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Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Administrative Information

Finding Aid/Inventory

Administration

Firehouse Gallery

Newsletters

Shows

Events

Fundraising

Members

Finances

Conferences

Photographs

Clippings

General Visual Arts (GVA)

Posters

Lectures, Papers and Speeches

Printed Materials



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By Leigh Fought, June 1999; Timothy Wyatt, 2011

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Collection Overview

Title: Houston Women's Caucus for Art Records, 1972-2004

Predominant Dates:1985-2000

ID: 02/1999-001

Primary Creator: Women's Caucus for Art. Houston Chapter

Extent: 14.0 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 00/00/1999. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Art - Texas - Houston, Artists - Texas - Houston, Feminism and art, Nonprofit organizations - Texas - Houston, Women's Caucus for Art. Houston Chapter, Women - Societies and clubs - Texas - Houston, Women artists - Texas - Houston

Forms of Material: Administrative records, Brochures, Bylaws, Correspondence, Newsletters, Photographs

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Biographical 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.

Subject/Index Terms

Art - Texas - Houston
Artists - Texas - Houston
Feminism and art
Nonprofit organizations - Texas - Houston
Women's Caucus for Art. Houston Chapter
Women - Societies and clubs - Texas - Houston
Women artists - Texas - Houston

Administrative Information

Repository: University of Houston Libraries

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

Access Restrictions:

Open for research.

Requests for permission to publish material from the collection should be discussed with the University Archivist.

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

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.

Acquisition Method: Donated by Houston Women's Caucus for Art.

Preferred Citation: Houston Women's Caucus for Art Records, Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries.

Processing Information: Leigh Fought, June 1999

Finding Aid Revision History: September, 2011. Revised.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Administration],
[Series 2: Firehouse Gallery],
[Series 3: Newsletters],
[Series 4: Shows],
[Series 5: Events],
[Series 6: Fundraising],
[Series 7: Members],
[Series 8: Finances],
[Series 9: Conferences],
[Series 10: Photographs],
[Series 11: Clippings],
[Series 12: General Visual Arts (GVA)],
[Series 13: Posters],
[Series 14: Lectures, Papers and Speeches],
[Series 15: Printed Materials],
[All]

