WHCF Subject File - AR: Arts

According to the White House Central Files filing manual, this category was for "material pertaining to the fine arts such as painting, drawing, sculpture, poetry, prose, music, dancing, engravings, and dramatic art."

Exceptions to the above are materials pertaining to: architecture (see RA); federal aid to the arts (see FA); gifts and interests of the President (see GI and PP); presidential museums (see FE); and paintings in the White House (see WH).


AR: Arts
Executive 200 pp. / General 80 pp.
Material on the fine arts, including societies, exhibits, education, and such specific topics as the National Endowment for the Arts, Arts and Artifacts Indemnity Act, and fine arts in federal buildings.

AR 1: Languages
Executive 25 pp. / General 16 pp.
Items on bilingual education, foreign language studies and translations, and sign language.

AR 2: Museums
Executive 75 pp. / General 20 pp.
Materials on museums, including exhibitions, dedications, and Presidential greetings to.

AR 3: Music
Executive 200 pp. / General 140 pp.
Materials on music, including offers to perform, songs sent to the President, entertainers, and performance.

AR 3-1: Service Bands - Service Choirs
Executive 20 pp. / General 25 pp.
Items on United States military bands, including requests for performance.

AR 3-1/FG#: Service Bands - Service Choirs (military branch)
Executive 30 pp. / General 30 pp.
Items on United States military bands, arranged by Armed Services FG code.

AR 4: Paintings - Drawings
Executive 75 pp. / General 1300 pp.
Materials on paintings and drawings, including exhibits, gifts of, and a large amount of children's drawings sent to the President.

AR 5: Poetry - Prose - Writing - Manuscripts
Executive 80 pp. / General 350 pp.
Materials on poetry and writing, mostly poems sent to the President.

AR 6: Sculpture
Executive 50 pp. / General 2 pp.
Material on sculptures and sculptors.

AR 7: Theatre
Executive 25 pp. / General none
Items on theatre, including films, ballet, and plays.

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