University of Houston Libraries, Special Collections

Guide to the Women in the Visual and Literary Arts Records



Overview of the Collection

Creator Women in the Visual and Literary Arts
Collection Title Women in the Visual and Literary Arts Records
Dates 1994-2011
Identification 1999-002
Physical Description 6.50 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/, Phone: 713-743-9750

Historical Note:

The Women in Visual and Literary Arts (WIVLA) attempts to combine the talent of visual artists and writers in order to stimulate the creative process and provide a forum for female artistic endeavors through shows and networking. The organization began in 1993, the brainchild of "a writer, an artist, an art consultant and a gallery owner." Within a year, membership flourished quickly. The organization holds monthly meetings that include a featured speaker, and also holds exhibits and readings where members may present their latest work. In the future, WIVLA hopes to provide "studios, writing suites, workshop space, gallery, gift shop and library" in order to facilitate the flowering of artistic activity among the women of Houston.


Scope and Contents

The papers of the Women in Visual and Literary Arts (WIVLA) consist of meeting minutes, fliers about events, and newsletters. All material dates from 1994 to 2011. The collection arrived in the archives in excellent order, arranged neatly into newsletters and meeting minutes, which were filed and arranged chronologically. The collection has been broken into five series: Administration, Publications, Events, Multi-Media, and Various Materials.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access:

Open for research.

All meeting minutes and treasury reports are closed for three years.

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.

All meeting minutes and treasury reports are not to be photocopied at any time.


Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Corporate Name:
Women in the Visual and Literary Arts
Genre/Form of Material:
Administrative records
Bylaws (administrative records)
Correspondence
Minutes
Newsletters
Photographs
Topical Term:
Art -- Texas -- Houston
Art and literature -- Texas -- Houston
Artists -- Texas -- Houston
Arts -- Texas -- Houston
Women artists -- Texas -- Houston

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation:

Women in the Visual and Literary Arts 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 Women in the Visual and Literary Arts, 1999. Additional materials were acquired in 2010 as part of a donation by Women in the Visual and Literary Arts.


Detailed List of Contents

Administration

Scope and Contents
This series consists of materials related to the administration of the organization. Included are materials related to the history and governance, finances, and membership of WIVLA. The sub-series related to the Board of Directors includes both meeting minutes as well as information on Board Retreats. For photograph materials related to meetings and retreats refer to Series 4. All meeting minutes and treasury reports are not to be photocopied at any time.
Organization
Box Folder
1 1 Bylaws 1995, 1998, 2011
2 Database 2001
3 General Information 1994-2000
4 Guidelines undated
5 Officer Descriptions undated
6 Scholarships 2001, 2008
7 Storage 2001
8 Storage 2010
9 Surveys 1996-2003
10 Website 2001
Committees
Box Folder
1 11 Mailing Committee 1998-1999
12 Nominating Committee 2001
13 Performance Committee 1999
14 Publicity and Marketing Committee 1999-2000
15 Underwriter Committee 1999-2000
Financial
Box Folder
1 16 Treasurer’s Reports 1994-1996
17 Treasurer’s Reports 1997-1999
18 Treasurer’s Reports 2000-2006
Membership
Box Folder
1 19 Correspondence 2000
20 Directory 2000-2001
21 Directory 2003
22 Directory 2004
23 Directory 2005
24 Directory 2007
25 Directory 2010-2011
26 Lists 1994-1998
27 Lists undated
28 New Members 2000
29 New Members 2003
30 New Members 2005
31 New Members 2006
32 New Members 2007
33 New Members 2008
34 New Members 2009
35 Non-Renewals 2000
36 Officials 1994-2003
37 Past Presidents undated
38 Renewals 2000
39 Renewals 2003
40 Renewals 2005
41 Renewals 2006
42 Renewals 2007
43 Renewals 2008
44 Renewals 2009
Box Folder
2 1 Roster-Charter Members 1994
2 Roster 1995
3 Roster 1996
4 Roster 1997
5 Roster 1998
6 Roster 1999
7 Roster 2000
8 Roster 2001
9 Roster 2002
10 Roster 2003
11 Various undated
Correspondence
Box Folder
2 12 Events 1997-2001
13 Fundraisers and Donations 1997-2005
14 Organization 1994-2001
15 Speakers 1998-1999
16 Various 1995-2011
Board of Directors
Box Folder
2 17 General Information 1994-2006
18 Meeting Ideas undated
19 Meeting 1994
20 Meeting 1995
21 Meeting 1996
22 Meeting 1997
23 Meeting 1998
24 Meeting 1999
25 Meeting 2000
26 Meeting 2000
27 Meeting 2001
28 Meeting 2002
29 Meeting 2003
30 Meeting 2005
31 Meeting 2006
32 Meeting 2008
33 Meeting 2010
34 Meeting 2011
35 Retreat April 24-25, 1998
36 Retreat May 21-23, 1999
37 Retreat May 2000
38 Retreat May 4, 2002
39 Retreat April 2003
40 Retreat May 1, 2004
41 Retreat May 21, 2005
42 Retreat April 2007
43 Retreat May 23, 2009
44 Retreat May 15, 2010
45 Retreat 2012