Series 1: Administration
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.
Sub-Series 1: Documentation
Box 1
Folder 1: Mission Statement, [c. 1980-1999]
Folder 2: History, 1982-1996
Folder 3: Articles of Incorporation, 1980
Folder 4: By-laws, 1979-2000
Folder 5: Chapter Organization Guidelines, [c. 1978-1980]
Folder 6: Affirmative Action Policy, 1988, 1998
Folder 7: Women's Business Enterprises Certification, 1987-1989
Folder 8: Ethics Guidelines, 1975
Sub-Series 2: Correspondence
Box 1
Folder 9: Correspondence, 1978-1989
Folder 10: Correspondence, 1990-1993
Folder 11: Correspondence, 1994-1998
Folder 12: Correspondence, 1999-2001
Folder 13: Email, 1998
Folder 14: Email, 1999
Folder 15: Email, 2000-2001
Sub-Series 3: Board
Box 1
Folder 16: Community Advisory Board, 1980-1997
Folder 17: Executive Board, 1981-1997
Folder 18: President, 1981, 1992-1993
Folder 19: President (Joy Mullet), January-June 1996
Folder 20: President, 1996-2002
Folder 21: Chapter Representative, 1992-1993
Folder 22: Position Descriptions, 1995
Folder 23: Committees, 1979-2000
Folder 24: Survey, 1986
Sub-Series 4: Meetings
Box 1
Folder 25: Suggested Procedures, 1978
Folder 26: Meetings, 1978-1989
Folder 27: Meetings, 1990-1992
Folder 28: Meetings, 1993-1994
Folder 29: Meetings, 1995-1996
Folder 30: Meetings, 1997-February 1998
Folder 31: Meetings, July 1998-June 1999
Folder 32: Meetings, July 1999-June 2000
Folder 33: Meetings, July 2000-June 2001
Folder 34: National, 1982
Folder 35: National, 1994-1996
Folder 36: National, 1997-1998
Folder 37: National, 1999-2000
Box 2
Folder 1: National-Chapter Development Handbook, 1992-1994
Folder 2: National-Summer Board Meeting and Events, July 7-9, 2000
Box 15
Folder 1: Board Meeting, 1991
Folder 2: Board Meeting, 1992
Folder 3: Board Meeting, 1993
Folder 4: Board Meeting, 1995-1997
Folder 5: Board Meeting, 1999-2000
Sub-Series 5: Mode
Box 2
Folder 3: Application, 1998
Folder 4: Assessment and Workplan, 1999
Folder 5: Monthly Reports, 1999-2000
Folder 6: Outline of Activities, 1999-2000
Folder 7: Procedures and Guidelines, 1999-2000
Folder 8: Surveys, 1999
Folder 9: Miscellaneous Notes, 1999-2000
Sub-Series 6: Office
Box 2
Folder 10: Brochures, [c. 1980-1999]
Folder 11: “Caucus” Online Board Room, 2000
Folder 12: Gallery and Office Space Agreements, 1998-2000
Folder 13: Logo Research, 1998
Folder 14: Media Mailing Lists, 1993-1997
Folder 15: Media Mailing Lists, undated
Folder 16: Miscellaneous Notes, undated
Folder 17: Office Supply Catalogs, 1995-1997
Folder 18: Printing Sources, 1995-1997
Folder 19: Shipping/Mailing Information, 1981, 1987, 1996
Folder 20: Stationery, [c. 1980-1998]
Folder 21: Volunteers, 1998-2000
Folder 22: Web Site, 1998
Series 2: Firehouse Gallery
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 2
Folder 23: Alarm System, undated
Folder 24: Expenses, 1986-1987
Folder 25: Floor Plans, 1984
Folder 26: Gallery Agreements, 1982-1995
Folder 27: Gallery Sitters, 1992-1994
Folder 28: History, undated
Folder 29: Insurance, 1982-1986, 1996-1997
Folder 30: Lease Agreement, 1986, 1996
Folder 31: Neartown Association, 1984-1993
Folder 32: Parking, 1989
Folder 33: Renovation, 1981-1983
Folder 34: Sign, 1991
Folder 35: Use, 1980-1995
Series 3: Newsletters
The Newsletters series spans the years 1978 to 2003. They are divided into four sub-series: Houston, 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 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.
Sub-Series 1: Houston
Box 2
Folder 36: Houston, 1978-1980
Folder 37: Houston, 1981-1982
Folder 38: Houston, 1983-1984
Box 3
Folder 1: Houston, 1985-1986
Folder 2: Houston, 1987-1988
Folder 3: Houston, 1989-1990
Folder 4: Houston, 1991-1992
Folder 5: Houston, 1993-1995
Folder 6: Houston, 1996-1998
Folder 7: Houston, 1999-2003
Sub-Series 2: Chapters
Box 3
Folder 8: Arizona, California, 1982-2002
Folder 9: Colorado, Connecticut, 1992-1998
Folder 10: Florida, 1983-1994
Folder 11: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, 1989-1999
Folder 12: Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, 1979-1999
Folder 13: Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, 1983-2002
Folder 14: Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania/New Jersey/Delaware, 1979-1998
Folder 15: Texas, 1992-1994
Folder 16: Vermont, Virginia, 1982-1994
Folder 17: Washington, Washington, D.C., Wisconsin, 1979-2001
Box 15
Folder 6: Southern New Mexico, 1991
Folder 7: Southwest Region, undated
Folder 8: Various Chapter Materials, 1989-1990
Sub-Series 3: Regional
Box 3
Folder 18: Regional, 1990-1994, 2000
Sub-Series 4: National
Box 3
Folder 19: National, 1978-1979
Folder 20: Newsletter, 1980-1981
Folder 21: Hue Points, 1982, 1984
Folder 22: Update, 1986-1989
Folder 23: Update, 1990-1992
Folder 24: Update, 1993-1995
Folder 25: Update, 1996
Folder 26: Member News, 1999
Folder 27: Email Bulletin, 1999-2001
Folder 28: Artilines, 2003
OVS Box 14
Folder 1: Member News, 1999
Folder 2: Artilines, 2000-2001
Series 4: Shows
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.
Sub-Series 1: Schedule of Events
Box 3
Folder 29: Schedule of Events, 1979-2000
Sub-Series 2: Member Show
Box 3
Folder 30: 1980, March 1980
Folder 31: NOW State Convention 1980, May 16-18, 1980
Folder 32: 1981 [?], October 10-28, 1981 [?]
Folder 33: 1984, February-June 1984
Folder 34: "Self-Images", April 5-May 10, 1985
Folder 35: “Self-Images” 1985 - Loan Agreements, April 5-May 10, 1985
Box 4
Folder 1: Austin, TX 1989, June 4-24, 1989
Folder 2: "Revealing Ourselves" 1991, September 1991
Folder 3: "Common Denominator" 1992, September 15-October 9, 1992
Folder 4: "SisterSister: Who We Are" 1994, September 9-October 15, 1994
Folder 5: "SisterSister: Who We Are" 1994 - San Antonio, TX, January 8-28, 1995
