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A Guide to Early American Samplers: Further Resources

This LibGuide provides an introduction to early American samplers and resources pertaining to them at the University of Delaware Morris Library, Winterthur Library, and online

This page provides links to further resources on samplers including books that are not available at the Morris Library or the Winterthur Library but are available at other libraries nationwide or through Amazon or other websites. Sources are not annotated by the author of the LibGuide if a source says Provided Description or Summary.

In addition,there are many more resources available at Morris Library and Winterthur than could be provided in one LibGuide. Please refer to the Suggested Keywords box to find useful keywords to use when searching for further resources. 

Suggested Keywords

Suggested keywords to use when searching for historical American samplers include:

  • early American Samplers
  • Schoolgirl samplers
  • Girlhood embroidery
  • Girlhood samplers
  • Embroidery and samplers
  • Needlework and samplers
  • Colonial samplers
  • American and Schoolgirl embroideries 

Related Subject Headings

Subject Headings where you will most likely locate American samplers include the following: 

The Sampler Consortium

Stitching Individuality Through Conformity

The Subversive Stitch

Antique Samplers

Other Books Available at Winterthur

Delaware Valley Historic Sampler Guild

Sampler Central

Delaware Discoveries - Amazon

Samplers Survey Project

Georgia's Girlhood - Amazon