Publications

Scope and Contents
This series consists of publications released by WIVLA including newsletters and anthologies. The newsletters contain information about the organization and events WIVLA was involved. The anthologies are printed collections of members’ works including poems, stories and artwork.
Box Folder
2 46 Newsletters 1995
47 Newsletters 1996
48 Newsletters 1997
49 Newsletters 1998
50 Newsletters 1999
51 Newsletters 2000
52 Newsletters 2001
53 Newsletters 2002
54 Newsletters 2003
55 Newsletters 2004
56 Newsletters 2005
57 Newsletters 2006
58 Newsletters 2009
59 Newsletters 2010
60 Newsletters 2011
61 Newsletter Information undated
62 Anthology 1997
63 Anthology 1998
Box Folder
3 1 Anthology 1999
2 Anthology 2000
3 Anthology Receipts 2000-2001
4 Anthology Information 1999
5 Anthology Information 2003



Events

Scope and Contents
This series contains documents pertaining to events in which WIVLA played a primary role. The material may include correspondence, programs, and invitations for the stated events. For event photographs and other audio visual materials refer to Series 4.
Box Folder
3 6 1st Annual Exhibition 1995
7 3rd Annual Exhibit and Readings 1996
8 3rd Annual Citizenship Week November 2011
9 4th Annual Exhibition 1999
10 15th Anniversary 2010
11 Annual Print Show and Sell 1999
12 Annual Print Show and Sell 2003
13 Annual Print Show and Sell 2005
14 Archway Readings 1997, 2005-2006
15 “Arts & Healing” 2003
16 Art Bridge Houston undated
17 “Art for the Heart” Correspondence 2003-2004
18 “Art for the Heart” Documents 2004
19 “Art for the Heart” Public Relations 2004
20 Barnes and Noble November 1999
21 Baskets undated
22 “Bejeweled Gala” 2005
23 “Body Language” 2009
24 “Café on the Green” October-December 1997
25 Collaborative I 1998
26 Collaborative - La Colombe d’Or 1998
27 Collaborative - Crossings 2000
28 Collaborative - Flip Side 2002
29 Collaborative - Twists and Turns 2004
30 DiverseWorks 2000
31 ECO Fund 2000, 2005
32 “Finding Balance” 2011
33 Friends of Women’s Studies 10th Anniversary October 21, 2006
34 “Full Frontal View” August 1997
35 Get-to-Know Slide Show undated
36 Guestbook 1995-1997
37 Heights Fire Station 2001
38 “History in Bloom” 1999
39 Holiday Gift Boutique 1997-1998
40 Juried Photofest 2000
41 “A Little Bazaar” 1995
42 Living Archives Series 1997
43 Member’s Activities 1997-1999
44 “Maybe a Miniature" 1999
45 Mayor’s Summit for Women 1999
46 Member Retreat August 18, 2010
47 Membership Show 1998-1999
48 Museum of Printing History 1998-1999
49 Mystery Mural 1996
50 Omni Houston Hotel 1997, 2000
51 “On-line” 1998
52 Randall’s Good Neighbor Program 1997
53 Salon and High Tea II 1999
54 “Salon in Black &White” Correspondence 1999-2000
55 “Salon in Black &White” Documents 1999-2000
56 “Salon in Black &White” Master Lists 2000
57 “Salon in Black &White” Response Cards 2000
58 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards 2006
59 Suitcase Show 2006
60 “Sunday at the Salon” Correspondence 1999
61 “Sunday at the Salon” Documents 1999
62 “Sunday at the Salon” Financials 1999
63 “Sunday at the Salon” Programs and Initiatives 1999
64 “Sunday at the Salon” Response Cards 1999
65 Table Talk Luncheon 1999, 2001, 2004
66 University of Houston Women’s Studies 1997-2000
67 Various Events 1995-2001
68 Visual Membership Exhibition 2005
69 Women United Conference November 1999
70 Workshops 1997-2000
OVS_Box Item
6 5 The Suitcase Show Poster 2006



