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Swarthmore College records on the Area Universities' Bicentennial Exhibition

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Held at: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

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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.

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.

Publisher
Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
Finding Aid Author
FHL staff
Finding Aid Date
2016
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

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.

Collection Inventory

Archival Resource Key. General correspondence, 1973.
Box 1
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. General correspondence, 1974.
Box 1
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. General correspondence, 1975-1976.
Box 1
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Exhibit correspondence, 1974.
Box 1
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Exhibit correspondence, 1975.
Box 1
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Exhibit correspondence, 1976.
Box 1
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Exhibit correspondence, 1977.
Box 1
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Exhibit materials, 1975-1976.
Box 1
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Exhibit labels, 1975-1976.
Box 1
Physical Description

1 folder

Archival Resource Key. Delaware County Cultural Committee Correspondence, 1975-1976.
Box 1
Physical Description

1 folder

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