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UrbanArts, Inc. Records

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Scope and Contents

Administrative Information

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Administration

Programming and Project Files

Publications and Publicity

Oversize Material


UrbanArts, Inc. Records, 1970-2014 | Boston Public Library Archival and Manuscript Finding Aid Database

By Margaret Phalen, under the supervision of Eve Griffin, 2014

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Collection Overview

Title: UrbanArts, Inc. Records, 1970-2014Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates: 1980-2014

Collection Identifier: FA 2015.02

Extent: 300.0 Linear Feet

Arrangement: The records were inventoried and arranged into four series prior to donation to the Boston Public Library by Paul Dobbs, Library Director at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and Matthew Hincman, Associate Professor at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. The collection was further arranged chronologically within each series during the creation of this finding aid. The collection is made up of 113 boxes sepeterated into four series: Adminstration, Programming and Project Files, Publications and Publicity, and Oversize Material.

Date Acquired: 08/29/2013

Subjects: Art, Municipal--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--20th century., Art, Municipal--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--21st century., Art and architecture--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--20th century., Art and architecture--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--21st century., Art and society--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--20th century., Art and society--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--21st century., Art and state--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--20th century., Art and state--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--21st century., Boston (Mass.)--History--20th century., Boston (Mass.)--History--21st century., City planning--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--21st century., Civic improvement--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--20th century., Civic improvement--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--21st century., Installations (Art)--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--20th century., Installations (Art)--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--21st century., Landscape design--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--20th century., Landscape design--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--21st century., Massachusetts College of Art and Design., Massachusetts Cultural Council., Public architecture--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--20th century., Public architecture--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--21st century., Public art--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--20th century., Public art--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--21st century., Public art spaces--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--20th century., Public art spaces--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--21st century., Public sculpture--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--20th century., Public sculpture--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--21st century., Sustainable design--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--20th century., Sustainable design--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--21st century., Sustainable urban development--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--20th century., Sustainable urban development--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--21st century., UrbanArts, Inc.--Correspondence., UrbanArts, Inc.--Press coverage., UrbanArts, Inc.--Records (Documents), Urban beautification--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--20th century., Urban beautification--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--21st century., Worden, Pamela.

Languages: English

Abstract

The collection provides a comprehensive history of the UrbanArts Institute public art activities of Boston and is a vital resource for scholars and historians of public art administration, urban planning, and contemporary Boston history. The collection includes photographs, slides, negatives, contact sheets, samples of artwork, administrative records, newspaper clippings documenting the activities of the institute, and a small amount of oversized materials.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The UrbanArts Institute is an independent, non-profit organization 501(c) (3) affiliated with Massachusetts College of Art and Design. An award winning non-profit, UrbanArts has a thirty-year history of managing and implementing temporary and permanent works of public art and design. The collection provides a comprehensive history of the public art activities of Boston and is a vital resource for scholars and historians of public art administration, urban planning, and contemporary Boston history.

The UrbanArts Records are comprised of visual materials such as photographs, slides, negatives, contact sheets, and samples of artwork, as well as administrative records such as business correspondence, publicity (posters, pamphlets, flyers, published reports, manuscripts and galleys), artist contracts, and annual reports. There are newspaper clippings documenting the activities of the institute, and a small amount of oversized materials. There is a small amount of AV material: audiocassettes of oral history interviews documenting the Orange Line, as well as VHS recordings of various public arts projects.

The collection is made up of 113 boxes sepeterated into four series: Adminstration, Programming and Project Files, Publications and Publicity, and Oversize Material.

The administration series (1970-2012) contains general program files, director's files, financial files, grant research files, and board of director's files. It primarily contains correspondence, financial, and grant information, including applications for grants, acceptance and rejection letters, and monthly project updates for grant-funded projects. It also contains agendas and meeting minutes from Board of Director's meetings, as well as correspondence and administrative files for UrbanArts founder and director, Pamela Worden.

