Extensive research of this University of Nebraska quilt suggests two possible inspirations for its creation, both linked to the Palladian Literary Society (PLS), a student organization founded in 1871 at the Lincoln campus. One of these theories is that PLS members made the quilt to celebrate the Society’s 50th anniversary and to raise funds for the Harry Kirke Wolfe Research Fellowship in Philosophy. The student organization pledged to raise $3000 toward the scholarship fund. Wolfe, an 1882 graduate, former member of the PLS, a Professor of Philosophy, and greatly admired by many students, died suddenly in 1918.

Title: 
UNL-Palladian Society
Maker: 
Multiple signatures
Circa
1921
Made in
Lincoln
Nebraska
United States
69
74.5
IQSCM
1998.004.0001