Private nonprofit organizations whose primary purpose is to promote appreciation for and enjoyment and understanding of the visual, performing, folk, and media arts; the humanities (archaeology, art history, modern and classical languages, philosophy, ethics, theology, and comparative religion); history and historical events; and/or communications (film, video, publishing, journalism, radio, television).
Scope notes: Includes: Museums and halls of fame; historic preservation programs; organizations that provide services to artists, performers, entertainers, writers, or humanities scholars; programs which promote artistic expression of or within ethnic groups and cultures; art and performing art schools, centers, and studios; historical societies; and genealogical or heredity-based organizations (e.g., Sons of the Revolution, Daughters of the Confederacy).
Excludes: Cultural exchange programs (see Q-International, Foreign Affairs & National Security); libraries and reading programs (see B-Education); botanical gardens, nature centers (see C-Environmental Quality, Protection & Beautification) or zoos (see D-Animal-Related).
Organizations that promote the study, teaching, or appreciation of the humanities (archaeology, art history, history, modern and classical languages, philosophy and ethics, and theology and comparative religion).
Key words: Art History; Book Clubs; Book Discussion Groups; Book Fairs; Book Readings; Book Review Groups; Book Signings; Chinese Languages; Classical Languages; Comparative Religion; Creative Writing; English Language; Ethics; Fictionwriting; Foreign Language Schools; French Language Schools; German Language Institutes; Holocaust Studies; Humanities; Japanese Language; Language and Linguistics; Literary Activities; Literary Services; Literature; Philosophy; Poetry Readings; Poetry Writing; Reading Clubs; Russian Language; Social Sciences; Spanish Language; Theology
Scope notes: USE for language instruction schools that offer language instruction only and do not teach language as part of a broader cultural education program. For cultural education including language instruction USE A23 (Cultural and Ethnic Awareness).