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A Finding Aid to the National Association of Women Artists records, 1926-1971

National Association of Women Artists records, 1926-1971

National Association of Women Artists (U.S.)

Collection Information

Size: 1.3 linear feet

Summary: The records of the National Association of Women Artists measure 1.3 linear feet and date from 1926 to 1971. Found are administrative and membership records from the 1960s, exhibition records, printed material, and three scrapbooks. The bulk of the collection consists of catalogs and correspondence regarding the Association's annual exhibition from 1926 to 1971.

Biographical/Historical Note

The National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) was founded in 1889 and remains the oldest women's fine arts organization in the country. Sponsors of foreign and national traveling shows. Formerly called the Association of Women Painters and Sculptors and the Women's Art Club of the City of New York.

Provenance

Printed material, 1926-1971, donated by Jane Gray, historian for the NAWA, 1971. Scrapbooks donated by the NAWA, 1981, and the traveling exhibition records donated by NAWA, 1980.

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