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Series I: Administrative Files, 1993-2014

Scope and Contents

This series includes general administrative files, presentations, board minutes, news-clippings, correspondence, and concept develpoment reports. These records document the organizational planning, especially redevelopment to an online platform, and financial operations of the International Museum of Women. The material on the Global Council includes member files, meeting minutes, reports, and agendas. Financial information includes budgets, bank statements, tax information, and receipts; however, these financial and tax records are restricted. Of particular note, Of particular the series includes documents relating to sponsorship, National Women's History program, film festivals, and Women, Power, and Politics exhibit.


This series maintains the original order of the creator.
Box 1

Financial Reports, Strategic Planning, and Development 1999-2009

Conditions Governing Use

Administrative Files (box 1) are restricted to only IMOW employees.
Box 2

Concept Development and Press Mentions

Box 3

Pier 26 Campaign, Media Correspondence, and Newsletters 1998-2008

Box 4

Global Council Administrative Files 2004-2014

Box 5

Global Council Members Files 2004-2011


Series II: Speaker Series 2004-2011

Scope and Contents

This series details the IMOW Speakers Series: Extraordinary Change, which was held quarterly in San Francisco, as a series of lectures by women around the world who have made unprecedented changes to their community and the lives of women worldwide. Included are photographs, press releases, and transcripts of each lecture. Arranged chronologically.
Box 6

Speakers Series Event Files 2004-2011


Series III: Women of the World Exhibit, 2003

Scope and Contents

This series consists of reports, exhibit publicity and educational materials, and the exhibit's website relating to the creation of the Women of the World Exhibit. The exhibit, curated by artist Claudia DeMonte, focused on how the representation of a woman expressed from different styles, traditions, and countries with over 117 works originally featured in the project.
Box 7

Exhibit Information: Administrative Files, Plannings, and Program 2003

Box 17, Folder 1

Exhibit Poster 2003


Series IV: Celebrating Women Exhibit 2004

Scope and Contents

This series consists of exhibit research materials and reports, exhibit translations, and exhibit object files. These materials document the development and design of the IMOW exhibit, Celebrating Women. The exhibit was a presentation of images and objects that reflected the festivals, ceremonies and competitions from around the world that provided diverse insight in the concept of the feminine spirit. The exhibit, was based on the book Celebrating Women by acclaimed photo-journalist Paola Gianturco, which featured her photography, artifacts, music and compelling accounts of seventeen celebrations from Austria, Bolivia, Brazil, China, Finland, French West Indies, India, Morocco, Peru, Poland, Spain, Swaziland, Sweden, Thailand, and the United States.


This series is arranged by subject.
Box 8

Exhibit Information: Brochures, Exhibit Text, Reports, and Object Files 2004

Box 17, Folder 2

Exhibit Poster: "Imagine a Fierce Competitor..." 2004

Box 17, Folder 3

Exhibit Poster: "Imagine a Strong Warrior..." 2004


Series V: California Woman Suffrage 1870-1911 Exhibit, 2004

Scope and Contents

The series includes Borrower’s Packets, File-photos of exhibit panels and text, and supportive research materials, and press releases.
Files are arranged alphabetically by subject, and then chronologically by folder.
Box 9

Exhibit Information: Research and Related Materials


Series VI: Imagining Ourselves Exhibit, 2005-2007

Scope and Contents

This series consists of anthologies, online exhibit relating to the Imagining Ourselves exhibit. The exhibit Between March 8, 2006 and December 31, 2007, more than a million people participated in Imagining Ourselves. The project included a published anthology, a series of global events, and a multilingual online exhibition of user-contributed film, photography, music, poetry and personal essays--all in response to the question, "What defines your generation of women?"
Box 10

Exhibit Information and Overview packet

Box 11

Press Mentions


Series VII: Photographs and Audiovisual Materials circa 2000-2011

Scope and Contents

This series consists photographs, negatives, videotapes, CDs, DVDs, and a flash drive. The bulk of the series mainly pertains to Imagining Ourselves exhibit videos, images, and development containing master digital copies. To a lesser the extant the series contains miscelleanous exhibit object photographs.
Arranged by format.
Box 12

Miscellaneous exhibit object photographs and negatives, undated, 2003

Box 13

Celebrating Women Manuscript, CD-R 2003 September

Box 13

California Suffrage Powerpoint Presentation," CD-R 2005

Box 13

Imagining Ourselves images and videos, 2004-2007

Scope and Contents

Includes slideshow by Rebecca Greenberg and materials are on CD and DVD.

Series VIII: Awards and Recognition 1990-2009

Scope and Contents

This series mainly pertains to awards, commendations, and proclamations received by IMOW from the county of San Francisco, the State, and other organizations for IMOW’s efforts in awareness and women's education.
This series is arranged by format.
Box 14

Proclamations, awards, certificates, and recognitions 1990-2009


Series IX: Oversized Materials 2003-2009

Scope and Contents

Includes oversized drawings, news-clippings, and exhibition posters for Women of the World (2003) exhibit and Celebrating Women (2004) exhibit.
Box 15

Press mentions 2007, 2009

Box 17

Exhibition posters 2003, 2004


Series X: Exhibits 2007-2013

Scope and Contents

This series consists of exhibit and research materials, promotional documents, and publications from the following exhibits: Economica, Young Women Speaking the Economy, Mama: Motherhood Around the Globe, Women, Power and Politics, Muslim Women’s Art and Voices, and Paths for Women Making Change. These exhibits explore topics such as: women’s influence on the economy, global experiences of motherhood, and women in politics.
Box 16

Exhibit Information: Research Materials, Promotional Documents, and Publications 2007-2013


Series XI: Programs and Sponsored Events 1995-2013

Scope and Contents

This series consists of publicity, documents and programs related to I.M.O.W sponsored events. Examples of documents in this series are: The I.M.O.W Annual Gala programs and news clippings, annual book award flyers, book fair flyers and various educational program's promotional materials.
Box 16

Programs and Sponsored Events Information: Publicity, Documents and Programs 1995-2013