University of Houston Libraries, Special Collections

Guide to the Houston Women's Caucus for Art Records



Overview of the Collection

Creator Women's Caucus for Art. Houston Chapter
Collection Title Houston Women's Caucus for Art Records
Dates 1972-2004
Identification 1999-001
Physical Description 14.00 Linear Feet
Language of Materials English
Repository University of Houston Libraries
M.D. Anderson Library, 4333 University Drive, Houston, TX, 77204-2000, URL: http://info.lib.uh.edu/, Email: rmrichardson@uh.edu, Phone: 713-743-9229

Historical Note:

The surge of woman-centered activity that came in the wake of the 1977 National Women’s Conference inspired women in Houston’s artistic community to bind together and form their own chapter of the Women’s Caucus for Art. The National Women’s Caucus for Art had grown out of a discussion on gender at an art conference in San Francisco, California in 1972. The national organization’s stated purpose was “to win parity in the valuation of works by women; to create new opportunities for women to document, produce and exhibit works, and to assemble for the exchange of ideas, experience and constructive criticism.” On January 10, 1978, the Houston Women’s Caucus for Art expanded that mission to Houston and held its first organizational meeting. In 1980, the state of Texas recognized the group as a non-profit organization.

Meetings were held monthly, and membership quickly expanded. Members elected a board of directors, or executive board. The positions in this board have varied over the years, but consisted of a president, program coordinator, secretary, treasurer, exhibition coordinator, publicity coordinator, membership coordinator, newsletter editor, and special events coordinator in 1997. The board makes all of the major decisions for the organization; however, officers welcome input from a community advisory board and all members.

While the Caucus first met in the household of one of its members, the organization soon realized the need for a larger meeting space. Preferably, this space should have a gallery in which members could hold exhibitions. To obtain this, the Caucus joined other Montrose area organizations in the Neartown Association. This neighborhood community group helped to preserve and restore an old Montrose fire station at 1413 Westheimer, which became the meeting and exhibition hall for all groups. By 1983, the Caucus proved to be the most frequent user of the facility, and signed a long-term lease. In 1998, Harris County purchased the Firehouse and the Caucus continued to sublet its space as a gallery for experimental, up and coming, and member artists until 1999. During 1999, the county decided to use the entire building as office space, and so the Caucus relocated to 3015 Richmond, Suite 270, in the Upper Kirby Building. The Caucus has an office and a large meeting room available, but presently does not have a space to use as a gallery.

The Caucus has remained true to its purposes in over three decades of its existence. The group sponsors local artists through individual, group, and member shows. The organization has also helped to bring many artists of national renown and controversy to Houston, such as Matuschka, Judy Chicago, and Karen Finley. Not only has the Caucus shown a commitment to artistic expression, but it has also shown a commitment to feminist activism. Exhibitions have included artwork by survivors of domestic violence and art promoting awareness of breast cancer. Furthermore, the very existence of the HWCA has allowed many women an exhibition space that would otherwise be denied to them due to gender and racial discrimination in the art world.

Source:

www.artwomenhouston.org

Note Author: Leigh Fought, June 1999


Scope and Contents

The papers for the Houston Women’s Caucus for Art (HWCA) span from its founding in 1978 to 2004. Some items, however, pre-date this period. The largest portion of the records is devoted to photos and to art exhibitions sponsored by the Caucus. The next largest portion includes newsletters, grant applications and fundraising, financial records, and conferences. The remainder of the collection is devoted to information pertaining to the business of the Caucus, membership, and the visual arts in Houston. Many of the items located in this collection do not specifically deal with the HWCA. Some are more general art news, activism, arts organizations, or other chapters of the National Women’s Caucus for Art. These materials have been retained in order to give researchers a sense of the networking, interests, and activities of the Caucus beyond the city of Houston.

The collection has fifteen series: Administration; Firehouse Gallery; Newsletters; Shows; Events; Fundraising; Members; Finances; Conferences; Photos; Clippings; General Visual Arts; Posters; Lectures, Papers and Speeches; and Printed Materials. The original arrangement varied according to year. Generally, previous record keepers tended to organize the documents around fundraising, particularly grant applications, and around art shows sponsored by the Caucus. This current organization was imposed by the archivist, and follows a topical arrangement.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access:

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

Special Collections owns the physical items in our collections, but copyright normally belongs to the creator of the materials or their heirs. The researcher has full responsibility for determining copyright status, obtaining permission to publish from copyright holders, and abiding by current copyright laws when publishing or displaying copies of Special Collections material in print or electronic form. For more information, consult the appropriate librarian. Reproduction decisions will be made by Special Collections staff on a case-by-case basis.

For privacy reasons, membership records and lists cannot be photocopied.


Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Corporate Name:
Women's Caucus for Art. Houston Chapter
Genre/Form of Material:
Administrative records
Brochures
Bylaws (administrative records)
Correspondence
Newsletters
Photographs
Topical Term:
Art -- Texas -- Houston
Artists -- Texas -- Houston
Feminism and art
Nonprofit organizations -- Texas -- Houston
Women -- Societies and clubs -- Texas -- Houston
Women artists -- Texas -- Houston

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation:

Houston Women's Caucus for Art Records, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. To cite a specific item from this collection, please consult the most recent edition of your style manual for the proper formatting.

Acquisition Information:

Donated by Houston Women's Caucus for Art, 1999. Additional materials were acquired in 2008 as part of a donation by Houston Women's Caucus for Art.

Processing Information:

