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Guide to the Arts Council Records, 1950 - 1970

Summary

Formed around 1950, the Duke University Arts Council planned music and art events on Duke's campus, such as concerts and exhibits. It also created a lending library of musical recordings and art reproductions, and it produced a radio program, "Arts Council on the Air." After a period of inactivity, the Arts Council dissolved in 1970. Collection includes correspondence, financial papers, membership information, event announcements, minutes, reports, and other administrative papers. Major subjects include Duke University Woman's College and Woman's College Library, art appreciation, and faculty spouses. Materials range in date from 1950 to 1970; the bulk of the materials date from 1950 to 1959. English.

Collection Details

Record Group
UA.01.06.0002
Title
Arts Council records
Date
1950 - 1970
Creator
Duke University. Arts Council
Extent
0.5 Linear Feet, 500 Items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
English.

Collection Overview

Collection includes correspondence, financial papers, membership information, event announcements, minutes, reports, and other administrative papers. Major subjects include Duke University Woman's College and Woman's College Library, art appreciation, and faculty spouses. Materials range in date from 1950 to 1970; the bulk of the materials date from 1950 to 1959.

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How to Cite

[Identification of item], Arts Council Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Correspondence
Box 1
Financial papers
Box 1
Membership
Box 1
Minutes, meetings, reports
Box 1
Administrative papers
Box 1
 

Historical Note

Formed around 1950, the Duke University Arts Council planned music and art events on Duke's campus, such as concerts and exhibits. It also created a lending library of musical recordings and art reproductions, and it produced a radio program, "Arts Council on the Air." Membership on the Council was open to all, including students; faculty, administrators, and their spouses made up the leadership of the council.

In September 1960, the Arts Council became inactive, but an Executive Committee met periodically to manage the funds that had accumulated during the Council's active years. After a decade of inactivity, the Arts Council Executive Committee proposed that the funds be divided equally between the Department of Art and the Department of Music, and that the Arts Council should be dissolved in 1970.

Related Material

  • Art Association records. (University Archives, Duke University.)


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Provenance

The Arts Council Records was received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1962-1970.

Processing Information

Processed by University Archives staff

Completed 1989

Encoded by Jill Katte, June 2005