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Jeff Donaldson papers, 1918-2005, bulk 1960s-2005

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7.3: FESTAC , circa 1963-1981
3.4 Linear feet
Boxes 7-10, OV 14

FESTAC, also known as the Second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture, was a major international festival held in Lagos, Nigeria, from January 15 to February 12, 1977. Donaldson was an event organizer and chairman of the United States Zonal Committee and his extensive records include planning documents, correspondence, reports, records of eleven planning meetings, including minutes and notes and a sound recording related to the first meeting, copies of all event colloquiums, lists of participants, entry forms, and press materials. Also found are drafts of his "documemoir" detailing the event. Correspondence includes that between board members, and with the Director of International Coordination, Professor Chike Onwauchi. Also found are records documenting various grants and other funding sources for FESTAC.
Photographs document festival performers in all of the arts represented at FESTAC, including press photos of performers, as well as some photographs taken at festival events and meetings. Photographs by Hoyt Fuller include photos of Ossie Davis, Alioune Diop, Chief Anthony Enahoro, Katherine Dunham, Barbara Ann Teer, and Milton Martin.
The bulk of this series has been digitized.
Description Container Select
Agreement, Canada Zone, 1976
7
24
Articles of Incorporation, 1973-1976
7
25
Artists' Post FESTAC Surveys, circa 1977
7
26
Board Members, Biographies and Resumes, circa 1970s
7
27
Board Members, Correspondence, circa 1974-1977
7
28
Board Members, Photographs, circa 1970s
7
29
Catalog, 1976-1977
7
30
Catalog, 1976-1977
7
31
Certificates of Recognition, 1975-1977
Oversized material housed in OV 14
7
32
Chronology of United States Zones, circa 1977
7
33
Colloquium, African Governments, 1977
7
34
Colloquium, African Languages, 1977
7
35
Colloquium, African Languages, 1977
7
36
Colloquium, African Languages, 1977
7
37
Colloquium, The Arts, 1977
7
38
Colloquium, The Arts, 1977
7
39
Colloquium, The Arts, 1977
8
1
Colloquium, The Arts, 1977
8
2
Colloquium, Historical Awareness, 1977
8
3
Colloquium, Historical Awareness, 1977
8
4
Colloquium, Historical Awareness, 1977
8
5
Colloquium, Literature, 1977
8
6
Colloquium, Literature, 1977
8
7
Colloquium, Literature, 1977
8
8
Colloquium, Literature, 1977
8
9
Colloquium, Mass Media, 1976-1977
8
10
Colloquium, Pedagogy, 1977
8
11
Colloquium, Pedagogy, 1977
8
12
Colloquium, Pedagogy, 1977
8
13
Colloquium, Pedagogy, 1977
8
14
Colloquium, Pedagogy, 1977
8
15
Colloquium, Philosophy, 1977
8
16
Colloquium, Religion, 1977
8
17
Colloquium Sub-Committee, 1976
8
18
Congressional Black Caucus, 1973-1976
8
19
Documemoir, Original Draft, 1978
8
20
Documemoir, Original Draft, 1978
8
21
Documemoir, Original Draft, 1978
8
22
Documemoir, Draft 1, 1978
8
23
Documemoir, Draft 2, 1977-1980
8
24
Documemoir, Draft 3, circa 1977
8
25
Entry Forms and Rules (Blank), circa 1975-1976
8
26
Entry Forms, Music, circa 1970-circa 1976
8
27
Entry Forms, Music, circa 1970-circa 1976
9
1
Entry Forms, Music, circa 1970-circa 1976
9
2
Entry Forms, Performers, circa 1974-1976
9
3
Entry Forms, Popular Dress, circa 1976
9
4
Final Report and Follow-Up, circa 1977-circa 1981
