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Indiana bicentennial collection 2013-2016

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI L502 (Text) 00000106354707 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 9.3 Cubic feet 19 manuscript boxes, 1 large oversize box

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General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing completed by Bethany Fiechter, Brittany Kropf, Lauren Patton and Laura Eliason on 2017/01/31. EAD finding aid created by Bethany Fiechter, Brittany Kropf, Lauren Patton and Laura Eliason on 2017/02/08.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
In 2015-2016, each county coordinator, public library, historical society and various clubs and organizations were asked to submit bicentennial records for inclusion to a bicentennial manuscript collection within the Rare Books and Manuscripts Division. Records submitted included correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, photographs, videos and other documentation highlighting programs, services and events occurring in their county ranging from 2013-2016. In 2016, students across the state were asked to tap into their creativity and be part of Indiana history by contributing to a special "Happy Birthday, Indiana" collection. Students decorated their cards using colored pencils, briefly explaining, "Why do you love Indiana?" and "What does being a Hoosier mean to you?" This collection includes around 10,000 birthday cards.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Indiana bicentennial collection, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights resides with the creators of the documents or their legal heirs and assigns. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Biographical or Historical Data:
The Indiana 2016 Bicentennial celebration aimed to honor the state's 200 years of history, and to do so in a modern way that engaged all 6.5 million Hoosiers, leaving a lasting legacy for future generations. In December 2011, former Governor Mitch Daniels appointed a fifteen member commission, chaired by Lt. Governor Becky Skillman and former Congressman Lee Hamilton, to oversee the planning and execution of a statewide celebration for Indiana's 200th birthday. Commission members included: Becky Skillman; Lee Hamilton; First Lady Karen Pence; Sarah Evans Barker; Charlie Brown; Stephen Ferguson; Tony George; Brenda Gerber Vincent; P.E. MacAllister; Jim Madison; Mickey Maurer; Mary McConnell; Jim McCormick; Jim Merritt; Ellen Rosenthal and Randall Shepard. Bicentennial Commission staff included: Perry Hammock; Rene Stanley; Valeri Beamer; Samuel Alderfer; Adrienne Smith; Jylian Vigar; Clinton Walker; Joan Boyer; Isabelle Ryerson; Becca Kendrick and Hannah Kendrick.
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
The repository continues to add materials to this collection on a regular basis.
Subject: Indiana > Anniversaries, etc.

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