National Association of Women Painters and Sculptors (U.S.) Search this
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1.6 linear feet
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The records of the National Association of Women Artists measure 1.6 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.
National Association of Women Artists records, 1926-1971. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional records on the National Association of Women Artists can be found at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Zimmerli Art Museum, Museum of Modern Art, Ryerson & Burnham Libraries, Frick Art Reference Library, New York Public Library, Film and Fine Art Library, and Library of Congress.
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.
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.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001