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The Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities was established to maintain a continuing study of the cultural resources of the Commonwealth and was responsible for initiating, publicizing, and allocating grant funds to arts programs. Series was created to publicize council mission and to educate citizens generally on arts funding and other arts-related issues -- Speech venues include graduations, dedications, and other ceremonies; and testimony before governmental bodies. Chiefly delivered by executive director Anne Hawley, 1977-1989.
The Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities (1966) and the Massachusetts Arts Lottery Council (1980) were abolished and succeeded in their functions by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, effective 1990.
Agency history record (CStRLIN)MASVAH0082-A describes the history and functions of the Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities.