Browse Items (93 items total)
Roberta D. Carnes writes to ask if there is a way to purchase books about the Berry Schools that would earn the Schools a commission. She speaks of her visit to the school with the Georgia Women's Temperance Union and her desire to help the work of the Schools.
The scarf Bass ordered will be sent as soon as possible. Bass's offer of selling items on consignment is appreciated, but the demand for them is to high to undertake such an arrangement.
Bass, who works at the Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement, inquires about the black and white scarf she asked to have made to match a purse she got while visiting Berry. She proposes selling items on commission at the club where she lives in New York City.
This letter from Martha Berry expresses her pleasure that Mr. Wells liked his handmade necktie from the Berry Schools and invites the Mr. and Mrs. Wells to visit again.
Myers thanks Martha Berry for the pictures she sent her. She also wonders if there was a misunderstanding in the two orders she made for a luncheon set and a white bag. She had not yet received either.
A report, possibly by Inez Wooten Henry, of a fundraising visit to the Lake Mohonk summer resort area near New Paltz, New York. The report includes information about conversations with donors and potential donors, as well as a section titled "Criticisms of Sunshine Goods," which provides comments about handicraft items available for sale. The report mentions particular fundraising activities on Berry's behalf, including a "Negro Minstrel" and a "Negro Dialect" program offered by Tifton native Katherine Tift Jones.
Miss Berry thanks Mrs. Milton for her letter and thanks her for the rugs to copy which will be sent to her daughter once they are finished in the weaving room. Miss Berry also asks for Mrs. Milton to visit once she is strong enough and when the cotton fields are white.
Milton is disappointed that poor health prevented her from visiting Berry on her way north. She has sent to Berea College a table and shoe box for which the designs are currently popular in New York, hoping they will copy and sell the items. If Berry arranges to copy the items as well, she can assist in selling them. Milton describes her speaking engagements at the Southern Industrial Educational Association, provides news of mutual friends, and tells Berry about a prospective donor, Mrs. Edward Moen.
Milton sends a follow up about rugs, advising that since she has heard from Mrs. Ernberg at Berea they do not like modern art, Berry should return the rugs to her or her daughter. Milton lets Berry know that she has reserved her table for the New York birthday dinner and provides personal news.
Milton notifies Berry that she is sending European rugs, asking that Berry send them on to Berea. Milton discusses her own taste in art, but concedes that modern things are currently more popular. She suggests that for "mountain" crafts to sell for their artistic value, rather than as charity, modern fashions should be taken into consideration.
An article was enclosed asking Miss Berry to read and return regarding weaving and embroidery. She also requested literature regarding the schools.