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Finding Aid to the Women of the West Museum Institutional Archives MSA.39
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Description
The Women of the West Museum, founded in Boulder, Colorado in 1991, was the first museum in the United States dedicated to the history of women of all cultures in the American West. In 2002, the museum merged with the Autry National Center, creating a physical location for the Women of the West institution. These archives document the Women of the West Museum’s institutional history from 1986-2001, which includes files related to administration, collection development, development and fundraising, exhibits, and finances.
Background
Founded in 1991 in Boulder, Colorado, the Women of the West Museum was the first museum in the nation dedicated to the history of women of all cultures in the American West. Committed to education outside traditional museum walls, the Women of the West Museum broke new ground with its innovative use of online exhibitions, community partnerships, women's history trails, and art-based humanities programs.
Extent
72.55 Linear feet (41 boxes, 2 oversized models)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Autry Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry National Center as the custodian of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research. Appointments to view materials are required. To make an appointment please visit http://theautry.org/research/research-rules-and-application or contact library staff at rroom@theautry.org.