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Women in the Visual and Literary Arts Records

Identifier: 1999-002
The papers of the Women in Visual and Literary Arts (WIVLA) consist of meeting minutes, fliers about events, and newsletters. All material dates from 1994 to 2011. The collection arrived in the archives in excellent order, arranged neatly into newsletters and meeting minutes, which were filed and arranged chronologically. The collection has been broken into five series: Administration, Publications, Events, Multimedia, and Various Materials.


  • 1994-2011
  • Majority of material found in 1994-2000


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Conditions Governing Access:

Open for research.

All meeting minutes and treasury reports are closed for three years.

Conditions Governing Use:

Special Collections owns the physical items in our collections, but copyright normally belongs to the creator of the materials or their heirs. The researcher has full responsibility for determining copyright status, obtaining permission to publish from copyright holders, and abiding by current copyright laws when publishing or displaying copies of Special Collections material in print or electronic form. For more information, consult the appropriate librarian. Reproduction decisions will be made by Special Collections staff on a case-by-case basis.

All meeting minutes and treasury reports may not be photocopied at any time.


6.50 Linear Feet

Historical Note:

Women in Visual and Literary Arts (WIVLA) attempts to combine the talent of visual artists and writers in order to stimulate the creative process and provide a forum for female artistic endeavors through shows and networking. The organization began in 1993, the brainchild of "a writer, an artist, an art consultant and a gallery owner." Within a year, membership flourished quickly. The organization holds monthly meetings that include a featured speaker, and also holds exhibits and readings where members may present their latest work. In the future, WIVLA hopes to provide "studios, writing suites, workshop space, gallery, gift shop and library" in order to facilitate the flowering of artistic activity among the women of Houston.

Acquisition Information:

Donated by Women in the Visual and Literary Arts, 1999. Additional materials were acquired in 2010 as part of a donation by Women in the Visual and Literary Arts.

Related Materials:

Houston Gorilla Girls Records (
Guide to the Women in the Visual and Literary Arts Records
Leigh Fought, June 1999; Timothy Wyatt, 2012
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Revision Statements

  • March 25th, 2017: March 2006 Edited with XMetaL 2 by Amelia Abreu August 2006 Revised and updated with XMetaL 2 by Amanda R. Martinez. Revised and updated by Timothy Wyatt, 2013. Revised March 2017

Repository Details

Part of the University of Houston Libraries Special Collections Repository

University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
MD Anderson Library
4333 University Drive
Houston TX 77204-2000 USA