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New York State Council on the Arts Chairperson's Subject and Correspondence Files

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
The series includes correspondence between the chairperson and organizations inquiring about grants, as well as other groups interested in the council's work; inquiries from U.S. and state legislators concerning grant applications; copies of meeting minutes and supporting material; copies of budgets and program allocation plans; statements made by the chairperson to the New York State Assembly Ways and Means Committee; copies of council mailings; and correspondence and internal memorandums relating to particular programs of interest to the commissioner.
Creator:
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Quantity:
95 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1965-2007
Series Number:
18912

Arrangement

Roughly chronological, with subject files alphabetical therein.

Administrative History

The position of chairperson of the New York State Council on the Arts has been held by the following individuals: Seymour H. Knox (1960-1975); Joan Davidson (1975-1976); Kitty Carlisle Hart (1976-1996); Earle Mack (1996-1999); Richard Schwartz (1999-2007); Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell (2007-2009); Danny Simmons (2009-2011); and Aby Rosen (2011-2016); Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel (2016-2018); Katherine Nicholls (2018-present).

Scope and Content Note

The series includes correspondence between the chairperson and organizations inquiring about grants, as well as other groups interested in the council's work; inquiries from U.S. and state legislators concerning grant applications; copies of meeting minutes and supporting material; copies of budgets and program allocation plans; statements made by the chairperson to the New York State Assembly Ways and Means Committee; copies of council mailings; and correspondence and internal memorandums relating to particular programs of interest to the commissioner.

18912-98: The accretion consists of records of Kitty Carlisle Hart (1976-1992) and Joan Davidson (1975-1976) produced during their respective tenures leading the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA). The bulk of the records pertain to Ms. Hart's tenure.

18912-01: This accretion further documents the tenure of Kitty Carlisle Hart as council chairperson and includes Ms. Hart's correspondence with council staff and with a wide variety of public and private organizations. Files include correspondence with grant applicants and recipients; correspondence with state legislators regarding funding for the arts; inquiries forwarded by the governor's office for council action; correspondence with the governor's staff during the Mario Cuomo years; monthly reports to the governor; correspondence with and publications from the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies and the National Endowment for the Arts; correspondence with the United States Information Agency regarding visits of international cultural organizations; annotated meeting minutes; and award recommendation summaries.

18912-02: This accretion contains numerous texts of Kitty Carlisle Hart's speeches, press conferences, and testimony before legislative and executive committees. Also included are cultural event programs, press clippings, annual report statements, budget hearing files, and correspondence documenting Ms. Hart's tenure of as council chairperson.

18912-04: This accretion contains texts of speeches, background materials, correspondence, and itineraries relating to Chairperson Kitty Carlisle Hart's appearance at a wide variety of public and private functions. Examples of venues include meetings of national, regional, and local arts associations; college and university commencement exercises and anniversary celebrations; performing arts center dedication ceremonies; local government commission hearings; state legislative committee hearings; arts awards ceremonies; performing arts company anniversary celebrations; public policy symposiums; and press conferences.

18912-12: This accretion contains subject and correspondence files from the tenures of chairpersons Kitty Carlisle Hart, Earle Mack, and Richard Schwartz. The correspondence of Kitty Carlisle Hart dates from 1993-1996. Earle Mack's records date from 1996-1999, and contain a variety of subject files such as chairman's proclamations/letters, advocacy, regional council meetings, financial disclosures, records relating to council members, contributions and tours. Richard Schwartz's subject files date from 1997-2007, and include records relating to council members, administration memorandums, correspondence with the Department of Civil Service and the Division of the Budget, and lists of yearly achievements.

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Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions regarding access to or use of the material.

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Container list (folder list for selected boxes).

18912-01: Container list.

18912-12: Folder list.

