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Chris Petteys papers and artwork

Identifier: SC125
Within the Chris Petteys papers,pieces of writing from members of her family, as well as personal writings from Petteys herself, can be found. Additionally, Petteys' research can be found in the form of annotated books, artist files that are filled with the research Petteys did on various female artists, and index card records of the sources she used. There are also publications that speak to female artists -- although not apparently used in her research directly -- and a newpaper article that reports on Petteys herself. Supporting documentation for the collection can be found in regards to the correspondence Petteys had with art dealers and insurers to protect and grow her collection. There are a grand total of 51 pieces of artwork created by female artists within Petteys' collection, all varying in subject matter and medium.


  • 1854 - 2000


Conditions Governing Access

Open for research


99.95 Linear Feet (51 boxes and 16 map case drawers)


The Petteys Papers include the correspondence and research conducted by Chris Petteys about women artists as well as a private collection of artworks by various female artists.

Existence and Location of Copies


Processing Information

Processed by Petteys interns Darcy Wallshein (Fall 2017) and Erin Lascot (Spring 2018).
Processing Information The papers and artwork were donated to the University of Northern Colorado and stored in the Lydia Ruyle room until transferred to archives in 2017.
Erin Lascot
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Northern Colorado Repository

University Libraries
James A. Michener Library L119
Campus Box 48
Greeley CO 80639