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Guide to the CITYarts Inc. Records
 MS 3096

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
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New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Sydney Bebon and Larry Weimer

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on September 04, 2021
Finding aid written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

Creator: CITYarts Inc. (New York, N.Y.)
Creator: Cityarts Workshop, Inc. (New York, NY)
Title: CITYarts Inc. records
Dates [inclusive]: 1969-2016
Abstract: The collection includes records from CITYarts Inc. and its predecessor organization Cityarts Workshop. CITYarts is a nonprofit public arts and education organization that engages youth with professional artists in the creation of public art, including murals and mosaics. The collection is especially rich in its photographic documentation of CITYarts and Cityarts Workshop projects from 1969 into the 2010s. There is much original artwork in the collection, including drawings from youth around the world as part of the Pieces for Peace project. Program administration files include those related to publicity, press coverage, and fundraising, among others.
Quantity: 63 Linear feet in 61 boxes of various sizes + 5 flat file folders
Location: Most of the materials are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please contact prior to your research visit to coordinate access. Keep in mind that it will take between two (2) and five (5) business days for collections to arrive, and you should plan your research accordingly.
Language: The documents in the collection are primarily in English, but with the international reach of the organization, there are many in Hebrew and other languages.
Call Phrase: MS 3096