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Title: United States Bicentennial Committee records
Date:1968–1985 (bulk 1974–1976)
Location Code:29/3, 30/1
Reference Code:A97
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.

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1Generaln.d., 1975–1976
1Art Exhibit1974–1976
“Boston Red Sox: Pictorial History of their Huntington Avenue Grounds Era, 1901–1911”
1Ellery Clarkn.d., 1976–1977
1Luncheonn.d., 1976
1Committee Members1975
1Community Resource Handbook1974
1Comprehensive Calendar of Bicentennial Events: East of the Mississippi (2 Folders)1976
1American Revolution Bicentennial Administrationn.d., 1975–1976
1“Crisis and Confrontation” Movie Series1975
1Index of Bicentennial Activities1976
1Minutes and Agendas1974–1976
1News Clippings1976
1Northeastern University Articles and Speechesn.d.
1Press Releases1976
“A Retrospective on the American Revolution” Lecture Series
2Flyers and Programs1976
2Luncheonsn.d., 1976
2Speeches by Walter Muir Whitehill and Theodore Beckern.d., 1976
2Reviews of Professor William M. Fowler's Rebels Under Sail1976
World Series Permanent Exhibit
2Board of Directorsn.d., 1978
2Generaln.d., 1976–1985
2Ellery Clarkn.d., 1976–1979
National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc. 1975–1980
2Exhibit Sketchn.d.
2Grant Proposals1975
2Minutes, Agendas, and Committee Membersn.d., 1977–1979
2Photographs1968, 1975