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Detroit Adventure Records

 Collection
Identifier: WSR002382
Detroit Adventure produced calendars of cultural events taking place in Metro Detroit. The bulk of this collection consists of Detroit Adventure events calendars, flyers, and programs; also included are promotional materials for the Excursions in Music project.

Dates

  • 1959 - 1980

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (2 MB)

Abstract

Detroit Adventure was a coalition of arts organizations formed in 1959 to promote cultural conversation and experience in the greater Detroit area. In its 21 years of operation, Detroit Adventure served many functions in the pursuit of its mission: to organize, coordinate, and promote the fine arts in the Metro Detroit region. Detroit Adventure was initially a collaboration between Wayne State University, the Detroit Institute of Arts, and the Detroit Public Library. The coalition eventually grew to include as many as 36 cultural organizations. In its early years it organized an annual series of seminars at the McGregor Memorial Conference Center on the Wayne State campus; its other activities included summer arts festivals and the Noel Night holiday festival, which first took place in 1974. The organization was dissolved in 1980 when Wayne State University, which had traditionally paid its staffing and administrative costs, cut its funding.

History

Detroit Adventure was a coalition of arts organizations formed in 1959 to promote cultural conversation and experience in the greater Detroit area. In its 21 years of operation, Detroit Adventure served many functions in the pursuit of its mission: to organize, coordinate, and promote the fine arts in the Metro Detroit region. Detroit Adventure was initially a collaboration between Wayne State University, the Detroit Institute of Arts, and the Detroit Public Library. The coalition eventually grew to include as many as 36 cultural organizations. In its early years it organized an annual series of seminars at the McGregor Memorial Conference Center on the Wayne State campus; its other activities included summer arts festivals and the Noel Night holiday festival, which first took place in 1974. The organization was dissolved in 1980 when Wayne State University, which had traditionally paid its staffing and administrative costs, cut its funding.

Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.

Acquisition

Collected by the University Archivist.

Related Materials

Wayne State University collections

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Casey Westerman on January 10, 2013.
Title
Guide to the Detroit Adventure Records
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Casey Westerman.
Date
2013-01-10
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

Contact:
5401 Cass Avenue
Detroit MI 48202 USA