Illinois Arts Council records

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This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.

Descriptive Summary

0.5 lin. ft. of materials consisting of reports, memos, financial information of the Illinois Arts Council, chiefly related to the Chicago Ethnic Arts Project. The materials include Bruce Boyer's and Grace Moore's reports on the Ethnic Arts Program of 1977 as well as a report prepared by the American Folklife Center (4 folders). Groups studied included Americans of African, Austrian, Chinese, Croatian, Cuban, Czech, Danish, Finnish, German, Greek, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Jewish, Korean, Latino, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Native American, Norwegian, Polish, Puerto Rican, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Swedish, and Ukrainian descent.

Biographical Historical Note

In 1977 the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, had the American Folklife Center assess and document the status of ethnic art traditions in more than twenty ethnic communities in Chicago.

Additional Notes

The published report is cataloged separately at Chicago History Museum.