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Name of Creator: Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). United States Bicentennial Committee.
Title:United States Bicentennial Committee records
Date:1968–1985 (bulk 1974–1976)
Reference Code:A97
Location Code:29/3, 30/1
Extent:0.60 cubic ft.
Scope and Content Abstract:The Northeastern University United States Bicentennial Committee records document the preparation and implementation of events and exhibits in celebration of the nation's 200th birthday at Northeastern University. The collection contains materials produced by the NU Bicentennial Committee, the national Bicentennial Commission, and the American Revolution Bicentennial Administration. The materials produced by the NU Bicentennial Committee include meeting minutes, budgets, event and exhibit proposals and programs, correspondence, flyers, speeches, and photographs used in exhibits. Materials produced by the national Bicentennial Commission and American Revolution Bicentennial Administration include calendars listing events and activities at Northeastern University, memos to the Committee Chair, and procedure and support pamphlets which the NU Bicentennial Committee used.
Historical Abstract:The Northeastern University United States Bicentennial Committee was founded and chaired by Richard W. Bishop, Dean of University Relations, in 1974. In 1975, history professor William M. Fowler assumed the position of committee chair. Working as part of the American Revolution Bicentennial Administration's Bicentennial Colleges and Universities Campus Program, the Bicentennial Committee organized several events and exhibits, including an art exhibit, an exhibit showcasing Boston Red Sox memorabilia, a series of movie presentations, and several lecture presentations from distinguished scholars such as Theodore Becker and Walter Muir Whitehill.
Language and Scripts:Materials are entirely in English.
System of Arrangement:Arranged in one alphabetical sequence.
Subjects and Contributors:
  • Fowler, William M., b. 1944-

  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). United States Bicentennial Committee

  • American Revolution Bicentennial 1776-1976 -- Massachusetts -- Boston

Conditions Governing Access:The collection is unrestricted.
Immediate Source of Acquisition:Received from Professor William M. Fowler, Northeastern University History Department, in 1994.
Processor: Finding aid prepared by Marietta Carr, March 2008.