Leigh Fought, June 1999


Detailed List of Contents

Administration 1978-2000

Scope and Contents
Information on the formation and business operation of the Houston Women’s Caucus for Art from 1978 to 2000 lies in the Administration series. This series contains six sub-series: Documentation, Correspondence, Board, Meetings, Mode, and Office. The Documentation sub-series includes such official organizational information as the by-laws, articles of incorporation, mission statement, various guidelines, and the official history of the HWCA. The Correspondence sub-series contains all general correspondence to HWCA. Letters referring to specific events or grants were kept in those categories. The Board sub-series includes rosters of the officers for the Community Advisory board and the Executive Board, as well as descriptions of board positions. This sub-series also contains two folders, President (Joy Mullet), and Chapter Representative, that duplicate most of the information found throughout the collection. These two folders have been kept intact, as they were found in the original order of the collection, in order to give researchers insight into the activity of a president and chapter representative through the course of their tenure. The Meetings sub-series contains the outline for the original meeting of the HWCA, and the announcements, agenda, and minutes for subsequent meetings. This set is incomplete. The MODE sub-series contains the documentation of activities to identify and address organizational deficiencies under the Management Assistance and Organizational Development Enterprise (MODE) and Intensive Service Program (ISP) offered through the Cultural Arts Council of Houston/Harris County. The Office sub-series includes media mailing lists, notes scribbled on scrap paper, information of office supplies and printers, and the address for the HWCA web site.
Documentation
Box Folder
1 1 Mission Statement approximately 1980-1999
2 History 1982-1996
3 Articles of Incorporation 1980
4 By-laws 1979-2000
5 Chapter Organization Guidelines approximately 1978-1980
6 Affirmative Action Policy 1988, 1998
7 Women's Business Enterprises Certification 1987-1989
8 Ethics Guidelines 1975
Correspondence
Box Folder
1 9 1978-1989
10 1990-1993
11 1994-1998
12 1999-2001
13 Email 1998
14 Email 1999
15 Email 2000-2001
Board
Box Folder
1 16 Community Advisory Board 1980-1997
17 Executive Board 1981-1997
18 President 1981, 1992-1993
19 President (Joy Mullet) January-June 1996
20 President 1996-2002
21 Chapter Representative 1992-1993
22 Position Descriptions 1995
23 Committees 1979-2000
24 Survey 1986
Meetings
Box Folder
1 25 Suggested Procedures 1978
26 1978-1989
27 1990-1992
28 1993-1994
29 1995-1996
30 1997-February 1998
31 July 1998-June 1999
32 July 1999-June 2000
33 July 2000-June 2001
34 National 1982
35 National 1994-1996
36 National 1997-1998
37 National 1999-2000
Box Folder
2 1 National - Chapter Development Handbook 1992-1994
2 National - Summer Board Meeting and Events July 7-9, 2000
Box Folder
15 1 Board 1991
2 Board 1992
3 Board 1993
4 Board 1995-1997
5 Board 1999-2000
Management Assistance and Organizational Development Enterprise (MODE)
Box Folder
2 3 Application 1998
4 Assessment and Workplan 1999
5 Monthly Reports 1999-2000
6 Outline of Activities 1999-2000
7 Procedures and Guidelines 1999-2000
8 Surveys 1999
9 Miscellaneous Notes 1999-2000
Office
Box Folder
2 10 Brochures approximately 1980-1999
11 “Caucus” Online Board Room 2000
12 Gallery and Office Space Agreements 1998-2000
13 Logo Research 1998
14 Media Mailing Lists 1993-1997
15 Media Mailing Lists undated
16 Miscellaneous Notes undated
17 Office Supply Catalogs 1995-1997
18 Printing Sources 1995-1997
19 Shipping/Mailing Information 1981, 1987, 1996
20 Stationery approximately 1980-1998
21 Volunteers 1998-2000
22 Web Site 1998



Firehouse Gallery 1980-1999

Scope and Contents
The HWCA held exhibitions and meetings in the old Firehouse building on Westheimer Road until 1999. This series contains information relating to that building from its renovation as a community center in 1980, through the HWCA use and upkeep of the facility until 1999. The series is organized alphabetically by subject.
Box Folder
2 23 Alarm System undated
24 Expenses 1986-1987
25 Floor Plans 1984
26 Gallery Agreements 1982-1995
27 Gallery Sitters 1992-1994
28 History undated
29 Insurance 1982-1986, 1996-1997
30 Lease Agreement 1986, 1996
31 Neartown Association 1984-1993
32 Parking 1989
33 Renovation 1981-1983
34 Sign 1991
35 Use 1980-1995



Newsletters 1978-2003

Scope and Contents
The Newsletters series spans the years 1978 to 2003. They are divided into four sub-series: Houston, Other Chapters, Regional, and National. The National newsletter changed titles several times, from simply Newsletter, to Hue Points, to Update, Member News, and Artlines. An incomplete set of these can be found in the National sub-series. Researchers wishing to find a full set of National newsletters should refer to the National Women’s Caucus for Art archives in New Jersey. The Regional sub-series contains only one folder, and is not specific to any region. The Other Chapters sub-series contains newsletters for various WCA chapters throughout the nation. This sub-series is arranged alphabetically according to state, then according to chapter within that state. None of the sets of these newsletters are complete, and researchers should refer to those individual chapters for more information. Although the National, Regional, and Chapter sub-series do not contain all of the newsletters for those organizations, they have been retained in this collection in order for researchers to ascertain the interaction of the HWCA with their sister organizations throughout the nation. The Houston sub-series contains an incomplete set of newsletters for the HWCA, arranged chronologically. This set is almost complete, missing most of 1986, 1987, 1989, and 1990.
Houston
Box Folder
2 36 1978-1980
37 1981-1982
38 1983-1984
Box Folder
3 1 1985-1986
2 1987-1988
3 1989-1990
4 1991-1992
5 1993-1995
6 1996-1998
7 1999-2003
Other Chapters
Box Folder
3 8 Arizona, California 1982-2002
9 Colorado, Connecticut 1992-1998
10 Florida 1983-1994
11 Illinois, Indiana, Iowa 1989-1999
12 Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri 1979-1999
13 Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York 1983-2002
14 Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania/New Jersey/Delaware 1979-1998
15 Texas 1992-1994
16 Vermont, Virginia 1982-1994
17 Washington, Washington, D.C., Wisconsin 1979-2001
Box Folder
15 6 Southern New Mexico 1991
7 Southwest Region undated
8 Various Chapter Materials 1989-1990
Regional
Box Folder
3 18 1990-1994, 2000
National
Box Folder
3 19 1978-1979
20 Newsletter 1980-1981
21 Hue Points 1982, 1984
22 Update 1986-1989
23 Update 1990-1992
24 Update 1993-1995
25 Update 1996
26 Member News 1999
27 Email Bulletin 1999-2001
28 Artilines 2003
OVS_Box Folder
14 1 Member News 1999
2 Artilines 2000-2001



