Duke University - David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Collection primarily focuses on Peslikis' work as a feminist activist and artist. The Feminist Activism Series is composed of materials from three key venues for Peslikis's feminist activist work: the New York Feminist Art Institute, the journal WOMEN & ART, and the group Redstockings. This series includes organizational records, related correspondence and articles, exhibition announcements, and grant proposals. The Correspondence Series contains letters, postcards, and cards received by Peslikis from family and friends. Frequent and/or notable correspondents include her immediate family: her mother, father, and brother, Michael; and friends Ursula Karau, Alix Kates Shulman, Rosalyn Baxandall, Robin Morgan, Carol Hanisch, Lucinda (Cindy) Cisler, Lucia Vernarelli, Pat Mainardi, Judy Chicago, and Shulamith (Shulie) Firestone. A smaller amount of outgoing letters is also included. Correspondence depicts Peslikis's work as an activist and as an artist, as well as her financial and medical ... Read More
Photographs include "Phrenology analysis no. 7" (dated 9/17/77), three contact sheets featuring portraits of diverse people holding doll heads, and four video stills of Heske's video art project "All the world's a stage etc. etc.".