Kenneth Coleman Georgia Bicentennial papers

Kenneth Coleman Georgia Bicentennial papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Coleman, Kenneth
Title: Kenneth Coleman Georgia Bicentennial papers
Dates: 1969-1984
Quantity: 1.6 Linear feet (4 document boxes)
Abstract: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.
Coll. Number: ms2288

Biographical/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 Note

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 from 1969-1984. 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.


Arrangement

The collection is arranged into three series: Series 1. Executive Committee, Series 2. Publications Committee, and Series 3. Other Committees.


Index Terms

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

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Kenneth Coleman Georgia Bicentennial papers. MS 2288. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

Series 1: Executive Committee, 1969-1977

This series consists of the papers kept by Kenneth Coleman relating to the activities of the Executive Committee of the Georgia Commission for the National Bicentennial Celebration from 1969-1977. The files contain correspondence, memoranda, agendas, meeting minutes, and newspaper clippings related to the Bicentennial celebration in Georgia.
BoxFolder
11Correspondence, agendas, memoranda, minutes, 1969-1970
2Correspondence, agendas, memoranda, minutes, 1971
3Correspondence, agendas, memoranda, minutes, 1972
4Correspondence, agendas, memoranda, minutes, newspaper clippings, 1973
5Correspondence, agendas, memoranda, minutes, 1974
6Correspondence, agendas, memoranda, minutes, newspaper clippings, 1974
BoxFolder
21Correspondence, agendas, memoranda, minutes, January-May 1975
2Correspondence, agendas, memoranda, minutes, June-August 1975
3Correspondence, agendas, memoranda, minutes, Bicentennial newsletter, September-December 1975
4Correspondence, agendas, memoranda, minutes, Bicentennial newsletter, 1976
5Correspondence, agendas, memoranda, minutes, Bicentennial Record of the State of Georgia, 1977
6Correspondence, agendas, memoranda, minutes, Discovery newsletter, 1978-1979
 

Series 2: Publications Committee, 1970-1984

This series consists of the papers kept by Kenneth Coleman relating to the activities of the Publications Committee of the Georgia Commission for the National Bicentennial Celebration from 1970-1984. Many of the files are related to the preparation and publication of a pamphlet series addressing events of the American Revolution in Georgia. The files include manuscripts for publication, correspondence, proposals for publication, style sheets, and community planning guides for the Bicentennial celebration.
BoxFolder
31Correspondence, proposals, drafts for Bicentennial pamphlets, 1970-1971
2Correspondence, style sheets, 1972
3Correspondence, drafts for pamphlets, Community Planning Guide, January-June 1973
4Correspondence, proposals, drafts for pamphlets, July-December 1973
5Correspondence, drafts for pamphlets, 1974
6Correspondence, proposals, drafts for pamphlets, Community Planning Guide, 1975
BoxFolder
41Correspondence, drafts for pamphlets and booklets, copies of Bicentennial Times, 1976
2Correspondence, drafts for pamphlets and booklets, 1977
3Correspondence, drafts for pamphlets and booklets, 1978
4Correspondence, drafts for pamphlets and booklets, copies of Famous Americans, 1979
5Correspondence, 1981-1984
6Copies of Georgia Gazette, 1973-1976
 

Series 3: Other Committees, 1970-1975

This series consists of the papers relating to the activities of three smaller committees of the Georgia Commission for the National Bicentennial Celebration: The Advisory Committee of Historians, the Bicentennial Medal Design Advisory Committee, and the Athens-Clarke County Bicentennial Commission. The files include correspondence, Bicentennial medal design entries, community guide booklets, and trust agreements.
BoxFolder
47Advisory Committee of Historians – Correspondence, 1970
8Bicentennial Medal Design Advisory Committee - Correspondence, Bicentennial medal design entries, 1972
9Athens-Clarke County Bicentennial Commission - Correspondence, community guide booklets, trust agreements, 1974-1975