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Woman's Building records, 1970-1992

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Series 3: Gallery Programs , 1973-1991
5.6 Linear feet
Box 14-20

This series documents the individual visual, performance, literary, and video arts events and exhibitions shown at the Woman's Building. Each event or artist file typically contains correspondence, proposal, artist biography, and publicity material related to the program. The administrative files include comprehensive program development files, financial records, gallery reviews, and surveys.
The Gallery Programs are arranged into five subseries:
  • 3.1: Administrative, 1973-1991
  • 3.2: Exhibitions, 1974-1991
  • 3.3: Performance Art, 1977-1990
  • 3.4: Literary Arts, 1977-1991
  • 3.5: Film and Video, 1975-1991
The bulk of this series has been digitized. Materials which have not been digitized include blank pages, blank versos of photographs, and duplicates. In some cases, exhibition catalogs and other publications have had their covers, title pages, and relevant pages digitized.
3.1: Administrative, 1973-1991
This subseries consists of administrative records for the Woman's Building gallery programs. The administrative files include comprehensive program development files, financial records, gallery reviews, and surveys.
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Ariadne: A Social Art Network, 1977-1978
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Ariadne: A Social Art Network, 1977-1978
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"Art at the Woman's Building" Statements, 1975-1979
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Art SceneAdvertisements, 1986-1990
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Artist's Gallery Proposals, circa 1983
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Artist's Gallery Proposals, circa 1983
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Artist's Surveys, 1987
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Black History Month - Varnette Honeywood, Ruth Waddy, Nathalie Forrest, Doris Davenport, Carroll Parrott Blue, and Barbara McCullough, 1980-1981
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Black History Month, 1985
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Cable Show Programming, 1987-1989
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Calendar, 1987
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Commission Art Exhibition Committee, 1990
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Community Galleries, 1973-1979
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Correspondence, 1980-1982, 1985-1987
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Correspondence, 1988-1990
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8
Correspondence - Kathy Clark, Artistic Director, 1990-1991
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9
Correspondence - Thank You Notes, circa 1987
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10
Exhibition Calendar, 1985-1987
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11
Fringe Festival, 1987
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12
Gallery and Performance Committees, 1985-1987
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Gallery Programs Survey, 1985
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Gallery Programs Survey, 1985
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Gallery Programs Survey, 1985
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Gallery Programs Survey, 1985
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Gallery Programs Survey, 1985
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Gallery Programs Survey Summaries, 1985
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Gallery Objectives, circa 1986
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Gallery Reviews, 1976-1979
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Gallery Schedule, 1977-1979, 1988-1991
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Great American Lesbian Art Show (GALAS), 1980
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Guest Register, 1979-1984
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Insurance, 1985-1988
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Insurance, The Art Museum Association, 1976-1977, 1983-1984
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Inventory Forms, Completed, 1974-1978
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Lesbian Art Project, 1978-1980
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28
Loan Agreements and Contracts, 1986
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29
Open Wall Gallery, 1979
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Open Wall Gallery, 1979
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Open Wall Gallery - Artist's Contracts, 1979
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Performance and Conference Series, 1974-1975
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Proposal Rejections, 1983-1984
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Publicity, circa 1976
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Rental Gallery, 1976-1979
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Requests to Perform at the Woman's Building, 1977
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Restructuring, 1987-1988
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Sample Letters and Forms, 1986-1988
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39
"These Boots Were Made for Walking" Farewell Party for Cheri Gaulke, 1990
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Traveling Exhibitions, 1979-1980
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Traveling Exhibitions, 1981-1983
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Woman's Community Gallery, circa 1975
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Women's Art Exhibit in City Hall Rotunda, 1986
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Women's Art Exhibit in City Hall Rotunda, 1987
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Women's Art Exhibit in City Hall Rotunda, 1987
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Women's Art Exhibit in City Hall Rotunda, 1988
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Women's Art Exhibit in City Hall Rotunda, 1989
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3.2: Exhibitions, 1974-1991
This subseries consists of exhibition files for group and solo shows at the Woman's Building. Most of the files include correspondence, exhibition proposals, artist biographies and statements, as well as printed material such as exhibition catalogs, announcements, and brochures. Some folders may also include photographs of artwork and installations.