Folder 6: "Power in Transition" 1995, February 1-March 31, 1995
Folder 7: "Out of the Cold" Fall 1995, September 30-October 29, 1995
Folder 8: "Personal Alchemy" 1997, September 6-October 12, 1997
Folder 9: “Hotel Houston” 1997, October 17-November 16, 1997
Folder 10: “Miniature Works” 1999, May 8-June 6, 1999
Folder 11: “Visual Interlude” 1999, October 14-November 26, 1999
Folder 12: “Celebrating the Riches of Our Diversity” 2001, February 8-March 30, 2001
Folder 13: “Flash” 2003, October 2003
Sub-Series 3: Firehouse
Box 4
Folder 14: Dedication Exhibit, August 1982-May 1983
Folder 15: “A Room of One’s Own", September 11, 1983
Folder 16: "Traces", December 1983-January 1984
Folder 17: "Swamp Songs" - Clyde Connell, September 20-October 27, 1984
Folder 18: "Paper Tiger", November 2-December 1, 1984
Folder 19: "Homages in Clay" - Jose Varela, December 7, 1984-January 15, 1985
Folder 20: "Private Rites", January 22-February 23, 1985
Folder 21: "Innovative Prints", March 8-April 12, 1985
Folder 22: "Some Things Are Not What They Seem", May 21-June 22, 1985
Folder 23: "Men of the Women's Caucus", October 4-30, 1985
Folder 24: "Passageways" - Karen Hillier, November 5-27, 1985
Folder 25: “Creatures” – Bobbye Bennett, December 3, 1985-January 17, 1986
Folder 26: “Entrance II” – Patricia Carr Morgan, 1985
Folder 27: "The Neverending Story", January 1986
Folder 28: "Contemporary Women in Documentary Photography", March 1-29, 1986
Folder 29: "Herstory: Black Women Photographers", March 4-25, 1988
Folder 30: "At Twelve" - Sally Mann, February 10-March 10, 1990
Folder 31: "Boxworks: Ancestors Known and Unknown", May 7-June 1, 1991
Folder 32: "Wallpaper" - Annette Lawrence, October 11-November 10, 1991
Folder 33: "Desperately Seeking...", April 14-18, 1992
Folder 34: Guest books, 1992-1996
Folder 35: "Trail of Tears", January 10-February 1, 1992
Folder 36: "Ex-Officio", February 6-March 7, 1992
Folder 37: "Self-Discovery of Women" - Debra Reub, March 13-April 1, 1992
Folder 38: "Women Taking a Stand", August 1992
Folder 39: "From Within Walls", October 23-November 14, 1992
Folder 40: "Goddesses, Witches, and Saints", December 1992-January 1993
Folder 41: "Conception, Pre-Conception", February 27-March 26, 1993
Folder 42: “Taking a Bite of the Apple", April 10-May 15, 1993
Folder 43: “Wild Women, Art Savage", September 10-October 2, 1993
Folder 44: "Untold Stories", November 12-December 31, 1993
Folder 45: "Perceptions of Men", January 21-February 26, 1994
Folder 46: "Women and Aging", March 12-April 19, 1994
Folder 47: "Ecofeminism", April 15-May 20, 1994
Folder 48: "Dogs Bark but the Caravan Moves On", May-June 1994
Folder 49: "Social Reflections" - Elisa Alvarado, July 29-August 27, 1994
Folder 50: "Out of the Sky" - Anne Noggle, November 12-December 10, 1994
Folder 51: "A Conversation Piece", January 14-February 10, 1995
Folder 52: "Compañeras", February 17-March 31, 1995
Folder 53: "Healing Works", April 11-May 21, 1995
Folder 54: "Landscapes of the Mind" - Ann Webb, June 10-July 9, 1995
Folder 55: "Thought and Choice" - Laurie Waller, July 15-August 12, 1995
Folder 56: "Primitive Streak", August 19-September 16, 1995
Folder 57: "Serial Imagery", November 11-25, 1995
Folder 58: Artgirls of the West, January 6-February 25, 1996
Folder 59: Artgirls of the West - Marilyn Bendell, January 6-February 25, 1996
Folder 60: Artgirls of the West - B. J. Billups, January 6-February 25, 1996
Folder 61: Artgirls of the West - Beverly Carrick, January 6-February 25, 1996
Folder 62: Artgirls of the West - Louise DeMore, January 6-February 25, 1996
Folder 63: Artgirls of the West - B. R. Gates, January 6-February 25, 1996
Folder 64: Artgirls of the West - Catherine Gill, January 6-February 25, 1996
Folder 65: Artgirls of the West - Janice Yow Hines, January 6-February 25, 1996
Folder 66: Artgirls of the West - DeAnne Limley, January 6-February 25, 1996
Folder 67: Artgirls of the West - Martha Saudek, January 6-February 25, 1996
Folder 68: Artgirls of the West - Sherry Blanchard Stewart, January 6-February 25, 1996
Folder 69: Artgirls of the West - artists, January 6-February 25, 1996
Folder 70: "1/2 of 1/2 of 1/2" - Matuschka, March 1-April 22, 1996
Box 5
Folder 1: "Salon des Oeuvres Refuses", May 5-June 2, 1996
Folder 2: “A Journey Into Healing” – Mary Erbert, June 8- July 9, 1996
Folder 3: "Elements of Imagination" - Lucy Wiley, July 13-August 4, 1996
Folder 4: "Altars as Art", September 21-November 16, 1996
Folder 5: "Luscious Show", January 11-February 28, 1997
Folder 6: "Women and Cleaning", July 12-August 16, 1997
Folder 7: "The Circle" - the Artists' Way, June 7-July 5, 1997
Folder 8: “Slip and Slide", 1997, 1998
Folder 9: “Photo Realism", January 20-February 28, 1998
Folder 10: “Luminous Code", 1998
Folder 11: Miscellaneous, 1991-1997
Box 15
Folder 9: Artful Objects, 1997
Folder 10: Taking a Stand!, undated
Folder 11: Three City Women’s Caucus Travelling Art Show, 1993
Sub-Series 4: Annex
Box 5
Folder 12: "Creative Communities, Making Friends", September 23-November 3, 1995
Folder 13: "Aubrey McCaskell's Place", December 18, 1995-February 28, 1996
Box 15
Folder 12: Various Materials, 1995
Sub-Series 5: Proposed
Box 5
Folder 14: Proposed, 1982-1999
Sub-Series 6: Houston Area
Box 5
Folder 15: "The Exchange: AH-HA", January 23-February 13, 1981
Folder 16: "Women Sculptors' Drawings", 1982
Folder 17: "Showdown", November 4-30, 1983
Folder 18: Karen Finley, October 27-28, 1989
Folder 19: Traveling Slide Exhibition, Spring 1990
Folder 20: "Mail Art", February 10-March 3, 1995
Folder 21: Canary Project, 1996-1997
Folder 22: Canary Project - "Banners Project", 1997-2000
Folder 23: Canary Project - Database of Possible Donors, 1996-1999
Folder 24: Canary Project - Finances, 1996-1997
