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Asian American Women Artists Association (AAWAA) archives
CEMA 189  
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Use Restrictions
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Preferred Citation
  • Historical Note
  • Scope and Content

  • Title: Asian American Women Artists Association (AAWAA) archives
    Identifier/Call Number: CEMA 189
    Contributing Institution: UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Research Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 5 linear feet (5 cartons)
    Creator: Asian American Women Artists Association
    Date (inclusive): approximately 1994-2014
    Abstract: Materials generated by the the San Francisco-based Asian American Woman Artists Association (AAWAA) in the course of its activities from approximately 1994 to 2014.
    Physical Location: Special Research Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library

    Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open for research. Portions of this collection are unprocessed and may contain restricted materials. Please contact the Department of Special Research Collections in advance to request access.

    Use Restrictions

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Research Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Research Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Research Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Donation, 2017.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of Item], Asian American Women Artists Association (AAWAA) archives, CEMA 189. Department of Special Research Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Historical Note

    The Asian American Women Artists Association (AAWAA) is a San Francisco-based non-profit organization with a national reach. AAWAA is dedicated to the visibility, historical documentation and well-being of Asian Pacific American (APA) women in the arts. AAWAA works to get cross cultural/generational stories seen and heard as it historically documents visual imagery and information by and about APA women in the arts.
    AAWAA addresses equality by increasing leadership, advocacy and social activism through art. The organization's work emphasizes the arts, social justice, women and community advocacy and healing. Its members represent a wide range in ethnicity including Chinese, Filipina, Thai, Japanese, Korean, Hapa, and Vietnamese women artists.
    In addition to exhibitions, its programs include A Place of Her Own, a culturally driven arts and healing residency and an emerging curators program that cultivates curators and provides innovative exhibition opportunities. AAWAA publications, such as Cheers to Muses: Contemporary Works by Asian American Women are used in academic curricula by Ethnic and Women's Studies departments.
    The archives of the Asian American Women Artists Association (AAWAA) were established in CEMA in 2017.

    Scope and Content

    This collection contain files related to the administrative and operational activities of the San Francisco-based Asian American Women Artists Association (AAWAA), including exhibit materials and programs, curatorial statements, submissions, promotional items and photograph albums, clippings and other press items, awards and artifacts, and audio recordings. Files date from approximately 1994 to 2014.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Asian American Women Artists
    Administrative records
    Artifacts (object genre)
    Audiovisual materials
    Clippings (information artifacts)
    Photograph albums
    Programs (documents)
    Promotional materials
    Asian American Women Artists Association -- Archives