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Detailed Description

Dates Contents Box

Accretion: 18912-12
1993-1994 Kitty Carlisle Hart - Correspondence (Memos, Letters, Announcements, etc.) 1993-1994 1

  

Dates Contents Box Folder
1993 August Kitty Carlisle Hart - Correspondence (Memos, Letters, Announcements, etc.) August, 1993 1 1
1993 September Kitty Carlisle Hart - Correspondence (Memos, Letters, Announcements, etc.) September, 1993 1 2
1993 October Kitty Carlisle Hart - Correspondence (Memos, Letters, Announcements, etc.) October, 1993 1 3
1993 November Kitty Carlisle Hart - Correspondence (Memos, Letters, Announcements, etc.) November, 1993 1 4
1993 December Kitty Carlisle Hart - Correspondence (Memos, Letters, Announcements, etc.) December, 1993 1 5
1994 January Kitty Carlisle Hart - Correspondence (Memos, Letters, Announcements, etc.) January, 1994 1 6
1994 February Kitty Carlisle Hart - Correspondence (Memos, Letters, Announcements, etc.) February, 1994 1 7
1994 March Kitty Carlisle Hart - Correspondence (Memos, Letters, Announcements, etc.) March, 1994 1 8
1994 April Kitty Carlisle Hart - Correspondence (Memos, Letters, Announcements, etc.) April, 1994 1 9
1994 May Kitty Carlisle Hart - Correspondence (Memos, Letters, Announcements, etc.) May, 1994 1 10
1994 June Kitty Carlisle Hart - Correspondence (Memos, Letters, Announcements, etc.) June, 1994 1 11
1994 July Kitty Carlisle Hart - Correspondence (Memos, Letters, Announcements, etc.) July, 1994 1 12
1994 August Kitty Carlisle Hart - Correspondence (Memos, Letters, Announcements, etc.) August, 1994 1 13
1994 September Kitty Carlisle Hart - Correspondence (Memos, Letters, Announcements, etc.) September, 1994 1 14
1994-1995 Kitty Carlisle Hart - Correspondence (Memos, Letters, Announcements, etc.) 1994-1995 2
1995-1996 Kitty Carlisle Hart - Correspondence (Memos, Letters, Announcements, etc.) 1995-1996 3
1995 August - 1996 May Kitty Carlisle Hart - Correspondence (Memos, Letters, Announcements, etc.) 1995-1996 4

  

Dates Contents Box Folder
1995 Augut Kitty Carlisle Hart - Correspondence (Memos, Letters, Announcements, etc.) August, 1995 4 1
1995 September Kitty Carlisle Hart - Correspondence (Memos, Letters, Announcements, etc.) September 1995 4 2
1995 October Kitty Carlisle Hart - Correspondence (Memos, Letters, Announcements, etc.) October 1995 4 3
1995 November Kitty Carlisle Hart - Correspondence (Memos, Letters, Announcements, etc.) November 1995 4 4
1995 December Kitty Carlisle Hart - Correspondence (Memos, Letters, Announcements, etc.) December 1995 4 5
1996 January Kitty Carlisle Hart - Correspondence (Memos, Letters, Announcements, etc.) January 1996 4 6
1996 February Kitty Carlisle Hart - Correspondence (Memos, Letters, Announcements, etc.) February 1996 4 7
1996 March Kitty Carlisle Hart - Correspondence (Memos, Letters, Announcements, etc.) March 1996 4 8
1996 April Kitty Carlisle Hart - Correspondence (Memos, Letters, Announcements, etc.) April 1996 4 9
1996 May Kitty Carlisle Hart - Correspondence (Memos, Letters, Announcements, etc.) May 1996 4 10
1996-2001 Chairman's Advocacy, etc. 1996-2001 5

  

Dates Contents Box Folder
Chairman's Proclamations/Letters 5 1
Governor's Proclamations 5 2
Interagency Tourism Task Force 5 3
ESP/AIE/SED 5 4
Cultural Tourism 5 5
Connecticut 5 6
Kitty Carlisle Hart as Chairman 5 7
Chairman's Advocacy 5 8
R.J. Schwartz as Chairman 5 9
2000 June Art Seizure Issue - June 2000 5 10
Chairman to Legislators 5 11
Economic Impact 5 12
1998 January 28 Economic Impact of the Arts on NYC - January 28, 1998 5 13
Alliance for the Arts: Economic Impact on the Arts on NYC and NYS 5 14
1999 October 20 Center for Arts Education - October 20, 1999 Reception 5 15
Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester 5 16
1999-2002 Council Member Travel (1999-2002) 5 17
Council Meeting Notes 5 18
1995 Alliance of Resident Theatres/NY - 1995 5 19
1981-1989 Board of Financial Disclosure 1981-1989 5 20
1983 Personal Privacy Protection Law - 1983 5 21
1996 Meetings with Staff - Fall 1996 5 22
NYSCA - Council Member Packet 5 23
Ms. Kitty Carlisle Hart, Chairperson 5 24
Mrs. Hart (Personal) 5 25
Mrs. Hart's Speeches 5 26
Memos - Kitty 5 27
Mr. Richard Schwartz, Chairman 5 28
Debra R. Black 5 29
Sara S. Barclay 5 30
Charles C. Bergman 5 31
Mary S. Cronson 5 32
Noreen R. Falcone 5 33
Lawrence Herbert 5 34
Ruth W. Houghton 5 35
Betty Levin 5 36
John L. Loeb, Jr. 5 37
Richard McGrath 5 38
Linda Mondello 5 39
Judith O. Rubin 5 40
Laurie Tisch Sussman 5 41
Gerald S. Lippes 5 42
Donald A. Copoccia 5 43
Reba W. Williams 5 44
Logan D. Delaney, Jr. 5 45
Karen LeFrak 5 46
David A. A. Ridings 5 47
Oscar L. Tang 5 48
1995-1998 Mr. Earle I. Mach, Chariman, 1995-1998 5 49
Mary B. Buchan 5 50
Council Bios 5 51
2001 April 18-19 Council Tour - Long Island - April 18-19, 2001 5 52
Identification Cards - Council Members 5 53
Contributions 5 54
1998-2007 Chairman's Calendar 1998-2007 6

