One of our staff members, Fran Tracy-Walls, recently submitted information about several of our collections to the Women Artists Archive National Directory (WAAND). To quote from the project’s website:
Since the birth of the contemporary Women’s Art Movement, Rutgers University has worked hand-in-hand with feminist women artists and art historians to nurture, exhibit, and document art by women. The Women Artists Archives National Directory (WAAND) is the latest pioneering project designed to capitalize on the shared experience and expertise of Rutgers’ artists and art historians and its vaunted information technology specialists. Housed at the Margery Somers Foster Center, Rutgers University Libraries (RUL), and funded initially by the Getty Foundation, this new endeavor is a comprehensive survey of U.S. archival collections holding primary source documents of and about women visual artists active in the U.S. since 1945. The result is a Web directory for use as a research tool by scholars, students, artists, collecting institutions, and the general public. In its content and its methodology, WAAND is designed to become a model in the development of archival directories.
Any archive holding primary source material about any U.S. woman visual artist active after 1945 is encouraged to complete and submit a repository directory form for women artists represented in its collections.
Now, thanks to Fran, when you do a search in the WAAND you will find information on several of our finding aids including the Anni Albers Collection, Black Mountain College Miscellaneous Collection, Black Mountain College Research Project, Don Page Collection, Martin Duberman Collection, Mary Gregory Papers, and the Mervin Lane Manuscripts.
For more information on these and other Black Mountain College (BMC) related collections at the North Carolina State Archives, visit our Black Mountain College page.