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Commemorative Arts and Arts Management Committee records

 Collection — Envelope: 1, Folder: 1-2
Identifier: 33-5-1373
Memos, agenda, and minutes of the Commemorative Arts and Arts Management Committee, a university wide committee charged with the acquisition of art on the North (Amherst) and South (Main Street) campuses.

Dates

  • 1973-1977

Terms of Access and Use

Commemorative Arts and Arts Management Committee records are open for research.

Copyright

Copyright is held by The State University of New York at Buffalo. Copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the University Archives before publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.

Extent

.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

Memos, agenda, and minutes of the Commemorative Arts and Arts Management Committee, a university wide committee charged with the acquisition of art on the North (Amherst) and South (Main Street) campuses.

Historical Note

In November 1973, a group of faculty petitioned then President Robert L. Ketter to “appoint a University-wide ‘Committee for Art on the Campuses’ and that a fund of $50,000 be established as a commitment to the purchase and placement of sculpture and other appropriate art on the Amherst and Main Street campuses” (33/5/1373, Memo to Ketter, November 7, 1973).

Ketter agreed, and in October 1974, appointments were made to the newly formed Commemorative Arts and Arts Management Committee. The Committee’s primary responsibilities were: Works of creative and performing art to be commissioned for the dedicatory ceremonies projected for the fine arts buildings which were opening on the Amherst campus; a policy for the acquisition of works of art to be part of the décor of all Amherst campus buildings and, conceivably, of the then-rehabilitated Main Street campus buildings; and establish an arts management policy for the administration of the Amherst Fine Arts complex (33/5/1373, Memo from Robert L. Ketter to Dr. J. Benjamin Townsend, October 7, 1974).

Arrangement

Roughly chronological.

Acquisition Information

The Commemorative Arts and Arts Management Committee records was accessioned into University Archives in 1985 (accession 85-066) and stored in the Archives vertical file. In April 2019, this material was removed from the vertical file to form this collection.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected.

Processing Information

Processed by Amy Vilz, April 2019; finding aid encoded by Amy Vilz, April 2019.

Source

Title
Finding Aid for the Commemorative Arts and Arts Management Committee records
Status
completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Amy Vilz
Date
23 April 2019
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
und

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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