAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Holiday Cards, 1961-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Holiday Cards, 1973-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Holiday Cards, 1980-1985Add to your cart.

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