ARTS AND HUMANITIES, WHITE HOUSE LIAISON FOR: Records, 1982-1985

 

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ARTS AND HUMANITIES, WHITE HOUSE LIAISON FOR: Records, 1982-1985

 

The appointment of a White House Liaison to the Committee was an outgrowth of the initial President's Task Force on the Arts and Humanities which met in the summer of 1981 with various local arts and civic groups gathering ideas and recommendations about administration policy on the arts and humanities.  The Task Force recommended the establishment of the Committee to help coordinate the activities of the two Endowments (National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities) and to pursue private sector funding for the arts and humanities.  The Committee's honorary chairman was Nancy Reagan, and the chairman was Andrew Heiskell, Chairman of Time, Inc. The Committee had an executive director (Diane Brokaw) and its records are federal records. 

 

In August 1982, Theresa Elmore was appointed White House Liaison for the Arts and Humanities in addition to her administrative duties at the White House.  The White House had no budget or staff for this position, so Ms. Elmore performed this function on an "as-needed" and "part-time" basis. Ms. Elmore left her position in the Administrative Office in the fall of 1984 for the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs.  The position of White House Liaison for the Arts and Humanities was taken over by Donna Blume until the position was eliminated in 1985.

 

          OA 10545

          Arts and Humanities Presidential Messages

          Baltimore - The Arts in a Proud City

          HHA Beach Festival

          Kentucky Center for the Arts

          NALAA [National Assembly of Local Arts Agencies]

          National Heritage Fellowship

          Liberty State Park

          National Endowment for the Arts Draft Five-Year Planning Document 01/16/1984

                   (Notebook)

          National Endowment for the Humanities Estimates of Appropriations for the Fiscal Year

                   1983 (Notebook)

          "Design Arts in America: A Working Session of the National Endowment for the Arts,

                   February 19-20, 1982 (Notebook)

         

          OA 10546

          [Correspondence - President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities 1982-1984]

          Arts Luncheon 05/17/1983 - 1983 Humanities Luncheon (Notebook)

          Presidential Fellowship Ad Hoc Working Group Discussion Outline 03/31/1983 (Binder)

          Texas Seminar on the Arts and the Humanities 05/05/1983-05/06/1983

          President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities Summary of Current Initiatives

And Activities 12/05/1983 (Binder)

          The President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities Plenary Meeting, 10/11/1983

                   (Notebook)

          The President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities Plenary Meeting February 1984

                   (Notebook)

          The President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities Plenary Meeting, 06/12/1984

                   (Notebook)

          The President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities Plenary Meeting 10/18/1984

                   (Notebook)

          [Spoleto Festival and National Association of Local Arts Agencies Convention - 1984]

                   (Notebook)

          [Job Description Information - Elmore] (Binder)

          [Correspondence September 1984-January 1985]

          [Presidential Design Award Program]

         

          OA 11572

          National Endowment for the Arts

          [White House Involvement in Arts and Humanities - 1982 and 1984]

          [Presidential Remarks: Arts and Humanities Luncheon 04/23/1985]

          Hold for Biff [Empty]

          "American Theatre" Vol. 2, no. 4/5, July/August 1985

          "Arts Review", Vol. 2, no. 4, Summer 1985

          [Renaming Old Post Office Building after Nancy Hanks]

          ["Star Spangled Salute" - 1984] (Binder)

          American Ballet Theatre

          [Correspondence - National Endowment for the Humanities 1982-1984]

          "In the News" Spring 1984 [Binder]

          [Correspondence - National Endowment for the Arts 1982-1984]

          "The City as a Stage" National Endowment for the Arts

          NEA Locals Program

          National Council on the Arts

          Walter Anderson

          Education Working Group

          Fellowship

          Interagency Committee

          Kansas Regional Seminar II 11/22/1983

          PATHS

          Presidents Task Force

         

          OA 11573

          [Correspondence - April 1983-July 1984]

          [Correspondence - February 1984-August 1984]

          Arts and Humanities Scheduling Requests

          Arts and Humanities Executive Orders and Legislation

          Arts and Humanities Resume

          Arts and Humanities Resume: Karen Munro

          Arts and Humanities List

          National Humanities Alliance

          National Humanities Alliance: Note to Lisa Phillips

          Medal of Freedom

          National Arts Medal

          Pritzker Award

          Young Performers at the White House

          [Museums]

          Presidential Design Awards

          McHenry Correspondence

          Brokaw Correspondence

          Terra Correspondence

          General Correspondence

          Heiskell Correspondence

          Deutsch Correspondence

          Young Presidents Organization

          Taxation

          Private Sector Action

          Recognition

          Sinatra Sings for Texas

          Hodsoll Correspondence

          Arts and Humanities General Correspondence