Programming and Project Files (1974- 2012) covers administrative, correspondence, and grant information for the Arts in Transit, the Central Artery Project, and YouthWorks/Art Works programs, as well as smaller, individual projects. These files contain photographs, slides, negatives, contact sheets, AV material, artist contracts, publicity, and other administrative information about each project.

Publications and Publicity (1980-2004) contains newspaper clippings and press releases related to public art and UrbanArts, Inc. It includes clippings from local newspapers and newsletters, including The Boston Ledger, Southwest Corridor News, the Harvard Advocate, Cambridge Chronicle, Jamaica Plain Art News, The Boston Globe, Boston Phoenix, and The Boston Herald, among others. It also contains publication preparation files, which include drafts of reports, photographic prints of images used in publications, author biographies, and film negatives.

The Oversize Materials (1980-2002) Series also covers works that do not necessarily fit into other catergories in addition to oversized material. It includes VHS tapes of TV news segments about public art projects, audio cassettes of radio interviews, and oversized materials including copies of posters and handouts from UrbanArt events.

Collection Historical Note

UrbanArts, Inc. is a not-for-profit public arts agency in Boston, Massachusetts. Founded in 1980 by Pamela Worden, the UrbanArts mission has been based on the belief that the cultural vitality of communities depends on incorporating the arts in the public realm, by engaging artists and citizens. The alliance in 1999 of UrbanArts with the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, provides a unique and revitalized platform from which to promote this ideal. It has been widely recognized for its important contribution to the revitalization of urban America. Award citations from the American Institute of Architects, the US Department of Transportation, the President's Commission of the Arts and Humanities, the Boston Society of Architects, and the City of Boston have recognized the high quality of art produced as well as the unique way in which UrbanArts engages communities in the design process, encouraging citizens to become full players in planning for the future of their communities.

UrbanArts has designed and managed projects for the City of Boston, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, the Massachusetts Highway Department, the Massachusetts Port Authority, and countless neighborhood organizations. In addition, UrbanArts maintains the largest and most diverse artists slide registry in the region. Notable projects undertaken by UrbanArts include "Arts in Transit," installing public art works in the Southwest Corridor of the Orange Line MBTA route, "YouthWorks/Art Works" programs, providing children and young adults in Boston with the opportunity to work with professional artists and experience art in new ways, and the Central Artery "Artery Arts" Project, installing public artworks into the highway infrastructure and the pedestrian environment.

In 1994 UrbanArts was the recipient of a Commonwealth Award, and in 1995 received an  Institute Honors award from the American Institute of  Architects, presented for “distinguished achievements that  benefit the environment and the architectural profession,”  noting in particular UrbanArts’s strong advocacy for citizen  participation in the city design process and its role as a liaison  between the public and those who make public policy.  UrbanArts led the artist selection for South Boston Maritime Park,  which won a National Honor Award from the American Society of  Landscape Architects in 2006. In 2007 Americans for the Arts  granted a Year in Review award for the Honan-Allston Library Bike Rack and Tree Guards project.

UrbanArts is supported in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency supporting the arts, humanities, and sciences.

Subject/Index Terms

Art, Municipal--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--20th century.
Art, Municipal--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--21st century.
Art and architecture--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--20th century.
Art and architecture--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--21st century.
Art and society--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--20th century.
Art and society--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--21st century.
Art and state--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--20th century.
Art and state--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--21st century.
Boston (Mass.)--History--20th century.
Boston (Mass.)--History--21st century.
City planning--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--21st century.
Civic improvement--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--20th century.
Civic improvement--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--21st century.
Installations (Art)--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--20th century.
Installations (Art)--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--21st century.
Landscape design--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--20th century.
Landscape design--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--21st century.
Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
Massachusetts Cultural Council.
Public architecture--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--20th century.
Public architecture--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--21st century.
Public art--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--20th century.
Public art--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--21st century.
Public art spaces--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--20th century.
Public art spaces--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--21st century.
Public sculpture--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--20th century.
Public sculpture--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--21st century.
Sustainable design--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--20th century.
Sustainable design--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--21st century.
Sustainable urban development--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--20th century.
Sustainable urban development--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--21st century.
UrbanArts, Inc.--Correspondence.
UrbanArts, Inc.--Press coverage.
UrbanArts, Inc.--Records (Documents)
Urban beautification--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--20th century.
Urban beautification--Massachusetts--Boston (Mass.)--History--21st century.
Worden, Pamela.

