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 Collection
Identifier: MC 1486

New Jersey Women Artists' Slide Registry Collection

Creator

Dates

  • 1960 - 1987

Scope and Contents

The New Jersey Women's Slide Registry was founded in August, 1973. It contains administrative files, artists' files and slides. By 1986, over 500 women artists were represented in this registry. Artists' files contain what was sent over with slides including resumes, statements, photographs, and catalogs. While the artists are arranged individually, there are artist who are linked together through community organizational means, such as the Black Woman in Visual Perspective, which was a group of seven Black artists (Lula Mae Blocton, Eleta Caldwell, Gladys Grauer, Adrienne Hoard, Julia Miller, Janet Taylor Pickett, and Nette Forne Thomas) formed in the 1970s. From 1973 to 1977, the slide registry held four exhibits of works selected from the holdings.

Extent

2.9 Linear Feet (7 Manuscript Boxes)

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions; advanced notice required to consult collection.

Language of Materials

English

Biographical / Historical

The New Jersey Women's Slide Registry was founded in August 1973 by Lynn F. Miller, a librarian at Rutgers University Libraries at the time. From 1973 to 1977, the registry held four exhibits of works selected from the holdings. By 1986, over 500 women artists were represented in this registry.

Lynn F. Miller (1938-2019) was a reference librarian at the Mabel Smith Douglass Library in the early 1970s, when she became the first coordinator of the Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series in 1971. In 1981, Miller, with Sally Swenson, published Lives and Works: Talks with Women Artists, which included interviews with women artists. For more on Miller and her life, please see her obituary here: https://www.jkfuneralhome.com/notices/Lynn-Miller

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into two series:

    Artist Files Slides


Each series is arranged alphabetically

Related Materials

Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series Records (MC 1403), Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries, Rutgers University Libraries

Title
Guide to the New Jersey Women Artists' Slide Registry Collection
Status
In Progress
Author
Kate Van Riper
Date
2021