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Mariposa Folk Foundation fonds
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Mariposa Folk Foundation fonds

  • F0511
  • Fonds
  • 1960-2015, predominant 1984-2017

Fonds consists of the organizational records of the Mariposa Folk Foundation Inc., the volunteer organization established to manage and operate the Mariposa Folk Festival. Also includes donations of material from early organizers of the Mariposa Folk Festival prior to the incorporation of the Mariposa Folk Foundation.

Mariposa Folk Foundation

Operational records

Box consists of binders containing records relating to Mariposa 1989, 1990, 1991 and 1992, as well as a binder of results of an audience survey.

Operational records

Box consists of materials related to printing the festival program, publicity campaign records for Mariposa 1987 and fundraising records for Mariposa 1989 and the financial accounts of Mariposa 1990.

Operational records

Box consists mainly of artists contracts. Contracts include ones with Joni Mitchell, Pete Seeger, Bruce Cockburn and Leonard Cohen from the late 1960s.

Operational records

Box includes records related to the activities of the Board of Directors of Festivals Ontario, of which the Mariposa Folk Foundation was a part. Box also includes records related to employment and government employment programs.

Operational records

Box includes Board meeting minutes, by-laws, artists biographies and photographs for the 2000 Festival and records related to the 1989 Rainbow Series of children's performances.

Operational records

Box contains records of the Board and Executive Committee as well as records related to Ontario Arts Council funding and funding requests. Records include letters signed by Toronto City Councellor, David Miller and Toronto Mayor, Barbara Hall.

Operational records

File consists of information related to the 1969 Festival. File consists of a 1971 copy of "Ethos," that describes the Mariposa Festival of that year. File consists of newspapers clippings on the subject of the 1971 Mariposa Festival. File consists of records related to the creation and distribution of sound recordings of the 1975 and 1976 Festival, and distribution of the book, For what time I am in this world. File consists of records related to a research project on the subject of Newfoundland culture. Files consists of artists submissions for the 1975, 1976 and 1982 Festivals as well a correspondence with some of these artists. Files contain minutes of Board meetings between 1976 and 1981. File consists of records related to a draw that took place in 1981.

Operational records

Box consists of records related to a 1991 film on the subject of the Mariposa Festival, the records of the Festival Organizing Group in 1990 and records related to the Arts Coalition of Toronto (TACT).

Operational records

Box contains 1982-1982 legal, financial, production files, correspondence with performers, tickets and public opinion files. Files include correspondence with Ruth M. Jones regarding the purchase of the Mariposa name and logo. Box also includes a file on Malvina Reynolds (1976?).

Operational records

Box contains records related to the Canadian and Ontario Councils of Folk Festivals, and an Ontario Arts Council evaluation of invidiual festivals.

Operational records

Box contains records related to the Festival. Records include legal records and correspondence created during the Festival's earliest years. Materials include a letter to F.M. Ferris from John Edgar Hoover.

Key Mariposa documents and certificates

Box contains By-Law 3 ; applications to the Ontario Arts Council for funding; Thesis by I. Sheldon Posen entitled, "Song and Singing Traditions at Children's Summer Camps"; copy of "For what time I am in this world" : stories from Mariposa ; photocopy of letter signed by John Edgar Hoover ; original copies of letters from government representatives, welcoming attendees of the Mariposa Folk Festival (1990-1992).

Operational records

Box contains records related to the Festival Organizing Group (FOG) for 1987, the Mariposa Showcase (1991) and monthly financial accounts (1992).

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