Bicentennial of the American Revolution Committee Records
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In 1971 Princeton president Robert F. Goheen formally organized a committee of faculty, staff, students, and alumni for the purpose of planning the University's observance of the Bicentennial of the American Revolution, then five years away. Committee members included chairman Irving Dilliard (English), James Banner (History), Peter Bunnell (Art Museum), and William Weathersby (Vice President for Public Affairs), among others. With input from other organizations, the committee came up with a number of proposals offering ways that the Bicentennial could be celebrated by different campus groups.
The records document the organization and activities of the Bicentennial of the American Revolution Committee. Included are correspondence, proposals, reports, and meeting minutes. The bulk of the material was assembled by committee member James Banner.
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