Size: 1.51 Linear feet
Summary: The Girl Artists records date from circa 1980 to 1996 and measure 1.51 linear feet. The collection documents the groups' performance artworks and the creation of the group through administrative and project files. Administrative files contain bylaws, founding documents, correspondence with Lucy Lippard and others, a photograph of the group at a reunion in 1996, group statements and resumes, and material regarding the groups' formation and the creation of their first performance titled It's a Beach Party . Project files consist of scripts, notes and notebooks for ideas and planning, drawings and sketches visualizing the performance area, mock-ups and props, prop lists, floor plans, photographic material of performances, and born-digital material. Performances documented include Split Shift Cafe , TV Guidance , Matrons of the Arts , Shopping in America , Domestic Intrigue , Souvenirs , Free Portraits , 30 Year Retrospective , and Getting into Modern Art . There is a .01 linear foot unprocessed addition to this collection donated in 2023 that includes twenty letters and postcards written to Susan Martin from Char Breshgold, Cristina deGennaro, Lisa Siegel and Kathleen Clark regarding The Girl Artists projects Shipping in America, Matrons of the Arts, and Souvenirs.Materials date from circa 1983-1984.