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Arts Festivals Collection

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: 3-4-1380

Scope and Contents

The Arts Festivals Collection, 1963-1970, includes clippings, pamphlets, and programs from the UB Spring Arts Festival, the Black Arts Festival, and the 2nd Buffalo Festival for the Arts. The collection also includes the San Francisco Mime Troupe fundraiser and broadside.


  • 1963-1974

Terms of Access and Use

The Arts Festivals Collection, 1963-1970, is open to researchers.


Copyright is held by The State University of New York at Buffalo, University Archives. 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.

Historical Note

The Arts Festival collection includes materials from the University at Buffalo Spring Arts Festivals, 1963-1970. This festival was held on the University at Buffalo Campuses and in places in the surrounding community and its aim was to feature the most current trends in the arts. The festival would showcase musicians, poets, writers, painters, sculptors, theater, and performance artists from around the world. The first festival in 1963 included classical and folk musicians, theater and dance presentations. Each successive festival was larger and featured more artists, musicians, and performers from a broad range of artistic disciplines and there were more artists invited to come perform at U.B. from all around the world. The Arts Festivals collection also includes materials from the Black Arts Festival, 1969 which ran from April 14-April 25 and featured continuing exhibits, panel discussions, dance troupes, lectures, theater workshops, a Dr. Martin Luther king Jr. memorial service, a fashion show, jazz performances, and film screenings. The festival events were held both on campus at U.B. and at other locations in the greater Buffalo area. The Arts Festivals collection also includes materials from the 2nd Annual Buffalo Festival of the Arts, 1968.


.1 Linear Feet (1 expanding legal size folder)

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Collection includes brochures, pamphlets, news clippings, and programs for multiple art festivals. Also includes San Francisco Mime Troupe fundraiser and broadside.


The Arts Festivals Collection, 1963-1970, is arranged topically by event.

Acquisition Information

The Arts Festivals Collection, 1963-1970 was removed from the University Archives vertical files to form this collection, in April, 2019. The university archives staff acquired this material as accession number 84-086.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected.

Processing Information

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


Finding Aid for the Arts Festivals Collection, 1963-1970
In Progress
Finding aid prepared by Rebecca Cobb
9 May 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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