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New Women’s Archives Finding Aids Available

categories: Carey C. Shuart Women's Archive and Research Collection, Department News, Finding Aids

Two new finding aids for collections in the Carey C. Shuart Women’s Archives and Research Collection have been published in Archon.

The first finding aid is for the National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence Records. This organization was founded in 1998 to provide training and consultation on domestic and sexual violence issues at the national level and has played a national role in several arenas, including participating in the passage of the Violence Against Women Act. The collection contains a wide range of materials, including correspondence, business and legal documents, publications, audiovisual materials, and ephemera.

The second finding aid is for the Houston Gorilla Girls collection. The Houston Gorilla Girls were an anonymous art collective of gorilla-masked women who demonstrated against what they perceived as sexism and racism at high-profile Houston art venues such as the Menil, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Lawndale Arts Center. They were active from 1987 to 1997, and the identities of the women involved remain a mystery. The collection contains the records, written works, collected writings, and photographs that document the development of the group.

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