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Papers of Thomas R. Lundberg

Identifier: UTRL

Scope and Contents

The Papers of Thomas R. Lundberg consists of documents dated 1978 to 2019, with the bulk falling from 1992 to 2012. The materials are primarily five-year reviews during Lundberg's tenure at CSU and publications including photographs and articles of and about his work as a fiber artist. Exhibit catalogs, books, one floppy disk, and videotapes are also present in the collection.


  • Creation: 1978-2019
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1992-2012


Restrictions on Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Restrictions on Use

Not all of the material in the collection is in the public domain. Researchers are responsible for addressing copyright issues.


Born and raised in Iowa, Thomas "Tom" Lundberg graduated in 1975 from the University of Iowa with a Bachelors of Fine Arts, concentration in Painting. During his undergraduate years, Lundberg did his apprenticeship with well-known potter Clary Illian while also studying textiles with Naomi Schedl. Further pursuing his education, Lundberg enrolled in the Masters of Fine Arts program at Indiana University and graduated in 1979. In 1979 Tom began his teaching career as an Assistant Professor with the Department of Art at Colorado State University and retired as Professor Emeritus, Department of Art & Art History December 2020.

While at Colorado State University, Professor Lundberg was the coordinator for the graduate and undergraduate programs in fibers. He also taught courses in weaving, surface design and mixed-media textiles. Not limited to Fort Collins, Lundberg had the opportunity to lecture and teach workshops in different countries, including England, Ireland, and New Zealand. He also taught in Colorado State University's Italy Study-Abroad program.

During Professor Lundberg's career, he has published "The Lines in My Hands," in Hand Stitch Perspectives. He was a contributing editor for Fiberarts Magazine from 2005-2011, and has had multiple works featured in publications such as Contemporary Embroidery, The New Textiles: Trends and Traditions, and Fiberarts Design Book Five. His embroidered artwork has been featured in collections of the Arkansas Arts Center, Indianapolis Museum of Fine Arts; Museum of Art and Design, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Racine Art Museum; Smithsonian American Art Museum; State of New Mexico; and University of Louisville.


6 linear feet (4 record cartons)

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Thomas Lundberg is a professor emeritus in the Department of Art and Art History at Colorado State University (CSU), retiring in 2020. Lundberg is primarily a fiber artist and was the coordinator for the graduate and undergraduate programs in fibers. He also taught courses in weaving, surface design and mixed-media textiles. Lundberg's work has been exhibited in museums across the country, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The collection contains career reports, exhibit catalogs, publications containing his works, books, and videotapes of a contemporary fiber symposium.


The collection consists of 2 series in 4 record cartons:

Series 1: Career records, 1979-2017

Series 2: Subject files, 1982-2019 and undated


The Papers of Thomas R. Lundberg was donated to the University Archive by Lundberg in July 2021.


Processing was completed in October 2021. Very few items were refoldered in acid-free folders but the collection is housed in archival record cartons. Documents in binders remain in the binders. The collection retains its original order.

Guide to the Papers of Thomas R. Lundberg
Edited Full Draft
Prepared by Victoria Lopez-Terrill
Copyright 2021
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the CSU Libraries Archives & Special Collections Repository

Fort Collins Colorado 80523-1019 USA