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Southern Illinois University Bicentennial Committee records

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Title: Southern Illinois University Bicentennial Committee records, 1972-1976Add to your cart.

ID: 3/RG 5/2

Primary Creator: Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Bicentennial Committee.

Extent: 0.2 Cubic Feet

Arrangement: The records in this collection are organized topically.

Date Acquired: 08/06/1980

Subjects: American Revolution Bicentennial, 1976 - Illinois

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The records of the Southern Illinois University Bicentennial Committee document planning, funding, and organization of events held by the university to celebrate the United States bicentennial. This collection also includes information on statewide bicentennial events in Illinois as well as national events. Some of the programs SIU approved and hosted included The Blacksmith as Artisit and Craftsman 1776-1976, Brief History of Geology of Southern Illinois, Historic Inventory of Carbondale, and an Exhibit of Crafts of Applachia. The records include memorandums, correspondence, forms for funding and program approval, meeting minutes and agendas, newspaper clippings, and photographs. The committee was chaired by Rex Karnes, who was Assistant Director of the Division of Area Services at SIUC.

Biographical Note

The Southern Illinois University Bicentennial Committee was formed to mark the occasion of the United State's 200th anniversary.  The Committee planned and coordinated activites and events on campus pertaining to the celebration.  Its members were appointed by Hiram H. Lesar, president of Southern Illinois University.  It's first organizational meeting was held October 21, 1974 in the Student Center.  The committee was at first chaired by T. Richard Mager, the Vice President for Development and Services, who resigned in early July 1975. Dr. Mager appointed Rex Karnes, Director of Area Services, to succeed him as chairman October 1975. The committee was composed of members of SIU's faculty that represented various units and groups on campus.

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American Revolution Bicentennial, 1976 - Illinois

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access

Use Restrictions: To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the World Wide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright.  Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult Special Collections Research Center to determine copyright holders for information in this collection.  Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

Acquisition Source: Accession 35

Acquisition Method: Transferred from the Division of Area Services on August 6, 1980.

Preferred Citation: [Item], SouthernIllinois University Bicentennial Committee records, Special Collects Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Processing Information: Original inventory created on November 5, 1981 by Special Collections staff.

Finding Aid Revision History: The collection was formally processed by Cassidy Ward in August 2017.


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Folder 1: Program Funding for Bicentennial Project, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Program Organization for Bicentennial Project, 1973-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Program Organization for Bicentennial Project, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Bicentennial Projects, 1975-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Illinois Statewide Bicentennial Planning Committee, 1972-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Bicentennial Committee Minutes, 1974-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Appointment of Rex Karnes as Chairman of the Bicentennial Committee Memorandums, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Program Funding and Organization, 1973-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Bicentennial Correspondence for Program Funding and Organization, 1974-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Illinois Bicentennial Commision Correspondence, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Illinois Bicentennial Commission Publications, 1974-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Southern Illinois University Committee Forms, Questionnaire, and Correspondance, 1974-1975Add to your cart.

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