"Toward Our Third Century" Bicentennial Awards Program, Prize Winning Entries,
1975-1976

Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7227
Dates:
1975-1976
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 microfilm reel.
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This record unit consists of one reel of microfilm containing the prize winning entries.

Historical Note
Historical Note
In 1975-1976 Wells Fargo Bank, in cooperation with the Smithsonian Institution, sponsored a bicentennial awards program. Contestants were to submit essays of no more than 3,500 words, or film or tape recordings not more than fifteen minutes in length on the theme "Toward Our Third Century."
Entrants were asked to look at the future of the United States and to suggest ideas for evaluating or coping with changes that will affect the nation in the years ahead. They were asked to address America's third century in terms of one of five themes: Individual Freedoms in Our Society; American Arts and Culture; Science, Technology, Energy, and the Environment; Family Life, Work and Leisure; and The United States and the World. Over 7,000 entries were received.
Initial judging of the entries was done by Smithsonian staff members, and final judging was done by a panel of nine distinguished Americans.

Notes
Personal Papers

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7227, , "Toward Our Third Century" Bicentennial Awards Program, Prize Winning Entries

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Bicentennial Awards Program. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bicentennial of the American Revolution Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Records of meetings, organizations, and professional societies Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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