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SERIES Identifier: MC 909

Series II. JOURNALS, 1971-2016 (#5.1-7.4, 119.1-124.2)

Scope and Contents

Series II, JOURNALS, 1971-2016 (#5.1-7.4, 119.1-124.2) contains journals written by Chicago and which chronicle her professional activities as an artist and author as well as her personal life, including her relationships and inner thoughts. Included are entries about building a female artists community and women's art programs; her life plans; traveling and her participation in public events, lectures, and exhibits; ruminations about her romantic relationships and friendships; comments about her health, weight, and eating; thoughts about and relationship to feminism, the creative process and the development of specific art works; the growth and activities of Through the Flower; struggles and successes in her efforts to establish herself in the art world; and references to her published writings, including Through the Flower: My Struggle as a Woman Artist (1975), The Dinner Party: A Symbol of Our Heritage (1979), Embroidering Our Heritage: The Dinner Party Needlework (1980), Beyond the Flower: The Autobiogrpahy of a Feminist Artist (1996). Series is arranged chronologically.


  • 1963-2016
  • Majority of material found within 1993-2015

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research. An appointment is necessary to use any audiovisual material.


54.21 linear feet ((115 +1/2 file boxes, 3 folio boxes, 2 folio+ boxes, 1 card box) plus 7 oversize folders, 1 supersize folder, 19 photograph folders, 2 objects, 5 archived web sites)
69.03 Megabytes (20 PDF/A)

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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