Shows 1981-2003

Scope and Contents
The Shows series includes information, programs, invitations, and correspondence regarding exhibitions sponsored by the Caucus. The series covers the years 1981 through 2003, and is divided into seven sub-series: Schedule of Events, Member Show, Firehouse, Annex, Proposed, Houston Area, and Out of Town. The shows in these sub-series are arranged chronologically.
Schedule of Events
Box Folder
3 29 1979-2000
Member Show
Box Folder
3 30 1980 March 1980
31 NOW State Convention 1980 May 16-18, 1980
32 1981 [?] October 10-28, 1981 [?]
33 1984 February-June 1984
34 "Self-Images" April 5-May 10, 1985
35 “Self-Images” 1985 - Loan Agreements April 5-May 10, 1985
Box Folder
4 1 Austin, TX 1989 June 4-24, 1989
2 "Revealing Ourselves" 1991 September 1991
3 "Common Denominator" 1992 September 15-October 9, 1992
4 "SisterSister: Who We Are" 1994 September 9-October 15, 1994
5 "SisterSister: Who We Are" 1994 - San Antonio, TX January 8-28, 1995
6 "Power in Transition" 1995 February 1-March 31, 1995
7 "Out of the Cold" Fall 1995 September 30-October 29, 1995
8 "Personal Alchemy" 1997 September 6-October 12, 1997
9 “Hotel Houston” 1997 October 17-November 16, 1997
10 “Miniature Works” 1999 May 8-June 6, 1999
11 “Visual Interlude” 1999 October 14-November 26, 1999
12 “Celebrating the Riches of Our Diversity” 2001 February 8-March 30, 2001
13 “Flash” 2003 October 2003
Firehouse
Box Folder
4 14 Dedication Exhibit August 1982-May 1983
15 “A Room of One’s Own" September 11, 1983
16 "Traces" December 1983-January 1984
17 "Swamp Songs" - Clyde Connell September 20-October 27, 1984
18 "Paper Tiger" November 2-December 1, 1984
19 "Homages in Clay" - Jose Varela December 7, 1984-January 15, 1985
20 "Private Rites" January 22-February 23, 1985
21 "Innovative Prints" March 8-April 12, 1985
22 "Some Things Are Not What They Seem" May 21-June 22, 1985
23 "Men of the Women's Caucus" October 4-30, 1985
24 "Passageways" - Karen Hillier November 5-27, 1985
25 “Creatures” - Bobbye Bennett December 3, 1985-January 17, 1986
26 “Entrance II” - Patricia Carr Morgan 1985
27 "The Neverending Story" January 1986
28 "Contemporary Women in Documentary Photography" March 1-29, 1986
29 "Herstory: Black Women Photographers" March 4-25, 1988
30 "At Twelve" - Sally Mann February 10-March 10, 1990
31 "Boxworks: Ancestors Known and Unknown" May 7-June 1, 1991
32 "Wallpaper" - Annette Lawrence October 11-November 10, 1991
33 "Desperately Seeking..." April 14-18, 1992
34 Guest books 1992-1996
35 "Trail of Tears" January 10-February 1, 1992
36 "Ex-Officio" February 6-March 7, 1992
37 "Self-Discovery of Women" - Debra Reub March 13-April 1, 1992
38 "Women Taking a Stand" August 1992
39 "From Within Walls" October 23-November 14, 1992
40 "Goddesses, Witches, and Saints" December 1992-January 1993
41 "Conception, Pre-Conception" February 27-March 26, 1993
42 “Taking a Bite of the Apple" April 10-May 15, 1993
43 “Wild Women, Art Savage" September 10-October 2, 1993
44 "Untold Stories" November 12-December 31, 1993
45 "Perceptions of Men" January 21-February 26, 1994
46 "Women and Aging" March 12-April 19, 1994
47 "Ecofeminism" April 15-May 20, 1994
48 "Dogs Bark but the Caravan Moves On" May-June 1994
49 "Social Reflections" - Elisa Alvarado July 29-August 27, 1994
50 "Out of the Sky" - Anne Noggle November 12-December 10, 1994
51 "A Conversation Piece" January 14-February 10, 1995
52 "Compañeras" February 17-March 31, 1995
53 "Healing Works" April 11-May 21, 1995
54 "Landscapes of the Mind" - Ann Webb June 10-July 9, 1995
55 "Thought and Choice" - Laurie Waller July 15-August 12, 1995
56 "Primitive Streak" August 19-September 16, 1995
57 "Serial Imagery" November 11-25, 1995
58 Artgirls of the West January 6-February 25, 1996
59 Artgirls of the West - Marilyn Bendell January 6-February 25, 1996
60 Artgirls of the West - B. J. Billups January 6-February 25, 1996
61 Artgirls of the West - Beverly Carrick January 6-February 25, 1996
62 Artgirls of the West - Louise DeMore January 6-February 25, 1996
63 Artgirls of the West - B. R. Gates January 6-February 25, 1996
64 Artgirls of the West - Catherine Gill January 6-February 25, 1996
65 Artgirls of the West - Janice Yow Hines January 6-February 25, 1996
66 Artgirls of the West - DeAnne Limley January 6-February 25, 1996
67 Artgirls of the West - Martha Saudek January 6-February 25, 1996
68 Artgirls of the West - Sherry Blanchard Stewart January 6-February 25, 1996
69 Artgirls of the West - artists January 6-February 25, 1996
70 "1/2 of 1/2 of 1/2" - Matuschka March 1-April 22, 1996
Box Folder
5 1 "Salon des Oeuvres Refuses" May 5-June 2, 1996
2 “A Journey Into Healing” - Mary Erbert June 8- July 9, 1996
3 "Elements of Imagination" - Lucy Wiley July 13-August 4, 1996
4 "Altars as Art" September 21-November 16, 1996
5 "Luscious Show" January 11-February 28, 1997
6 "Women and Cleaning" July 12-August 16, 1997
7 "The Circle" - the Artists' Way June 7-July 5, 1997
8 “Slip and Slide" 1997, 1998
9 “Photo Realism" January 20-February 28, 1998
10 “Luminous Code" 1998
11 Miscellaneous 1991-1997
Box Folder
15 9 Artful Objects 1997
10 Taking a Stand! undated
11 Three City Women’s Caucus Travelling Art Show 1993
Annex
Box Folder
5 12 "Creative Communities, Making Friends" September 23-November 3, 1995
13 "Aubrey McCaskell's Place" December 18, 1995-February 28, 1996
Box Folder
15 12 Various Materials 1995
Proposed
Box Folder
5 14 1982-1999
Houston Area
Box Folder
5 15 "The Exchange: AH-HA" January 23-February 13, 1981
16 "Women Sculptors' Drawings" 1982
17 "Showdown" November 4-30, 1983
18 Karen Finley October 27-28, 1989
19 Traveling Slide Exhibition Spring 1990
20 "Mail Art" February 10-March 3, 1995
21 Canary Project 1996-1997
22 Canary Project - "Banners Project" 1997-2000
23 Canary Project - Database of Possible Donors 1996-1999
24 Canary Project - Finances 1996-1997
25 Canary Project - Unit Sponsor - Alamo Breast Cancer Foundation and Coalition
26 Canary Project - Unit Sponsor - Houston Ladies’ Tennis Association
27 Canary Project - Unit Sponsor - The Rose
28 Canary Project - Venues 1996-2000
29 Canary Project - "Mother Earth" 1997
30 Canary Project - Budget and Donations 1997
31 “Ya Ya Reboot" October 29-December 31, 1998
32 “Is this a joke or what?" March 1-31, 1999
33 “Above Construction" July 19-August 13, 1999
34 “Limp" May 6-June 10, 2000
35 Email Correspondence
36 “Sneak PreView" July 7-August 4, 2000
37 “Who is Who among Eastern Texas Women Artists" November 1-30, 2000
38 "Art in Houston" - Internet, undated
39 Miscellaneous 1979-1997
OVS_Box Folder
14 3 Canary Project - Paraphernalia 1997
Box Folder
15 13 Art Celebration 1996
14 Arts Task Force 1991
15 Canary Project- “Banners Project” 1997-2000
16 Canary Project- “Banners Project” 1995-1998
17 Canary Project - “Banners Project” 2000
Out of Town
Box Folder
6 1 1979-1989
2 1990-1996