Folder 25: Canary Project - Unit Sponsor – Alamo Breast Cancer Foundation and Coalition
Folder 26: Canary Project - Unit Sponsor – Houston Ladies’ Tennis Association
Folder 27: Canary Project - Unit Sponsor – The Rose
Folder 28: Canary Project - Venues, 1996-2000
Folder 29: Canary Project - "Mother Earth", 1997
Folder 30: Canary Project - Budget and Donations, 1997
Folder 31: “Ya Ya Reboot", October 29-December 31, 1998
Folder 32: “Is this a joke or what?", March 1-31, 1999
Folder 33: “Above Construction", July 19-August 13, 1999
Folder 34: “Limp", May 6-June 10, 2000
Folder 35: Email Correspondence
Folder 36: “Sneak PreView", July 7-August 4, 2000
Folder 37: “Who is Who among Eastern Texas Women Artists", November 1-30, 2000
Folder 38: "Art in Houston" - Internet, undated
Folder 39: Miscellaneous, 1979-1997
OVS Box 14
Folder 3: Canary Project - Paraphernalia, 1997
Box 15
Folder 13: Art Celebration, 1996
Folder 14: Arts Task Force, 1991
Folder 15: Canary Project- “Banners Project”, 1997-2000
Folder 16: Canary Project- “Banners Project”, 1995-1998
Folder 17: Canary Project- “Banners Project”, 2000
Sub-Series 7: Out of Town
Box 6
Folder 1: Out of Town, 1979-1989
Folder 2: Out of Town, 1990-1996
Series 5: Events
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 6
Folder 3: Houston International Festival, 1996
Folder 4: Houston Area: Mars Millennium Project, June 21-August 31, 1999
Folder 5: HoustonArea: “Presentation and Representation", April 15, 2000
Folder 6: Houston Area: Mothers for Clean Air (cancelled event), May 2001
Folder 7: HoustonArea: “Picture this” Mystery Mural Project, March 16, 1998
Folder 8: Houston Area: “Working Women Artists and the Legacy of Women’s Art History", March 2000
Folder 9: National Women Artists Visibility Event, September 27, 1986
Folder 10: Retreat, September 25-27, 1991
Folder 11: Social, 1982, 1992-1996
Folder 12: Speaker: AIDS, 1989, 1993, 1995
Folder 13: Speaker: The Artist in Society, 1982-1983
Folder 14: Speaker: The Artist at Work, 1984
Folder 15: Speaker: The Artist at Work, 1984
Folder 16: Speaker: Does Government Funding = Censorship of the Arts?, October 5, 1989
Folder 17: Speaker: Music, Architecture, and the Visual Arts, January 9, 1990
Folder 18: Speaker: “The Many Hats of an Executive Director", November 11, 1999
Folder 19: Speakers: Miscellaneous, 1982-1998
Folder 20: Studio Tours, 1983, 1990-1995
Folder 21: Workshops, 1980-2001
Folder 22: Miscellaneous, 1986-2001
Box 15
Folder 18: Christmas With the Webbs, 1992
Folder 19: School to Work Apprenticeship Program, undated
Folder 20: We Won’t Go Back!, 1992
Folder 21: Women Ignite, 1992
Series 6: Fundraising
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.
Sub-Series 1: Contributors
Box 6
Folder 23: Gifts-in-Kind, 1995-1997
Folder 24: Kroger Share Card, 1996-1997
Folder 25: Miscellaneous, 1978-1989
Folder 26: Miscellaneous, 1990-2000
Sub-Series 2: Grants
Box 6
Folder 27: Computer Affairs Program, Apple Computer, Inc., 1983
Folder 28: Greater Houston Women's Foundation, 1992-1995
Folder 29: Cultural Arts Council of Houston, November 1, 1980-May 1, 1981
Folder 30: Cultural Arts Council of Houston, March 16, 1981-June 30, 1981
Folder 31: Cultural Arts Council of Houston, 1982
Folder 32: Cultural Arts Council of Houston, March 1982-July 1982
Folder 33: Cultural Arts Council of Houston, August 1982-May 1983
Folder 34: Cultural Arts Council of Houston, January 1984-October 1984
Folder 35: Cultural Arts Council of Houston, July 1984-July 1985
Folder 36: Cultural Arts Council of Houston, January 1985-July 1985
Folder 37: Cultural Arts Council of Houston, July 1, 1985-June 1990
Folder 38: Cultural Arts Council of Houston, July 1, 1990-June 30, 1991
Folder 39: Cultural Arts Council of Houston, May 1, 1991-June 30, 1991
Folder 40: Cultural Arts Council of Houston, July 1, 1991-June 30, 1992
Folder 41: Cultural Arts Council of Houston, July 1, 1992-June 30, 1993
Folder 42: Cultural Arts Council of Houston, July 1, 1995-June 30, 1996
Folder 43: Cultural Arts Council of Houston, 1994-1996
Folder 44: Cultural Arts Council of Houston, July 1996-June 1997
Folder 45: Cultural Arts Council of Houston, July 1997-June 1998
Folder 46: Cultural Arts Council of Houston, July 1998-June 1999
Box 7
Folder 1: Cultural Arts Council of Houston, July 1999-June 2000
Folder 2: Cultural Arts Council of Houston, July 2000-June 2001
Folder 3: Cultural Arts Council of Houston, July 2001-June 2002
Folder 4: National Endowment for the Arts, 1984-1987
Folder 5: National Endowment for the Arts: Interdisciplinary Arts Fellowship Program, 1986
Folder 6: National Endowment for the Arts: New Forms Regional Initiative Grants Program, 1992
Folder 7: Texas Commission on the Arts, 1982-1990
Folder 8: Texas Commission on the Arts, 1990-1995
Folder 9: Texas Commission on the Arts: Artists-in-Education, 1982-1985
Folder 10: Texas Commission on the Arts: Education and Technical Assistance Program, 1994-1995
Folder 11: Texas Commission on the Arts, 1995
Folder 12: Texas Commission on the Arts, 1996
Folder 13: Texas Commission on the Arts, 1997
Folder 14: TexasCommission on the Arts: Travel Grant, 2001
Folder 15: Various Foundations (denials), 1995
Box 15
Folder 22: Various, 1980-1983
Sub-Series 3: Events
Box 7
Folder 16: "An Artful Affair", 1981
Folder 17: "Drop In, Switch On", 1994
Folder 18: "Drop In, Switch On", 1995
Folder 19: "Drop In, Switch On", 1996
Folder 20: “Drop In, Switch On", 1996
Folder 21: "Drop In, Switch On", 1997
Folder 22: “Drop In, Switch On", 1998
Folder 23: "4×4 Recreational Vehicle", 1995
Folder 24: Miscellaneous, 1979-1995
Sub-Series 4: Reports
Box 7
Folder 25: Reports, 1985-1987
Sub-Series 5: Miscellaneous
Box 7
Folder 26: Miscellaneous, 1982-1998
OVS Box 14
Folder 4: Miscellaneous, 1998
Series 7: Members

