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In Remembrance of Glee Fox Krueger

The American Folk Art Museum mourns the loss of Glee Fox Krueger, a scholar and collector of American schoolgirl needlework, who passed away on June 17, 2018. Kruger’s nearly six decades–long passion for collecting and studying samplers began with the purchase of a boy’s sampler in 1963. She befriended the era’s top collector, Theodore Kapnek, and, in 1978, organized an exhibition of his samplers for the museum and wrote its accompanying catalog, A Gallery of American Samplers: The Theodore H. Kapnek Collection. That effort rekindled an interest in samplers and made Krueger a nationally known expert. She also wrote New England Samplers to 1840, and contributed to exhibitions and publications for numerous museums, historical societies, and libraries. Glee’s generosity of spirit and vigorous scholarship will be sorely missed. We extend our sympathy to her husband of 63 years, Ralph, and her daughters Whitney and Wendy.