Events 1982-2001

Scope and Contents
The Events series covers all events held by the HWCA that do not fall into the fundraising or the exhibition categories. The years 1982 through 2001 are represented in these folders and are arranged alphabetically by subject, then chronologically within each subject. While many of the artists who showed their work at the Firehouse gallery also gave talks or sat on panels in conjunction with those exhibitions, information about those engagements have been left with the information about the exhibition.
Box Folder
6 3 Houston International Festival 1996
4 Houston Area - Mars Millennium Project June 21-August 31, 1999
5 HoustonArea - “Presentation and Representation" April 15, 2000
6 Houston Area - Mothers for Clean Air (cancelled event) May 2001
7 HoustonArea - “Picture this” Mystery Mural Project March 16, 1998
8 Houston Area - “Working Women Artists and the Legacy of Women’s Art History" March 2000
9 National Women Artists Visibility Event September 27, 1986
10 Retreat September 25-27, 1991
11 Social 1982, 1992-1996
12 Speaker - AIDS 1989, 1993, 1995
13 Speaker - The Artist in Society 1982-1983
14-15 Speaker - The Artist at Work 1984
16 Speaker - Does Government Funding = Censorship of the Arts? October 5, 1989
17 Speaker - Music, Architecture, and the Visual Arts January 9, 1990
18 Speaker - “The Many Hats of an Executive Director" November 11, 1999
19 Speakers - Miscellaneous 1982-1998
20 Studio Tours 1983, 1990-1995
21 Workshops 1980-2001
22 Miscellaneous 1986-2001
Box Folder
15 18 Christmas With the Webbs 1992
19 School to Work Apprenticeship Program undated
20 We Won’t Go Back! 1992
21 Women Ignite 1992



Fundraising 1982-2002

Scope and Contents
The Fundraising series covers the years 1982 through 2002, arranged into five sub-series: Contributors, Grants, Events, Reports, and Miscellaneous. The Contributors sub-series includes lists of Gifts-In-Kind, information about the Kroger Share Card, and correspondence with various companies, individuals and organizations in regard to donations to HWCA. The Grants sub-series is arranged alphabetically by organization. The largest of these groups is the Cultural Arts Council of Houston (CACH). This sub-series contains grant applications and correspondence concerning those grants. The Events sub-series is arranged chronologically according to the particular fundraising event. “Drop In, Switch On” is the most recurrent of these events. The Reports sub-series contains an incomplete set of summaries of Caucus fundraising activities. All other fundraising information can be found in the Miscellaneous sub-series.
Contributors
Box Folder
6 23 Gifts-in-Kind 1995-1997
24 Kroger Share Card 1996-1997
25 Miscellaneous 1978-1989
26 Miscellaneous 1990-2000
Grants
Box Folder
6 27 Computer Affairs Program, Apple Computer, Inc. 1983
28 Greater Houston Women's Foundation 1992-1995
29 Cultural Arts Council of Houston November 1, 1980-May 1, 1981
30 Cultural Arts Council of Houston March 16, 1981-June 30, 1981
31 Cultural Arts Council of Houston 1982
32 Cultural Arts Council of Houston March 1982-July 1982
33 Cultural Arts Council of Houston August 1982-May 1983
34 Cultural Arts Council of Houston January 1984-October 1984
35 Cultural Arts Council of Houston July 1984-July 1985
36 Cultural Arts Council of Houston January 1985-July 1985
37 Cultural Arts Council of Houston July 1, 1985-June 1990
38 Cultural Arts Council of Houston July 1, 1990-June 30, 1991
39 Cultural Arts Council of Houston May 1, 1991-June 30, 1991
40 Cultural Arts Council of Houston July 1, 1991-June 30, 1992
41 Cultural Arts Council of Houston July 1, 1992-June 30, 1993
42 Cultural Arts Council of Houston July 1, 1995-June 30, 1996
43 Cultural Arts Council of Houston 1994-1996
44 Cultural Arts Council of Houston July 1996-June 1997
45 Cultural Arts Council of Houston July 1997-June 1998
46 Cultural Arts Council of Houston July 1998-June 1999
Box Folder
7 1 Cultural Arts Council of Houston July 1999-June 2000
2 Cultural Arts Council of Houston July 2000-June 2001
3 Cultural Arts Council of Houston July 2001-June 2002
4 National Endowment for the Arts 1984-1987
5 National Endowment for the Arts - Interdisciplinary Arts Fellowship Program 1986
6 National Endowment for the Arts - New Forms Regional Initiative Grants Program 1992
7 Texas Commission on the Arts 1982-1990
8 Texas Commission on the Arts 1990-1995
9 Texas Commission on the Arts - Artists-in-Education 1982-1985
10 Texas Commission on the Arts - Education and Technical Assistance Program 1994-1995
11 Texas Commission on the Arts 1995
12 Texas Commission on the Arts 1996
13 Texas Commission on the Arts 1997
14 TexasCommission on the Arts - Travel Grant 2001
15 Various Foundations (denials) 1995
Box Folder
15 22 Various 1980-1983
Events
Box Folder
7 16 "An Artful Affair" 1981
17 "Drop In, Switch On" 1994
18 "Drop In, Switch On" 1995
19 "Drop In, Switch On" 1996
20 “Drop In, Switch On" 1996
21 "Drop In, Switch On" 1997
22 “Drop In, Switch On" 1998
23 "4×4 Recreational Vehicle" 1995
24 Miscellaneous 1979-1995
Reports
Box Folder
7 25 1985-1987
Miscellaneous
Box Folder
7 26 1982-1998
OVS_Box Folder
14 4 1998



Members 1979-1997

Scope and Contents
This series includes information concerning the members and membership dues. This series covers the years 1979-1997, and is divided into 4 sub-series: Directory, Dues, Rosters, and Miscellaneous. A complete list of members and their addresses can be found in the Rosters sub-series. Much of the information in the Members series is sensitive, and researchers should contact the archivist before accessing this material.
Directory
Box Folder
7 27 1979-1994
28 1992/1994
29 1998-2002
30 Change of Address 1984
Dues
Box Folder
7 31 1980-1981
Box Folder
8 1 1983-1984
2 1984-1987
3 1988-1993
4 1993-1994
5 1995-1997
6 1998-2000
7 Payment Reports 1989-1992, 1997-2000
Rosters
Box Folder
8 8 1979
9 1980-1982
10 1984-1988
11 1990, 1992
12 1993-1997
13 1998-1999
14 1999-2000
15 2000-2001
16 2003-2004
17 undated
18 Other Chapters approximately 1980, 1999
Miscellaneous
Box Folder
8 19 Mailing List 1984, 1990-1996
20 Membership Canvas 1983, 1992-1993
21 Volunteers 1995-1996