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 check with the archivist before using this material.

Sub-Series 1: Directory
Box 7
Folder 27: Directory, 1979-1994
Folder 28: Directory, 1992/1994
Folder 29: Directory, 1998-2002
Folder 30: Directory: Change of Address, 1984
Sub-Series 2: Dues
Box 7
Folder 31: Dues, 1980-1981
Box 8
Folder 1: Dues, 1983-1984
Folder 2: Dues, 1984-1987
Folder 3: Dues, 1988-1993
Folder 4: Dues, 1993-1994
Folder 5: Dues, 1995-1997
Folder 6: Dues, 1998-2000
Folder 7: Dues: Payment Reports, 1989-1992, 1997-2000
Sub-Series 3: Rosters
Box 8
Folder 8: Rosters, 1979
Folder 9: Rosters, 1980-1982
Folder 10: Rosters, 1984-1988
Folder 11: Rosters, 1990, 1992
Folder 12: Rosters, 1993-1997
Folder 13: Rosters, 1998-1999
Folder 14: Rosters, 1999-2000
Folder 15: Rosters, 2000-2001
Folder 16: Rosters, 2003-2004
Folder 17: Rosters, undated
Folder 18: Rosters: Other Chapters, [c. 1980, 1999]
Sub-Series 4: Miscellaneous
Box 8
Folder 19: Mailing List, 1984, 1990-1996
Folder 20: Membership Canvas, 1983, 1992-1993
Folder 21: Volunteers, 1995-1996
Series 8: Finances
The Finances series contains an almost complete financial record of the Caucus from 1980-2001. This series is arranged into twelve sub-series: Bank Statements; Blazek, et al, CPA; Budgets; Checks; Deposits; Income Tax; Ledgers; Receipts; River Oaks Bank; Treasurer; Yearly Financial Statements; and Miscellaneous. 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 sub-series includes predominantly correspondence with that company. The Budgets sub-series 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 sub-series contains 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 sub-series is not complete, and includes annual and biannual reports. Miscellaneous contains all other financial information that did not fit into any particular category.
Sub-Series 1: Bank Statements
Box 8
Folder 22: Bank Statements, 1979-1981
Folder 23: Bank Statements, 1982
Folder 24: Bank Statements, 1983
Box 9
Folder 1: Bank Statements, 1984
Folder 2: Bank Statements, 1985
Folder 3: Bank Statements, 1986
Folder 4: Bank Statements, 1987
Folder 5: Bank Statements, 1988
Folder 6: Bank Statements, 1989
Folder 7: Bank Statements, 1990
Folder 8: Bank Statements, 1991
Folder 9: Bank Statements, 1992
Folder 10: Bank Statements, 1993
Folder 11: Bank Statements, January-May 1994
Folder 12: Bank Statements, July, September 1995, January-July 1996
Folder 13: Bank Statements, 1998-1999
Sub-Series 2: Blazek, et al., CPA
Box 9
Folder 14: Blazek, et al., CPA, 1981-1992
Sub-Series 3: Budget
Box 9
Folder 15: Budgets, 1981-1999
Sub-Series 4: Checks
Box 9
Folder 16: Blank, undated, [c. 1990]
Folder 17: Stubs, March 15, 1978-January 6, 1981
Folder 18: Stubs, January 13, 1981-December 7, 1983
Folder 19: Stubs, January 17, 1984-January 15, 1985
Folder 20: Stubs, January 15, 1985-January 13, 1987
Folder 21: Stubs, January 10, 1987-June 28, 1989
Folder 22: Receipts, 1982-1996
Sub-Series 5: Deposits
Box 9
Folder 23: Deposits, 1979-1985
Folder 24: Deposits, 1986-1995
Sub-Series 6: Income Tax
Box 10
Folder 1: Exempt Status, 1977-1983
Folder 2: State of Texas, 1980-1996
Folder 3: Returns, 1982-1993
Sub-Series 7: Ledgers
Box 10
Folder 4: Ledgers, 1983-1985
Folder 5: Ledgers, July 1981-October 1982
Folder 6: Ledgers, 1985-1991
Sub-Series 8: Receipts
Box 10
Folder 7: Receipts, 1980-1981
Folder 8: Receipts, 1982
Folder 9: Receipts, 1983
Folder 10: Receipts, January-May 1984
Folder 11: Receipts, June-December 1984
Folder 12: Receipts, 1985
Folder 13: Receipts, 1986
Folder 14: Receipts, 1987
Folder 15: Receipts, 1988
Folder 16: Receipts, 1989
Folder 17: Receipts, 1990
Folder 18: Receipts, 1991
Folder 19: Receipts, 1992
Folder 20: Receipts, 1993
Folder 21: Receipts, 1994
Folder 22: Receipts, 1995
Folder 23: Receipts, 1996
Folder 24: Receipts, 1997-1998
Box 11
Folder 1: Receipts, 1998-1999
Sub-Series 9: River Oaks Bank
Box 11
Folder 2: River Oaks Bank, 1983-1996
Sub-Series 10: Treasurer
Box 11
Folder 3: Procedures, 1981
Folder 4: Reports, 1980, 1984, 1990-2000
Sub-Series 11: Yearly Financial Statements
Box 11
Folder 5: Yearly Financial Statements, 1979-2001
Sub-Series 12: Miscellaneous
Box 11
Folder 6: Miscellaneous, 1985-2000
Series 9: Conferences
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.
Sub-Series 1: National Women's Caucus for Art
Box 11
Folder 7: Washington, D.C., January 30-February 3, 1979
Folder 8: New Orleans, LA, January 30-February 2, 1980
Folder 9: San Francisco, CA, February 24-26, 1981
Folder 10: New York, NY, February 23-26, 1982
Folder 11: Philadelphia, PA, February 15-18, 1983
Folder 12: Toronto, Ontario, Canada, February 21-24, 1984
Folder 13: Los Angeles, CA, February 12-16, 1985
Folder 14: New York, NY, February 1986
Folder 15: Boston, MA, February 10-13, 1987
Folder 16: Houston, TX - Audio Service, 1988
Folder 17: Houston, TX - Bus Service, 1988
Folder 18: Houston, TX - Catering, 1988
Folder 19: Houston, TX - Cocktail Receptions, 1988
Folder 20: Houston, TX - Exhibitions, A-M, 1988
Folder 21: Houston, TX - Exhibitions, N-Z, 1988
Folder 22: Houston, TX - Hotel Arrangements, 1988
Folder 23: Houston, TX - Mayor Whitmire, 1988
Folder 24: Houston, TX - Museums and Galleries, 1988
Folder 25: Houston, TX - Newsletters, 1988
Folder 26: Houston, TX - Panels, 1988
Folder 27: Houston, TX - Planning Procedures, 1988
Folder 28: Houston, TX - Programs and Brochures, 1988
Folder 29: Houston, TX - Progressive Dinner, 1988
Folder 30: Houston, TX - Publicity, 1988
Folder 31: Houston, TX - Registration, 1988
Folder 32: Houston, TX - T-Shirts, 1988
Folder 33: Houston, TX - Volunteers, 1988
Folder 34: San Francisco, CA, February 13-15, 1989
Folder 35: Chicago, IL, February 11-13, 1992
Folder 36: Seattle, WA, February 1-3, 1993
Folder 37: New York, NY and Chicago, IL, 1994
Folder 38: San Antonio, TX, January 24-26, 1995
Folder 39: Boston, MA and Philadelphia, PA, February & June, 1996
Folder 40: Philadelphia, PA, February 7-12, 1997
Folder 41: Los Angeles, CA, February 9-10, 1999
Folder 42: New York, NY, February 21-25, 2000
Folder 43: Chicago, IL, February 2001
Folder 44: Philadelphia, PA, February 18-20, 2002
Box 15
Folder 23: Houston, TX – Administrative Materials, 1988
Folder 24: Houston, TX - Audio, 1988
Folder 25: Houston, TX – Clippings, 1988
Folder 26: Houston, TX – Correspondence, 1987-1989
Folder 27: Houston, TX – Promotional Materials, 1988
Folder 28: Houston, TX – Speeches, 1988
Sub-Series 2: Other
Box 11
Folder 45: Mid-America College Art Association, October 25-27, 1978, 1980
Folder 46: "NOW and the Future", May 16-18, 1980
Folder 47: "Visions: The Women's Expo", June 17-19, 1994
Folder 48: The Mayor’s Summit on Women, November 19-20, 1999
Folder 49: Miscellaneous, 1980-1994
Series 10: Photographs
