This collection is arranged into five series: SERIES I: President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities; SERIES II: Liaison Material; SERIES III: National Endowment for the Arts; SERIES IV: National Endowment for the Humanities; SERIES V: President’s Task Force on the Arts and Humanities.
(1.2 l.ft.; Box 1-3)
This series consists of material relating to the formation of the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities and selection of the members. It also includes material regarding meetings of the Committee; meetings of the ad hoc “east” and “west” working groups to find private sector funding; reports on activities of the Committee; an Arts luncheon held at the White House with the President and Mrs. Reagan to honor and recognize significant arts funding by private groups or individuals; and material related to specific private/public projects sponsored by the Committee.
This series consists of material relating to the White House Liaison for the Arts and Humanities work with all quasi-government and private arts groups and arts policies in general. The material includes background information on various groups and institutions; requests for White House involvement in particular projects or with groups; a day-to-day correspondence file reflecting the work process of the Liason; and material on the National Association of Local Arts Agency meetings. The material is foldered alphabetically by the various groups and the general correspondence file is arranged chronologically.
This series consists of material relating to members of the advising group, the National Council on the Arts; a five year operating and budget plan for the National Endowment for the Arts (Endowment, NEA); coordinating specific events or activities with the White House and NEA: including attending American Museum Association’s meetings, two requests from dancer/choreographer Martha Graham for White House involvement, a presentation by the city of Baltimore on their arts programs, renaming the Old Post Office in honor of former NEA Chairman Nancy Hanks, and presidential messages for programs; and general liaison correspondence with NEA on ongoing programs and events. This series also includes material regarding two new NEA programs initiated in the 1980s: a new National Medal of the Arts and design awards for excellence in design by federal facilities, agencies and individuals – both awarded by the President. The material is in alphabetical order by folder title.
This series consists of material relating to members of the advising group, the National Council on the Humanities; proposed budget requests for FY 1983 for the National Endowment for the Humanities (Endowment, NEH); a set of public affairs news items regarding the NEH for the spring quarter of 1984; and a folder on staff reductions at the NEH. This series also includes liaison material between Muffie Brandon and Teresa Elmore with William Bennett, Chairman of the NEH and other NEH Staff members regarding activities of Bennett, new programs for the NEH, scheduling requests, and events sponsored by the Endowment for the time period 1982-August 1984.
(0.2 l.ft.; Box 10)
This series consists of material relating to Executive Order 12308 issued on June 5, 1981 creating the President’s Task Force on the Arts and Humanities; outlines for the objectives of the Task Force; meeting schedules; minutes of some meetings; preliminary recommendations; scheduling for a Task Force luncheon with President Reagan on October 14, 1981 for presentation of the Task Force report; and two drafts of the Task Force final report. The material is arranged in roughly chronological order.
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