Finances 1980-2001

Scope and Contents
The Finances series contains an almost complete financial record of the Caucus from 1980-2001. This series is arranged into four sub-series: Bank Statements;Checks; Receipts; and General. The Bank Statements sub-series ends in 1999; and it is missing June through December 1994, and all but July and September of 1995. Blazek, et al CPA is the accounting firm that handles tax matters for the Caucus. This folder includes predominantly correspondence with that company. The Budgets folder is incomplete, and reflects only the budgets for the activities of the entire Caucus. Budgets for individual exhibitions are found in the folders for those particular shows. The Treasurer folders contain the procedures for the office of the treasurer, and an incomplete set of monthly reports made by the treasurer at Board Meetings. The Yearly Financial Statements folder is not complete, and includes annual and biannual reports.
General
Box Folder
9 14 Blazek, et al. CPA 1981-1992
15 Budget 1981-1999
23 Deposits 1979-1985
24 Deposits 1986-1995
Box Folder
10 1 Income Tax - Exempt Status 1977-1983
2 Income Tax - State of Texas 1980-1996
3 Income Tax - Returns 1982-1993
4 Ledgers 1983-1985
5 Ledgers July 1981-October 1982
6 Ledgers 1985-1991
Box Folder
11 2 River Oaks Bank 1983-1996
3 Treasurer - Procedures 1981
4 Treasurer- Reports 1980, 1984, 1990-2000
5 Yearly Financial Statements 1979-2001
6 1985-2000
Bank Statements
Box Folder
8 22 1979-1981
23 1982
24 1983
Box Folder
9 1 1984
2 1985
3 1986
4 1987
5 1988
6 1989
7 1990
8 1991
9 1992
10 1993
11 January-May 1994
12 July, September 1995, January-July 1996
13 1998-1999
Checks
Box Folder
9 16 Blank, undated approximately 1990
17 Stubs March 15, 1978-January 6, 1981
18 Stubs January 13, 1981-December 7, 1983
19 Stubs January 17, 1984-January 15, 1985
20 Stubs January 15, 1985-January 13, 1987
21 Stubs January 10, 1987-June 28, 1989
22 Receipts 1982-1996
Receipts
Box Folder
10 7 1980-1981
8 1982
9 1983
10 January-May 1984
11 June-December 1984
12 1985
13 1986
14 1987
15 1988
16 1989
17 1990
18 1991
19 1992
20 1993
21 1994
22 1995
23 1996
24 1997-1998
Box Folder
11 1 1998-1999



Conferences 1978-2002

Scope and Contents
The Conferences series contains fliers, invitations, programs and brochures for conferences attended by the HWCA between 1978 and 2002. There are two sub-series: National Women’s Caucus for Art and Other. The thirty-five folders are arranged chronologically within their sub-series. In 1988, the National Women’s Caucus for Art held their annual conference in Houston. Thus, within the National Women’s Caucus for Art sub-series exists a longer grouping for the Houston conference, arranged by topic.
National Women's Caucus for Art
Box Folder
11 7 Washington, D.C. January 30-February 3, 1979
8 New Orleans, LA January 30-February 2, 1980
9 San Francisco, CA February 24-26, 1981
10 New York, NY February 23-26, 1982
11 Philadelphia, PA February 15-18, 1983
12 Toronto, Ontario, Canada February 21-24, 1984
13 Los Angeles, CA February 12-16, 1985
14 New York, NY February 1986
15 Boston, MA February 10-13, 1987
16 Houston, TX - Audio Service 1988
17 Houston, TX - Bus Service 1988
18 Houston, TX - Catering 1988
19 Houston, TX - Cocktail Receptions 1988
20 Houston, TX - Exhibitions, A-M 1988
21 Houston, TX - Exhibitions, N-Z 1988
22 Houston, TX - Hotel Arrangements 1988
23 Houston, TX - Mayor Whitmire 1988
24 Houston, TX - Museums and Galleries 1988
25 Houston, TX - Newsletters 1988
26 Houston, TX - Panels 1988
27 Houston, TX - Planning Procedures 1988
28 Houston, TX - Programs and Brochures 1988
29 Houston, TX - Progressive Dinner 1988
30 Houston, TX - Publicity 1988
31 Houston, TX - Registration 1988
32 Houston, TX - T-Shirts 1988
33 Houston, TX - Volunteers 1988
34 San Francisco, CA February 13-15, 1989
35 Chicago, IL February 11-13, 1992
36 Seattle, WA February 1-3, 1993
37 New York, NY and Chicago, IL 1994
38 San Antonio, TX January 24-26, 1995
39 Boston, MA and Philadelphia, PA February & June, 1996
40 Philadelphia, PA February 7-12, 1997
41 Los Angeles, CA February 9-10, 1999
42 New York, NY February 21-25, 2000
43 Chicago, IL February 2001
44 Philadelphia, PA February 18-20, 2002
Box Folder
15 23 Houston, TX – Administrative Materials 1988
24 Houston, TX - Audio 1988
25 Houston, TX – Clippings 1988
26 Houston, TX – Correspondence 1987-1989
27 Houston, TX – Promotional Materials 1988
28 Houston, TX – Speeches 1988
Other
Box Folder
11 45 Mid-America College Art Association October 25-27, 1978, 1980
46 "NOW and the Future" May 16-18, 1980
47 "Visions: The Women's Expo" June 17-19, 1994
48 The Mayor’s Summit on Women November 19-20, 1999
49 Miscellaneous 1980-1994



