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Swarthmore College records on the Area Universities' Bicentennial Exhibition

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-K03

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of documents collected by Ken Landis, Swarthmore College Vice President for Development and Alumni Affairs, relating to plans for the Area Universities' Bicentennial Exhibition. Some of the materials are internal to Swarthmore and relate to the college's contributions to the exhibit, but there is also correspondence with other members of the University and College Consortium for the Bicentennial about coordinating plans. Lastly, there is a file of Delaware County Cultural Committee records. Letters, memorandums, press releases, exhibit label copy, newspaper clippings, and other document types can be found in the collection.

Dates

  • 1973/1977

Creator

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Collection is open for research.

Copyright and Rights Information

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in to the Curator. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Friends Historical Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by reader.

Biographical / Historical

In conjunction with the United States Bicentennial Celebration in Philadelphia in 1976, twelve local colleges and universities banded together to create a large-scale public exhibition. The Area Universities' Bicentennial Exhibition, titled "Learning, Revolution, and Democracy," was on view at Penn Mutual Tower on Independence Square from March through December of 1976. The participants, known as the University and College Consortium for the Bicentennial, were: Bryn Mawr College, Drexel University, Haverford College, La Salle College, Lincoln University, the Medical College of Pennsylvania, St. Joseph's College, Swarthmore College, Temple University, Thomas Jefferson University, University of Pennsylvania, and Villanova University. The coordinating staff for the exhibition were based out of the University of Pennsylvania.

Extent

0.4 Linear Feet

Language

English

Overview

In conjunction with the United States Bicentennial Celebration in Philadelphia in 1976, Swarthmore College banded together with eleven other local colleges and universities to create the Area Universities' Bicentennial Exhibition, a public display titled "Learning, Revolution, and Democracy." This collection includes both internal Swarthmore documents about the college's contributions to the exhibit, as well as correspondence with other members of the University and College Consortium for the Bicentennial about coordinating plans.

Physical Location

For current information on the location of materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Related Materials

Area Universities' Bicentennial Exhibition collection, 1976-1977, UPG 300, University of Pennsylvania University Archives and Records Center

Creator

Title
Swarthmore College records on the Area Universities' Bicentennial Exhibition, 1973-1977
Author
FHL staff
Date
2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Undetermined
Script of description
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Language of description note
English

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