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Letter Regarding Formation Of Congressional Arts Caucus

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Title

Letter Regarding Formation Of Congressional Arts Caucus

Description

Community arts programs motivate members of Congress to sign a letter to form a Congressional Arts Caucus.

Subject

Rosenthal, Benjamin
Art & community

Creator

United States. Congress. House

Source

BenjaminRosenthalCollection.Box22.Folder3.

Publisher

Queens College Department of Special Collections and Archives (New York, N.Y.)

Date

1981-01-19

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Language

English

Type

Text

Coverage

Washington (D.C.)

Text

Congress of the United States
House of Representatives
Washington D.C. 20515
January 19, 1981
Dear Colleauge:
Public interest in the arts in this country is growing as never before. Accord to the latest Harris Poll on the subject, "Americans and the Arts", over 54 million people now participate in at least one type of arts activity -- that represents an increase of 10% over the last five years.
This figure reflects not only the increasing numbers of people attending performances and visiting museums in large, metropolitan areas, but also the rapid growth of smaller, community arts
organizations. There are now over 25,000 community theatres, over 3,000 community opera groups, and thousands of community art centers symphonies and museums in this country.
The involvement of millions of Americans in the arts represents a significant boost to the economy of our communities. Recent statistics have shown that for every dollar spent directly on
the arts, three more dollars are spent on auxiliary services. Also, the cultural advantages a community has to offer are often major factors in the choice of location sites for growing industries.
Because of this increasing public interest in the arts, and the importance of its subsequent economic impact on our Congressional Districts, we feel the time has come to form a Congressional Arts Caucus. Fred Richmond. who has two staff members who specifically work on arts issues, has agreed to -provide staff support for the Caucus out of his office. Thus, there will be no charge to any Member of the Caucus.
The Congressional Arts Caucus will enable Members to keep abreast of the progress of arts legislation in Congress, and will also provide them with analyses of issues that affect the arts community. Please join with us in the organization of this important Caucus.
If you would like to join the Arts Caucus, or if you have any questions, please call Fred Richmond or have your staff contact Barry Nickelsberg, Special Assistant for the Arts, at x55936.
Present Members of Caucus listed on reverse side.
MEMBERS OF THE CONGRESSIONAL ARTS CAUCUS

ARIZONA
Morris Udall

CALIFORNIA
Tony Coelho
Ronald Dellums
Tom Lantos
Fortney "Pete" Stark
George Miller
Henry Waxman

CONNECT ICUT
Anthony " Toby " Moffett

FLORIDA
Andy Ireland
William Lehman
Claude Pepper

GEORGIA
Wyche Fowler

HAWAII
Daniel Akaka

ILLINOIS
Cardiss Collins
Melvin Price
Paul Simon

IOWA
Tom Harkin
Jim Leach

KENTUCKY
William Natcher

LOUISIANA
Lindy Boggs

MARYLAND
Parren Mitchell

MASSACHUSETTS
Margaret Heckler

MICHIGAN
William Brodhead

MINNESOTA
Bruce Vento

MISSOURI
William Clay
Richard Gephardt

NEW JERSEY
Millicent Fenwick
James Florio
Peter Rodino

NEW MEXICO
Joe Skeen

NEW YORK
Shirley Chisholm
Tom Downey
Geraldine Ferraro
William Green
Stanley Lundine
Raymond McGrath
Mattew McHugh
Richard Ottinger
Peter Peyser
Charles Rangel
Fred Richmond
Ben Rosenthal
James Scheuer
Charles Schumer
Stephen Solarz
Samuel Stratton
Leo Zeferetti

OREGON
Les AuCoin

PENNSYLVANIA
Doug Walgren
TENNESSEE
William Boner
Harold Ford

TEXAS
Martin Frost

VERMONT
James Jeffords

WASHINGTON
Joel Pritchard

Original Format

Paper
8.5 x 11 inches (216 x 279 mm)
Correspondence

Citation

United States. Congress. House, “Letter Regarding Formation Of Congressional Arts Caucus ,” Queens College Archives and Special Collections, accessed November 25, 2017, http://archives.qc.cuny.edu/queenscollege/items/show/4.