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Guide to the Guerrilla Girls Archive, 1985-2015 MSS.274

Fales Library and Special Collections

Collection processed by Rosemary K. J. Davis.

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on February 16, 2022
Description is in English

 Edited by Nicole Greenhouse to reflect additional administrative information and added archived websites  , February 2022

Administrative Information


The collection was donated to NYU's Fales Library and Special Collections by artist and Franklin Furnace founder Martha Wilson in 2010. Additional materials were donated in 2015; the accession number associated with this gift is 2015.274. was initially selected by curators and captured through the use of The California Digital Library's Web Archiving Service in 2007 as part of the Other Left Activism Web Archive. In 2015, these websites were migrated to Archive-It. Archive-It uses web crawling technology to capture websites at a scheduled time and displays only an archived copy, from the resulting WARC file, of the website. In 2017, crawling was discontinued in the Other Left Activism Web Archive and restarted in the Guerrilla Girls Web Archive. was initially captured in 2015 in the Guerrilla Girls Web Archive and continued in 2017 in the Guerrilla Girls Broadband Web Archive. In 2019, was added to the Guerrilla Girls Web Archive. The accession number associated with this seed is 2019.055. Indidivdual videos were added to better capture the videos embedded in The accession number associated with the videos is 2019.061. In August 2021, was added. The accession number asssociated with this website is 2022.011. In September 2021,,0.153804424388424&z=7 were added. The accession number associated with these websites is 2022.014.

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open to researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright (or related rights to publicity and privacy) for materials in this collection was not transferred to New York University. Permission to use materials must be secured from the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); Guerrilla Girls Archive; MSS 274; box number; folder number; Fales Library and Special Collections, New York University Libraries.

To cite the archived website in this collection: Identification of item, date; Guerrilla Girls Archive; MSS 274; Wayback URL; Fales Library and Special Collections, New York University.

Related Collections

Martha Wilson Papers (MSS.175)

Guerrilla Girls Records (2008.M.14), The Getty Research Institute

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Audiovisual materials have not been preserved and may not be available to researchers.

Processing Information

As part of processing, real names of members of the Guerrilla Girls were redacted to protect the anonymity on which the group relies. Redactions were made on photocopy facsimiles. In 2015, an addition was added to the collection, and incorporated into series V.B. (Postcards, Stickers, and Miscellaneous Graphic Works) and V.C. (Dimensional Works and Ephemera) in accordance with previous arrangement decisions, and due to their similar fomats and content.

In 2019 and 2022, the archived websites were added as Series VIII.

Take Down Policy

Archived websites are made accessible for purposes of education and research. NYU Libraries have given attribution to rights holders when possible; however, due to the nature of archival collections, we are not always able to identify this information.

If you hold the rights to materials in our archived websites that are unattributed, please let us know so that we may maintain accurate information about these materials.

If you are a rights holder and are concerned that you have found material on this website for which you have not granted permission (or is not covered by a copyright exception under US copyright laws), you may request the removal of the material from our site by submitting a notice, with the elements described below, to the repository email.

Please include the following in your notice: Identification of the material that you believe to be infringing and information sufficient to permit us to locate the material; your contact information, such as an address, telephone number, and email address; a statement that you are the owner, or authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed and that you have a good-faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; a statement that the information in the notification is accurate and made under penalty of perjury; and your physical or electronic signature. Upon receiving a notice that includes the details listed above, we will remove the allegedly infringing material from public view while we assess the issues identified in your notice.