University of Houston Libraries, Special Collections

Women in the Visual and Literary Arts (WIVLA) Records, 1994-2001



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Women in the Visual and Literary Arts
Title: Women in the Visual and Literary Arts Records
Dates: 1994-2001
Abstract: The records of the Women in Visual and Literary Arts (WIVLA) consist of meeting minutes, fliers about events, and newsletters. 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.
Identification: 1999-002
Quantity: 2 boxes; 0.75 linear feet
Repository: Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries

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 2001. The collection arrived in the Special Collections in excellent order, arranged neatly into newsletters and meeting minutes, which were filed and arranged chronologically. Other papers had been divided by event or subject. The records are arranged into seven series: Organization, Meetings, Newsletters, Events, Anthologies, Communication, and Rosters. The material in each series is arranged chronologically.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use Restrictions

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, locating 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.

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


Index Terms

Terms are either Library of Congress Subject Headings or taken from local sources.

Subjects (Organizations)

Women in the Visual and Literary Arts

Subjects

Feminism and the arts
Women artists
Women Societies and clubs -- Texas -- Houston.

Formats

Minutes
Newsletters
Fliers (printed matter)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Women in the Visual and Literary Arts Records, Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries.

Acquisition

Donated by Women in the Visual and Literary Arts, 1999.

Processed by

Leigh Fought, June 1999, additions made by Amanda R. Martinez, 2006


Detailed Description

 
Box Folder
1 1-6 Organization
The organization series contains material relevant to Women in the Visual and Literary Arts as an organization. The folders in the organization series are by-laws, treasurer's reports, general information, and guidelines pertaining to the organization. Several copies of the by-laws are contained in the by-laws folder, and the treasurer's reports folder contains all of those documents from 1994-1999. Treasurer's reports are closed for three years and are not to be photocopied at any time.
1 By-Laws, 1995,1998
2 Board of Directors, 1994-2000
3 Treasurer's Reports, 1994-1996
4 Treasurer's Reports, 1997-1999
5 General Information, 1994-2000
6 Guidelines, undated



 
Box Folder
1 7-13 Meetings
The meetings series predominantly contains minutes for bi-monthly meetings; but announcements, agenda, notes, and clippings about speakers at the meetings also fall within this series. Meeting minutes are to be closed for three years and are not to be photocopied at any time.
7 Meetings, 1994
8 Meetings, 1995
9 Meetings, 1996
10 Meetings, 1997
11 Meetings, 1998
12 Meetings, 1999
13 Meetings, 2000
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1 13 Photos: Guest Speaker Sarah Cortez
13 Photos: "Video Night" -Gretchen Havens & Donna Durbin
13 Photos: Show & Tell- photos taken for Directory
13 Photos: Guest Speaker Nancy Galedta-Wozny
13a Photos: Guest Speaker Aloma Marquis
13a Photos: Guest Speaker Ann Sloan
13a Photos: Guest Speaker Kijana Wiseman
13b Meetings, 2001
13b Photos: Eco Fund Drawing Winners
13b Photos: Show and Tell



 
Box Folder
1 14-20 Newsletters
Beginning in 1995, as membership grew, WIVLA began to publish a newsletter. These newsletters seem to have been produced with a desktop publishing program, then copied and mailed to members.
14 Newsletters, 1995
15 Newsletters, 1996
16 Newsletters, 1997
17 Newsletters, 1998
18 Newsletters, 1999
19 Newsletters, 2000
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1 19a Newsletters, 2001
Box Folder
1 20 Newsletter Info, undated



 
Box Folder
2 1-18 Events
The events series contains fliers, invitations, and lists for events hosted or co-sponsered by WIVLA. Most of these are found in the miscellaneous folder. Beginning in 1997, the events became larger and more accompanying documents in regard to planning and calls for participants were added. These shows are separated into their own folders. The members' activities folder contains invitations to shows or workshops held by members of WIVLA, but which WIVLA itself did not sponsor. This series is arranged in chronological order.
Folder
1 Miscellaneous, 1995-2000
Box Folder
2 2 "Full Frontal View", August 1997
3 Café on the Green Show, October-December 1997
4 Holiday Gift Boutique, 1997-1998
5 Members' Activities, 1997-1999
6 University of Houston Women's Studies, 1997-2000
7 Collaborative I and II, Spring 1998
8 Membership Show, 1998-1999
9 Barnes and Noble, November 1999
10 Sunday at the Salon, November 1999
11 Women United Conference, 1997-2000
12 Salon and High Tea II, 1999
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2 13 Quarterly Reading at Deidrich's, July 2000
14 Board Retreat, 2000
15 Laying out the WIVLA Anthology, 2000
16 Quarterly Readings at Brigid's Place, 2000
17 Salon in Black and White, 2000
18 Table Talk Luncheon, 2000



 
Box Folder
2 19-21 Anthologies
The Anthologies series contains showcasing the collaborations between artists & writers in WIVLA.
19 Anthology, 1997
20 Anthology, 1998
21 Anthology, 1999



 
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2 22-23 Communication
The series contains correspondence between WIVLA members regarding upcoming activities and events, and press releases about events.
22 Correspondence, 1999-2000
23 Press Releases, 1997



 
Box Folder
2 24-25 Rosters
The rosters series contains two sub-series: members and officers. These are lists of members and their contact information. Material contained in this series may be sensitive and the membership rosters are not to be photocopied. Researchers should consult with the archivist before using the information.
24 Members, 1994-1998
25 Officers, 1997-1999