Guide to the Office of Cultural Affairs Records, 1975-1997

Summary Information

Title: Office of Cultural Affairs Records, 1975-1997
Collection: UA.5040
Extent: 16.51 linear feet (29 boxes, 2 records cartons, 1 folder)
Abstract:

The Office of Cultural Affairs, in the Division of University Advancement, presents a variety of events and programs, including the Performing Arts Series, the Forum Series, concerts, plays, dance performances, and other arts performances. The Office of Cultural Affairs Records contain mostly administrative files between 1975 and 1997, including memoranda, correspondence, planning documents, use requests, information on artists and personnel, and budget documents, the bulk of which comes from the Office of Cultural Affairs: Department Heads Files, 1980-1997.

Creator: Office of Cultural Affairs.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Office of Cultural Affairs, in the Division of University Advancement, exists to enrich, expand, and enhance the cultural climate of Appalachian State University and the regional community through the ongoing presentation of intellectually and aesthetically challenging programs. The office fulfills this mission by offering a variety of events and programs, including the Performing Arts Series, the Forum Series, concerts, plays, dance performances, and other arts performances. Though ASU has a variety of arts venues on campus, many of the events produced by the Office of Cultural Affairs are held at Farthing Auditorium, which opened in 1975.

Scope and Contents

The Office of Cultural Affairs Records contain mostly administrative files between 1975 and 1997, including memoranda, correspondence, planning documents, use requests, information on artists and personnel, and budget documents, the bulk of which comes from the Office of Cultural Affairs: Department Heads Files, 1980-1997. Additionally, there is ephemeral and administrative material relating to past programs, including brochures and programs, as well as the Advisory Boards File, 1992-1996 which contains lists of donors and correspondence with donors.

Arrangement

This collection has not yet been fully processed.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. Individual accessions may have access restrictions due to the presence of confidential information. Restrictions are noted in the Accessions List, where applicable.

Acquisitions Information

These records were transferred to the University Archives in multiple accessions.

Processing Information

This record group has been minimally arranged and described in summary but has not yet been merged into a single collection. The record group currently consists of numerous individual accessions listed below.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], UA.5040: Office of Cultural Affairs Records, University Archives, Appalachian State University, Boone, N.C., USA.