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List of Museums, Historical Societies, Libraries & Other Groups who have joined the Survey

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List of photographs
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preparation of
American Samplers
by Bolton & Coe

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List of Collections
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and where they
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Sampler Survey Results
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Welcome to the Sampler Survey Results database. It is a compilation of information gathered when the idea to locate the current whereabouts of the 2,500 samplers listed in the book American Samplers grew to encompass any samplers not documented at that time.

You may search the database by any number of criteria. The name of the maker, where made (origin), year made, etc., are just a few ways. The type of sampler: band, family register, mourning, silk embroidery, etc. Looking for a particular motif, go to the motif area and enter your request: Adam & Eve, house, saw tooth border, etc. Enter a word or phrase in the inscription area to locate a particular verse. To help with genealogical research the age of each stitcher, if known, has been noted after his/her name.

Please note that permission to use this website is granted provided that use of this site is for informational and non-commercial or personal use only. No information of any type from this website may be copied or posted on any other website or in any media. The NSCDA does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of the contents of this information. The NSCDA makes no representations about the suitability of the information contained on this site for any purpose. 

Planning a trip to your favorite city? You may search by museum, historical society, library, historical house and plan a visit to see the samplers. Search on the owner box. Note: private owners are listed only with permission.

Where available we have included a photo. In some cases licensing issues or unavailability has prevented all samplers to be pictured, but we will make every effort to add to the database as these items are made available to us.

We trust you will find this database useful and encourage you to let us and others know if you find it helpful in your research. And be sure to check back often as we will be adding more information to the database as it arrives.

To enter your sampler in the survey click: SamplerSurveyForm.