Administrative Information

Repository: Boston Public Library Archival and Manuscript Finding Aid Database

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions:

Items in this collection may be subject to copyright restrictions. The Boston Public Library does not hold copyright on the material in this collection. Researchers are responsible for identifying and contacting the persons or organizations that hold copyright.

When reproducing material from this collection please include the credit line "Courtesy of the Trustees of the Boston Public Library/ Arts Department."

Acquisition Source: Massachusetts College of Art

Acquisition Method: Gift

Processing Information: Margaret Phalen, under the supervision of Eve Griffin, 2014


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Administration],
[Series 2: Programming and Project Files],
[Series 3: Publications and Publicity],
[Series 4: Oversize Material],
[All]

Series 1: AdministrationAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: General Program FilesAdd to your cart.
Description of Series
Box 1Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Box 1: MCAH Conference, etc., 1970-1985Add to your cart.
Contains magazines, brochure packets, annual reports for other art projects, and stationary. There is a blank A4 architects and designer's diary (1977), and a 1970 calender and engagement book, which has been filled in by Pamela Worden, scrap paper with various notes and personal mail. Also included in this box is Massachusetts Council of Arts and Humanities planning: workshop ideas, local contacts, possible speakers, etc., budget/expense forms, agendas/minutes, and P.W.'s personal correspondence.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Box 2: Directors Files, Grant Apps, 1980-1985Add to your cart.
Contains grant research applications and responses, educational program budget forms, letters to public art programs across the country, newspaper clippings, fundraising information, and mailing lists. Also includes copies of Pamela Worden's resume, UrbanArts Stationary, board meeting minutes, and notes from staff meetings.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 3: Box 3: Arts Organization Files, 1984-1988Add to your cart.
Contains arts administration programs, information about community arts agencies and minority arts programs, exhibit planning information (1984-1988), information about local community service agencies, directories, and arts newsletter. This box also includes correspondence, brochures, and general information sheets about UrbanArts programs.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 4: Box 4: Urban Arts project files pre-2000 reference, 1985-1995Add to your cart.
Contains master copies of forms and brochures for public mailing, as well as slide registry files for a number of different institutions, including the Boston Fire Department, the Boston City Hospital, and many one-time users. There is also a foundry list, "National Assembly of Local Arts Agencies," and public arts background information from the National Endowment of the Arts and the U.S. Department of Transportation. There are also several folders containing news clippings and reprints to be used for reference purposes.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 5: Box 5: Various Project Files, 1986-1989Add to your cart.
Contains commission brochure drafts and information about commissions for public art projects.  Full copies of the Taft Nonprofit Executive (1986-1989) are included, as are issues of Foundation News (1988-1989), and clippings of newspaper and magazine articles (1986-1989). There is a book published by the Art Institute of Boston entitled Intimate Glimpses of Greater Boston Neighborhoods, which features photography from around Boston by several artists accompanied by artist statements. There are fact sheets about the UrbanArts educational art programs, the Mosaic Project, as well as submissions to UrbanArts for potential public art projects.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 6: Box 6: SR #4 (4), 1987Add to your cart.
Includes themes, budget, and planning for the Public Art Conference (1987). There are also reprints, newspaper clippings, and press releases related to UrbanArts, Inc. projects, "Boston Visions" competition information, UrbanArts office photos as slides/negatives (1987), Bank of Boston letters of support, and contractor files.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 7: Box 7, 1988-1993Add to your cart.
