A Finding Aid to the Women's Interart Center Records, 1970-1981, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.womeinte
Creators:
Women's Interart Center (New York, N.Y.)
Dates:
1970-1981
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.5 Linear feet
Repository:
The scattered records of the Women's Interart Center date from 1970 to 1981 and measure 0.5 linear feet. Found are administrative materials such as address lists, blank forms, and financial records; correspondence; printed materials including exhibition announcements and catalogs, press releases, and posters produced by the Women's Art Center; and writings and notes, primarily by Jacqueline Skiles.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The scattered records of the Women's Interart Center date from 1970 to 1981 and measure 0.5 linear feet. Found are administrative materials such as address lists, blank forms, and financial records; correspondence; printed materials including exhibition announcements and catalogs, press releases, and posters produced by the Women's Art Center; and writings and notes, primarily by Jacqueline Skiles.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Due to the small size of this collection the papers are arranged as one series.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The Women's Interart Center (1970-2016) was a feminist-oriented organization for women in the arts.
The Women's Interart Center was founded by members of Women Artists in Revolution (W.A.R.) and other organizations, including Jacqueline Skiles, Margo Lewitin, and Susan Kleckner. It was located at 549 W. 52nd Street in New York City.
The center, which included a gallery and a theatre, held exhibitions, theatrical and musical events, poetry readings, film screenings, panel discussions, lectures, and video performances. Co-founder Jacqueline Skiles served as co-director. Dorothy Gillespie was an artist-in-residence and, later, a member of the board of directors.
The Women's Interart Center was dissolved in 2016.

Administration
Author
Jayna M. Josesfon
Sponsor
Processing of this collection received federal support from the Collections Care Initiative Fund, administered by the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative and the National Collections Program
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated in 1981 by co-founder Jacqueline Skiles and board of directors member Dorothy Gillespie.
Processing Information
The collection was processed, and a finding aid prepared by Jayna Josefson in 2021.

Using the Collection
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.
Conditions Governing 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.
Preferred Citation
Women's Interart Center records, 1970-1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonain Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Women artists Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Feminism and art Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arts organizations -- New York (State) -- New York Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Skiles, Jacqueline Dean, 1937- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Washington, D.C. 20001
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