Multi-Media

Scope and Contents
This series consists of photographs, negatives, slides, prints and audio visual materials. All material is organized by name of the event. Some photographs have been labeled with information provided by WIVLA.
Photographic Material
Box Folder
4 1 1st Anniversary and Meeting 1994-1995
2 3rd Annual Exhibit and Reading 1997
3 10th Anniversary 2005
4 Anthology undated
5 Anthology Zip Disk 1999
6 Bejeweled Gala 2005
7 Board Meeting 2005-2006
8 Board Retreat 1998
9 Board Retreat May 2000
10 Board Retreat 2010
11 Board Retreat undated
12 Christmas Party 1995-1996
13 Christmas Party 1996
14 Christmas Party 1999
15 Circle of Fire 2010
16 Collaborative II: La Colombe d’Or 1998
17 Collaborative: Flip Side 2002
18 Collaborative: Bank of America 2003
19 Exhibit 2003
20 Firehouse Exhibits 2001
21 General Meeting 1994
22 General Meeting 1995
23 General Meeting 1996
24 General Meeting 1997
25 General Meeting 1998
26 General Meeting 1999-2000
27 General Meeting April 2000
28 General Meeting May 2000
29 General Meeting June 2000
30 General Meeting July 2000
31 General Meeting August 2000
32 General Meeting September - November 2000
33 General Meeting January 2001
34 General Meeting February 2001
35 “Land of Odd” Photo Album undated
36 Literary Day January 2006
37 Mayor’s Summit 2000
38 Member Exhibit 1996
39 Miniature Exhibit 2000
40 Omni Houston Hotel 1997
41 Print Show August 10, 2000
42 Readings at Brigid’s Place 2000
43 Readings at Diedrich’s July 2000
44 Readings at Archway Gallery February 2001
45 “Salon in Black and White” 2000
46 “Salon in Black and White” 2000
47 Salon Kick-off Party July 2000
48 “Seeds of Healing” 2002
49 Show and Tell February 20, 2001
50 Show and Tell Negatives 2002
51 Slides 2000
52 “Suitcase Show” February 6, 2006
53 “Suitcase Show” February 11, 2006
54 Sunday at the Salon 1999
55 Sunday at the Salon 1999
56 Unknown Event undated
57 Unknown Event undated
58 Unknown Event Prints undated
Box Folder
5 1 Unknown Event 2001
2 Unknown Event Photo CD 2010
3 Unknown Exhibit undated
4 Various Events undated
5 Various Events 2000-2001
6 Various Events Photo CD undated
7 Various Events Photo CD 2010
8 Visual Membership Exhibition 2005
9 WARC undated
OVS_Box Item
6 3 Proof Sheets Unknown Exhibit undated
Audio Visual
Box Folder
5 10 Archway Reading Cassette 2007
11 Suitcase Show Cassettes 2006
12 Suitcase Show DVD 2006



Various Materials

Scope and Contents
This series contains materials that do not fit into any of the previous series. Most of the material held in this series does not pertain directly to WIVLA. Included are two pieces of art work made by members of the organization.
Box Folder
5 13 Clippings 1997, 1999
14 Document Discs undated
15 Houston Women’s Caucus for Art 2010
16 Imprint Anthology 2010
17 Lifetime Membership Certificate 2009
18 Past Speakers Biographies undated
19 “Robert’s Rules of Order” 2009
20 Various undated
21 Zip Disks undated
OVS_Box Item
6 1 “Belle,” Kathie Harris undated
2 “Portrait of a 90’s Woman,” Sue Lorenz undated
4 SeaTel Canvas Bag undated
6 WIVLA Sign undated