Contains procedures for the filing of press clippings, as well as file label color charts and an office procedure book. Additionally, there are copies of correspondence sent from Urban Arts, and news releases (1988-1990). A copy of  a curriculum resource book for teachers called Where are We Going and Where Have We Been?, as well as "Creating a Sense of Purpose: Public Art on Boston's Orange Line", a pamphlet by Myrna Breitbart and Pamela Worden. The report for "Creating a Sense of Place in Urban Communities" is also included, as well as the annual report from 1992, various analysis reports, three printed booklets with student creative writing in them, and 10 student papers from Pamela Worden's Public Art Classes.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 8: Box 8: Appeals, 1989-1997Add to your cart.
Contains the 1995 Wellesley Appeal and Alumnae directory, general annual appeals for donations, and copies of thank you letters to contributors from UrbanArts, Inc. Also included are documents for the Boston Society of Architects award party planning, info packets, and guest list (1994). There is also general information on fundraising and special event planning. Plans for the Tribe Party, an annual benefit party to honor and meet the young people who participated in the UrbanArts summer jobs program, hosted by Carolyn and Larry Tribe, include guest lists letters to contributors. Copies of Youth Works/Art Works scrapbooks given to Carolyn and Larry Tribe in 1992, and slide registry fact sheet from 1990 are also included.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 9: Box 9: Misc. Admin., 1991-1997Add to your cart.
Contains copies and clippings of newspaper articles about UrbanArts, Inc. in the 1990s. Also includes notes on a NEFA purchase incentive grant, calls to artists, fundraising ideas, magazine subscriptions, and spiral-bound booklets about projects and containing poetry by students in the program. Additionally, pictures and permissions from 1997, and some office and equipment information is included as well.
Box 10Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 10: Box 10: Appeals, 1991-1997Add to your cart.
Contains general administrative documents such as cash flow projections, meeting minutes and agendas, financial reports, and annual reports. Also includes annual appeals for donations, thank you letters to contributors, copies of donations and receipts, list of potential contributors, and appeal responses. In addition there is a file of prospective consultant resumes, and one for a Massachusetts foundation executive summary.
Box 11Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 11: Box 11: Massport Pre-1993, Vendome People Files, 1993Add to your cart.
Contains correspondence to and from UrbanArts, Inc., and P.W. Notable correspondents include Mairanne Abrams, Ronald Bailey, Boston Photo Co-Op, Clementine Brown, Hillary Clinton, and Walter Cronkite. Also included in this box are resumes kept on file, newspaper clippings and copies of articles pertaining to UrbanArts, Inc., and final drafts of Beyond a Sense of Place (1993). The "People Files" correspondence is arranged alphabetically by last name, but only extends to "E."
Box 12Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 12: Box 12: 'Heads-Up' Curr., Resource Notebook, YW/AW Mission Main, 1995-1996Add to your cart.
Contains files pertaining to: travelling photo show, and sites(1996); the Dudley Arts Project and First Night (1997). There is information relating to a job posting and applications for the 1996 position of Youth Works/Art Works photography instructor, and the Youth Works/Art Works 1996 Summer Program paperwork. Files for potential staff/volunteers are also included (Summer/Fall 1996, 1997). There are supply and equipment inventories, correspondence from Juliet Stone, the Project Director for the Blue Hills Avenue project (1996), information about potential grants, and board meeting minutes. In addition, there is information about the Mission Main project, including contracts, proposals, invoices, correspondences, subcontractors, pamphlets/books, and PR information.
Box 13Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 13: Box 13: UA/MCA 21, 1996-2012Add to your cart.
Contains lists of international contacts and correspondence, a list of board members, and resumes kept on file. There is information on the Mattapan/Blue Hill Avenue project, as well as the Dot Ave (2009). Web planning for UrbanArts, as well as conference notes and clippings from various newspaper articles relating to UrbanArts, Inc. There are files on the Massachusetts Cultural Council salary grant (FY09), and bank recommendations and vendor payments (FY09 and FY07).
Box 14Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 14: Box 14: UA/MCA 20, 1999-2008Add to your cart.
