Archives of American Art

A Finding Aid to the Cherie Raciti Papers, 1963-2015, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.racicher
Creators:
Raciti, Cherie
Dates:
1963-2015
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
3.3 Linear feet
Repository:
The Cherie Raciti papers measure 3.3 linear feet and date from 1963 to 2015. The papers document Raciti's career as an artist through resumes, artist statements, teaching materials, exhibition files, and other professional documentation; also found are clippings, exhibition announcements, exhibition catalogs, and other printed material; sketchbooks of artwork; and photographs, slides and negatives of artwork.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The Cherie Raciti papers measure 3.3 linear feet and date from 1963 to 2015. The papers document Raciti's career as an artist through resumes, artist statements, teaching materials, exhibitions, and other professional activities; clippngs, exhibition announcements, exhibition catalogs, and other printed material; sketchbooks of artwork; and photographs, slides and negatives of artowrk.
Professional activity files include material such as resumes, artist statements, teaching material from San Francisco State University, exhibition files, undergraduate and graduate degrees, and a file of miscellaneous correspondence. Also included is a VHS cassette on "New Geometries" and one unlabeled VHS.
Printed material consists of newspaper and magazine clippings, exhibition announcements, exhibition catalogs, one unbound notebook, and some published books that Raciti appears in.
Artwork consists primarily of sketchbooks of drawings and test materials for murals.
Photographic material consists of photographs, slides and negatives of artwork and mural projects.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged into four series.
  • Series 1: Professional Activity Files, 1968-2015 (1.1 linear feet; Boxes 1-2)
  • Series 2: Printed Material, 1964-2015 (1.0 linear feet; Boxes 2, 4)
  • Series 3: Artwork, 1970-2012 (0.3 linear feet; Boxes 3-4)
  • Series 4: Photographic Material, 1963-2012 (0.9 linear feet; Boxes 3-4)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Cherie Raciti (1942- ) is a feminist painter, sculptor, and educator in San Francisco, California. Raciti began her studies at Memphis College of Arts and went on to receive a Bachelors of Arts from San Francisco State University in 1968 and a Master's from Mills College in 1979. Raciti taught art at San Francisco State University from 1977 to 2007.

Administration
Author
Ricky Gomez
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1986, 2021 and 2022 by Cherie Raciti.
Existence and Location of Copies
Portions of the collection including some writings, photographs, biographical material, printed material by Raciti are available on 35mm microfilm reel 4046, at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. Researchers should note that the arrangement of material described in the container inventory does not reflect the arrangement of the collection on microfilm.
Processing Information
The collection was processed, and a finding aid prepared by Ricky Gomez in 2022.

Using the Collection
Terms of Use
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Preferred Citation
Cherie Raciti papers, 1963-2015. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
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Repository Contact
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