Performing Arts Foundation of Kansas City Records (1030kc)
In 1965, a group of citizens met to discuss the concept of a foundation dedicated to the highest standards of excellence in the production of new and interesting works in the performing arts. Initially, the goal of the Performing Arts Foundation was threefold. First, it wished to encourage interest in and appreciation for the performing arts by presenting major works using the finest talent. Secondly, it wished to promote an annual performing arts festival featuring especially commissioned works, including performing groups from the community. Third, it promoted a new performing arts center. The PAF’s first production was Handel’s opera, Julius Caesar.
The collection consists of correspondence, contracts, printed materials, programs, and clippings concerning productions mounted by the Foundation in Kansas City. Also included is the 1968 Midwest Research Institute study, “The Performing Arts in Kansas City.” 1965-1983.
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Monday, February 07, 2011
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