  

Dates Contents Box Folder
2002 Grants Approved by NYSCA in FY02 6 1
1997 March 4 Arts Day - March 4, 1997 6 2
1998 March 3 Arts Day - March 3, 1998 6 3
1999 March 16 Arts Day - March 16, 1999 6 4
Arts Day Photos 6 5
2000 March 21 2000 NYS Arts Day - March 21, 2000 6 6
2001 2001 Arts Day 6 7
2001 1 & 12, 2001 Legislative Affairs List 6 8
2002 March 29 Arts Day 2002 - March 29, 2002 6 9
2003 2003 Arts Day 6 10
2005 2005 Arts Day 6 11
NYS Heritage Commission 6 12
2004 2004 Arts Day 6 13
2006 2006 Arts Day 6 14
2007 Comptroller Issue - 2007 6 15
2007 April April 2007 Correspondence - Richard Schwartz 6 16
2007 April April 2007 Chairman's Calendar 6 17
2007 March March 2007 Chairman's Calendar 6 18
2007 January January 2007 Chairman's Calendar 6 19
2006 Chairman's Events - 2006 6 20
2005 Chairman's Events - 2005 6 21
2004 Chairman's Events - 2004 6 22
2003 Chairman's Events - 2003 6 23
2002 Chairman's Events - 2002 6 24
2001 Chairman's Events - 2001 6 25
1999 Chairman's Events - 1999 6 26
Chairman EIM Events 6 27
1998 March 3 Unveiling of Rockefeller Portrait - March 3, 1998 6 28
1998 September 17 National Arts Club Patrons Award - September 17, 1998 6 29
1998 October 5 1998 Governor's Arts Awards - October 5, 1998 6 30
Correspondence 7

  

Contents Box Folder
Chairman's Response 7 1
Yearly Achievements 7 2
Transition 7 3
Digital Directory 7 4
Rachel Honig 7 5
Circuits (Fundraising) 7 6
Governor's Technology Conference 7 7
Technology Conference Working File 7 8
Circuits Conference 7 9
Circuits Materials 7 10
Comptroller - Arts and Technology Conference 7 11
Administration Memos 7 12
Council Members Contributions to NYSCA 7 13
Charles Bergman - Council Member 7 14
Mary Buchan 7 15
Donald Capoccia, Council Member 7 16
Kitty Carlisle Hart, Chariman Emeritus 7 17
Logan Delany, Jr., - Council Member 7 18
Noreen Falcone - Council Member 7 19
Lawrence Herbert - Council Member 7 20
Ruth Houghton 7 21
Karen LeFrak - Council Member 7 22
Betty Levin - Council Member 7 23
Gerald Lippes - Council Member 7 24
John L. Loeb - Council Member 7 25
Linda Mondello - Council Member 7 26
David A. A. Ridings - Council Member 7 27
Judith Rubin - Council Member 7 28
Laurie Tisch Sussman - Council Member 7 29
Oscar L. Sussman - Council Member 7 30
Public Notices 7 31
Council Members 7 32
Contract Info. 7 33
Correspondence with Civil Service 7 34
Correspondence to Division of Budget 7 35