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Guerrilla Girls records, 1979-2003

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Guerrilla Girls Records
Series II. Assorted graphic works, 1980-1999, undated 4 boxes
This series offers a glimpse of the Girls' collective composition process, and is organized into six groupings: ephemera deriving from or related to the poster projects; mass mailings, which targeted some of the same offenders as the posters by reprinting announcements or reviews with commentary; form letters developed for the purposes of fundraising or collaboration; letters of complaint to individual editors and curators; rough drafts, paste-ups and master copies of the above material and some poster projects; and research files, including both clippings and statistical compilations. Containers also include flat files 8** and 2**.
Arrangement note
Much of the material is undated, but where possible arragement is chronological by year within each grouping.
box folder
3 5-24 Poster ephemera, 1992-1999, undated 1 box, 1 flatfile
3 5 Postcards to Thomas Krens, 1992 15 postcards
3 Guerrilla Girls Greatest Hits, 1993-1999 4 folders
Postcards of posters compiled as booklet.
3 6-7 1993 4 items
3 11-12 1999 3 items
3 9 Book party invitations, 1995 11 card(s)
For publication of Confessions of the Guerrilla Girls.
You gotta play to win, 1996 1 box 1 flatfile
Anti-Republican party vote campaign materials in the form of lottery tickets.
box folder
3 8 Postcards 6 items
flatfile
8** Large acetate negative 1 item
box folder
3 13 Christmas postcards, undated 56 items
3 14 The Guerrilla Girls quiz cards, undated 22 items
3 15 Christmas cards, undated 6 items
Message inside: We know if you've been naughty or nice.
3 17 How to become a Guerrilla Girl cards, undated 9 items
3 18 Guerrilla Girls Conscience of the World decals, undated 3 items
Decal/stickers.
3 19 In this theater stickers, undated 2 items
3 20 Dear theatre producer cards, undated 20 items
3 21 3 white women cards, undated 3 items
3 22 Who cares? cards, undated 2 items
3 23 As good as it gets? stickers, undated 2 items
3 24 Assorted ephemera, undated 5 items
box folder
4 1-19 Press releases and mass mailings, 1985-1997 19 folders
Mailings attacking individual galleries, critics, or institutions, often involving a photocopied brochure or clipping, framed on Guerrilla Girls letterhead, with arrows and comments designating the offensive material. Files arranged in chronological order, with targeted parties generally comprising folder titles.
4 1 First press release, 1985 1 item
Announcing the appearance of posters by Guerrilla Girls on New York City streets.
4 2 Gary Indiana, 1986 3 items
4 3 John Russell, 1986 4 items
4 4 Law and Order show, 1986 6 items
4 5 Margo Leavin gallery, 1986 6 items
4 6 Artpark, 1986 3 items
4 7 Rhona Hoffman gallery, 1986 5 itmes
4 8 Women artists of the surrealist movement, 1986 2 items
A Guerrilla Girls endorsement.
4 9 Cooper Union press release, 1986 10 pages
4 10 Painting program, 1986 10 pages
4 11 MOMA's High/Low, 1986 3 items
4 12 New York Times, 1987 1 item
4 13 Williams College, 1988 1 item
4 14 Museum directors, 1987 4 items
4 15 Gulf war, 1991 50 items
MOMA's Objects of Desire, 1997 2 items
box folder
4 16 Photocopies 2 items
box folder
87* 2 Medium posters 3 items
flatfile
8** Large acetate negative 1 item
box folder
4 17 Artists Space, undated 2 items
4 18 Artists Space (three artists who have contributed generously), undated 3 items
4 19 Deborah Menaker (Williams College), undated 11 items
4 20 Guggenheim's Transformations in sculpture, undated 1 item
Token Times, undated 2 boxes
box folder
4 21 Photocopies 2 items
box folder
87* 3 Medium posters 3 items
box folder
4 22 Art world's derriere, 2 items
4 18-32 Form letters, 1986-1998, undated 15 folders
Form letters that Guerrilla Girls created for the purpose of fundraising,eliciting collaborations, poster sales, or other purposes.
4 23 Collaboration proposal, 1986-1992 4 items
4 24 Will you be our Valentine? (for poster of names), 1989 2 items
4 25 Need your bananas (fundraising), 1995 2 items
4 26 Contract for appearances, circa 1997 20 items
4 27 This ain't your ordinary fundraising letter, 1998 25 items
4 28 Thank you, undated 5 items
4 29 [Six Guerrilla Girl posters on one sheet], undated 12 items
4 30 Official response, undated 25 items
4 31 [2 poster sheet], undated 20 items
4 32 If you're angry (fundraising), undated 15 items
4 33 Letterhead, undated 8 items
4 34 Hot under the collar (fundraising), undated 6 items
4 35 Original posters available, undated 11 items
4 36 New Observations advertisement, undated 2 items
4 37 Year end contribution (fundraising), undated 7 items
4 38 Art investment tip, undated 4 items
4 39-41 Letters to editors, museums, galleries, 1985-1996 2 folders
Responses by Guerrilla Girls to specific editorials, exhibitions, or articles, not as mass mailings but as Letters to Editors. With some replies.
box folder
5 1-17 Drafts, paste-ups and masters not cataloged under specific titles, 1985-1999 17 folders
Files generally left as found, with drafts, paste-ups, and masters of the posters and mailings, along with correspondence and comments about them from group members. Files demonstrate the evolution of poster concepts within the process of collective authorship. Materials regarding more than one piece may be found in a given file, while files dedicated to a specific piece have been cataloged under that title, though still housed in this box with other like materials.
5 1 Archival master copies, 1985-1999 40 items
5 2 Master copies of form letters and press releases, 1985-1994 30 pages
5 3 Paste-ups of mailings regarding exhibitions, 1985-1987 30 pages
5 4,7,8,10-14 Rough drafts and ideas, 1986-1991 8 folders
5 4 1986 20 pages
5 7 1987 30 pages
5 8 1988 15 pages
5 10 1989 40 pages
5 11-12 1990 2 folders
5 13-14 1990-1991 2 folders
5 15-17 Homeless shelter drafts, 1991-1992 3 folders
box folder
6 1-18 Research files, 1980-1994, undated 18 folders
Topic files, arranged in chronological order, comprising clippings, statistics, and compilations of data.
6 1-2 Museums, 1980-1994 2 folders
6 3 Art world, 1985-1994 40 pages
6 4-5 Auction houses, 1985-1993 2 folders
6 6 Women in the news, 1985-1994 20 items
6 7-8 Women and work, 1985-1990 2 folders
6 9-10 Galleries, 1985-1990 2 folders
6 11 Women of color, 1986 10 items
6 12-13 Documenta, 1987,1992 2 folders
6 14-15 Artist replies, 1988 50 postcards
6 16 Women and the military, 1992 20 pages
6 17 Miscellaneous, undated 3 items
6 18 Primates, undated 2 postcards


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