Inventory of the EUA055 Elon College Bicentennial Collection, 1987 - 1989 EUA055

Inventory of the EUA055 Elon College Bicentennial Collection, 1987 - 1989
EUA055


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Contact Information:

Belk Library Archives and Special Collections
Elon University
2550 Campus Box
Elon, North Carolina
27244
336-278-6599
Email: belkarchives@elon.edu
URL: http://www.elon.edu/e-web/library/libraryinfo/archiveinfo.xhtml

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Elon University. Belk Library Archives and Special Collections
Creator: Elon University
Title: EUA055 Elon College Bicentennial Collection, 1987 - 1989
Language of Material: Material in English
Location: The collection is located in the Carol Grotnes Belk Library Archives and Special Collections at Elon University. Please contact the Archivist and Special Collections Librarian for further details about the location.
Abstract: This collection contains materials pertaining to Elon College's application and involvement in the Bicentennial Celebration of the United States Constitution. It contains materials including awards, posters, applications, correspondences, booklets, member lists, project registries, regulations, and suggestions and recommendations. The collection is arranged chronologically and then alphabetically by type of material. Specification is given to item type when necessary.
Extent: 0.5 linear feet, 1 archival box

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.


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Copyright Notice

The nature of the Archives and Special Collections of Belk Library means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The Archives and Special Collections of Belk Library claims only physical ownership of most materials. The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to the U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research of otherwise should be fully credited with the source.


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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], EUA055 Elon College Bicentennial Collection, Belk Library Archives and Special Collections, Elon University, Elon, NC, USA.


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Gift or Purchase Note

Unknown. Materials collected and assembled over many years to form collection.


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Accession Information

Not applicable


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Processing Information

Processed by Rachel Stas, March, 2012

Encoded by Katie Nash, April, 2012


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Historical Note

In 1952, the President of the United States issued an annual proclamation designating September 17th of every year as Citizenship Day. It commemorates the signing of the U.S. Constitution and recognizes all citizens of the United States. In 1955, the Daughters of the American Revolution proposed devoting an entire week, Constitution Week, beginning on September 17th of every year to the Constitution of the United States. From 1987 to 1991, the United States commemorated the Bicentennial of the Constitution by celebrating the formation of the federal government under the Constitution, the first presidency, the first federal judiciary, and the ratification of the Bill of Rights. College campuses from all across the United States applied to become recognized as Bicentennial Campuses by the Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution and to participate in patriotic activities. Elon College applied to become a Bicentennial Campus on July 20, 1987 and was granted the award in a letter dated February 10, 1988.

As a Bicentennial Campus, commemoration included teaching the origins and fundamentals of the Constitution and American Government in schools. College campuses included activities such as special events, conferences, training, and plays as a recognized Bicentennial Campus. Resources, educational materials, curriculum development were also organized and included as part of the Bicentennial Campus. The Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution outlined a specific five-year program for recognized institutions. Each event and activity was tied to mark an important anniversary of the United States. In addition, each campus linked their needs to the requirements as a Bicentennial Campus.


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Arrangement

The collection is arranged chronologically and then alphabetically by type of material. Specification is given to item type when necessary.


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Online Catalog Headings

These and related materials may be found under the following headings in online catalogs.

Elon College -- History.
United States Constitution Bicentennial, 1987-1991.
Constitution Day and Citizenship Day (U.S.)
United States -- Centennial celebrations, etc.
Elon University -- Archival resources.

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Related Material

There are no related materials to this collection at this time.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Box 1.
11 Folders.
Undated. Award.
Undated. Poster.
Undated. Project Registry (Educational Programs).
Undated. Regulations (Use of Logo).
Undated. Suggestions and Recommendations (Campus Activities).
1987. Application.
1987. Correspondence.
1987. Member List (State Bicentennial Commissions).
1988. Booklet.
1988. Correspondence.
1989. Correspondence.