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ARTS (AR)

This category contains material pertaining to the fine arts, such as painting, drawing sculpture, poetry, prose, music, engravings, and dramatic art. 5'11". (2 1/2" restricted).

AR

ARTS

(open 12/13/73)

Box 1-2

Material on the creation and operation of the National Foundation of the Arts and Humanities; administration's encouragement of the arts; Federal cultural policies and programs, such as National Cultural Arts Program, Committee on the Arts, National Council on the Arts., exchange programs, and the White House Festival of the Arts; general public's suggestions for improvement and encouragement of the arts; and local art programs. 7 ".

AR/MC

ARTS/MEETINGS

(open 12/13/73)

Boxes 2-3

Material concerning the arrangements and plans for the June 14, 1965, White House Festival of the Arts (directed by Eric Goldman and Miss Barbara Lee Diamonstein), including: invitations, requests for invitations, and invitation lists; museum loans of art; arrangements for shipping of art; press coverage; speeches of participants, arrangements for exhibits; program schedule; and general public's reactions to the Festival. 3".

AR 1

LANGUAGES

(open 12/13/73)

Box 3

Executive file contains one cross reference only; general file contains material on Esperanto; foreign language teaching; and requests for President's opinion on the value of Latin. 1".

AR 2

MUSEUMS

(open 12/13/73)

Boxes 3-4

Material on the establishment, description, operation and exhibitions of specific museums, such as Anacostia Neighborhood Museum, American Museum of Immigration, Witte Museum, Hirshhorn Museum, etc.; American Association of Museums: December 1968, report, "The Condition and Needs of America's Museums," to the Federal Council on the Arts and Humanities; museum studies; suggestions for and reactions to museum openings. 4 3/4".

AR 3

MUSIC

(open 12/13/73)

Boxes 4-5

Material on bands, orchestras, musical entertainers, concerts, operas, and choirs, including: musical performances and receptions at the White House; Presidential meetings and appointments with musicians; entertainers for USO Vietnam tours; invitations to musical events; President's attendance at musical performances; gifts of songs, scores, marches, campaign songs, and compositions to the President; military bands; reactions to replacing the Metropolitan Opera House; establishment of new orchestras; and requests for Presidential assistance for musical groups. 8 1/2".

AR 3-1

SERVICE BANDS-CHOIRS

(open 12/13/73)

Box 6

Executive file contains two memos related to military band concert program in D. C. recreation areas and 1965 Navy band tour of the Continental U.S. General file contains requests for military bands for local celebrations, for President's meetings with musical groups, and for Presidential support of raising funds for music students. -1".

AR 3-1/FG

SERVICE BANDS-CHOIRS/FEDERAL GOVERNMENT (Subdivided by FG number for each of the Armed Services.)

(open 12/13/73)

Box 6

Contains requests and arrangements for military service bands, such as West Point Choir, Naval Academy Choir, Navy Glee Club, Marine Band, Navy Band, U. S. Coast Guard Band, Army Field Band, Annapolis Glee Club, and Air Force Band, for local celebrations, concert tours, and White House performances. 1 1/4".

AR 3-2

SENT TO PRESIDENT

(open 12/13/73)

Box 6

Executive file was not used; general file contains songs sent to the President. -1".

AR 3-2/A-Z

SENT TO PRESIDENT/A-Z. (Subdivided by the initial of the last name of the correspondent.)

(open 12/13/73)

Boxes 6-8

Contains songs, scores, arches, and musical compositions related to patriotism, America, President Johnson, campaigns, Texas, President Kennedy, astronauts, and the Democratic party, sent to the President. 8 1/2".

AR 4

PAINTING-DRAWING

(open 12/13/73)

Boxes 8-9

Material on paintings and portraits (commissioned and non-commissioned) of President and Mrs. Johnson, the LBJ Ranch, and the White House; Presidential recognition of artists; the President's private painting collection; gifts to and purchases by the President of paintings; children's drawings of and to the President; invitations to art exhibits and functions; loans of paintings to and from the White House; requests for Presidential opinions on individuals' paintings; White House Documentary Art Program; support of the replacement of the Furini fake with "Magdalen"; and artistic functions at the White House. 6".

AR 5

POETRY-PROSE-WRITING

(open 12/13/73)

Boxes 9-10

Material on urban society, the President and his administration, Great Society program , the Johnson family; Glassboro Summit Conference, higher education, President Kennedy, J. Frank Dobie, and Bill Moyers, contained in papers, autobiographies, stories,, manuscripts, drafts, books, poems, articles, essays, theses, patriotic writings, and plays sent to the President for his approval, critique, or pleasure. 6 1/2".

AR 5-1

SENT TO THE PRESIDENT

(open 12/13/73)

Box 10

Contains poems sent to the President. -1".

AR 5-l/A-Z

SENT TO THE PRESIDENT/A-Z (Subdivided by the initial of the last name of the correspondent.)

(open 12/13/73)

Boxes 10-13

Material on the President and his family, Vietnam, Texas, America, the Great Society, President Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., deaths, inauguration, Appalachia, freedom, political figures, astronauts, Cuba, historical figures, and Presidential security, contained in poems, books, manuscripts, articles, plays, theses, term papers, essays, and stories sent to the President. 1' 4 1/4".

AR 6

SCULPTURE

(open 12/13/73)

Box 14

Material on sculpture of the President; sculpture of specific sculptors; sculpture in the President's office; and offer of gift of sculpture to the President, -1".

AR 7

THEATRE

(open 12/13/73)

Box 14

Material on Presidential theatre attendances; establishment of American Film Institute; reactions to the off-Broadway production of "Macbird"; schedule of use, redecorating plans, and TV facility of the White House Theater; requests for saving the Metropolitan Opera House; New York City Ballet; requests for appointment with the President from drama groups; operations and financing of local theater groups; theatrical performances in Vietnam; and season passes sent to the President for movies, theaters, etc. 3".

ARTS (AR)

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Number

Folder Title

Inclusive Dates

1

Ex AR

Gen AR

11/22/63-7/25/65

2

Gen AR

7/26/65-12/19/68

Ex AR/MC

Gen AR/MC

11/23/63-6/11/65

3

Gen AR/MC

6/12/65-1/20/69

Ex AR 1

Gen AR 1

Ex AR 2

Gen AR 2

11/22/63-6/7/65

4

Gen AR 2

6/8/65-1/20/69

Ex AR 3

Gen AR 3

11/22/63-12/31/64

5

Gen AR 3

1/1/65-1/20/69

6

Ex AR 3-1

Gen AR 3-1

Ex AR 3-1/FG

Gen AR 3-1/FG

Ex AR 3-2

Gen AR 3-2

Ex AR 3-2/A-Z

Gen AR 3-2/A-G

7

Gen AR 3-2/H-R

8

Gen AR 3-2/S-Z

Ex AR 4

Gen AR 4

11/22/63-9/20/64

9

Gen AR 4

9/21/64-1/20/69

Ex AR 5

Gen AR 5

11/22/63-9/11/64

10

Gen AR 5

9/12/64-1/20/69

Ex AR 5-1

Gen AR 5-1

Ex AR 5-1/A-L

11

Ex AR 5-1/M-Z

Gen AR 5-1/A-F

12

Gen AR 5-1/G-N

13

Gen AR 5-1/0-Z

14

Ex AR 6

Gen AR 6

Ex AR 7

Gen AR 7