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YM/YWHA Arts Council records, 1962-2006, bulk 1967-1981

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged as # series:

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Series 1: Administrative Records , circa 1966-1981
(Box 1; 0.4 linear feet)

This series contains administrative records of the YM/YWHA Arts Council maintained by Judith Golden, and primarily documenting the periods that she was Council Chairman or on the advisory committee. Included is documentation on the Arts Council history, the council manual belonging to Golden, committee member lists, meeting minutes and agendas, and documentation on grants and program funding. Also found are two files on the activities of the Poetry Committee. General administrative records include member lists, draft letters to members, draft press releases, scattered printed material and correspondence, meeting records, notes, reports, and proposed budgets.
Description Container Select
Arts Council History, circa 1968-1971
1
1
Arts Council Manual, 1960s
1
2
Arts Council Review Committee, 1968-1971
1
3
Executive Committee and Board Member Lists, 1966-1970, 1974-1976
1
4
Funds and Grants Information, 1974-1976
1
5
General Administrative Records, 1967-1969
(2 folders)
1
6-7
General Administrative Records, 1973-1980
(4 folders)
1
8-11
General Administrative Records, "New Arts Council,", 1981
1
12
Meeting Agendas and Minutes, 1969-1970
(2 folders)
1
13-14
Membership and Sponsor Materials, 1969-1970
1
15
Philadelphia Foundation Grant, 1968-1970
1
16
Poetry Committee, 1972-1973
(2 folders)
1
17-18
Photograph of Y Building, 1976
1
19
YM/YWHA Logo, circa 1970s
1
20

Series 2: Correspondence , 1969-1972, 2004
(Box 1; 3 folders)

Correspondence is from 1969 to 1972 and includes Judith Golden's outgoing and incoming correspondence as Chairman of the Arts Council. Also included are a few letters written by other committee members. Additionally, there is one letter addressed to Golden from 2004. Researchers should note that additional correspondence is included among the general administrative records in Series 1 and within the exhibition and program files in Series 3.
Description Container Select
Correspondence, 1969-1972, 2004
(3 folders)
1
21-23

Series 3: Exhibition and Program Files , 1962-1970s, 2006
(Box 1; 0.4 linear feet)

This series contains files on exhibitions and programs held by the YM/YWHA Arts Council. Besides art exhibitions, programs included theater and dance performances, lectures, and patron events. Files may include performance agreements, planning documents, correspondence, printed announcements, press releases, and press clippings. Also found is one file on a 2006 exhibition at the Gershman Y of works by Sam Maitin which was based on a 1972 exhibition of his works organized by the Arts Council.
Files are arranged chronologically.
Description Container Select
Proposed Programs, circa 1970-1971
1
24
Film Programs, 1969-1970s
1
25
Art 1963 A New Vocabulary (1962), 1962
1
26
Tom Paine (1968) and La Mama Experimental Theatre Background Information, circa 1968
(2 folders)
1
27-28
A Black Quartet (1969), 1969
1
29
The Hoofers (1969), 1969-1970
1
30
Jerzy Grotowski's Polish Laboratory Theatre (1969), 1969-1970
1
31
The Making of Arts Council TV Commercials: A Party for Patrons and Sponsors (1969), 1969
1
32
Sculpture to Wear (1969), 1969-1970
1
33
Birgit Cullberg Ballet Theatre (cancelled), 1969-1970
1
34
First Chamber Dance Company of New York (1970), 1970
1
35
Lottery of Living Experiences Sponsor/Patron Event (1970), 1969-1971
(2 folders)
1
36-37
William Kunstler Program (1970), circa 1970
(2 folders)
1
38-39
Yvonne Rainer, Performance Demonstration #1 (1970), 1969-1970
1
40
David Amram: One World of Music (1971), 1970-1971
1
41
Tom Wolfe Program (1971), 1971
1
42
Flying Colors: Sam Maitin's Legacy at the Gershman Y (2006), 1971-1972, 2006
1
43

Series 4: Printed Material , 1967-1987
(Box 1-2; 0.4 linear feet)

Printed Material consists of numerous brochures and program announcements for events at the YM/YWHA, including calendars of events, performance programs, and general brochures about the Arts Council. Also found are magazines and newpaper clippings documenting arts events, scattered press releases, and The Review newsletter, published by the Jewish Ys and Centers of Greater Philadelphia.
Description Container Select
Event Brochures and Program Announcements, 1968-1980
(5 folders)
1
44-48
Magazines, 1968-1987
2
1
News Clippings, 1967-1980
(8 folders)
2
2-9
News Clippings, undated
2
10
Press Releases, circa 1970-1975
2
11
The Review Newsletter, 1969-1976
2
12

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