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National Arts Policy Archive & Library (NAPAAL)

National Arts Policy Archive and Library

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The National Arts Policy Archive and Library is a collaborative project initiated by SCUA, the UMass Amherst Arts Extension Service, and several partners in arts agencies intended to document the history of arts administration in America. Collecting the records of state-level and national arts agencies, NAPAAL will provide a foundation for research into the evolution of arts policy, strategies for supporting the arts, and the economic and cultural impact of the arts on our communities.

Constituent collections include:

Art and state
Government aid to the arts
Americans for the Arts
National Asssembly of State Arts Agencies
National Endowment for the Arts

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