Includes resumes and interview questions for the position of Program Associate (1999), as well as UrbanArts planning group files, and Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities forms, correspondence, and general administrative information. There are notes from the Massachusetts Cultural Association seminars for Fall 2000 and Spring 2001, as well as an article about universal design. Also included are notes about a "Civic Initiative for a Livable New England," and 18-month initiative sponsored by the Boston Society of Architects consisting of formal presentations and moderated debates about key issues surrounding smart growth and action agenda for a livable region.
Box 15Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 15: Box 15: UA/MCA 18, 2000-2003Add to your cart.
Contains notes and information about the CyberArts Conference, press clippings, letters, and reprints about public art in Boston and UrbanArts, Inc. (2001-2002), Op.Ed. pieces about UrbanArts, and a consulting agreement for Jennifer McGregor. Also includes legal forms and contract for the UrbanArts/MassArt alliance. Individual files for several projects, including the Boston Aquarium project, the Cleveland Circle Project, the Connecticut Commission on the Arts project, the Veteran's Memorial Project, the Nature Trail Project, the Harold Connolly Park project, the Dreams of Freedom Museum project, and the Massport Parking Garage Project, among others.
Box 16Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 16: Box 16: UA/MCA 17, 2000-2008Add to your cart.
This box includes a report on review of financial statements and supplementary information (2007-2008). Massachusetts Cultural Council files including: Professional Development grant application (2001, 2002), YouthReach partnership (2002), YouthReach applicationand grant rejection letter (2003), Education Partnership Initiative (2001). Additionally, there are press releases for the YouthReach art exhibition and the MassArt/UrbanArts alliance, announcements and photo slides for the As We See It: Voices and Views of Boston Teens exhibition at the Boston National Historic Park Visitor Center, and for the exhibition Atlantic Journey by Jane Goldman at Logan International Airport. There are also several other grant applications for the National Endowment of the Arts, the New England Foundation for the Arts, and the AC Ratshesky foundation. In addition, there are symposium publications, notes and planning for the Big Dig Symposium, the Central Artery Conference and Symposium, and the Digital Public Art Symposium.
Box 17Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 17: Box 17: UA/MCA 19, 2000-2008Add to your cart.
Contains news clippings about public art, board files including the mission statement and W2 forms, audit information, including a certificate of solicitation, 2004, Taxes from 2004, accounting audits for Robert Ercolani in 2008, IRS audits in 2005, 2006, and 2008, and year end spending information. Also included are job announcements, information about the Arts and Business Council, the MassArt Public Arts Committee, and the Diversity Initiative. Files pertaining to individual projects include the Mission Hill Park Project, the Police Memorial Project, the Worcester Firefighters Memorial Project, the DOE grant project and contracts, the Teen Curator Project, and the IBA Mural Project.
Sub-Series 2: Director's FilesAdd to your cart.
Box 18Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 18: Box 18: UA/MCA 13, 1999-2009Add to your cart.
Contains brochures, draft fundraising letters, files about the Creative Economy Initiative, community partnerships, community outreach, and the Art Services Coalition. A file on the Boston Foundation is also included, and contains by-laws, a service organization grant, and information on the "Vision Fund." There are also files on reimbursements and invoices for Paul Wasserman and Associates, a consultant hired to help with strategic planning. In addition, there are notes from different focus groups, and drafts of the UrbanArts strategic plan, as well as the strategic plan itself.
Box 19Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 19: Box 19: UA/MCA 12, 2000-2005Add to your cart.
Includes files concerning the Cloud Foundation (2001), Henderson Foundation, IBA Youth Reach (2004), Jane's Trust (2004), the SURDNA foundation, the Taylor Foundation, the Boston Arts Commission, Americans for the Arts, and other arts organizations. Also includes information about different fiscal agents projects.
Box 20Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 20: Box 20: UA/MCA 11, 2005-2010Add to your cart.