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, or color). Where possible, the artist of a particular work has been identified.
Sub-Series 1: Negatives
Box 11
Folder 50: Firehouse (b/w), [c. 1982]
Folder 51: "Private Rites" (color), January 22-February 23, 1985
Folder 52: "Out of the Cold" (color), 1995
Folder 53: "Aubrey McCaskell's Place" (color), December 18, 1995-February 28, 1996
Folder 54: "Why Girls Can't Paint Cows" (color), January 6-February 26, 1996
Folder 55: "Salon des Oeuvres Refuses" (color), May 5-June 2, 1996
Folder 56: "1/2 of 1/2 of 1/2" - Matuschka (b/w), March1-April 22, 1996
Folder 57: Unknown Show, (b/w), undated
OVS Box 14
Folder 13: Catalogue and Exhibit, undated
Sub-Series 2: Proofsheets
Box 11
Folder 58: Firehouse Renovation (b/w), [c. 1982]
Folder 59: "Private Rites" artwork (b/w), January 22-February 23, 1985
Folder 60: "Self-Images" artwork (b/w), 1985
Folder 61: "Self-Images" artwork (color), 1985
Folder 62: "Contemporary Women in Documentary Photography" artwork (b/w), March 1-24, 1986
Folder 63: National WCA Conference - Houston, TX (b/w), 1988
Folder 64: HWCA Board (b/w), [c. 1995]
Folder 65: “Mother Earth” ground breaking (b/w), September 1995
Sub-Series 3: Slides
Box 11
Folder 66: Artwork (color), 1978-1989
Folder 67: National WCA Conference New York, NY (color), 1986
Folder 68: "Contemporary Women in Documentary Photography" artwork (b/w), March 1-24, 1986
Folder 69: "Women in Art" installation (color), 1987
Folder 70: National WCA Conference Houston, TX artwork (b/w), 1988
Folder 71: Members' Names, 1990, undated
Folder 72: “Social Reflections” artwork - Elisa Alvarado (color), July 24-August 7, 1994
Folder 73: Artgirls of the West artwork (color), January 6-February 26, 1996
Folder 74: "1/2 of 1/2 of 1/2" - Matuschka artwork (b/w), March 1-April 22, 1996
Folder 75: “Slip and Slide Program” – Sharon Bode Messimer (color), January 13, 1998
Folder 76: Unidentified Event (color), undated
Box 15
Folder 29: “Banners Project”, 1997-1998
Folder 30: Various, 1990-1992
Sub-Series 4: Prints
Box 11
Folder 77: "Stones" reception - Lucy Lippard (color), February 19, 1979
Folder 78: National WCA Conference Washington, D.C. (b/w), 1979
Folder 79: "An Artful Affair" fundraiser (color), September 25, 1980
Folder 80: "12 On Site" Planning (color), September 1980
Folder 81: "12 On Site" Installation: Viveka Barnett (color), October 23, 1980
Folder 82: "12 On Site" Installation: Gertrude Barnstone (color), October 23, 1980
Box 12
Folder 1: "12 On Site" Installation: Marilyn Biles (color), October 23, 1980
Folder 2: "12 On Site" Installation: Cecile Burns (color), October 23, 1980
Folder 3: "12 On Site" Installation: Linda [Gratz?] (color), October 23, 1980
Folder 4: "12 On Site" Installation: Heidi Stanfield (color), October 23, 1980
Folder 5: "12 On Site" Installation: Vicki Stewart (color), October 23, 1980
Folder 6: "12 On Site" Installation: Tracy Trajan (color), October 23, 1980
Folder 7: "12 On Site" Installation: Martha Terrill (color), October 23, 1980
Folder 8: "12 On Site" Installation: Toby Topek (color), October 23, 1980
Folder 9: "12 On Site" Installation: Tralene Vassilopolos (color), October 23, 1980
Folder 10: National WCA Conference San Francisco, CA (color), 1982
Folder 11: Membership Party and Reception (color), December 5, 1982
Folder 12: "Swamp Songs" - Clyde Connell (b/w), September 20-October 27, 1984
Folder 13: "Homages in Clay" - Jose Varela (color), December 1984-January 1985
Folder 14: Member Show Catalog: Opening, (b/w), 1984
Folder 15: Member Show Catalog: Viveka Barnett (b/w), 1984
Folder 16: Member Show Catalog: Gertrude Barnstone (b/w), 1984
Folder 17: Member Show Catalog: Malinda Beeman (b/w), 1984
Folder 18: Member Show Catalog: Wayne Blythe (b/w), 1984
Folder 19: Member Show Catalog: Peter Brown (b/w), 1984
Folder 20: Member Show Catalog: Derek Boshier (b/w), 1984
Folder 21: Member Show Catalog: Chuck Dugan (b/w), 1984
Folder 22: Member Show Catalog: Bobby Duncan (b/w), 1984
Folder 23: Member Show Catalog: David Folkman (b/w), 1984
Folder 24: Member Show Catalog: Sally Gall (b/w), 1984
Folder 25: Member Show Catalog: Robert Harris (b/w), 1984
Folder 26: Member Show Catalog: Ron Hoover (b/w), 1984
Folder 27: Member Show Catalog: Benito Huerta (b/w), 1984
Folder 28: Member Show Catalog: Terrell James (b/w), 1984
Folder 29: Member Show Catalog: Lucas Johnson (b/w), 1984
Folder 30: Member Show Catalog: Pam Johnson (b/w), 1984
Folder 31: Member Show Catalog: Lynn Knippa (b/w), 1984
Folder 32: Member Show Catalog: George Kraus (b/w), 1984
Folder 33: Member Show Catalog: Arturo Lindsey (b/w), 1984
Folder 34: Member Show Catalog: Bert Long (b/w), 1984
Folder 35: Member Show Catalog: Jack Massing (b/w), 1984
Folder 36: Member Show Catalog: Peter McClennan (b/w), 1984
Folder 37: Member Show Catalog: Jesus Baustista Moroles (b/w), 1984
Folder 38: Member Show Catalog: Helen Orman (b/w), 1984
Folder 39: Member Show Catalog: Jim Poag (b/w), 1984
Folder 40: Member Show Catalog: Pam Pool (b/w), 1984
Folder 41: Member Show Catalog: Lynn Randolph (b/w), 1984
Folder 42: Member Show Catalog: Charlie Sartwell (b/w), 1984
Folder 43: Member Show Catalog: Gail Siptak (b/w), 1984
Folder 44: Member Show Catalog: Susan Smith (b/w), 1984
Folder 45: Member Show Catalog: Gael Stack (b/w), 1984
Folder 46: Member Show Catalog: Earl Staley (b/w), 1984
Folder 47: Member Show Catalog: Sharon Stewart (b/w), 1984
Folder 48: Member Show Catalog: Richard Stout (b/w), 1984
Folder 49: Member Show Catalog: Lin Swannet (b/w), 1984
Folder 50: Member Show Catalog: Marasu Takiguchi (b/w), 1984
Folder 51: Member Show Catalog: Toby Topek (b/w), 1984
Folder 52: Member Show Catalog: Josefa Vaughn (b/w), 1984
Folder 53: Member Show Catalog: Casey Williams (b/w), 1984
Folder 54: Member Show Catalog: Frank Williams (b/w), 1984
Folder 55: Member Show Catalog: Geoff Winningham (b/w), 1984
Folder 56: Member Show Catalog: Unidentified Artists (b/w), 1984
Folder 57: "Self-Images" artwork (b/w), 1985
Folder 58: “Private Rites” artwork: Susie Rosmarin (b/w), January 22-February 23, 1985
Folder 59: “Private Rites” artwork: Kelly Alison (b/w), January 22-February 23, 1985
Folder 60: “Private Rites” artwork: Unidentified Artist (b/w), January 22-February 23, 1985
Folder 61: Artwork - Janet Zweig (b/w), 1985
Folder 62: "Contemporary Women in Documentary Photography" artwork: Annie Liebowitz (b/w), March 1-24, 1986
Folder 63: "Contemporary Women in Documentary Photography" artwork: Ruth Pine Morgan (b/w), March 1-24, 1986
Folder 64: "Contemporary Women in Documentary Photography" artwork: Wendy Watriss (b/w), March 1-24, 1986
Folder 65: “Contemporary Women in Documentary Photography” artwork: Miscellaneous (b/w), March 1-24, 1986
Folder 66: National WCA Conference Houston, TX (b/w), 1988
Folder 67: "Women Taking a Stand" panel (color), August 1992
