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Guide to the Durham Bicentennial Commission Records, 1974-1977

Abstract

The Durham Bicentennial Commission, officially registered as the Durham-County American Revolution Bicentennial Commission, was a Durham County, N.C. organization responsible for coordinating and planning events to celebrate the American Bicentennial in 1976.

Collection contains materials relating to the various activities sponsored by the Commission, the members of the various committees, financial records in the collection and the participants in the Folklife and Summer Arts festivals held in 1976. The lists of potential participants and actual participants name numerous artists, craftpersons, and musicians. Included also are three oversize maps of the NC Bicentennial Folklife Festival grounds. The official name of the Commission as registered with the American Revolution Bicentennial Administration was The Durham-County American Revolution Bicentennial Commission.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Durham (N.C.) Bicentennial Commission
Title
Durham Bicentennial Commission records, 1974-1977
Language of Material
English
Extent
3.5 Linear Feet, 504 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Collection contains materials relating to the various activities sponsored by the Commission, the members of the various committees, financial records in the collection and the participants in the Folklife and Summer Arts festivals held in 1976. The lists of potential participants and actual participants name numerous artists, craftpersons, and musicians. Included also are three oversize maps of the NC Bicentennial Folklife Festival grounds. The official name of the Commission as registered with the American Revolution Bicentennial Administration was the Durham-County American Revolution Bicentennial Commission.

Administrative Information

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Contents of the Collection

[For the most part, original folder titles have been retained]

