Fonds MS-5-5, Box 3 ; Box 2 ; Box 1 - Nova Scotia Folk Arts Council fonds

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Nova Scotia Folk Arts Council fonds

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MS-5-5, Box 3 ; Box 2 ; Box 1

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  • 1964–1976 (Creation)

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42 cm of textual records

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The Nova Scotia Folk Arts Council (NSFAC) was founded in 1966. The Canadian Folk Arts Council (CFAC) facilitated the founding of several provincial folk arts councils at this time to organize events for Canada’s centennial celebration. Close ties were maintained between CFAC and NSFAC. The bulk of NSFAC’s activities occurred in 1967, sponsoring and organizing nine festivals throughout Nova Scotia in that year. The Nova Scotia Folk Arts Council continued its activities in the following years fostering ethnic folk arts, crafts, folk music and dance in Nova Scotia. Members of NSFAC travelled to Folk Art Festivals in other parts of Canada and sponsored Folk Artists from across the country to participate in events in Nova Scotia. Activities included facilitating, funding, and organizing several festivals throughout Nova Scotia from 1966-1974. The NSFAC became inactive at this time.

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The files were donated by Gary Russel, president of NSFAC 1972-1973, in June 1974 (accession number 34-74).

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Nova Scotia Folk Arts Council Fonds includes correspondence 1964-1973, financial documents 1966-1972, festival documentation 1964-1973, and administrative records 1966-72. The bulk of the records are from Nova Scotia folk art festivals in 1967 in relation to Canada’s centennial celebration.

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Nova Scotia Folk Arts Council fonds, MS-5-5, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives and Special Collections, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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