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COLLECTION Identifier: MC 1070

Records of the Woman's Building, 1974-1991


Calendars, flyers, posters, programs, and other printed material documenting activities and events at the Woman's Building.


  • 1974-1991


Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the records created by the Woman's Building as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.

Copying. Records may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.


.42 linear feet ((1 file box) plus 1 folio+ folder, 1 oversize folder)

The records of the Woman's Building consist of calendars, flyers, posters, programs, and other printed material documenting activities and events at the Woman's Building.


The Woman's Building was founded in 1973 by artist Judy Chicago, graphic designer Sheila de Bretteville, and art historian Arlene Raven. Taking its name and inspiration from the Woman's Building at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, the Los Angeles Woman's Building was the first independent institution dedicated to women's cultural activities. Seeking to provide a public arena for sharing and honoring the artistic achievements of women, it offered studio space and classes in graphics and writing, and sponsored lectures, exhibitions, conferences, and performances. The Woman's Building closed in 1992.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession numbers: 92-M44, 98-M88, 2012-M166

The records of the Woman's Building were given to the Schlesinger Library by the Woman's Building in 1992. Additional materials were transferred from the Schlesinger Library vertical file in 1998, and from the papers of Toni Carabillo and Judith Meuli in 2012.

Processing Information

Processed: December 2021

By: Mark Vassar

92-M44 and 98-M88 were formerly B/W8721b.

The Schlesinger Library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.  Finding aids may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Language of description
Processing of this collection was made possible by the Pforzheimer Fund for the Schlesinger Library, the Elsie Rodd Fund in the Schlesinger Library, the Ellen Minot Sears Fund, and the Sybil Shainwald Fund at the Schlesinger Library.

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

The preeminent research library on the history of women in the United States, the Schlesinger Library documents women's lives from the past and present for the future. In addition to its traditional strengths in the history of feminisms, women’s health, and women’s activism, the Schlesinger collections document the intersectional workings of race and ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and class in American history.

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