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Bicentennial Committee Records
1973-1976
 
Extent: 1.0 linear foot
 
Accession Number: 2007.036
 
Abstract:  Records of Southeast Missouri State University’s celebration of the United States of America’s Bicentennial. Includes minutes and agendas, correspondence, promotional materials, and ephemera.
 
Processed by: Deseray Helton, February 2011.
 
Repository: Special Collections and Archives, Southeast Missouri State University;
Phone: (573) 651-2245; Fax: (573) 651-2666; Email: semoarchives@semo.edu.
 
Provenance: University Archives
 
Citation: University Bicentennial Committee Records, Special Collections and Archives, Southeast Missouri State University
 
Restrictions: None
 
Organizational Sketch
 
The University Bicentennial Committee was established in 1974. The first actual meeting of the Bicentennial Committee was held on January 22, 1975. The University Bicentennial Committee was divided into three subcommittees each having its own responsibilities. The first sub-committee, “Heritage ’76,” was created to stimulate preservation and strengthen national heritage. “Festival USA,” the second subcommittee, was designed to share the traditions of America and promote travel in the United States. In particular this subcommittee was created to get the University community involved through cultural activities (i.e., music and theater productions). The final subcommittee, “Horizon ’76,” was created on the principle of defining and proceeding with the past cultural attainments. Among the initiatives undertaken by the Horizon ’76 subcommittee were: the development of a university archives for the preservation of historical materials, coordinated by the Committee for the Preservation of Historical Documents; the establishment of archeological sites on land provided by donors to the university; and the creation of a lecture series; and the establishment of a room in the University Center dedicated to historical exhibits.
 
Scope and Content
 
Records of Southeast Missouri State University’s celebration of the United States of America’s Bicentennial. Includes minutes and agendas, correspondence, promotional materials, research notes, and ephemera.
 
Rules or Conventions: Finding Aid prepared using DACS.  
   
 Container List  
Box 2493  
Folder 001 Correspondence 1974 Dec13 -1975 May 27
Folder 002 Meeting Minutes and Agendas 1974 Dec 17-1975 Oct 16
Folder 003 Financial Records 1975
Folder 004 Promotional Materials 1974 Nov 13-1975 Sep 16
Folder 005 Application Guidelines 1974
Folder 006 List of Committee Members 1974-1975
Folder 007 Essays Undated
Folder 008 Calendar of Events 1975-1976
Folder 009 Flag Presentation Ceremony Plans 1975 July 14-1975 Oct 14
Folder 010 News clippings 1975 Sep 19
Folder 011 “Give ‘Em Hell Harry” Theatrical Production April 8, 1976
Folder 012 Research Notes Undated
Folder 013 Notes written by Charles Wiles (General Chairman) Undated
Folder 014 Southeast Missouri State College Sports Schedules 1972-1974
Folder 015 Missouri: A Bicentennial Report Booklet 1976


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