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Public Occasions Board Records

 Collection
Identifier: AC 0624
The Public Occasions Board records consist of correspondence, minutes, and Performing Artist Series announcements and programs for internationally known musicians, dance companies, and dramatic performances. Included is the book for the 1968 Sculpture Invitational exhibit for the University’s Second Annual Arts Festival Week. Of particular interest is the Survey of Cultural Activities in Reno-Sparks conducted by the Board in 1966.

Dates

  • 1960-1985

Creator

Restrictions

Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provision of state or federal law.

Extent

0.25 Cubic Feet (4 folders)

Abstract

The Public Occasions Board records consist of correspondence, minutes, and Performing Artist Series announcements and programs for internationally known musicians, dance companies, and dramatic performances. Included is the book for the 1968 Sculpture Invitational exhibit for the University’s Second Annual Arts Festival Week. Of particular interest is the Survey of Cultural Activities in Reno-Sparks conducted by the Board in 1966.

Administrative History

The University had an Assemblies and Lectures Committee in 1960. The Public Occasions Committee was organized within the Department of English in early 1962 to sponsor an annual artist-lecture series for the University community from funds provided by the University budget and subscription proceeds, to serve in consultation for University events of a public nature, and to administer the Fulton Foundation Lecture series. The first University of Nevada Artist-Lecture Series was offered in 1962-1963, with funding from ASUN, the Jot Travis Union, and the University. By May 1964, the group’s name had become the Public Occasions Board. Its programming was called the Performing Artists Series from 1966-1985. In October 1985, the group’s name became the Performing Arts Committee.

Arrangement

The Public Occasions Board records are arranged by topic.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transfer from the Public Occasions Committee and campus mail distribution of programs.

Related Materials

See also: AC 0625 - Performing Arts Committee Records.

Creator

Source

Title
Guide to the Records of the Public Occasions Board
Status
completed
Author
Betty Glass
Date
9/14/2015
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. University Archives Repository

Contact:
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