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New York State American Revolution Bicentennial Commission Local Bicentennial Organization and Activities Files

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
These files document the activities, celebrations, and projects of local commissions, schools, universities, and colleges held in observance of the bicentennials of the American Revolution and of New York statehood. Records consist largely of correspondence and applications, submitted by local commissions and college organizations, requesting designation of official "Bicentennial Communities" or "Bicentennial Campuses." Also included are press clippings; local histories; reports; and materials describing local celebrations and activities.
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Quantity:
14 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1969-1978
Series Number:
B1635

Arrangement

Arranged roughly by geographic locality or school and therein alphabetically.

Scope and Content Note

These files were created and maintained by the New York State American Revolution Bicentennial Commission (ARBC) for the purpose of documenting the activities, celebrations, and projects of local commissions, schools, universities, and colleges held in observance of the bicentennials of the American Revolution and of New York statehood.

Files consist largely of correspondence and applications to the federal American Revolution Bicentennial Administration (ARBA) from local commissions and college organizations, requesting to be designated official "Bicentennial Communities" or "Bicentennial Campuses." Official flags and scrolls were presented to the communities by the ARBC on behalf of the ARBA.

In addition to those applications, the series also contains clippings, sample publications, reports, local histories, and other material describing local celebrations and activities held in observance of the American Bicentennial. The files also contain applications made to the ARBC by local commissions requesting designation as "New York Statehood Anniversary Communities," and material from high schools and elementary schools describing bicentennial activities and projects.

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Contents Box

Accretion: B1635-99
New York Statehood Anniversary Communities 1
New York Statehood Anniversary Communities 2
County Bicentennial Communities: A-O 3
County Bicentennial Communities: O-W 4
Bicentennial Communities: A-C 5
Bicentennial Communities: C-G 6
Bicentennial Communities: G-L 7
Bicentennial Communities: L-N 8
Bicentennial Communities: N-R 9
Bicentennial Communities: R-S 10
Bicentennial Communities: S-Z 11
Bicentennial Campus Program 12
School files 13