Contains the Director's Subject Files on the Fenway Alliance, including a slideshow on CD-ROM. Also includes information on the Friends of Ft. Point Channel, the MacDowell Colony, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Wentworth Task Force, and MassArt. Grant applications for some of these organizations, including an Adam's grant from the Friends of Ft. Point Channel, are included.
Sub-Series 3: Board of DirectorsAdd to your cart.
Box 21Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 21: Box 21: UA/MCA 25, 1984-1994Add to your cart.
Contains correspondence and notes relating to an audit (1989). Also contains Board meeting notes and correspondences from 1990-1994. There are Board resumes, potential staff resumes, budgets (1984-1986), reprints and newspaper clippings relating to UrbanArts, Inc., and the UrbanArts personnel policy.
Box 22Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 22: Box 22: Arborway File, 1987-1990Add to your cart.
Contains the UrbanArts, Inc. bylaws, the "500 Arborway Project" file, which consists of correspondence related to the project, and the correspondences "Read Files," binders filled with copies of letters and responses to those letters from UrbanArts, Inc.
Box 23Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 23: Box 23: Directors, 1993-2000Add to your cart.
Contains letters of endorsements and awards, copies of Pamela Worden's resume, a file about the Institute of Contemporary Art's Board of Overseers, fact sheets about UrbanArts, Inc., the Arts in Transit Mailing List (1991 July 2), staff and prime consultant resumes (1993), and the UrbanArts annual appeal (1994). There is also a copy of the Mission Statement of UrbanArts, Inc., as well as a file outling the fee structure, and minutes from Board meetings (1992 and 1993), as well as the Executive Forum meeting. The 1994 staff proposal, information about the development of a slide registry, a binder containing information about the 10th anniversary projects, and the 1993 Board Book are also in this box.
Box 24Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 24: Box 24: UA/MCA 14, 2000-2007Add to your cart.
Contains annual Board meeting notes, including minutes, agendas, and reports. Also includes annual strategic plans, budget summaries, and correspondences related to Board meetings.
Sub-Series 4: Financial FilesAdd to your cart.
Box 25Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 25: Box 25: UA/MCA 23, 1995-2006Add to your cart.
This box contains monthly updates sent out for several different grants from FY2003, exhibition and project contracts, tax reporting MAT's (2005), and W9 forms (2006). Also includes job descriptions, including addresses for posting jobs and a job posting mailing list, office equipment customer service receipts, design/graphics services information and receipts, copier receipts, catering information, payment requests and timesheets, human resources forms, travel expense forms, and consultant contracts. Fact sheets about UrbanArts, Inc., including information about the resources center (1996-1997), the YouthWorks/ArtWorks program (1996), and a short history of the company and their programs (1996). There are also files about the UrbanArts bank account with Citizens Bank, their accounts with Irish Memorial and Macedonia, checks and donations to UrbanArts, fiscal agents projects, payment receipts, billing statements, consulting invoices, and purchase orders. Files relating to tax exemptions and returns (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2003).
Box 26Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 26: Box 26: UA/MCA 24, 2000-2005Add to your cart.
Contains files dealing with checks deposited in UrbanArts account by Jim Maguire, fundraising (2002-2003), including checks, responses, and thank you letters, hotel information, office equipment expenses, phone expenses, Poland Springs expenses, designs, printhouse, and MCC logo design information, resumes, reimbursement forms, and service requests. Also includes a slide registry file dealing with income, articles about UrbanArts, artist resumes, and an orange line T-map. There are also pamphlets and handouts about UrbanArts, Inc.
Box 27Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 27: Box 27: UA/MCA 22, 2002-2012Add to your cart.
Contains project invoices, budget spreadsheets, and UrbanArts monthly grant updates. There are bank statements, deposits, and vendor payments, deposits, bank records, and bills, and spreadsheets (FY02, FY10, FY12).
Sub-Series 5: Grants ResearchAdd to your cart.
Box 28Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 28: Box 28, 1982-1988Add to your cart.