Folder 68: "From Within Walls" artwork Molly Campbell (b/w), November 14, 1992
Folder 69: "Untold Stories" reception Diana Block, juror (color), November 12-December 31, 1993
Folder 70: Studio Tour (color), [c. 1993]
Folder 71: "Women and the Representation of Aging": Gay Block (color), March 12- April 19, 1994
Folder 72: "Women and the Representation of Aging": Elise Mitchell Sanford (b/w), March 12-April 19, 1994
Folder 73: "Women and the Representation of Aging": Miscellaneous (b/w), March 12-April 19, 1994
Folder 74: "Handmade Book" workshop (b/w), April 1994
Folder 75: "Handmade Book" workshop (color), April 1994
Folder 76: Postcard Show artwork (b/w), May 1994
Folder 77: Postcard Show opening (color), May 1994
Folder 78: "Social Reflections" artwork Elisa Alvarado (b/w), July 24-August 27, 1994
Folder 79: "Social Reflections" opening Elisa Alvarado (color), July 24-August 27, 1994
Folder 80: "Out of the Sky" artwork - Anne Noggle (b/w), [c. 1990]
Folder 81: "Living With AIDS" panel (color), 1994
Folder 82: "A Conversation Piece" (b/w), January 4-February 10, 1995
Folder 83: "Companeras" opening (b/w), February 12-March 31, 1995
Folder 84: "Companeras" opening (color), February 12-March 31, 1995
Folder 85: "Healing Works" artwork (color), April 11-May 21, 1995
Folder 86: "Healing Works" artwork (b/w), April 11-May 21, 1995
Folder 87: Michea Performance (color), June 1995
Folder 88: "Creative Communities, Making Friends" opening (color), September 23-November 3, 1995
Folder 89: "Out of the Cold" artwork (color), September 30-October 29, 1995
Folder 90: "Serial Imagery" artwork (color), November 11-25, 1995
Folder 91: "Aubrey McCaskell's Place" opening (color), December 1995-February 1996
Folder 92: "4×4" Fundraiser (color), 1995
Folder 93: "Why Girls Can't Paint Cows": (b/w), January 5-February 25, 1996
Folder 94: "Why Girls Can't Paint Cows:" (color), January 5-February 25, 1996
Folder 95: "Why Girls Can't Paint Cows:" (color), January 5-February 25, 1996
Folder 96: "Why Girls Can't Paint Cows:" artwork - Louise DeMore (color), January 5-February 25, 1996
Folder 97: "Why Girls Can't Paint Cows:" artwork - B.R. Gates (color), January 5-February 25, 1996
Folder 98: "Why Girls Can't Paint Cows:" artwork - Catherine Gill (color), January 5-February 25, 1996
Folder 99: "Why Girls Can't Paint Cows:" artwork - Karen Hubutzel (color), January 5-February 25, 1996
Folder 100: "Why Girls Can't Paint Cows:" artwork - DeAnne Lemley (color), January 5-February 25, 1996
Folder 101: "1/2 of 1/2 of 1/2" - Matuschka (b/w), March 1-April 22, 1996
Folder 102: "1/2 of 1/2 of 1/2" - Matuschka (color), March 1-April 22, 1996
Folder 103: "1/2 of 1/2 of 1/2" - Matuschka (color), March 1-April 22, 1996
Folder 104: "Salon Des Oeuvres Refuses" artwork (color), May 4-June 2, 1996
Folder 105: "Drop In, Switch On" (color), December 7, 1996
Folder 106: "Drop In, Switch On" (b/w), December 7, 1996
Folder 107: "Visions: The Women's Expo" booth (b/w), 1996
Folder 108: "Chapel of Pioneers" artwork (color), 1996
Folder 109: “Banners Project”: International Quilt Festival (color), 1996, 1997
Folder 110: "Banners Project": Artifacts Gallery at Champion Village (color), [c.1997]
Folder 111: "Banners Project": Fashion Group International (color), 1998
Folder 112: "Banners Project": Miscellaneous (color), 1998
Folder 113: "Mother Earth" ground breaking, September 1997
Folder 114: “Mother Earth” planning, 1997
Folder 115: “Slip and Slide Program” (color), January 13, 1998
Folder 116: “Limp” (color), May 6-June 10, 2000
Folder 117: Art Guys Striptease (color), [c. 1996]
Folder 118: Artwork - Nancy Haglund, undated
Folder 119: Unidentified Show - Steve Hoover (b/w), [c. 1984]
Folder 120: Catbox (band) (b/w; color), undated
Folder 121: Firehouse; exterior (color), [c. 1995]
Folder 122: HWCA Board (color), [c. 1995]
Folder 123: HWCA Members (b/w), undated
Folder 124: HWCA President – Joy Mullett (color), [c. 1997]
Folder 125: Members: Gertrude Barnstone (color), undated
Folder 126: Members: Lin Swanner (color), undated
Folder 127: Members: Lin Swanner (b/w), undated
Folder 128: Members: Unidentified Member (b/w), undated
Folder 129: Printmaking show artwork (color), [c. 1996]
Folder 130: "Recycle Sculpture" artwork (color), [c. 1996]
Folder 131: Renovation (b/w), undated
Folder 132: Unidentified Artwork (color), [c. 1984]
Folder 133: Unidentified Artwork (color), [c. 1994]
Folder 134: Unidentified Event (b/w), [c. 1995]
Folder 135: Unidentified Event (b/w), undated
Folder 136: Unidentified Event (color), [c. 1997-1998]
Folder 137: Unidentified Event (color), undated
Folder 138: Unidentified Event (color), undated
Folder 139: Unidentified Panels (b/w), undated
Folder 140: Unidentified Show (color) - 3 items, [c. 1995]
Folder 141: Unidentified Show (color) - 7 items, [c. 1995]
Folder 142: Unidentified Show (b/w) - 16 items, [c. 1985]
Folder 143: Unidentified Show (b/w) - 4 items, undated
Folder 144: Unidentified Show (b/w) - 4 item, undated
Folder 145: Unidentified Show (b/w) - 1 item, undated
Folder 146: Unidentified Show (b/w) - 4 items, undated
Folder 147: Unidentified Show (b/w) - 1 item, undated
Folder 148: Unidentified Show (b/w) - 1 item, undated
Folder 149: Unidentified Workshop (b/w), undated
Folder 150: Miscellaneous (b/w), undated
Folder 151: Miscellaneous (color), undated
Box 15
Folder 31: Block Printing Workshop, undated
Folder 32: Catalogue, undated
Folder 33: Various, undated
Series 11: Clippings
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 12
Folder 152: AIDS Stories, 1996
Folder 153: Art Spaces: Contemporary Arts Museum, 1972
Folder 154: Art Spaces: Courthouse Annex, June 1995-February 1996
Folder 155: Art Spaces: Intercontinental Airport, 1981-1982
Folder 156: Art Spaces: Lawndale Art Center, 1980
Folder 157: Art Spaces: Menil Collection, 1981
Folder 158: Art Spaces: Museum of Fine Arts, 1981-1982
Folder 159: Art Spaces: Rothko Chapel, 1961-1970
Folder 160: Artists, 1971, 1980-1995
Folder 161: Art News, 1980-1995
Folder 162: Conferences: National WCA Conference: New Orleans, LA, 1979
Folder 163: Conferences: National WCA Conference, Houston, TX, 1988
Folder 164: "Visions: The Women's Expo", March 18-19, 1995
Folder 165: Events: Artist in Society, 1982
Folder 166: Events: Studio Tours, [c. 1980]
Folder 167: Finances: Cultural Arts Council of Houston, [c. 1986]
Folder 168: Finances: “4x4 Recreational Vehicle", October 8, 1995
Folder 169: Finances: "Drop In, Switch On", 1995-1996
Folder 170: Finances: Miscellaneous, 1980-1995
Folder 171: Firehouse, 1982-1983, 1995
Folder 172: Helen Orman, 2004
Folder 173: Houston Image, 1996
Folder 174: NEA Battles Censorship, 1989-1995
Folder 175: Shows:  "AH-HA", 1981
Folder 176: Shows: Member Shows, 1983-1985
Folder 177: Shows: “Creatures", December 1985-January 1986
