The Liturgical Arts Festival of Springfield began as an idea of the Reverend Thom Dennis, then priest of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, who envisioned an event that would showcase sacred art. Within two years, his original concept of an invitation-only art show, held in a church basement, had blossomed into the Liturgical Arts Festival, an exhibition of liturgical and sacred art, as well as a festival of performing arts. An interdenominational event, the festival is held every two years at Springfield churches and temples, as well as other sites. Since its inception, the Liturgical Arts Festival has sponsored art and photography exhibitions, musical performances, lectures and video productions. The first Liturgical Arts Festival was held in 1996. The Liturgical Arts Festival is an incorporated, non-profit organization with its own board of directors.
The collection includes by-laws, correspondence, board of directors agendas and meeting minutes, annual reports, donor lists, public relations, and programs.