Includes information about grant applications, grants awarded, publications, and the Massachusetts Council technical assistance grant. It also includes information about grants that have been rejected included those through the National Endowment of the Arts, the MCAH New Works, the Old South fund, and the Boston Arts Lottery.
Box 29Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 29: Box 29: "Grants", 1982-1990Add to your cart.
Contrains grant applications and research (1988-1990), mainly for The Mass Council of the Arts and Humanities/MERITAid, which includes interim reports, invoices, contracts, budgets, schedules, and general correspondence (1989-1990). The NEA grant project applications from the late 1980s, as well as applications for the Fund for the Arts and the Metropolitan Cultural Alliance of Massachusetts. MERITAid correspondences and draft grant applications from 1982 are also included.
Box 30Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 30: Box 30, 1987-1994Add to your cart.
Includes a work plan for FY94, as well as grant information for numerous agencies for mainly FY94 including the National Endowment for the Humanities, Newman's Own, the Puffin Foundation Ltd., the Rockefeller Foundation, the L.J. and Mary C. Skaggs foundation, the Andy Warhol foundation for the Arts, the Boston Edison Fund, the Browne Fund, and the Riley Foundation. Also included are UrbanArts financials, budgets, and funding plan/strategy (1994-1996), and planning for the YouthWorks/ArtWorks projects.
Box 31Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 31: Box 31, 1989-1995Add to your cart.
Contains grant information for agencies including: The Boston Foundation, Raytheon, The Boston Globe Foundation, The Boston Women's Fund, Brigham's, Inc., Episcopal City Mission, Cabot Corporation Foundation, General Corporate Grants, MERITAid, and the Riley Initiative. Also includes the annual appeal from 1989/1990.
Box 32Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 32: Box 32, 1991-1995Add to your cart.
Contains grant information for a number of different granting agencies, including, but not limited to: Carlisle foundation, Carnegie Corporation, Annie E. Casey Foundation, Jesse B. Cox, Digital Equipment Corportation, Episcopal City Mission, Fidelity Foundation, MERITAid, Fleet Bank, General Conema Corporation, the Getty Foundation, Graham Foundation, Haymarket, Henderson, and the Hughes Memorial Foundation.
Box 33Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 33: Box 33, 1991-1996Add to your cart.
Contains information about grants and granting agencies. Informational files include notes on: The Boston Foundation, Foley, Hoag, Eliot, Ford foundation, the Lotus Development Corporation, Riley Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, The Children's Museum, Safe Neighborhoods, Stop & Shop, Stridrite, Grand Circle, AGM Summerfund, and other agencies.
Box 34Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 34: Box 34, 1991-1996Add to your cart.
Includes information about grants and granting agencies related to UrbanArts. Files include information on: the Associated Grant Makers summer fund, the George I Alden Trust, the Bank of Boston, the Cricket Foundation, Bay Bank, Blue Cross Blue Shield, the City of Boston Trust Office, the Boston Council of Arts and Humanities, the Boston Arts Lottery, and the Boston Foundation.
Box 35Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 35: Box 35, 1992-1998Add to your cart.
Files relating to the Massachusetts Cultural Council funding projects. Includes reports, proposals, budgets, and background information about the programs. Also includes guidelines concerning MCC grants.
Box 36Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 36: Box 36, 1992-1998Add to your cart.
Includes information about funding through the National Endowment of the Arts, the Old South Foundation, the Polaroid Foundation, Raytheon, Reebok, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Rowland Foundation, Proposals sorted by projects, and the YouthWorks/ArtWorks "pending grants".
Box 37Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 37: Box 37: UA/MCA 16, 1998-2012Add to your cart.
Includes grant information, applications, responses, and correspondence, from: America for the Arts, the Balfour Foundation, the Boston Cultural Agenda Fund, the Boston Office of Cultural Affairs, the Boston Foundation for Architecture, the Browne Fund, the Clipper Ship Foundation, Deval Patrick, the Doe Grant, the Handspring Foundation, the Henderson Foundation, the Hynes Foundation, the LEF Foundation, the Linde Family foundation, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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