Maria Kipp business recordsDSC.Kipp

Jessica Gambling
Doris Stein Research Center for Costume and Textiles
September 2023
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles , CA 90036

Contributing Institution: Doris Stein Research Center for Costume and Textiles
Title: Maria Kipp business records
Creator: Kipp, Maria, 1900-1988
Identifier/Call Number: DSC.Kipp
Physical Description: 14 boxes
Date (inclusive): ca. 1938 - 1990s
Language of Material: English .

Scope and Contents

This collection comprises 14 boxes of records primarily related to the firm Maria Kipp Handweaves, dating from approximately 1938 to 1995. The records include customer order records which include products ordered for both private individuals, designers, and design firms, as well as resale certificates indicating firms reselling Maria Kipp Handweaves products throughout the United States.

Preferred Citation

[Description of item], Maria Kipp business records, Los Angeles County Museum of Art Doris Stein Center, DSC.Kipp.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for use by qualified researchers and by appointment only through the Balch Research Library, Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Telephone 323-857-6118 or email or by using the Make an Appointment Link at

Conditions Governing Use

Contact the Balch Research Library at 323-857-6118 or for information on publishing or reproducing materials included in these records. Permission will be granted by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art as the owner of the physical materials, and does not imply permission for use from the copyright holder. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all necessary permissions from the copyright holder.

Related Materials

Also available via LACMA's Balch Art Research Library:
Kipp, Maria. "Kipp, family notebook." Unpublished manuscript, 1978, photocopy of handwritten manuscript. Library special collections call # NK8998.K56 A2 1978
Musicant, Marlyn. "Maria Kipp : Modern Hand-Woven Textiles." M.A.Thesis, Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture, Bard College, 2002. Library stacks call # NK8998.K56 M87 2000

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Kipp, Maria, 1900-1988
Hand weaving -- United States -- 20th Century
Business records

box 1

Miscellaneous materials.

Scope and Contents

Includes originals and copies of journal articles about Maria Kipp and her work, photographs (some transparencies) of Maria Kipp at work, a Customer List, and a brief handwritten biography addressed to her "Co-workers and Friends"

Client data and invoices. 1930s - 1990s

box 2

Client data and invoices, A-C

box 3

Client data and invoices, D-G

box 4

Client data and invoices, H-L

box 5

Client data and invoices, Mc-R

box 6

Client data and invoices, S-Z


State resale records 1930s - 1990s

box 7

Resale certificates, A-Mc

box 8

Resale certificates, M-Z

box 9

Resale certificates, A-Z 1960s - 1990s 1980 - 1995


Ledgers organized by invoice number 1938-1967

box 10

Invoice # 1158 (12/2/1938) -- # 3947 (12/30/46)

box 11

3948 (1/1/1947) -- # 6560 (12/28/1951)

box 12

Invoice 6561 (1/3/1952) -- # 9003 (12/31/1955)

box 13

Invoice # 10764 (1/2/1958) -- # 01862 (12/31/1962)


New number sequence-jumps from # 11207 to # 00002.
box 14

Invoice # 01863 (1/1963) -- # 04215 (6/30/67)