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The Maryland State Arts Council was established in 1967 as an agency of the State
of Maryland, under the authority of the Department of Business & Economic Development,
Division of Tourism, Film and the Arts. MSAC awards grants to organizations and individual
artists for arts programming and projects, provides technical and advisory assistance
to individuals and groups, and carries out cultural programs of its own. The Council’s
Maryland Folklife program co-founded Maryland Traditions with the Maryland Historical
Trust in 2000 to preserve and promote authentic cultural traditions and folk arts.
Organized into five archival series: Series I. Central Files. Series II. Rory Turner.
Series III. Elaine Eff. Series IV. Cliff Murphy. Series V. Michelle Stefano.
All materials were collected and created for the use of Maryland Traditions program
of the MSAC from 2000 - 2013. Accessions: MSS 2014-02, MSS 2014-09.
Collection is unprocessed. Initial inventory and housing prepared by Greg Adams and
Hannah Rogers, 2013.
Describing Archives: a Content Standard (DACS)
Archives Processing Manual: Description (2015): The processing manual used in Special Collections for all descriptive platforms, including
Finding Aid: http://library.umbc.edu/speccoll/findingaids/coll120.php
Reproductions allowed for research purposes. Copyright maintained by the creator.
Maryland State Arts Council. Maryland Traditions
Murphy, Clifford R.
Stefano, Michelle L.
Eff, Elaine, 1946-
Turner, Rory P. B. (Rory Peter Benedict)
Folklore -- Maryland
Maryland Folklife Festival
Maryland State Arts Council. Maryland Traditions -- Archives