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George Washington Bicentennial Commission collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS2362-UA

Scope and Contents

This collection consists primarily of printed materials produced as part of the celebration of bicentennial the birth of George Washington, particularly programs and news clippings about related events. It also contains a number of books related to the life of George Washington and the centennial celebration of his birth. The materials are believed to have been collected by University President Cloyd Heck Marvin in association with his service as the head of the D.C. Committee for the George Washington Becentennial.

Dates

  • circa 1931-1932

Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Historical Note

The George Washington Bicentennial Commission was a federally-chartered group charged with coordinating the celebration of the 200th anniversary of George Washington's birth in 1932. George Washington University President Cloyd Heck Marvin served as the head of the Washington, D.C. local committee for this event.

Extent

1.5 Linear Feet

Language

English

Overview

The George Washington Bicentennial Commission was a federally-chartered group charged with coordinating the celebration of the 200th anniversary of George Washington's birth in 1932. This collection consists primarily of printed materials produced as part of the celebration. The materials are believed to have been collected by University President Cloyd Heck Marvin in association with his service as the head of the D.C. Committee for the George Washington Becentennial.

Physical Location

Materials are stored off-site, and will require additional retrieval time. Please contact the Special Collections Research Center for more information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The records were transferred to the library around 1981, most likely from the office of the president.

Processing Information

This collection was previously described as series 51 of RG0002, Office of the President records. Prior to that, it was transferred from a manuscript collection. It was separated into the current collection in December 2016 as part of the reprocessing of the Office of the President records.
Title
Guide to the George Washington Bicentennial Commission collection, circa 1931-1932
Status
Completed
Author
Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
Date
2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

Contact:
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Washington 20052 United States of America