The artists’ and critics’ interviews presented in this collection chronicle the founding years of the feminist art movement in the 1970s. While focusing on the events of that decade and the following, these narratives also discuss the impact of the civil rights, anti-war, and women’s rights movements. Created by artist and filmmaker Lynn Hershman Leeson between 1990 and 2008 as she developed her groundbreaking documentary, !Women Art Revolution, this archive provides the first-person histories of the pioneering individuals who challenged the ways in which women were considered by the reigning art establishment.
The collection of videos, transcripts, and interviewee biographies is currently being migrated to this exhibit from its original online site. You will find it available here as soon as possible.
Original materials in the collection are housed permanently in the Stanford Department of Special Collections and University Archives. The catalog record for the collection is: https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/8506155. Copies of the interviews may not be reproduced or used for any purpose without permission from the copyright holder and the owning library. For access and permission requests, please contact the Public Services Librarian at: