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American Bicentennial Collection

 Collection
Identifier: brfa004

Scope and Contents

There are five series in this collection: objects, papers, periodicals, ARBA official publications and Quilts. Each series is divided into topics and then arranged in alphabetical order.

Dates

  • 1973-1976

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Biographical / Historical

The American Bicentennial Collection reflects the effort to have Baton Rouge named as a Bicentennial City and the activities as a result of its subsequent reception of this award. The American Bicentennial celebrates the 200-year anniversary of the American Revolution. The local Bicentennial Commission was headed by Roy Shehan. Baton Rouge was chosen as a Bicentennial City because of its Bicentennial Heritage and the importance of the city to National history. The Commission’s activities included, but were not limited to the construction and dedication of Galvez Plaza, preservation of Historic Highland Road Cemetery, a Legacy of Trees Commission and many civic beautification projects.

Extent

8 box

Arrangement

There are five series in this collection: objects, papers, periodicals, ARBA official publications and Quilts. Each series is divided into topics and then arranged in alphabetical order.

Physical Location

BRS R9 2.7 (quilts), 3.1-.3.3

Processing Information

This collection was initially processed by Melissa Eastin on October 16, 2008. Because of the previous processing, original order has been disturbed
Title
American Bicentennial Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Melissa Eastin
Date
2008-10-16
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the East Baton Rouge Parish Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
7711 Goodwood Blvd.
Baton Rouge La. 70806 USA