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Fine Arts in Special Collections

An introduction to the major fine arts collections in in Special Collections and Archives

Subject Headings

Subject headings refer to a controlled vocabulary that librarians use to organize materials. Using these terms can help bring up results more specifically related to these topics. 

  • Artists, Women
  • Feminist art criticism
  • Minority women artists
  • Women Artists
  • Women painters
  • Women performance artists
  • Women printmakers
  • Women sculptors

Women in Creative Arts at FSU

Since the founding of the Florida State College for Women, FSCW/FSU has been lush with creativity and innovation in the arts. These collections highlight the art that has been produced by the women of FSU, by both faculty and students. Special names within this field include Jane Burroway, Nellie Bond Dickinson, and Gabrielle Wu Lee. 

Collection Highlights

Nancy Smith dancing Lost Eden. Tallahassee, FL: School of Dance, 1953. Image from "Lost Eden," choreographed by Nellie Bond Dickinson. Accessed April 5, 2022.

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