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Bicentennial Office: records, publications, and memorabilia

 Record Group
Identifier: A01.17

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Scope and Content

The collection contains records, publications, photographs, copy negatives, recordings, and memorabilia from the Bicentennial Committee, Bicentennial Office, and the Bicentennial celebration. The records include correspondence, subject files, and texts of some speeches. There are also audio and video recordings of public events.


  • Creation: 1987-1994


Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Bicentennial Committee was appointed in 1987 by President Greason to coordinate the 1994 bicentennial celebration. It was chaired by Merton G. Henry (Class of 1950, Trustee emeritus, 1987). Kathy Bunge (Kathy Billings) was hired in 1991 as the full-time Bicentennial Director, with responsibility for the organization of all events relating to the bicentennial.


19 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


Guide to the Bicentennial Office Records, Publications, and Memorabilia
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Script of description
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Repository Details

Part of the George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011 Repository

3000 College Station
Brunswick Maine 04011 USA
(207) 725-3288