American Revolution Bicentennial of Lancaster County Collection, 1971-1977

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Object ID: MG0020

5 boxes     77 folders, 19 tape reels, 6 scrapbooks     6 cubic ft.

Repository:  LancasterHistory (Organization)

Shelving Location:  Archives South, Side 1

Scope and Content Note:  This collection gives information on the activities of the 200th celebration of the American Revolution in the Lancaster area. Folders 32 to 41 cover the celebration in Greater Lancaster. Folders 42 to 51 touch upon the activities of Lititz, Solanco, Lampeter-Strasburg, Elizabethtown, Cocalico, Columbia, New Holland, Pequea Valley, Washington Boro, Penn Manor, Millersville, and Marietta. The collection contains minutes, programs, photos, financial vouchers and newspaper clippings, audio tapes. The six volumes that make up the Bicentennial Celebration, April 1971- February 1977 scrapbooks are a compilation of published materials such as newspaper articles, magazine articles, broadsides, brochures and pamphlets.  The materials relay information about the actions of the Lancaster County Bicentennial Committee including meetings, mailings and events.  The committee chose the “Hands of Liberty” theme for the committee and upcoming celebration.  The theme was present on every mailing sent out by the committee and can be found on most of the materials within the scrapbooks.

Creators:  Lancaster County Bicentennial Committee; LancasterHistory (Organization)