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Kamarck, Edward (ed.) / Arts in society: tenth anniversary issue
([1969?])

[Unfulfilled opportunities in the arts: a symposium],   pp. [7]-24 PDF (17.0 MB)


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America and Americans have avail-
able to them the resources, both
of the mind and matter, to build
and support the finest culture the
world has ever known; up until now
many of these resources have been
spent in foolish and sometimes ugly
ways; the resources nevertheless
keep growing, and the chance re-
mains.
Melvin Tumin
Statement' by W. McNeil Lowry,
Vice President, The Ford Foundation.
Looking back on ten years of intimate
activity in philanthropic work in the arts,
I find two great causes for concern, and they
are not unimportant either to the quality
of American life or to the questions of
public policy to which the Congress
addressed itself in 1965.
The first is the steady deterioration of
personal vitality on the part of those
'Mr. Lowry's statement in this symposium has been
abstracted by hbio from o public statement he issued
on July 12, 1967.


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