Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.doubx
Creators:
Double X
Dates:
1974-1988
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1 Linear foot
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Records of the Grandview Cooperative Art Gallery and the women's artist group Double X, Los Angeles, annotated throughout by group member Mary Kenon Breazeale.
Scope and Contents
Grandview Cooperative Art Gallery records include minutes, financial records, and copies of letters sent to members, 1973-1975. Records of Double X include documents regarding its foundation, incorporation, grant applications with summaries of the group's history, statements of purpose, and some general incoming and outgoing correspondence. Group events are documented through mailers for viewing slides of member's work, notices of lectures, and notes and questionnaires for proposed exhibitions and seminars.
Scope and Contents
The involvement of Double X in the Los Angeles art community is briefly documented, and the records also include a copy of BY OUR OWN HANDS: THE WOMEN ARTIST'S MOVEMENT IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, 1970-1976, published by Double X in 1977, with related correspondence and notes, a poster by Nancy Buchanan, and 8 tapes and transcriptions of interviews conducted by Mary Kenon Breazeale of Double X members Nancy Buchanan, Connie Jenkins, Mary Jones, Carol Kaufman, Vaughan Rachel, Sharon Shore, Cynthia Upchurch, and Nancy Youdelman.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Double X was a Los Angeles women's artist group, active from 1975-1985, which promoted the work of feminist artists through exhibition and public outreach activities. They organized temporary shows of their work, slide viewings of member's work, lectures and discussion groups. Many of the members of Double X had originally been participants in the Grandview Cooperative Art Gallery, Los Angeles, which was open from 1973-1975.

Administration
Reproduction Note
Many of the records are photocopies and difficult to read.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals are owned by various Double X members or ownership is unknown.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The donors, Mary Kenon Breazeale and Cynthia Upchurch, were members of the Grandview Cooperative Art Gallery and Double X. Breazeale interviewed members of Double X, and these interviews are also a part of the records.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Feminism and art Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women artists -- California -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Shore, Sharon Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Upchurch, Cynthia, 1948- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Youdelman, Nancy, 1948- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Breazeale, Mary K. (Mary Kenon), 1945- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Buchanan, Nancy, 1946- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jenkins, Connie, 1945- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jones, Mary, 1953- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kaufman, Carol Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rachel, Vaughan, 1933- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Grandview Cooperative Art Gallery Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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