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Bicentennial Commission Collection

Identifier: MSS 80-56

Scope and Contents

The North Carolina American Revolution Bicentennial Commission was established in 1967 by act of the North Carolina General Assembly. The Commission was to develop and conduct plans and programs commemorating the bicentennial of the American Revolution, and to make better known the major and leading role played by North Carolina in the American Revolution. The collection contains correspondence of the Commission with John Bell, the Commission representative at Western Carolina University; articles and pamphlets on the American Revolution; and the Bicentennial Times newspaper, a publication of the American Revolution Bicentennial Administration.

Folder 1 - Correspondence: Nov. 3, 1969-Dec. 22, 1969.

Folder 2 - Correspondence & agendas: Jan 22, 1970-Nov. 17, 1970.

Folder 3 - Correspondence & agendas: Jan. 4, 1971-Nov. 8, 1971.

Folder 4 - Articles: June 29, 1971 & n.d.

Folder 5 - NC American Revolution Bicentennial Com. Purposes & Policies. Bicentennial Council of the original States. Commemoration Declaration by the Bicentennial Rep. of the Original 13 States.

Folder 6 - Pamphlets.

Folder 7 - Introductory message.

Folder 8 - Social Studies curriculum. The Rationale for Re-Design of the Social Studies Curriculum - Grades 7-12. Areas of Study: NC & United States Heritage.

Folder 9 - Release from Nixon on Bicentennial /celebration conductions.

Folder 10 - Miscellaneous.

Folder 11 - Newspapers: Jan, Oct, 1971; Aug. Sept, 1975.

Folder 12 - Newspapers: Feb, Mar, 1976; July, Aug, 1976.

Folder 13 - Newspapers: Sept-Nov, 1976.


  • 1957 - 1976

Conditions Governing Use

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Repository Details

Part of the Hunter Library - Special Collections Repository

Cullowhee United States