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"Ageless" with Suzanne Lacy, Jerry Allyn, Mihoko Yamagata, Janice DeLoof, Phora Gerdes, Louise Rothman, and Tressa Prisbey, 1989-1990
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"Ageless" with Suzanne Lacy, Jerry Allyn, Mihoko Yamagata, Janice DeLoof, Phora Gerdes, Louise Rothman, and Tressa Prisbey, 1989-1990
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"Ageless" with Suzanne Lacy, Jerry Allyn, Mihoko Yamagata, Janice DeLoof, Phora Gerdes, Louise Rothman, and Tressa Prisbey, 1989-1990
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Alt, Marlene, 1984
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"Anatomy of Worship" by Deborah Kruger and Cheri Gaulke, 1985
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"Artist as Shaman", 1984-1985
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"Artist as Shaman," Artists' Biographies, 1984-1985
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Artists Contributing to the Solution (ACTS), 1990-1991
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Artists Contributing to the Solution (ACTS), 1990-1991
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Basket Exhibit, Pat Hickman and Lillian Elliott, 1986
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"The Beastiary", 1988
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"Bedtime Stories: A Multi-Media Installation" by Anna Homler and Joyce Wexler-Ballard, circa 1986-1987
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"Beyond the Feminity of Eileen Gray", 1975
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Billboard Project, 1977-1978
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"Break the Silence: Finding Our Voices", 1985
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"Broken Heart Art", 1987
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"Broken Heart Art" Loan Agreements, 1987
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"The Bus Poster Project,", 1988-1989
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Catlett, Elizabeth, 1986
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"Contemporary Women Artists", 1986
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"Cross Pollination", 1986-1987
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"Cross Pollination", 1986-1987
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"Cross Pollination" Artists' Information, 1986
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"Cross Pollination" Poster Distribution, 1986-1987
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"Cross Pollination" Poster Distribution, 1986-1987
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"Crossing Cultural Boundaries", 1989
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"Crossing Cultural Boundaries", 1989
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"Crossing Cultural Boundaries", 1989
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"Current Wave: An International Exhibition of Women's Posters", 1984
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"The Day of the Dead", 1990
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"The Day of the Dead", 1990
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"A Day Without Art", 1989
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Demanche, Michel, 1986
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"Earth Vision/Human Scale" with Dinah Berland, Vida, Laurie Brown, and Marilyn Bridges, 1987
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"East Meets West" with Mineko Grimmer and Hilary Baker, 1990
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"Family Album", 1986
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"Family Album" Finances, 1986
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Ficara, Robin, 1986
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"Food is Art/Art is Food", 1987
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Frese, Lynda, 1984
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"From History to Action: An Exhibition in Celebration of the Tenth Anniversary of the Woman's Building", 1984
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"From History to Action: An Exhibition in Celebration of the Tenth Anniversary of the Woman's Building", 1984
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Gamboa, Diane, 1990
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Gentlemen's Choice, 1986
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Gentlemen's Choice, 1986
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"Gentlemen's Choice" Typesetting, 1986
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Giordano, JoAnn, 1985
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Glass Show, 1984-1985
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Goldman, Laurie, 1984
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"Guilding the Building", 1990
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"Guilding the Building", 1990
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"Having Our Cake" - 15th Anniversary Birthday Cake, 1988
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"Having Our Cake" - 15th Anniversary Birthday Cake, 1988
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Hendrick, Rebecca, 1984
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Hildebrand, Kari, 1984
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Hoge, Virginia, 1986
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"Holiday Party", 1988-1989
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"Holiday Party", 1988-1989
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"Image and Text", 1987-1988
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"Image and Text", 1987-1988
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"Inside/Outside", 1978
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Khmer/Cambodian Exhibitions, 1986-1987
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Korean Women Artists, 1984
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Kruger, Barbara, 1985
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Kusama, Yayoi, 1985
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"The Last Lunch" by Ellen Lampert, 1985
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Lawrence, Deborah, 1988
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Larrari, Margaret, 1991
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"Lesbian Fantasies" by Nancy Fried, 1977
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"Letter Forms" by Gilan Hirsch, Anna Homler, and Devorah Jackson, 1988-1989
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Liu, Hung, 1989-1990
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Maurer, Laura, 1984-1985
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Mazer, June L., 1989-1990
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Membership Exhibition for 15th Anniversary of Woman's Building, 1988
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Membership Exhibition for 15th Anniversary of Woman's Building, 1988
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Millett, Kate, 1978
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Murdock, Maureen, 1986
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"Naked Ladies" by Kate Millett, 1977
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Native American Show, 1974
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Open Wall Prints and Drawings Show, 1974
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"The Postcard Project: Celebrating our Heroines,", 1985-1989
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"Postcards by Women", 1983
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Prier, Carol Molly, 1984
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"Public/Private Herstory" with Portland McCormick, Cat Ashworth, Susan Kerr, and Dianne Malley, 1990
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"Quest for Balance" by Marsia Alexander, Barbara Magnus, and Echiko Ohira, 1987
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"Reading the Personal", 1989
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"Reflections on Survival", 1987
