American Revolution Bicentennial, 1976 Collection, 1955, 1970-1981, 1984
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Brief Description: Local, state, and national-level promotional materials and publications from the American Revolution Bicentennial in 1976. Prominent newsletters in the collection include Norfolk Bicentennial News (1975-1976), Virginia Bicentennial Newsletter (1971-1977), and Bicentennial Times (1974-1976). The collection also includes kits of promotional materials compiled by The American Revolution Bicentennial Commission for the City of Norfolk. Finally, there are clippings documenting the activities, celebrations, and history of the bicentennial, particularly in Norfolk and Hampton Roads, Virginia.
Held at:
Sargeant Memorial Collection
Slover Library
235 East Plume Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone: 7574317429
Email: localhistory [at]
Record Series Number: 001/01/MSS 0000-130
Created by: Norfolk Public Library (Va.) (1894-)
Volume: 4.0 Boxes
Acquired: 06/00/1975.
Arrangement: Arranged by record type.
Access Restrictions: This collection is open to all researchers.
Subject Index
American Revolution Bicentennial, 1976
Hampton Roads (Va. : Region)
Norfolk (Va.)
Virginia--History--Revolution, 1775-1783
Genres/Forms of Material
Clippings (information artifacts)
Printed ephemera
Publications (document genre)
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
French [fre]
Rights/Use Restrictions: The status of copyright for these materials is governed by Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U. S. C.). Copyright restrictions may apply.
Acquisition Notes: Various  

Eleanor Capin, The American Revolution Bicentennial Commission for the City of Norfolk, Daughters of the American Revolution (Great Bridge Chapter), Norfolk Public Library staff, American Heritage Society, Governor Godwin.

The clippings were likely compiled by Norfolk Public Library staff.

Mrs. Wingo, Great Bridge Chapter, DAR, donated Official Master Register of Bicentennial Activities and duplicate copies of bicentennial newsletter in June 1975.

American Heritage Society donated 1976 Bicentennial Desk Calendar in October 1975.

Book, Celebration of the Bicentennial in Virginia, Mills E. Godwin, Jr. donated by the governor on January 27, 1977.

PreferredCitation: American Revolution Bicentennial, 1976 Collection, MSS 0000-130, Sargeant Memorial Collection, Norfolk Public Library, Norfolk, Virginia.