Durham Bicentennial Commission records, 1974-1977

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Summary

Creator:
Durham (N.C.) Bicentennial Commission
Abstract:
The Durham Bicentennial Commission, officially registered as the Durham-County American Revolution Bicentennial Commission, was a Durham County, N.C. organization responsible for coordinating and planning events to celebrate the American Bicentennial in 1976. Collection contains materials relating to the various activities sponsored by the Commission, the members of the various committees, financial records in the collection and the participants in the Folklife and Summer Arts festivals held in 1976. The lists of potential participants and actual participants name numerous artists, craftpersons, and musicians. Included also are three oversize maps of the NC Bicentennial Folklife Festival grounds. The official name of the Commission as registered with the American Revolution Bicentennial Administration was The Durham-County American Revolution Bicentennial Commission.
Extent:
3.5 Linear Feet
504 Items
Language:
Material in English
Collection ID:
RL.00342

Background

Scope and content:

Collection contains materials relating to the various activities sponsored by the Commission, the members of the various committees, financial records in the collection and the participants in the Folklife and Summer Arts festivals held in 1976. The lists of potential participants and actual participants name numerous artists, craftpersons, and musicians. Included also are three oversize maps of the NC Bicentennial Folklife Festival grounds. The official name of the Commission as registered with the American Revolution Bicentennial Administration was the Durham-County American Revolution Bicentennial Commission.

Biographical / historical:

The Durham Bicentennial Commission, officially registered as the Durham-County American Revolution Bicentennial Commission, was a Durham County, N.C. organization responsible for coordinating and planning events to celebrate the American Bicentennial in 1976.

Acquisition information:
The Durham Bicentennial Commission Records were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book Manuscript Library as a gift in 1983.
Processing information:

Processed by Rubenstein Library Staff, Noah Huffman, December 2010

Encoded by Noah Huffman, December 2010

Accession from 1983 is described in this finding aid.

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Subjects:
American Revolution Bicentennial, 1976
Celebrations -- Durham (N.C.)
Folk festivals -- North Carolina
Names:
Durham Bicentennial Commission
North Carolina Bicentennial Committee
Durham (N.C.) Bicentennial Commission
Places:
Durham (N.C.) -- History
Durham County (N.C.) -- History

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[Identification of item], Durham Bicentennial Commission Records, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University