American Revolution Bicentennial Administration
Box 1
Articles of Incorporation
Box 1
Bicycle Routes
Box 1
"The Black Man in Art," Durham Chautauqua, 1974
Box 1
Blacks's History
Box 1
Budget and Financial Reports, 1974
Box 1
Bull City Blues
Box 1
Bull Durham and Beyond
Box 1
Bylaws
Box 1
Calvert Method School
Box 1
Carr, Julian Shakespeare. Home
Box 1
Chapman, Robert L.
Box 1
Contracts
Box 1
Correspondence. (General)
Box 1
Crafts
Box 1
Dance and Music and Drama
Box 1
Diorama of Durham's History
Box 1
Downtown Revitalization Committee (Durham): Downtown Update
Box 1
Duke Homestead
Box 1
"The Dukes" by Buck Roberts
Box 1
Durham Bicentennial
Box 2
Durham Bicentennial. Miscellany
Box 2
Durham Bicentennial Commission. Accounts
Box 2
Durham Bicentennial Commission. General Journal
Box 2
Durham Bicentennial Commission. Minutes
Box 2
Durham Bicentennial Festival. Field Workers
Box 2
Durham Bicentennial News: Now and Then
Box 2
Durham Bicentennial News: Now and Then. Mailings Labels
Box 2
Durham Bicentennial Plan, 1975, June 18
Box 2
Durham Bicentennial Steering Committee. Budgets and Financial Reports
Box 2
Durham Bicentennial Steering Committee. Correspondence; Membership Lists
Box 2
Durham Bicentennial Steering Committee. Minutes
Box 2
Durham Centennial, 1953
Box 2
Durham Churches. List
Box 2
Durham City and County Schools
Box 2
Durham Civic Choral Society
Box 2
Durham County Historic Sites
Box 2
Durham Hotel
Box 2
Durham Station Happening
Box 2
Exhibition in Black Cultural Experiences
Box 2
Fairntosh
Box 3
Festival Committee Members; Correspondence, etc.
Box 3
Festival of the Fourth. 1976, July
Box 3
Festival Projects
Box 3
Festival USA
Box 3
Film of the History of Durham
Box 3
Forum Committee
Box 3
Gardening. Community Garden Proposal
Box 3
Gardening. Community Gardening Project
Box 3
Gardening. Durham County Gardening Association
Box 3
Gardening. Flower Garden Contest
Box 3
Gifts
Box 3
Girlfriends, Inc.
Box 3
Grant Applications
Box 3
Green Survival '76
Box 3
Heritage. Committee Members and Minutes of Meetings, etc.
Box 3
Heritage. Grants Committee
Box 3
Heritage. Projects
Box 3
Hill, George Watts
Box 3
Hill, John Sprunt
Box 3
Hillside High School. History
Box 3
Historic Places in Durham and Durham County
Box 3
Historic Preservation Society of Durham
Box 3
Historic Preservation Society of N.C.
Box 3
History of Austin-Heaton Company
Box 3
Horizons Committee
Box 3
Information and Referral Service of Durham County
Box 4
Internal Revenue Service Extension Applications
Box 4
James O'Kelly - Southern Champion of Christian Liberty
Box 4
Kiwanis Club of Durham, Inc.
Box 4
Learning Institute of North Carolina
Box 4
Lenox Baker Cerebral Palsy and Crippled Children's Hospital of North Carolina
Box 4
McDaniel, George. Project: "Fish Dam and Slave Quarters: The Tri-Racial Cultures of the Cameron Plantation."
Box 4
Mailing Lists
Box 4
Maps
Box 4
Mini Museum of Durham History
Box 4
Mount Bethel united Methodist Church. History
Box 4
Municipal Grant Application
Box 4
National Register of Historic Sites
Box 4
North Carolina Bicentennial
Box 4
North Carolina Bicentennial. County Organizations
Box 4
North Carolina Bicentennial. Folklife Festival
Box 4
North Carolina Bicentennial. Folklife Festival. Cash Workpapers, 1976; Accounting System
Box 4
North Carolina Bicentennial. Folklife Festival. Check folder No. 1
Box 4
North Carolina Bicentennial. Folklife Festival. Check folder No. 2
Box 4
North Carolina Bicentennial. Folklife Festival. Expenditure Requisitions
Box 5
North Carolina Bicentennial. Folklife Festival. Financial Records
Box 5
North Carolina Bicentennial. Folklife Festival. General Journal
Box 5
North Carolina Bicentennial. Folklife Festival. Ledger
Box 5
North Carolina Bicentennial. Folklife Festival. Media
Box 6
North Carolina Bicentennial. Folklife Festival. Overview
Box 6
North Carolina Bicentennial. Folklife Festival. Program
Box 6
North Carolina Bicentennial. Folklife Festival. Taxes
Box 6
North Carolina Bicentennial. Folklife Festival. Track Plan
Box 6
North Carolina Bicentennial. Parade, 1976, July 3; Festival for the Fourth, 1976, July 4
Box 6
North Carolina Bicentennial. Planning Guide
Box 6
Oral History. Interview of Irving Allen
Box 6
"An Oral History of West Durham: A Report Submitted to the Durham Bicentennial"
Box 6
Pictures. Washington Duke (former) Hotel
Box 6
"The Pioneers of Durham" by Buck Roberts
Box 6
Press Releases
Box 6
Publicity Committee
Box 6
Rose of Sharon Baptist Church. History
Box 6
"Snow Hill and the Transylvania Company"
Box 6
Southern Conservatory of Music
Box 6
Southern Railroad
Box 6
Southern Railway Exhibit Car
Box 6
Stagville
Box 6
"Staggville--1799" by Buck Roberts
Box 6
Summer Arts Festival. Crafts
Box 6
Summer Arts Festival. Duke University
Box 7
Summer Arts Festival. Pan Africa - USA Track Meet, Inc.
Box 7
Summer Arts Festival. Planning Guide
Box 7
Summer Arts Festival. Rejected File
Box 7
Summer Arts Festival. Visual Artists
Box 7
Summer Arts Festival. Visual Arts
Box 7
"The Sword of Peace," Snow Camp, N.C.
Box 7
Trinity Park Association
Box 7
Walking Tour Guide. Raleigh, N.C.
Box 7
Watts Hospital
Box 7
White Rock Baptist Church. History
Box 7
Yates Baptist Church. History
Box 7
Maps of the N.C. Bicentennial Folklife Festival grounds
Oversize Cabinet OC:I:4

Historical Note

The Durham Bicentennial Commission, officially registered as the Durham-County American Revolution Bicentennial Commission, was a Durham County, N.C. organization responsible for coordinating and planning events to celebrate the American Bicentennial in 1976.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Durham Bicentennial Commission Records, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The Durham Bicentennial Commission Records were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 1983.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library Staff, Noah Huffman, December 2010

Encoded by Noah Huffman, December 2010

Accession from 1983 is described in this finding aid.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.