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American Revolution Bicentennial Records, 1962-1982

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Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for History and Art  Search this
Subject:
Hamilton, Susan A  Search this
Slocum, John J  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Administration  Search this
Federal City: Plans and Realities (Exhibition)  Search this
Physical description:
43.31 cu. ft. (41 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (1 12x17 box) (2 16x20 boxes) (oversize material)
Culture:
American Revolution Bicentennial, 1776-1976  Search this
Type:
Color photographs
Collection descriptions
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Clippings
Books
Sound recordings
Manuscripts
Motion pictures (visual works)
Color transparencies
Brochures
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Color negatives
Architectural drawings
Date:
1962
1962-1982
Notes:
The Bicentennial Coordinator's Office was created on July 1, 1971, to coordinate the work of a special Institution-wide committee intended to plan the Smithsonian's activities in observance of the Bicentennial of the American Revolution. The office was abolished in 1977 at the conclusion of the Bicentennial observance.
For a description of the record series of which these materials are a part, refer to "Forms part of" above.
Organization:
(1) Bicentennial Coordinator's records, 1968-1977, accession number xx-016; (2) graphic arts materials (oversize), 1976, accession number xx-017; (3) Coordinator's records, 1971-1977, accession number 83-004; (4) Coordinator's records, 1971-1976, accession number 84-141
Summary:
These records document the work of Susan A. Hamilton as Bicentennial Coordinator, acting under the direction of the Assistant Secretary for History and Art. They also cover preliminary planning for Bicentennial programs carried out between 1968 and the creation of the Office in 1971. For a fuller record of such activities, researchers should also consult the records of John J. Slocum, Special Assistant to the Secretary (record unit 341).
Records consist of correspondence, memoranda, publications, photographs, videotapes, a banner, and posters documenting the work of the Coordinator and the committee, as well as proposals and planning documents for both approved and rejected projects prepared to mark the Bicentennial. Plans for Art in America: A Bibliography and for an exhibition, The Federal City: Plans and Realities, are especially well represented.
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
Art in America: A Bibliography  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000337
See more items in:
American Revolution Bicentennial Records 1962-1982 [Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for History and Art]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_216905