Photographs

Scope and Contents
The Photographs series is one of the strongest in the HWCA collection. The photographs in this series depict various events and artwork for exhibitions sponsored by the Caucus. Within the sub-series, the items are arranged chronologically according to event or exhibition. Dates in brackets are estimates based on the location of the photograph in the original arrangement. Unknown photographs and undated photographs are at the end of each sub-series. Most people depicted in the photographs are unidentified. Those who are identifiable are labeled on the tissue paper separating the photographs. Each folder indicates the number of items in the folder, and the type of photo - black and white (b/w), or color. Where possible, the artist of a particular work has been identified.
Negatives
Box Folder
11 50 Firehouse (b/w) approximately 1982
51 "Private Rites" (color) January 22-February 23, 1985
52 "Out of the Cold" (color) 1995
53 "Aubrey McCaskell's Place" (color) December 18, 1995-February 28, 1996
54 "Why Girls Can't Paint Cows" (color) January 6-February 26, 1996
55 "Salon des Oeuvres Refuses" (color) May 5-June 2, 1996
56 "1/2 of 1/2 of 1/2" - Matuschka (b/w) March1-April 22, 1996
57 Unknown Show, (b/w) undated
OVS_Box Folder
14 13 Catalogue and Exhibit undated
Proofsheets
Box Folder
11 58 Firehouse Renovation (b/w) approximately 1982
59 "Private Rites" artwork (b/w) January 22-February 23, 1985
60 "Self-Images" artwork (b/w) 1985
61 "Self-Images" artwork (color) 1985
62 "Contemporary Women in Documentary Photography" artwork (b/w) March 1-24, 1986
63 National WCA Conference - Houston, TX (b/w) 1988
64 HWCA Board (b/w) approximately 1995
65 “Mother Earth” ground breaking (b/w) September 1995
Slides
Box Folder
11 66 Artwork (color) 1978-1989
67 National WCA Conference New York, NY (color) 1986
68 "Contemporary Women in Documentary Photography" artwork (b/w) March 1-24, 1986
69 "Women in Art" installation (color) 1987
70 National WCA Conference Houston, TX artwork (b/w) 1988
71 Members' Names 1990, undated
72 “Social Reflections” artwork - Elisa Alvarado (color) July 24-August 7, 1994
73 Artgirls of the West artwork (color) January 6-February 26, 1996
74 "1/2 of 1/2 of 1/2" - Matuschka artwork (b/w) March 1-April 22, 1996
75 “Slip and Slide Program” – Sharon Bode Messimer (color) January 13, 1998
76 Unidentified Event (color) undated
Box Folder
15 29 “Banners Project” 1997-1998
30 Various 1990-1992
Prints
Box Folder
11 77 "Stones" reception - Lucy Lippard (color) February 19, 1979
78 National WCA Conference Washington, D.C. (b/w) 1979
79 "An Artful Affair" fundraiser (color) September 25, 1980
80 "12 On Site" Planning (color) September 1980
81 "12 On Site" Installation - Viveka Barnett (color) October 23, 1980
82 "12 On Site" Installation - Gertrude Barnstone (color) October 23, 1980
Box Folder
12 1 "12 On Site" Installation - Marilyn Biles (color) October 23, 1980
2 "12 On Site" Installation - Cecile Burns (color) October 23, 1980
3 "12 On Site" Installation - Linda [Gratz?] (color) October 23, 1980
4 "12 On Site" Installation - Heidi Stanfield (color) October 23, 1980
5 "12 On Site" Installation - Vicki Stewart (color) October 23, 1980
6 "12 On Site" Installation - Tracy Trajan (color) October 23, 1980
7 "12 On Site" Installation - Martha Terrill (color) October 23, 1980
8 "12 On Site" Installation - Toby Topek (color) October 23, 1980
9 "12 On Site" Installation - Tralene Vassilopolos (color) October 23, 1980
10 National WCA Conference San Francisco, CA (color) 1982
11 Membership Party and Reception (color) December 5, 1982
12 "Swamp Songs" - Clyde Connell (b/w) September 20-October 27, 1984
13 "Homages in Clay" - Jose Varela (color) December 1984-January 1985
14 Member Show Catalog - Opening, (b/w) 1984
15 Member Show Catalog - Viveka Barnett (b/w) 1984
16 Member Show Catalog - Gertrude Barnstone (b/w) 1984
17 Member Show Catalog - Malinda Beeman (b/w) 1984
18 Member Show Catalog - Wayne Blythe (b/w) 1984
19 Member Show Catalog - Peter Brown (b/w) 1984
20 Member Show Catalog - Derek Boshier (b/w) 1984
21 Member Show Catalog - Chuck Dugan (b/w) 1984
22 Member Show Catalog - Bobby Duncan (b/w) 1984
23 Member Show Catalog - David Folkman (b/w) 1984
24 Member Show Catalog - Sally Gall (b/w) 1984
25 Member Show Catalog - Robert Harris (b/w) 1984
26 Member Show Catalog - Ron Hoover (b/w) 1984
27 Member Show Catalog - Benito Huerta (b/w) 1984
28 Member Show Catalog - Terrell James (b/w) 1984
29 Member Show Catalog - Lucas Johnson (b/w) 1984
30 Member Show Catalog - Pam Johnson (b/w) 1984
31 Member Show Catalog - Lynn Knippa (b/w) 1984
32 Member Show Catalog - George Kraus (b/w) 1984
33 Member Show Catalog - Arturo Lindsey (b/w) 1984
34 Member Show Catalog - Bert Long (b/w) 1984
35 Member Show Catalog - Jack Massing (b/w) 1984
36 Member Show Catalog - Peter McClennan (b/w) 1984
37 Member Show Catalog - Jesus Baustista Moroles (b/w) 1984
38 Member Show Catalog - Helen Orman (b/w) 1984
39 Member Show Catalog - Jim Poag (b/w) 1984
40 Member Show Catalog - Pam Pool (b/w) 1984
41 Member Show Catalog - Lynn Randolph (b/w) 1984
42 Member Show Catalog - Charlie Sartwell (b/w) 1984
43 Member Show Catalog - Gail Siptak (b/w) 1984
44 Member Show Catalog - Susan Smith (b/w) 1984
45 Member Show Catalog - Gael Stack (b/w) 1984
46 Member Show Catalog - Earl Staley (b/w) 1984
47 Member Show Catalog - Sharon Stewart (b/w) 1984
48 Member Show Catalog - Richard Stout (b/w) 1984
49 Member Show Catalog - Lin Swannet (b/w) 1984
50 Member Show Catalog - Marasu Takiguchi (b/w) 1984
51 Member Show Catalog - Toby Topek (b/w) 1984
52 Member Show Catalog - Josefa Vaughn (b/w) 1984
53 Member Show Catalog - Casey Williams (b/w) 1984
54 Member Show Catalog - Frank Williams (b/w) 1984
55 Member Show Catalog - Geoff Winningham (b/w) 1984
56 Member Show Catalog - Unidentified Artists (b/w) 1984
57 "Self-Images" artwork (b/w) 1985
58 “Private Rites” artwork - Susie Rosmarin (b/w) January 22-February 23, 1985
59 “Private Rites” artwork - Kelly Alison (b/w) January 22-February 23, 1985
60 “Private Rites” artwork - Unidentified Artist (b/w) January 22-February 23, 1985
61 Artwork - Janet Zweig (b/w) 1985
62 "Contemporary Women in Documentary Photography" artwork - Annie Liebowitz (b/w) March 1-24, 1986
63 "Contemporary Women in Documentary Photography" artwork - Ruth Pine Morgan (b/w) March 1-24, 1986
64 "Contemporary Women in Documentary Photography" artwork - Wendy Watriss (b/w) March 1-24, 1986
65 “Contemporary Women in Documentary Photography” artwork - Miscellaneous (b/w) March 1-24, 1986
66 National WCA Conference Houston, TX (b/w) 1988
67 "Women Taking a Stand" panel (color) August 1992
68 "From Within Walls" artwork Molly Campbell (b/w) November 14, 1992
69 "Untold Stories" reception Diana Block, juror (color) November 12-December 31, 1993
70 Studio Tour (color) approximately 1993
71 "Women and the Representation of Aging" - Gay Block (color) March 12- April 19, 1994
72 "Women and the Representation of Aging" - Elise Mitchell Sanford (b/w) March 12-April 19, 1994
73 "Women and the Representation of Aging" - Miscellaneous (b/w) March 12-April 19, 1994
74 "Handmade Book" workshop (b/w) April 1994
75 "Handmade Book" workshop (color) April 1994
76 Postcard Show artwork (b/w) May 1994
77 Postcard Show opening (color) May 1994
78 "Social Reflections" artwork Elisa Alvarado (b/w) July 24-August 27, 1994
79 "Social Reflections" opening Elisa Alvarado (color) July 24-August 27, 1994
80 "Out of the Sky" artwork - Anne Noggle (b/w) [c. 1990]
81 "Living With AIDS" panel (color) 1994
82 "A Conversation Piece" (b/w) January 4-February 10, 1995
83 "Companeras" opening (b/w) February 12-March 31, 1995
84 "Companeras" opening (color) February 12-March 31, 1995
85 "Healing Works" artwork (color) April 11-May 21, 1995
86 "Healing Works" artwork (b/w) April 11-May 21, 1995
87 Michea Performance (color) June 1995
88 "Creative Communities, Making Friends" opening (color) September 23-November 3, 1995
89 "Out of the Cold" artwork (color) September 30-October 29, 1995
90 "Serial Imagery" artwork (color) November 11-25, 1995
91 "Aubrey McCaskell's Place" opening (color) December 1995-February 1996
92 "4×4" Fundraiser (color) 1995
93 "Why Girls Can't Paint Cows:" (b/w) January 5-February 25, 1996
94-95 "Why Girls Can't Paint Cows:" (color) January 5-February 25, 1996
96 "Why Girls Can't Paint Cows:" artwork - Louise DeMore (color) January 5-February 25, 1996
97 "Why Girls Can't Paint Cows:" artwork - B.R. Gates (color) January 5-February 25, 1996
98 "Why Girls Can't Paint Cows:" artwork - Catherine Gill (color) January 5-February 25, 1996
99 "Why Girls Can't Paint Cows:" artwork - Karen Hubutzel (color) January 5-February 25, 1996
100 "Why Girls Can't Paint Cows:" artwork - DeAnne Lemley (color) January 5-February 25, 1996
101 "1/2 of 1/2 of 1/2" - Matuschka (b/w) March 1-April 22, 1996
102-103 "1/2 of 1/2 of 1/2" - Matuschka (color) March 1-April 22, 1996
104 "Salon Des Oeuvres Refuses" artwork (color) May 4-June 2, 1996
105 "Drop In, Switch On" (color) December 7, 1996
106 "Drop In, Switch On" (b/w) December 7, 1996
107 "Visions: The Women's Expo" booth (b/w) 1996
108 "Chapel of Pioneers" artwork (color) 1996
109 “Banners Project” - International Quilt Festival (color) 1996, 1997
110 "Banners Project" - Artifacts Gallery at Champion Village (color) approximately 1997
111 "Banners Project" - Fashion Group International (color) 1998
112 "Banners Project" - Miscellaneous (color) 1998
113 "Mother Earth" ground breaking September 1997
114 “Mother Earth” planning 1997
115 “Slip and Slide Program” (color) January 13, 1998
116 “Limp” (color) May 6-June 10, 2000
117 Art Guys Striptease (color) approximatley 1996
118 Artwork - Nancy Haglund, undated
119 Unidentified Show - Steve Hoover (b/w) approximately 1984
120 Catbox (band) (b/w; color), undated
121 Firehouse exterior (color) approximately 1995
122 HWCA Board (color) approximately 1995
123 HWCA Members (b/w) undated
124 HWCA President - Joy Mullett (color) approximately 1997
125 Members - Gertrude Barnstone (color) undated
126 Members - Lin Swanner (color) undated
127 Members - Lin Swanner (b/w) undated
128 Members - Unidentified Member (b/w) undated
129 Printmaking show artwork (color) approximately 1996
130 "Recycle Sculpture" artwork (color) approximately 1996
131 Renovation (b/w) undated
132 Unidentified Artwork (color) approximately 1984
133 Unidentified Artwork (color) approximately 1994
134 Unidentified Event (b/w) approximately 1995
135 Unidentified Event (b/w) undated
136 Unidentified Event (color) approximately 1997-1998
137-138 Unidentified Events (color) undated
139 Unidentified Panels (b/w), undated
140 Unidentified Show (color) (3 items) approximately 1995
141 Unidentified Show (color) (7 items) approximately 1995
142 Unidentified Show (b/w) (16 items) approximately 1985
143-148 Unidentified Shows (b/w) undated
Folder 143 contains 4 items; Folder 144 contains 4 items; Folder 145 contains 1 item; Folder 146 contains 4 items; Folder 147 contains 1 item; Folder 148 contains 1 item
149 Unidentified Workshop (b/w), undated
150 Miscellaneous (b/w) undated
151 Miscellaneous (color) undated
Box Folder
15 31 Block Printing Workshop undated
32 Catalogue undated
33 Various undated



