American Revolution Bicentennial Records,
1962-1982

Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 337
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for History and Art
Dates:
1962-1982
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
18.5 linear meters and oversize.
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Introduction
Introduction
This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Women's Committee.

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These records document the work of Susan A. Hamilton as Bicentennial Coordinator, acting under the direction of the Assistant Secretary for History and Art. They also cover preliminary planning for Bicentennial programs carried out between 1968 and the creation of the Office in 1971. For a fuller record of such activities, researchers should also consult the records of John J. Slocum, Special Assistant to the Secretary (record unit 341).
These records consist of correspondence, memoranda, publications, photographs, videotapes, a banner, and posters documenting the work of the Coordinator and the committee, as well as proposals and planning documents for both approved and rejected projects prepared to mark the Bicentennial. Plans for "Art in America: A Bibliography" and for an exhibition, "The Federal City: Plans and Realities," are especially well represented.

Historical Note
Historical Note
The Bicentennial Coordinator's Office was created on July 1, 1971, to coordinate the work of a special Institution-wide committee intended to plan the Smithsonian's activities in observance of the Bicentennial of the American Revolution. The office was abolished in 1977 at the conclusion of the Bicentennial observance.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 337, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for History and Art, American Revolution Bicentennial Records

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Hamilton, Susan A. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bicentennial of the American Revolution Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for History and Art. American Revolution Bicentennial Coordinator's Office. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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