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"Reflections on Survival", 1987
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"Reflections on Survival", 1987
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Roberts, Gail, 1984
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Robinson, Aminah, 1988
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Rosenblum, Nancy, 1984
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Saar, Betye, circa 1979
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"Santa Barbara Artists", 1990
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"Santa Barbara Artists", 1990
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Siskin, Sharon, 1984
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Small, Deborah, circa 1987
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"Sounding Patterns", 1989
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"Spirit Guides", 1988
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"Spirit Guides" - Thank yous to Artists, 1988-1989
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"Sums of the Parts", 1981
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Swirnoff, Lois, 1984
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"Taking Liberties", 1990
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"Textiles as Texts: Arts Among Hmong Women from Laos", 1986-1987
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"Textiles as Texts: Arts Among Hmong Women from Laos", 1986-1987
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Thomas, Morgan, circa 1983
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"Through Darkness to Light", 1985-1986
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"Through the Looking Glass", 1990
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"Toys in Babeland", 1989
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"Toys in Babeland", 1989
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"Toys in Babeland," Artist Information, 1989
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"Toys in Babeland," Artist Information, 1989
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"Until That Last Breath: Women with AIDS", 1988-1989
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"Until That Last Breath: Women with AIDS", 1988-1989
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"Until That Last Breath: Women with AIDS", 1988-1989
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"Until That Last Breath: Women with AIDS", 1988-1989
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"Until That Last Breath: Women with AIDS," Contributions, 1988-1989
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Valentine's Show, circa 1985
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Van Syoc, Jere, 1984
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"Visionary Landscapes,", 1987
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"Visionary Landscapes," Loan Agreements, 1987
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"Viva la Vida: An Homage to Frida Kahlo,", 1987
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"Ways with Wood,", 1988
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"What is Feminist Art,", 1976-1977
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"When Beauty is Enough" by Ann Page and Phyllis S. Muldavin, 1986
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Wilson, Millie, 1990-1991
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Women of Chouinard, circa 1974
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"Women Photographers in America,", 1985
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Women's Caucus Show, 1983-1985
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"Women in American Architecture: An Historic and Contemporary Perspective,", 1977-1978
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"Women in American Architecture: An Historic and Contemporary Perspective," Correspondence (A-G), 1977-1978
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"Women in American Architecture: An Historic and Contemporary Perspective," Correspondence (H-R), 1977-1978
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"Women in American Architecture: An Historic and Contemporary Perspective," Correspondence (S-Y), 1977-1978
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"Women in American Architecture: An Historic and Contemporary Perspective," Finances, 1977-1978
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3.3: Performance Art, 1977-1990
This subseries consists of information about performance art at the Woman's Building as well as by Woman's Building artists at other venues. Some of the materials are on individual artists whereas other materials are about performances and events. The files may include correspondence, artist biographies and statements, photographs, and printed material.
Description Container
Anderson, Jamie, 1990
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"Artists Choose Artists", 1985
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"Bedroom Stories" by Anna Homler and Joyce Wexler-Ballard, 1984-1985
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Bienvenue, Marcella, 1990-1991
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"Bleeding Rose" by Henry Hoffman, 1977
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"Comedy Night", 1987
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"Confess to the Powers That Be" by Marla Myers, 1977
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"Danceworks" by Gilberte Meunier, 1984
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"Femina: An Intraspace Voyage", 1978
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Forti, Simone, 1987
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"Funk Lessons" with Adrian Piper, 1984
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Gorman-Jacobs, Judy, 1987
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Hassinger, Maren, 1984
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Higby, Sha Sha, 1988-1990
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International Women's Day, 1990
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"Love Novellas" by Jerri Allyn, 1984
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Maguire, Terrill, 1977
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Manley, Beatrice, 1977
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Mersky, Kres, 1977
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Mother Art, Feminist Art Workers, and The Waitresses, circa 1978-1981
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"Natural History: Telling More About the Unknown Animals" by Liebe Gray, 1987
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Nemec, Vernita, 1984
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"No Frills", 1986
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"An Oral Herstory of Lesbianism", 1979
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"An Oral Herstory of Lesbianism," Photographs, 1979
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"Rime," A Poetry and Dance Company, 1986
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Ringgold, Faith, 1987
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Sun, May, 1984
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"Tall Wheat" by Susan Banyas, 1984
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"Trenzas: The Braids of Frida Kahlo", 1989
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"The Waitresses", 1977-1984
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"The Whale Concerts" by Liebe Gray, 1985
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Wolf, Sara, 1989
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"Me and My Shadow" by Terry Wolverton, 1984
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Women's Coffeehouse Collective, 1977
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"The Wonderful World of Betty" by Leslie Belt and Bia Lowe 1983
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3.4: Literary Arts, 1977-1991
This subseries mostly consists of literary events at the Woman's Building along with some artist files. The files may include correspondence, artist biographies and statements, photographs, and printed material.
