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Dear Ms. Nolen,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
We searched the online database Jstor and located the following articles: American Women Artists' Groups: 1867-1930; Early American Women Artists and the Social Context in Which They Worked; Alms for Oblivion: The History of Women in Early American Graphic Design; and The Work and Wages of Single Women, 1870-1920. A subscription is necessary to access the full text version. Instead, please check for access at your local library as many library systems subscribe to these sites, making them free for their patrons. Additionally, many of the articles and blog posts referenced this article titled Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists? (Full Text).
We also searched Google Books and located the following books, all of which have a preview available: Painting Professionals Women Artists & the Development of Modern American Art, 1870-1930; At Home in the Studio The Professionalization of Women Artists in America; and Art Work: Women Artists and Democracy in Mid-Nineteenth-Century New York. Although a preview is not available for A studio of her own : women artists in Boston, 1870-1940 via WorldCat, it, along with the others, may be available via Interlibrary loan at your local public or academic libraries.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!
You are awesome!!! Thanks so much. I am a prof emerita at U Washington, so have access to all of their resources plus the interlibrary loan system, so I should be able to get my hands on most of this stuff. Thanks again! SN
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Dear Ms. Nolen,
We have a suggestion of two more sources that you might find helpful in your search.
1. The Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies journal had a special issue on Illustration and Gender: Drawing the Nineteenth Century. The book reviews and articles in the edition may be useful.
2. Helen Goodman also wrote an article, "Women Illustrators of the Golden Age of American Illustrators," for Woman's Art Journal, which you might find useful.
Good luck with your project!