The Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) was established in 1967 as an agency of the
State of Maryland, under the authority of the Department of Business & Economic Development,
in the 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.
MSAC’s Maryland Folklife Program co-founded Maryland Traditions with the Maryland
Historical Trust in 2000 to preserve and promote authentic cultural traditions and
Organized into eight archival series: Series I: Folklorist Working Files; Series II:
Partner Organizations; Series III: Apprenticeships; Series IV: Grants and Contracts;
Series V: ALTA and Heritage Awards; Series VI: Events; Series VII: Project, Outreach,
and Reference Files; Series VIII: Fieldwork. There are several subseries that are
opened to the public but are unprocessed including Subseries IV.N. FY2013, Subseries
IV.Q. FY2016, Subseries V.L. 2018 Heritage Awards, Subseries V.N. 2020 Heritage Awards,
Subseries V.O. FY2018, Subseries V.P. FY2019, Subseries V.Q. FY2020, Subseries VIII.B.
2001, and Subseries VIII.C. 2002.
All materials were collected and created for the use of Maryland Traditions program
of the MSAC from 2000 - present. Accessions: MSS 2014-02, MSS 2014-09, and MSS2018-03.
MSS2014-02 and MSS2014-09 were donated by the MSAC and processed by Greg Adams and
Hannah Rogers in 2014. MSS2018-03 donated by the MSAC in 2018. Beginning in 2019,
MSS2014-02, MSS2014-09, and MSS2018-03 were reprocessed by Ryan Koons and Alieh Rezaei.
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)
Eastern Shore (Md. and Va.)
Folklore -- Maryland
Instrument makers (Music)
Maryland Folklife Festival
Maryland State Arts Council. Maryland Traditions--Archives.
Extent: Not available in the reading room.
Date: 2015, undated
Date: 2001-2005, 2018
Extent: This subseries is currently unprocessed. .
Date: 2010, undated
Extent: This subseries is currently unprocessed.
Date: 2002, undated