Class photo from 1954 Summer Weaving Institute, held at the University of Minnesota. The Institute was sponsored by the Guild of Twin Cities Weavers. Pictured are Mrs. Lynwood Downs, Mary M. Atwater, Hilma Berglund, Mrs. W. F. Geddes, Mrs. Arthur Roberts, Mrs. A. G. Athens, and Helen D. Eeles. They are gathered around a loom.
January 1960 correspondence between Nancy Iona of Denver, Colorado and Hilma Berglund concerning details of Twin Cities Weavers Guild structure. Rocky Mountain Weavers Guild is seeking advice concerning membership requirements and participation.
A report of the Twin City Weavers' Guild participation in the How-to-do-it show sponsored by the St. Paul Junior Chamber of Commerce in Feb 1955 describes the booth exhibit and weaving demonstrations. The exhibit included two handwoven men's suits and other items. Two demonstration looms featured a Structo table loom and a foot-powered loom warped for evening bags and towels. The report is submitted and signed by Hilma Berglund. The second page details items in the exhibit and their insurance value, a list of equipment and demonstrators, and a list of members who manned the booth.
Photo of guest artist Laura Wieman and Anna Smits, at a loom. Photo from an April 1965 workshop sponsored by the Minnesota Weavers Guild. Anna Smits replaced Hilma Berglund as weaving instructor in the University of Minnesota's Art Education department, after Hilma's retirement.
This handwritten letter dated January 4, 1940 on Seattle Weavers' Guild letterhead encouraged Hilma Berglund to form a guild in the Twin Cities area. It speaks to the benefits of weavers meeting monthly for programs and sharing of resources. It is addressed to Hilma's University of Minnesota address in Jones Hall.
Hilma Berglund wrote this letter to Clyde Dunbar of Arkansaw, Wisconsin, Twin City Weavers' Guild member. It is dated March 16, 1945. Hilma talks of building her house, her classes at the University of Minnesota, the growth of the new Twin City Weavers' Guild and invites him to the Guild's first exhibition at the Minneapolis Public Library. She also invites him to visit her weaving class at the University of Minnesota.