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Maria Karras collection of Woman's Building papers and photographs.

Karras, Maria, 1950- creator

Available at Special Collections  SPECIAL COLLECTIONS - CONTACT REFERENCE  (2018.M.16 ) and other locations()

  • Title:
    Maria Karras collection of Woman's Building papers and photographs.
  • Author/Creator: Karras, Maria, 1950- creator
  • Creation Date: 1973-1980
  • Biographical/Historical Note: Maria Karras (b. 1950) received her BFA in printmaking from SUNY Buffalo in 1973. Inspired by a two-day workshop led by Judy Chicago, Karras enrolled as a member of the inaugural cohort of the Feminist Studio Workshop, attending the first classes held at co-founder Sheila de Bretteville's home, while also helping to transform what had been the Chouinard Art Institute on Grandview into the first home of the Woman's Building. From 1973 to 1980, Karras documented the daily life of the Woman's Building.
  • Physical Desc.: 5 boxes, 4 flatfile folders (10 linear feet, unprocessed).
    1 computer chip cartridge (1,520 image files ) 5.5 cm.
  • Summary: The collection presents a record of the historic first years of the Woman's Building in Los Angeles and the women involved with it, including Judy Chicago, Sheila de Bretteville, Arlene Raven, Kate Millett, and Lucy Lippard. The photographs are joined by related ephemera, correspondence, posters, and other documentary materials, together with a selection of original artwork by Karras and her peers.
  • Language: English
  • Notes: Gift of Maria Karras, BFA, RBP, MA.
  • Form/Genre: Black-and-white negatives
    Color slides
    Contact sheets
    Posters
    Photographs, Original
    Born digital
  • Subjects: Chicago, Judy, 1939- Lippard, Lucy R Millet, Kate Raven, Arlene Woman's Building (Los Angeles, Calif.)
  • ID/Accession Number: 2018.M.16
  • Access/Rights: Unprocessed collection; contact repository for information regarding access. Born digital materials are unavailable until reformatted.
  • OCLC Record Number: 1040264506; on1040264506
  • Source: GRI Library Catalog

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