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.
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.
72.55 Linear feet
(41 boxes, 2 oversized models)
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