Clippings

Scope and Contents
The Clippings series includes all newspaper and magazine clippings found throughout the original arrangement of the HWCA papers. Due to the great number and concern for preservation of these clippings, they were separated into their own series and copied onto acid-free paper when possible. Some clippings were too large to copy and have been removed into Box 14, although they remain in the Clippings series. The folders are arranged alphabetically by subject, then chronologically. They predominantly follow a similar pattern as the series for the collection.
Box Folder
12 152 AIDS Stories 1995, 1996
153 Art Spaces - Contemporary Arts Museum 1972
154 Art Spaces - Courthouse Annex June 1995-February 1996
155 Art Spaces - Intercontinental Airport 1981-1982
156 Art Spaces - Lawndale Art Center 1980
157 Art Spaces - Menil Collection 1981
158 Art Spaces - Museum of Fine Arts 1981-1982
159 Art Spaces - Rothko Chapel 1961-1970
160 Artists 1971, 1980-1995
161 Art News 1980-1995
162 Conferences - National WCA Conference - New Orleans, LA 1979
163 Conferences - National WCA Conference, Houston, TX 1988
164 "Visions: The Women's Expo" March 18-19, 1995
165 Events - Artist in Society 1982
166 Events - Studio Tours approximately 1980
167 Finances - Cultural Arts Council of Houston approximately 1986
168 Finances - “4x4 Recreational Vehicle" October 8, 1995
169 Finances - "Drop In, Switch On" 1995-1996
170 Finances - Miscellaneous 1980-1995
171 Firehouse 1982-1983, 1995
172 Helen Orman 2004
173 Houston Image 1996
174 NEA Battles Censorship 1989-1995
175 Shows - "AH-HA" 1981
176 Shows - Member Shows 1983-1985
177 Shows - “Creatures" December 1985-January 1986
178 Shows - "Women in Photography" 1986
179 Shows - Gorilla Girls 1988
180 Shows - Finley, Karen 1989
181 Shows - "Boxworks" May 1991
182 Shows - "Women Taking a Stand" September 1992
183 Shows - “Wild Women Art Savage" September-October, 1993
184 Shows - "Perceptions of Men" 1993-1994
185 Shows - “Women and Aging" March – April, 1994
186 Shows - “Out of the Sky" November-December, 1994
187 Shows - “A Conversational Piece" January-February, 1995
188 Shows - “Compañeras" February-March, 1995
189 Shows - “Out of the Cold" September-October, 1995
190 Shows - “Banners Project" 1996
Box Folder
13 1 Shows - "McCaskell's Place" - Aubrey McCaskell December 18, 1995-February 1996
2 Shows - "Why Girls Can't Paint Cows" Artgirls of the West February 1996
3 Shows - "1/2 of 1/2 of 1/2" - Matuschka March 1-April 22, 1996
4 Shows - "Salon des Oeuvres Refuses" May 1996
5 Shows - "Altars as Art" October 1996
6 Shows - "Luscious Show" January 1997
7 Shows - Canary Project 1997
8 Shows - “Is this a joke or what?” March 1999
9 Shows - “Limp" May 6-June 10, 2000
10 Shows - Miscellaneous 1983-1996
11 Women's Issues 1980-1997
12 Miscellaneous 1996-1997
OVS_Box Folder
14 5 National WCA Conference - Houston, TX 1988
6 NEA Battles Censorship 1989
7 Houston Foto Fest 1986
8 Miscellaneous 1971, 1980-1988, 1995-1996
Box Folder
15 34 6 Artists/ 6 Idioms undated
35 Chaja Verveer undated
36 Contemporary Arts Museum Benefit 1999
37 The Famine Within 1991
38 Gorilla Girls 1988
39 In Art 1988
40 “Women and the Arts” 1988
41 Women Recognition 1992