Description Container
Atwood, Margaret, 1978
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Bernikow, Louise, 1977
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Braverman, Kate, 1978-1979
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Coleman, Wanda, 1978-1979
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Correspondence, 1977-1979
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"Dark and Bright Fires", 1976
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Exposures: Women and Their Art Book Signing, 1989
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French, Marilyn, 1987
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Griffin, Susan, 1979
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"Inside Out" - A Multi-Cultural Performance of Dramatic Monologues, Poetry, and Fiction by Asian-American Women Writers, 1991
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Lifson, Martha, 1978-1979
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MacDonald, Barbara and Cynthia Rieh, 1986
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Moore, Honor, 1978-1979
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"Mosaic Voices: A Transcultural Series of Readings by Nationally Known and Local Writers", 1987
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Parker, Pat, circa 1978-1979
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Publicity, circa 1984
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Readings, 1979
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Rich, Adrienne and Mary Daly, 1979
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Sarton, May, 1986-1987
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"Spoken Word" by Linda J. Albertano, 1986
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"Taking Risks" with Judith McDaniel, 1988
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Women for All Seasons, Drafts, 1987-1988
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Women for All Seasons, Drafts, 1987-1988
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Women for All Seasons, Final Copy, 1987-1988
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Women for All Seasons, Production, 1987-1988
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Women for All Seasons, Production, 1987-1988
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Women for All Seasons, Writer Entries, 1987-1988
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Women for All Seasons, Writer Entries, 1987-1988
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Women Writers Series, 1980, 1983, 1985
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Women Writers Series, 1980, 1983, 1985
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"Women's Spirit" Reading, 1979
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3.5: Film and Video, 1975-1991
This subseries mostly consists of film screenings at the Woman's Building. The files are on the organization, fundraising, and publicity for the film and video events and programs.
Description Container
"The Bell Jar," Event Publicity, 1979
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"The Bell Jar," Film Industry Publicity, 1979
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"The Bell Jar," Fundraising, 1979
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"The Bell Jar," Fundraising, 1979
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"The Bell Jar," Photographs, 1979
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Cate Video Project, circa 1978
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"Committed" with Sheila McLaughlin, 1984
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"Divine Horsemen: The Living Gods of Haiti" by Maya Deren, 1984
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"An Evening of Lesbian Films" with Barbara Hammer, 1984
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"Eyes on Art,", 1989
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"Eyes on Art" Budget, 1989
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"Eyes on Art" Proposals, 1989
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"Friday the 13th Video Night,", 1987
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"The Incredible Shrinking Woman,", 1981
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"I've Heard the Mermaids Singing,", 1988
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Incest Awareness Project, 1979-1980
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Incest Awareness Project, 1979-1980
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Iris Films, 1975
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LA Freewaves Event with Shu Lea Chang, Graham Dent, Melissa Chang, and Valerie Soe, 1991
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Light, Allie, 1984
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Los Angeles Women's Video Festival, 1986
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Los Angeles Women's Video Festival, 1986
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"The Mothers of Plaza de Mayo,", 1985
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"Noonlight" by Kayt Schneider, 1989
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Performance Artists Make Videos, 1987
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"Putting Our Hands to Other Labor: The Women's Art Movement in Southern California,", 1986
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"Quilts and Women's Lives" by Pat Ferrero, 1981
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"Video Mosaic" with Alile Larkin, Su-Chen Hung, Melody Ramirez, and Valerie Soe, 1987
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Video Proposals, 1985
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Walsh, Alida, 1978
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Make a Request

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