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])
Contact Library Reproductions
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.