Magnificent compromise collection

Magnificent compromise collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Georgia Commission for the National Bicentennial Celebration.
Title: Magnificent compromise collection
Dates: probably 1976
Quantity: 0.08 Linear feet (1 folder; MS 2534, 2538, 2550, 2553, & 2567 housed together in 1 document box)
Coll. Number: ms2553(m)

Biographical/Historical Note

The Georgia Commission for the Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution was created by two executive orders of the Governor on July 31, 1986, to plan and coordinate Georgia's participation in the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the United States Constitution. The executive orders provided for the governor to appoint the members of the commission and for the commission to be abolished January 1, 1989.

The commission was responsible for preparing an overall program to commemorate the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution in Georgia. This included planning, developing, and coordinating observances and activities throughout the state. Additionally, the commission provided assistance to state agencies, local governments, and private organizations that wished to participate in this commemoration. Accessed June 3, 2011

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of one videotape of the film Magnificent Compromise, a celebration of the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution filmed by the Georgia Commission for the Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution. The tape is a copy.

Index Terms

American Revolution Bicentennial, 1976.
United States--Centennial celebrations, etc.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Magnificent compromise collection, probably 1976. MS 2553. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Magnificent Compromise