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Artists' files for exhibition of African-American women artists, 1969-1978

Women's Caucus for Art


Collection Information

Size: 255 items (on 1 microfilm reel)

Summary: Material submitted by 46 African American artists to the National Women's Caucus for Art, containing biographical information, statements about their art, photographs of the women and their work, and printed material.

Artists included are: Rose A. Auld, Loretta E. Ballard, Camille Billops, Barbara Jane Bullock, Viola Burley, Margaret Gross Burroughs, Lilian T. Burwell, Yvonne Pickering Carter, Juette Johnson Day, Gloria Terry Freeman, Karen D. Eutemey, Varnette P. Honeywood, Martha Jackson, Georgia Mills Jessup, Marie Johnson, Arinthia Lynn Jones, Lois Mailou Jones, Harriet Forte Kennedy, Patricia Mattison Landry, Samella S. Lewis, Geraldine McCullough, Edith Martin, Yvonne Olivia Cole Meo, Elizabeth Catlett Mora, Norma Morgan, Leigh H. Mosley, Marilyn Nance, Nefertiti, Winnie Owens, Kathleen J. Ballard Peters, Delilah Pierce, Georgette Seabrooke Powell, Mavis Pusey, Helen Evans Ramsaran, Faith Ringgold, Lucille (Malkia) Roberts, Bettye Saar, Jewel Simon, Mei-Tei-Sing Smith, Joan C. Stephens, Alma Thomas, Mildred Thompson, Phyllis Thompson, Bertie Wiggs, Roberta Wolfe, Theresa India Young.

Biographical/Historical Note

The National Women's Caucus for Art is part of the College Art Association. An exhibition on Afro-American Women Artists was to be held in conjunction with CAA's Annual meeting, 1979. Emily Martin and Tritobia Benjamin were co-curators. The exhibition was cancelled due to lack of funding.


Lent for microfilming December 1978 by Edith Martin.

Location of Originals

  • Orignals located at the Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution as a part of the Edith T. Martin papers.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

Microfilm reel 1418 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Artists' files for exhibition of African-American women artists, 1969-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.