Author / Researcher

  • Joe Ben Wheat: author / researcher

Revised Website Re-Launch (2021 to present)

The revision and re-launch of the Joe Ben Wheat Southwest Textile Database website are made possible by funding from Joshua Baer & Co. (Santa Fe, NM), Edgar O. Smith (New York, NY), and several anonymous donors. We are very grateful for the encouragement and support of these generous and enthusiastic contributors and for earlier assistance provided by those listed below who were involved in the original project.

  • Ann Lane Hedlund: editor / compiler, author of website articles and text
  • David Hayden, Museum Data Solutions: FileMaker Pro program development and design, master advisor and planner
  • Hannah Gummere, WordPress website developer
  • FMPHost – domain registration, host server, technical support
  • Bernadette Smyth, Director, Grant County Community Foundation (Silver City, NM): non-profit fiscal sponsor

Original Website Database Development Team (2013-2017)

  • Ann Lane Hedlund: editor / compiler, author of website articles and text
  • Laura LePere: senior website developer / designer, Arizona State Museum
  • Michael Ornelas: application programmer, Arizona State Museum
  • David Hayden, Museum Data Solutions: FileMaker Pro program development and design

Additional Contributors

  • David Wenger: dye testing
  • Madelyn Cook: transcriptions of analysis forms
  • Kayla Kramer: scanning of analysis forms
  • Bobbie Gibel: permission acquisitions and image formatting
  • Kyoko Higuchi: ASM intern from the University of Hawaii
  • Anna Musun-Miller, ASM intern from Vanderbilt University
  • Frank Finkenberg: additional website development
  • Raphael Gill: systems administrator
  • Lynn Teague: designer of the original FileMaker Pro database

The original project, sponsored by the Arizona State Museum in Tucson, was made possible by funding from the Gloria F. Ross Center for Tapestry Studies and the Gloria F. Ross Foundation, by generous grants from Barbara K. Wheat and Edgar O. Smith, and by contributions from Jerry Freund and several anonymous donors.

Coordination with the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, through the efforts of Stephen H. Lekson, Jennifer Shannon, Christina M. Cain, Stephanie Skiles Gilmore, Kayla Kramer, and Audrey Gayou, was a crucial component of the original project.

Thanks to the many individuals who previewed the website and provided useful commentary before its initial publication. We look forward to continuing the updating process as new reviews are received from our visitors.

Assistance with permissions for published images was gratefully received from:

  • Arizona State Museum, The University of Arizona—Jannelle Weakly
  • Art Resource (for the Metropolitan Museum of Art)—Jennifer Belt
  • Autry National Center, Southwest Museum of the American Indian—Marilyn Van Winkle and Shelby Tisdale
  • American Museum of Natural History—Barry Landua and Peter Whiteley
  • Amerind Foundation—Eric J. Kaldahl and John Ware
  • Arizona Historical Society—Doreen Crowe
  • The Baltimore Museum of Art—Rachel Sanchez and Kristen DeMarco Rickard
  • The Brooklyn Museum of Art—Deborah Wythe
  • The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington—Robin Wright
  • Carnegie Museum of Natural History—Deborah Harding and Sandra L. Olsen
  • Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Taylor Museum Collections—Michael Howell
  • Cranbrook Institute of Art
  • Denver Art Museum—Liz Wall and Nancy Blomberg
  • Field Museum of Natural History—Alan Francisco
  • Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, Brown University—Kevin Smith and Barbara Hail
  • The Heard Museum—Diana Pardue and Ann Marshall
  • Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College
  • Illinois State Museum—Jonathan E. Reyman
  • Logan Museum of Anthropology, Beloit College—Nicolette B. Meister
  • Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami—Kara Schneiderman
  • Milwaukee Public Museum—Claudia Jacobson
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston—Marta Fodor and Pamela Parmal
  • Museum of the Fur Trade
  • Museum of New Mexico, Museum of International Folk Art—Paul Smutko
  • Museum of New Mexico, Museum of Spanish Colonial Art
  • Museum of Northern Arizona—Patricia L. Walker and Elaine Hughes
  • Museum of Texas Tech University—Mei Campbell
  • Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County— KT Hajeian and Margaret Hardin
  • Navajo Nation Museum—Clarenda Begay
  • Peabody Essex Museum—Christine Bertoni and Claudine G. Scoville
  • Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley—Alicja Egbert and Ira Jacknis
  • Ohio Historical Society—Lily Birkhimer
  • Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum—Mary Moore
  • Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University—Patricia Kervick
  • Rochester Museum & Science Center—Elizabeth Sikorski
  • San Diego Museum of Man—Rosa Longacre
  • School for Advanced Research, Indians Arts Research Center—Jennifer Day and Cynthia Chavez
  • Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History—Doris Bowman
  • Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of the American Indian—Heather A. Shannon and Ann McMullen
  • Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Anthropology—Daisy Njoku and Felicia Pickering
  • The Textile Museum—Chelsea Hick and Rachel Shabica
  • University of Colorado Museum of Natural History—Jennifer Shannon, Christina Cain, and Stephanie Skiles Gilmore
  • The University of Pennsylvania Museum—Alessandro Pezzati and Xiuqin Zhou
  • Washington State Historical Society—Fred Poyner and Lynette Miller
  • Wyoming State Museum—Dominique Schultes

More About this Project:
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