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Kenneth Coleman Georgia Bicentennial papers

Kenneth Coleman Georgia Bicentennial papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Kenneth Coleman Georgia Bicentennial papers
Creator: Coleman, Kenneth
Inclusive Dates: 1969-1984
Language: English
Extent: 2 Linear Feet 4 document boxes
Collection Number: ms2288
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

The Georgia Commission for the National Bicentennial Celebration was established by the General Assembly in 1969 to cooperate with the American Revolution Bicentennial Commission, and to create a program for commemoration of the Bicentennial in Georgia. In addition to coordinating activities commemorating historic events associated with the American Revolution, the Georgia commission published a series of pamphlets on the American Revolution in Georgia. Kenneth Coleman, professor of history at the University of Georgia served on the commission from 1969-1979.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of papers kept by Kenneth Coleman relating to the activities of the Georgia Commission for the National Bicentennial Celebration from 1969-1984. Formats include correspondence, manuscripts for publication, memoranda, meeting minutes, agendas, and newsletters. The collection reflects the committee work, projects, and publications of the Georgia Bicentennial Commission. The files include administrative memoranda, agendas, minutes, and correspondence regarding activities commemorating the Bicentennial in Georgia. The files also include manuscripts for publication, Bicentennial pamphlets and booklets, Bicentennial newsletters, community activity planning guides, and newspaper clippings related to Bicentennial Celebration activities.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Kenneth Coleman Georgia Bicentennial papers, ms2288, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

American Revolution Bicentennial, 1976.
Bicentennials.
Georgia Commission for the National Bicentennial Celebration -- History--Sources
Papers (document genre)

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

1. Executive Committee

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11Correspondence, agendas, memoranda, minutes , 1969-1970
12Correspondence, agendas, memoranda, minutes , 1971
13Correspondence, agendas, memoranda, minutes , 1972
14Correspondence, agendas, memoranda, minutes, newspaper clippings , 1973
15Correspondence, agendas, memoranda, minutes , 1974
16Correspondence, agendas, memoranda, minutes, newspaper clippings , 1974
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21Correspondence, agendas, memoranda, minutes , 1975
22Correspondence, agendas, memoranda, minutes , 1975
23Correspondence, agendas, memoranda, minutes, Bicentennial newsletter , 1975
24Correspondence, agendas, memoranda, minutes, Bicentennial newsletter , 1976
25Correspondence, agendas, memoranda, minutes, Bicentennial Record of the State of Georgia , 1977
26Correspondence, agendas, memoranda, minutes, Discovery newsletter , 1978-1979
 

2. Publications Committee

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31Correspondence, proposals, drafts for Bicentennial pamphlets , 1970-1971
32Correspondence, style sheets , 1972
33Correspondence, drafts for pamphlets, Community Planning Guide , 1973
34Correspondence, proposals, drafts for pamphlets , 1973
35Correspondence, drafts for pamphlets , 1974
36Correspondence, proposals, drafts for pamphlets, Community Planning Guide , 1975
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41Correspondence, drafts for pamphlets and booklets, copies of Bicentennial Times , 1976
42Correspondence, drafts for pamphlets and booklets , 1977
43Correspondence, drafts for pamphlets and booklets , 1978
44Correspondence, drafts for pamphlets and booklets, copies of Famous Americans , 1979
45Correspondence , 1981-1984
46Copies of Georgia Gazette , 1973-1976
 

3. Other Committees

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47Advisory Committee of Historians – Correspondence , 1970
48Bicentennial Medal Design Advisory Committee - Correspondence, Bicentennial medal design entries , 1972
49Athens-Clarke County Bicentennial Commission - Correspondence, community guide booklets, trust agreements , 1974-1975