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Women & Their Work records, circa 1977-2015

Women and Their Work (Organization)


Collection Information

Size: 14.6 Linear feet

Summary: Women & Their Work records measure 14.6 linear feet and date from circa 1977-2015. Included are artist files containing correspondence, work samples, photographs and slides and press clippings; VHS videos; project files; exhibition and loan files; financial and administative files documenting the activities of Women & Their Work. A portion of the collection contains born digital material.

Biographical/Historical Note

Women & Their Work (est. 1978) is a nonprofit art organization in Austin, Texas featuring exhibitions of contemporary work by women.


The bulk of the collection was donated in 2021 by Women & Their Work via Chris Cowden, Executive Director. Material on reel 3316 was lent for microfilming in 1983 by Women & Their Work.

Related Materials

The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming (reel 3316) including newsletters, press releases, clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, and posters advertising events sponsored by Women and Their Work; and photographs of art work, gallery installations and exhibition reception guests. Material was returned to Women & Their Work after microfilming.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

Material lent for microfilming is available on 35mm microfilm reel 3316 available for use only at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.

Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings and born-digital records in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.

Restrictions on Use

The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.

How to Cite This Collection

Women & Their Work records, circa 1977-2015. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.