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Contemporary Afro-American Women Artists exhibition records, 1969-1978, 1969-1978

Women's Caucus for Art

Overview

Collection Information

Size: 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, Betye Saar, Jewel Simon, Mei-Tei-Sing Smith, Joan C. Stephens, Alma Thomas, Mildred Thompson, Phyllis Thompson, Bertie Wiggs, Roberta Wolfe, and Theresa India Young.

Biographical/Historical Note

The National Women's Caucus for Art is part of the College Art Association. The exhibition, commonly known as Contemporary Afro-American Women Artists but also referred to as The National Exhibition of Contemporary Art by Afro-American Women Spanning the Years of 1950 to the Present was to be held in conjunction with College Art Association's annual meeting in 1979. Edith Martin and Tritobia Benjamin were co-curators. The exhibition was cancelled due to lack of funding.

Provenance

Lent for microfilming December 1978 by Edith Martin.

Location of Originals

  • Originals 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

Contemporary Afro-American Women Artists exhibition records, 1969-1978, 1969-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.