Folder 178: Shows: "Women in Photography", 1986
Folder 179: Shows: Gorilla Girls, 1988
Folder 180: Shows: Finley, Karen, 1989
Folder 181: Shows: "Boxworks", May 1991
Folder 182: Shows: "Women Taking a Stand", September 1992
Folder 183: Shows: “Wild Women Art Savage", September-October, 1993
Folder 184: Shows: "Perceptions of Men", 1993-1994
Folder 185: Shows: “Women and Aging", March – April, 1994
Folder 186: Shows: “Out of the Sky", November-December, 1994
Folder 187: Shows: “A Conversational Piece", January-February, 1995
Folder 188: Shows: “Compañeras", February-March, 1995
Folder 189: Shows: “Out of the Cold", September-October, 1995
Folder 190: Shows: “Banners Project", 1996
Box 13
Folder 1: Shows: "McCaskell's Place" - Aubrey McCaskell, December 18, 1995-February 1996
Folder 2: Shows: "Why Girls Can't Paint Cows" Artgirls of the West, February 1996
Folder 3: Shows: "1/2 of 1/2 of 1/2" - Matuschka, March 1-April 22, 1996
Folder 4: Shows: "Salon des Oeuvres Refuses", May 1996
Folder 5: Shows: "Altars as Art", October 1996
Folder 6: Shows: "Luscious Show", January 1997
Folder 7: Shows: Canary Project, 1997
Folder 8: Shows: “Is this a joke or what?”, March 1999
Folder 9: Shows: “Limp", May 6-June 10, 2000
Folder 10: Shows: Miscellaneous, 1983-1996
Folder 11: Women's Issues, 1980-1997
Folder 12: Miscellaneous, 1996-1997
OVS Box 14
Folder 5: National WCA Conference: Houston, TX, 1988
Folder 6: NEA Battles Censorship, 1989
Folder 7: Houston Foto Fest, 1986
Folder 8: Miscellaneous, 1971, 1980-1988, 1995-1996
Box 15
Folder 34: 6Artists/ 6 Idioms, undated
Folder 35: Chaja Verveer, undated
Folder 36: Contemporary Arts Museum Benefit, 1999
Folder 37: The Famine Within, 1991
Folder 38: Gorilla Girls, 1988
Folder 39: In Art, 1988
Folder 40: “Women and the Arts”, 1988
Folder 41: Women Recognition, 1992
Series 12: General Visual Arts (GVA)
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.
Sub-Series 1: Artists
Box 13
Folder 13: A-H, undated
Folder 14: J-Z, undated
Sub-Series 2: Art Spaces
Box 13
Folder 15: Courthouse Annex, September 1995-Spring 1996
Folder 16: Contemporary Arts Museum, 1986, 1993
Folder 17: Intercontinental Airport, 1981
Folder 18: Lawndale Art Center, 1983, 1994
Folder 19: O’Kane Gallery, 1997, 1999
Folder 20: The Orange Show, 1979, 1997
Folder 21: Rothko Chapel, February 1971
Folder 22: Miscellaneous, A-Z, 1981-1998
Sub-Series 3: Journals
Box 13
Folder 23: Journals, 1985-1997
OVS Box 14
Folder 9: Journals, 1980-1996
Sub-Series 4: Organizations
Box 13
Folder 24: Business Volunteers for the Arts, 1987, 1995-1996
Folder 25: Coalition of Women's Arts Organizations, 1981-1983
Folder 26: Community Artists' Collective, 1988-1990
Folder 27: Cultural Arts Council of Houston, 1980-1989
Folder 28: Cultural Arts Council of Houston, 1990-1997
Folder 29: Cultural Arts Council of Houston, 1998-2000
Folder 30: Gorilla Girls, 1987-1992
Folder 31: Houston Center for Photography, 1984, 1995
Folder 32: Houston Coalition for the Visual Arts, 1990, 1995-1997
Folder 33: Houston/Harris County Task Force, 1991-1992
Folder 34: International Art Exchange, 1995
Folder 35: National Endowment for the Arts, 1989, 1995
Folder 36: Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts, 1982-1996
Folder 37: Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts, 1997-1998
Folder 38: Texas Commission on the Arts, 1980-1994
Folder 39: Women and Their Work Inc., 1984-1986
Folder 40: Women in the Visual and Literary Arts, 1994-2000
Folder 41: Women’s Resource Directory, 1996-2000
Folder 42: Miscellaneous, A-Z, 1986-1998
Sub-Series 5: Politics
Box 13
Folder 43: Citizens Environmental Coalition, 1999-2002
Folder 44: Federal Art Bank, 1978-1979
Folder 45: Houston (miscellaneous), 1980-1996
Folder 46: Presidential Election, 1992
Folder 47: Women and Art, [c. 1990]
Sub-Series 6: Miscellaneous
Box 13
Folder 48: Constituents, 2000
Folder 49: Opportunities for Artists, 1993-2001
Series 13: Posters
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 14
Folder 10: Conferences, 1979-1988
Item 1: National WCA Conference, Washington, D.C., January 30-February 3, 1979
Item 2: National WCA Conference: “Women of Art: Connections West,” San Francisco, CA, February 24-26, 1981
Item 3: National WCA Conference: "Dedication '83: Philadelphia/Houston," Philadelphia, PA, January 14-April 9, 1983
Item 4: National WCA Conference: "Women: The Power of Art," Philadelphia, PA, February 15-18, 1983
Item 5: National WCA Conference Highlights, Houston, TX, February 1988
Folder 11: Shows, 1984-1996
Item 1: "1984 Show", March 6-24, 1984
Item 2: "Self-Images: the 1985 Show", April 4-May 10, 1985
Item 3: "Take an Alternate Route", [c. 1986]
Item 4: Dorothy Hood/Jeanne Norsworthy Cocktail Reception, February 2, 1988
Item 5: "Karen Finley in Performance", October 27-28, 1989
Item 6: "Companeras"
Item 7: "Time for Prevention" - Matuschka, 1996
Item 8: "Life" - Matuschka, 1996
Item 9: “Carving the Forces of Change: Celebrating Women in the Arts”, February 7-12, 1997
Folder 12: GVA (General Visual Arts)
Item 1: Council for Visual and Performing Arts Calendar, 1991-1992
Series 14: Lectures, Papers and Speeches
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 15
Folder 42: “An Open Letter to the Board of Trustees of the Museum of the Fine Arts Houston", 1981
Folder 43: “The Business of Art,” by Ann Webb, 1988
Folder 44: “The Debate of ‘Essentialism’” by Karen A. Bearor, 1991
Folder 45: Eleanora Anitova, 1988
Folder 46: “Facing Each Other” by Trinh T. Minh Ha, undated
Folder 47: “The Feisty Woman’s Plan-Ahead Guide”, 1994
Folder 48: “The Needle and the Eye” by Joyce Fernandez, 1988
Folder 49: “Notes From an Old-Fashioned Feminist” by Lucy Lippard, 1988
Folder 50: “Packaging the ‘Trail of Tears’” by Susan A. Miller, 1991
Folder 51: “Parenthood and the Creative Process” by Joan Semnel, undated
Folder 52: “Social Criticism Without Philosophy” by Nancy Fraser and Linda J. Nicholson, undated
Folder 53: “What is a Millennium Artist?” by John Worldpeace, 1992
Folder 54: “Woman as Bearer of Meaning, Not Maker of Meaning”, 1988
Folder 55: “Women of Power: Balancing Art-Making & Motherhood” by Charleen Touchette, 1988
Series 15: Printed Materials
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 15
Folder 56: Artist’s Checklist, undated
Folder 57: Art Papers, May/June 1988
Folder 58: Center, July/August 1992
Folder 59: Intertribal Council of Houston Newsletter, 1992
Folder 60: “Manual of Speakers, Artists and Research Areas”, 1994
Folder 61: Various, 1990-1993
Folder 62: “WCA Chapter Representatives”, 1996
Folder 63: “WCA Workbook ‘Estate Planning For Artists’”, 1992
Folder 64: “WCA Handbook ‘Presenting Your Work’”, 1992
Folder 65: Women Artist News, Summer 1988

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