General Visual Arts (GVA) 1979-2002

Scope and Contents
This series contains general information related to the visual arts in Houston, little of it directly related to HWCA. The series contains material from the years 1979-2002, including some with no date. One folder is located in oversized Box 14. There are six sub-series, arranged alphabetically: Artists, Art Spaces, Journals, Organizations, Politics, Miscellaneous. The Artists sub-series contains an alphabetical arrangement of resumes and biographies of various artists, predominantly from the Houston area and involved with the HWCA. The Art Spaces sub-series includes information about various galleries and museums in Houston. The Firehouse, the HWCA gallery, is excluded from this sub-series because it merits a series of its own. The Journals sub-series contains various arts journals. The Organizations sub-series contains fliers, brochures, and other information about different artists’ groups or organizations supporting the arts. The Politics sub-series includes information on different political issues and candidates involving women and the arts. The Miscellaneous sub-series contains general information that did not easily fall into other categories within this series. Most of the documents in this series are related to local issues. Some organizations and political issues, however, include information from the state and national level.
Artists
Box Folder
13 13 A-H, undated
14 J-Z, undated
Art Spaces
Box Folder
13 15 Courthouse Annex September 1995-Spring 1996
16 Contemporary Arts Museum 1986, 1993
17 Intercontinental Airport 1981
18 Lawndale Art Center 1983, 1994
19 O’Kane Gallery 1997, 1999
20 The Orange Show 1979, 1997
21 Rothko Chapel February 1971
22 Miscellaneous, A-Z 1981-1998
Journals
Box Folder
13 23 1985-1997
OVS_Box Folder
14 9 1980-1996
Organizations
Box Folder
13 24 Business Volunteers for the Arts 1987, 1995-1996
25 Coalition of Women's Arts Organizations 1981-1983
26 Community Artists' Collective 1988-1990
27 Cultural Arts Council of Houston 1980-1989
28 Cultural Arts Council of Houston 1990-1997
29 Cultural Arts Council of Houston 1998-2000
30 Gorilla Girls 1987-1992
31 Houston Center for Photography 1984, 1995
32 Houston Coalition for the Visual Arts 1990, 1995-1997
33 Houston/Harris County Task Force 1991-1992
34 International Art Exchange 1995
35 National Endowment for the Arts 1989, 1995
36 Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts 1982-1996
37 Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts 1997-1998
38 Texas Commission on the Arts 1980-1994
39 Women and Their Work Inc. 1984-1986
40 Women in the Visual and Literary Arts 1994-2000
41 Women’s Resource Directory 1996-2000
42 Miscellaneous, A-Z 1986-1998
Politics
Box Folder
13 43 Citizens Environmental Coalition 1999-2002
44 Federal Art Bank 1978-1979
45 Houston 1980-1996
46 Presidential Election 1992
47 Women and Art approximately 1990
Miscellaneous
Box Folder
13 48 Constituents 2000
49 Opportunities for Artists 1993-2001



Posters

Scope and Contents
The Posters series contains all oversized posters for various shows and conferences. The fourteen posters that fall into this series are arranged alphabetically by subject, then chronologically.
OVS_Box Folder
14 10 National WCA Conferences 1979-1988
10 Washington, D.C. January 30-February 3, 1979
10 “Women of Art: Connections West,” San Francisco, CA February 24-26, 1981
10 "Dedication '83: Philadelphia/Houston," Philadelphia, PA January 14-April 9, 1983
10 "Women: The Power of Art," Philadelphia, PA February 15-18, 1983
10 Conference Highlights, Houston, TX February 1988
11 Shows 1984-1996
11 "1984 Show" March 6-24, 1984
11 "Self-Images: the 1985 Show" April 4-May 10, 1985
11 "Take an Alternate Route" approximately 1986
11 Dorothy Hood/Jeanne Norsworthy Cocktail Reception February 2, 1988
11 "Karen Finley in Performance" October 27-28, 1989
11 "Companeras"
11 "Time for Prevention" - Matuschka 1996
11 "Life" - Matuschka 1996
11 “Carving the Forces of Change: Celebrating Women in the Arts” February 7-12, 1997
12 Council for Visual and Performing Arts Calendar 1991-1992



Lectures, Papers and Speeches

Scope and Contents
This series contains lectures, papers and speeches that pertain to women’s issues, art, and women in art. Most of the material contained in this series does not pertain to HWCA, though lectures given at HWCA conferences are also included.
Box Folder
15 42 “An Open Letter to the Board of Trustees of the Museum of the Fine Arts Houston" 1981
43 “The Business of Art,” by Ann Webb 1988
44 “The Debate of ‘Essentialism’” by Karen A. Bearor 1991
45 Eleanora Anitova 1988
46 “Facing Each Other” by Trinh T. Minh Ha undated
47 “The Feisty Woman’s Plan-Ahead Guide” 1994
48 “The Needle and the Eye” by Joyce Fernandez 1988
49 “Notes From an Old-Fashioned Feminist” by Lucy Lippard 1988
50 “Packaging the ‘Trail of Tears’” by Susan A. Miller 1991
51 “Parenthood and the Creative Process” by Joan Semnel undated
52 “Social Criticism Without Philosophy” by Nancy Fraser and Linda J. Nicholson undated
53 “What is a Millennium Artist?” by John Worldpeace 1992
54 “Woman as Bearer of Meaning, Not Maker of Meaning” 1988
55 “Women of Power: Balancing Art-Making & Motherhood” by Charleen Touchette 1988



Printed Materials

Scope and Contents
This series contains publications and printed materials by both the WCA and other organizations. The majority of the material contained in this series deals with the art community.
Box Folder
15 56 Artist’s Checklist undated
57 Art Papers May/June 1988
58 Center July/August 1992
59 Intertribal Council of Houston Newsletter 1992
60 “Manual of Speakers, Artists and Research Areas” 1994
61 Various 1990-1993
62 “WCA Chapter Representatives” 1996
63 “WCA Workbook ‘Estate Planning For Artists’” 1992
64 “WCA Handbook ‘Presenting Your Work’” 1992
65 Women Artist News Summer 1988