Records of the Boston Arts Festival. The bulk of the materials in this collection are newsclippings and scrapbooks, 1952-1954 and 1962-1963, covering all aspects of the festival including performances, award winning works, events and programming, community involvement, and critical response. Also included in the collection are the 10th Anniversary Report from 1962, covering expenses, fundraising, and programming; Executive Committee minutes, 1958-1964; trustees meeting minutes, 1952, 1954-1958; income sources; membership mailings; and press releases.
Scrapbooks in good condition were retained, but two binders from 1963 were disassembled and became the News clippings series. Additional loose materials from the various scrapbooks were photocopied and filed chronologically at the end of the collection.
The materials are arranged in three series: I. 10th Anniversary Report, 1962, II. Aministrative records, 1952-1964, III. News clippings, 1952-1954 and 1962-1963.