Verna Wulfekammer Memorial Trust Fund

Thanks to a generous donation by long-time guild member Verna Wulfekammer, the Verna Wulfekammer Memorial Trust Fund was set up to provide support for fiber-related educational activities for the benefit of guild members and other artists.

For information, contact the current Wulfekammer Trustees: 

Rebecca Ann Bergfield (2016-2019), Trust Treasurer
Debbie Schluckebier (2014-2017), Trust Correspondent
Maggie Walter (2015-2018), Trust Secretary

The Wulfekammer Memorial Trust Fund will not be making awards in 2015-2016.

Verna Mary Wulfekammer, 1900-1994

Verna Wulfekammer - November 1964
"Verna Mary Wulfekammer’s contribution to the growth of the art education program at the University of Missouri spanned the four decades between 1928 and 1968. A University of Missouri professor of art, she taught and refined course work in artcraft, bookbinding, basketry, handwork, and supervision of student teaching begun by her mentor, Ella Victoria Dobbs, during the early part of the twentieth century. Wulfekammer was responsible for training two generations of Missouri art teachers. In addition to her longstanding contribution to art education, Wulfekammer was also responsible for the advancement of the weaving program at the university begun by Dobbs in 1927. During Wulfekammer’s tenure at the university, her teaching, publications, and work on state education committees exerted considerable influence on art education throughout the state of Missouri."

The State Historical Society of Missouri, located on the University of Missouri campus, houses the Verna Mary Wulfekammer collection. The collection contains correspondence, teaching notes, speeches, lesson plans, books, pamphlets, journals, commercial publications, work by Wulfekammer’s students, artifacts, weaving drafts and examples, scrapbooks, architectural drawings, clippings, photographs, publications, and miscellaneous material relative to the University of Missouri teaching careers of both Wulfekammer and her mentor, Ella Victoria Dobbs. The contents of the collection are documented at