Rare Books and Special Collections
University of South Carolina Libraries

National Endowment for the Arts Publications, 2003-2007

Collection: MSS 2008:2

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2008 University of South Carolina Libraries

Descriptive Summary

       Title: National Endowment for the Arts Publications, 2003-2008

       Collection Number: 2008:2

       Creator: National Endowment for the Arts.

       Extent: 12 archival boxes (4 cubic feet).

Administrative Information

     Provenance: Gift of the NEA, 2008.

     Processed by: Jeffrey Makala.

     Access Restrictions: Open for research.

     Preferred Citation: NEA Publications Collection, University of South Carolina Libraries.

     Publication Rights: All rights reside with the creator. For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact Rare Books and Special

Scope and Contents Note

     This group of publications reflects the activities and major initiatives of the National Endowment for the Arts during the years 2003-2008. The collection was a gift to the university from Director Dana Gioia’s office in 2008 and is especially comprehensive in its documentation of The Big Read program, which was sponsored by the NEA and debuted in 2006. One of the first novels chosen for The Big Read was The Great Gatsby.

Container List

Box     Contents

1          Newsletters and annual reports.

2          NEA program brochures and summaries.

3          Poetry programs: Shakespeare in American Communities; Operation Homecoming. Includes CDs and printed documentation.

4          Poetry Out/Loud: National Poetry Recitation Contest.
                    Brochures, guides, anthology, and audio CDs.
            The Big Read

                    Background and documentation.
                    Brochures and bookmarks.
                    Website designs, 2006
                    Local publicity and promotional materials, brochures and clippings.
                    Grant application packet, 2006
                    Public services announcements, CDs, 2006

5                    Individual titles
                                         Bradbury CD jacket mockups, 2005
                                         Fitzgerald CD jacket mockups, 2005
                                         Harper Lee CD jacket mockups, 2005
                                         Teacher’s guides (folders 1-2 of 3)

6                    Teacher’s guides (folder 3 of 3)
                                         Reader’s guides (some with multiple states and editions) (3 folders)
                                         Reader’s guides in Spanish and Russian

7                    CDs
                                         NEA Director’s Powerpoints and recorded interviews.
                                         Master CDs and remixes of audio guides.
                                         Advance copies of audio guides (2 folders)

8                                       Audio Guides on CD. Complete collection of 16 titles, including multiple copies reflecting changes in jacket cover art
                                            and sponsorship changes for Fitzgerald, Gaines, Hurston, Lee, and Tan.

9                                       Audio Guides on CD (cont’d.)
                                         First media kit (teachers, libraries, congress), spring 2006

10                                     Second media kit, summer 2006

11                                     CD packaging examples and mockups.

12                   Oversize materials.
                                 10 mounted CD jacket mockups, multiple versions.
                                 Complete set of 16 book posters.
                                 Large book posters for The Great Gatsby and To Kill A Mockingbird.