Size: 0.4 Linear feet
Summary: The papers of feminist painter and educator May Stevens measure 0.4 linear feet and date from 1967 to 1982. Found are biographical materials including a transcript of an interview, correspondence with notable art world figures, photographs of works of art, and printed material.
May Stevens (1924-2019) was a feminist painter and educator from Massachusetts who was active in New York City, New York. She was a founding member of Guerrilla Girls, an anonymous group of feminist, female artists devoted to fighting sexism and racism within the art world, and the collective feminist journal Heresies , and taught at the School of Visual Arts, New York, from 1961-1996.
Donated 1975 and 1983 by May Stevens.
The Archives of American Art also holds two oral history interviews of May Stevens. One conducted by Lynn Katzman for the Archives of American Art "Art World in Turmoil" oral history project, circa 1971 and an additional interview of May Stevens conducted August 10 and 11, by Judith Olch Richards, for the Archives of American Art, at Stevens's home and studio, in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Processing of this collection received support from the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative.