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Southern Highland Handicraft Guild meeting, 1941, October

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  • The Southern Highland Handicraft Guild met for its fall membership meeting at Berea College, Berea, Kentucky on October 2 and 3, 1941. Meeting minutes generally contain committee reports, financial statements, new members, announcements of regional events, and discussion about special issues facing the organization. At this particular meeting Marguerite Bidstrup spoke about the master craftsman plans; Dr. Foster spoke about adding new pieces to the Guild museum exhibit; secretary George Bent gave a detailed report on the first year of the Big Meadows Shop in Virginia; Edward Davis reported on the Wages and Hours Law situation; Louise Pitman spoke about the Guild's grant application to Carnegie Foundation. The meeting featured a panel discussion on "Production, Merchandising, and Selling Costs." Mr. J. L. Palmer, vice president and comptroller of Marshall Field and Company spoke on "Can Handicrafts Be Merchandised?" Louise Pitman opened discussion on the proposal that the Guild hire an Executive Secretary. Adair Black took the minutes. The Southern Highland Handicraft Guild was founded in 1930 as the Southern Mountain Handicraft Guild. The name was changed to the Southern Highland Handicraft Guild in 1933 and again in the 1990s to the Southern Highland Craft Guild.
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  • The Southern Highland Handicraft Guild met for its fall membership meeting at Berea College, Berea, Kentucky on October 2 and 3, 1941. Meeting minutes generally contain committee reports, financial statements, new members, announcements of regional events, and discussion about special issues facing the organization. At this particular meeting Marguerite Bidstrup spoke about the master craftsman plans; Dr. Foster spoke about adding new pieces to the Guild museum exhibit; secretary George Bent gave a detailed report on the first year of the Big Meadows Shop in Virginia; Edward Davis reported on the Wages and Hours Law situation; Louise Pitman spoke about the Guild's grant application to Carnegie Foundation. The meeting featured a panel discussion on "Production, Merchandising, and Selling Costs." Mr. J. L. Palmer, vice president and comptroller of Marshall Field and Company spoke on "Can Handicrafts Be Merchandised?" Louise Pitman opened discussion on the proposal that the Guild hire an Executive Secretary. Adair Black took the minutes. The Southern Highland Handicraft Guild was founded in 1930 as the Southern Mountain Handicraft Guild. The name was changed to the Southern Highland Handicraft Guild in 1933 and again in the 1990s to the Southern Highland Craft Guild.