9
5
Final Report and Follow-Up, 1977-1981
9
6
Financial Records, Statements, 1973-1976
9
7
Financial Records, Taxes, 1970s
9
8
Fundraising, Walker A. Williams & Company, 1975-1977
9
9
Fundraising, Marketing, Zebra Associates, Inc., circa 1973-circa 1976
9
10
Fundraising, Marketing, Zebra Associates, Inc., 1974-1975
9
11
Fundraising, Marketing, Zebra Associates, Inc., 1975-1976
9
12
General Programme for FESTAC, 1977
9
13
General Records, circa 1963-circa 1977
9
14
General Records , circa 1973-1974
9
15
General Records , circa 1975
9
16
General Records, 1976
9
17
General Records, 1977-1983
9
18
Invited Guests, circa 1975-circa 1977
9
19
Invited Guests and Responses, 1975-1976
9
20
List of Bon FESTAC Audio Tape Recordings, circa 1977
9
21
List of Bon FESTAC Video Tape Recordings, circa 1977
9
22
List of Participants, circa 1977
9
23
List of Participants, circa 1977
9
24
Meeting Records
First Meeting, 1972
Includes 1 sound cassette.
Handwritten note on original cassette: "Opening of Meeting African Exhibition Com 1"
9
25
Second Meeting, 1973
9
26
Third Meeting, 1973-1974
9
27
Third Meeting, 1973-1974
9
28
Fourth Meeting, 1974
9
29
Fifth Meeting, 1974
9
30
Sixth Meeting, 1975
9
31
Sixth Meeting, 1975
9
32
Seventh Meeting, 1975
9
33
Seventh Meeting, 1975
9
34
Eighth Meeting, 1976
9
35
Eighth Meeting, 1976
9
36
Ninth Meeting, 1976
10
1
Ninth Meeting, 1976
10
2
Tenth Meeting, 1976
10
3
Tenth Meeting, 1976
10
4
Eleventh Meeting, 1977
10
5
Monroe, Arthur, circa 1976-1977
10
6
Monroe, Arthur, 1978-1980
10
7
National Endowment for the Humanities Grant Report, 1981
10
8
Nigerian Coup, 1966-1975, 1966
10
9
Nigerian Visit, 1978-1980
10
10
North American Zone Documents, circa 1973-1976
10
11
Onwauchi, Professor Chike, Director of International Coordination, 1975-1977
10
12
Press Release Mailing List, circa 1976-1977
10
13
Report, First World Festival of Negro Arts (1966), circa 1966
10
14
Report and Summary of Accounts, circa 1977
10
15
Science and Technology Commission, 1973-1975
10
16
Science and Technology Commission, 1975-1976
10
17
Senegal (Leopold Senghor), 1966, 1976
10
18
Sixth Pan-African Congress, 1973-1974
10
19
Status Reports, 1976-1977
10
20
USA/FESTAC Region Director's Special Recommendation, 1976
10
21
Printed Materials, 1975-1977
10
22
Printed Material, Clippings, 1975-1977
10
23
Printed Material, Press Releases, 1975
10
24
Photographs, Artwork, circa 1970s
10
25
Photographs, Board in Session and Nigerian Ambassador Reception, 1970s
10
26
Photographs, Cinema, 1970s
10
27
Photographs, Dance, 1970s
10
28
Photographs, Extra Photos, circa 1970s
10
29
Photographs, Hoyt Fuller Photos, 1970s
10
30
Photographs, Lagos, 1970s
10
31
Photographs, Literature, circa 1970s
10
32
Photographs, Music, A-M, circa 1970s
10
33
Photographs, Music, O-Y, circa 1970s
10
34
Photographs, Nigeria and Nigerian Officials, circa 1970s
10
35
Photographs, Personalities, 1970s
10
36
Photographs, Popular Dress, 1970s
10
37
Photographs, Theater, circa 1970s
10
38
Photographs, Visual Artists, A-C, circa 1970s
10
39
Photographs, Visual Artists, D-J, circa 1970s
10
40
Photographs, Visual Artists, K-P, circa 1970s
10
41
Photographs, Visual Artists, R, circa 1970s
10
42
Photographs, Visual Artists, S-Y, circa 1970s
10
43
Oversized Certificates from Box 7, Folder 32, 1975-1997
14

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