Clarke Historical Library
Central Michigan University

Finding aid for
Bicentennial and Michigan Week collection

Finding aid created by
Marian Matyn

Summary Information
Title: Bicentennial and Michigan Week collection,
Creator: Peoples Bicentennial Commission.
Inclusive dates: 1963, 1989
Extent: 3 cubic feet (in 3 boxes, 2 Oversized folders)
Abstract:
The collection includes publications, meeting minutes, and photographs related to the American bicentennial.

Call number: MSS.
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University
250 East Preston Street
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Phone: 989-774-3352
Fax: 989-774-2160
Email: clarke@cmich.edu
Website: http://clarke.cmich.edu


Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

no Acc#

Access Restrictions:

Bicentennial and Michigan Week collection is open for research.

Copyright:

Published materials in the collection are under copyright, otherwise copyright is unknown.

Preferred Citation:

Bicentennial and Michigan Week collection, Folder # , Box #, Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University


Arrangement

Arrangement is alphabetical and then chronological. Oversized materials are at the end of the collection.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection consists largely of publications regarding the American Revolution bicentennial, the celebration of the bicentennial in Michigan, and Michigan Week before and during the bicentennial, 1963-1968 and 1971-1989. Materials include magazine and newspaper articles (copies), newsletters, reports, a few photographs and meeting minutes, and other materials from federal, Michigan, and local bicentennial councils and commissions. A large, although incomplete, run of the Bicentennial Times [Wash.: American Revolution Bicentennial Administration], 1974-1976 (Scattered) is also included, as are a number of special or collectors’ editions of bicentennial newspapers, fliers, bulletins, a calendar, and an issue of Superman Salutes the Bicentennial, 1976. Most of the materials were mailed to John Cumming, who later donated them to the Clarke.

Processing Note: Numerous, miscellaneous generic advertising fliers were withdrawn from the collection during processing because they were of minimal importance in documenting the bicentennial.

Subject Terms

    Subjects:
    • Michigan American Revolution Bicentennial Commission.
    • American Revolution Bicentennial, 1976.
    • American Revolution Bicentennial, 1976--Michigan.
    • American Revolution Bicentennial, 1976--Periodicals.
    • American Revolution Bicentennial, 1976--Michigan--Periodicals.
    • Michigan Week.
    • Michigan--Anniversaries, etc.
    • Superman (Fictitious character)
    • Mount Pleasant (Mich.)--History.
    • Isabella County (Mich.)--History.
    Contents List
       Container / Location    Title
     
    Bicentennial and Michigan Week collection. [series]:
    Box   1 F   1
    American Bicentennial, Articles, American Issues Forum, 1976
    Box   1 F   2
    American Bicentennial, Articles, Peoples Bicentennial Commission, 1975-1976
    Box   1 F   3
    Magazines, 1972-1989 (Scattered)
    Box   1 F   4
    Miscellaneous, 1976
    Box   1 F   5
    Newsletters, Bicentennial Bulletin, 1972-1974
    Box   1 F   6
    Newsletters, Bicentennial News, 1972-1973 (Scattered)
    Box   1 F   7
    Newsletters, Bicentennial Newsletter, 1972-1973 (Scattered)
    Box   1 F   8
    Newsletters, Miscellaneous, 1976-1982
    Box   1 F   9
    Newsletters, Town 76 Meeting, 1975
    Box   1 F   10
    Reports, American Revolution Bicentennial Commission, 1971, 1976
    Box   1 F   11
    Reports, Cultural Laureate Awards, 1976
    Box   2 F   1
    Michigan Bicentennial, ABCDE (American Bicentennial Conference in Dearborn for Educators), 1975
    Box   2 F   2
    Michigan Bicentennial, Bicentennial Events in Michigan, 1976
    Box   2 F   3
    Ferris Bicentennial News, 1975-1976 (Scattered)
    Box   2 F   4
    Isabella Bicentennial Council, 1974-1975
    Box   2 F   5
    Michigan Attractions, 1976
    Box   2 F   6
    Michigan Bicentennial Commission, 1975
    Box   3 F   1
    Michigan Week, 1963-1964
    Box   3 F   2
    Michigan Week, 1965
    Box   3 F   3
    Michigan Week, 1966
    Box   3 F   4
    Michigan Week, 1967
    Box   3 F   5
    Michigan Week, 1968
    Box   3 F   6
    Michigan Week Promotional Materials, 1964-1968
    Box   3 F   7
    Miscellaneous, 1974-1976
    Box   3 F   8
    Newsletters, Bicentennial Crier, 1975-1976 (Scattered)
    Box   3 F   9
    Newsletters, Michigan Bicentennial Review and Bulletin, 1973-1975 (Scattered)
    Box   3 F   10
    Newsletters, Miscellaneous, 1975
    Box   3 F   11
    Newspaper Articles (copies), Photographs, 1967
    F   1  
    Bicentennial Times, V.1 N.1, which was published as V.3 N.1, [1974?]
    F   1  
    Bicentennial Times, V.1 N. 2-V.8 N.10, [1974?]
    F   1  
    Bicentennial Times, V. 2 N. 1, [1975?]
    F   1  
    Bicentennial Times, V. 2, May-December 1975
    F   1  
    Bicentennial Times, V. 3, January-December 1976
    F   2  
    Four fliers from the Peoples Bicentennial Commission, 1976
    F   2  
    Bicentennial keepsake by the Detroit News, July 4, 1976
    F   2  
    Magazine, Two editions from the Sunday News, Sunday Magazine, Detroit, Mich., July 4, 1976
    F   2  
    Magazine, Free China Salutes the American Bicentennial, July 4, 1976
    F   2  
    Magazine, Toward Nationhood by the Chicago Tribune, 1974
    F   2  
    Magazine, Forward to Farmfest, V. 1 No.4, July 4, 1976
    F   2  
    Limited Collectors' Edition presents Superman Salutes the Bicentennial, v.5 No.C-47, August-September 1976
    F   2  
    American Issues Forum, A National Bicentennial Program, Calendar, August 31, 1975-May 29, 1976