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The archive consists of papers, photographs, audiovisual and born digital material documenting the performances, exhibitions, and administrative activities of the Feminist Art Workers.
The Feminist Art Workers were a collaborative feminist performance group created in 1976 by Candace Compton, Laurel Klick, Nancy Angelo, and Cheri Gaulke. The group formed after teaching together for the Summer Art Program at the Woman's Building in Los Angeles. Compton left the group shortly after its inception and Vanalyne Green joined in 1978. The Feminist Art Workers were recognized for their combination of performance art and feminist pedagogy and their emphasis on making art in a non-hierarchical collaborative way. The group's main period of activity was from 1977 to 1981, although they also had multiple retrospective projects from 2008 to 2012.
22.23 Linear Feet (26 boxes, 1 boxed-roll, 1 roll, 5 flatfile folders. Computer media: 17.67 GB [617 files])
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Open for use by qualified researchers, except for Box 17 and Boxed-roll 2**, which are restricted due to fragility. Box 15, Box 16, and Box 23 are restricted pending conservation. Born digital content will be made available on-site only, through the digital preservation repository. Born digital content and audiovisual materials are unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.