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Indiana American Revolution Bicentennial Commission collection

 Collection — Folder: S2528
Identifier: S2528

Scope and Contents

This collection contains material collected by members of the Indiana American Revolution Bicentennial Commission (IARBC) ranging from 1970 to 1972 and includes Commission members correspondence; documents sent by the National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, regarding its “Bicentennial Inventory of American Paintings Completed Prior to 1914” project; an advance subscription application form to purchase Indiana State Numismatic Association Bicentennial medals; a brochure and a directory of community organizations published by the National Council for Community Services to International Visitors; a directory for state arts council offices issued by the National Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts; a directory of Indiana art centers, museums and historical societies; a National Center for Voluntary Action brochure; and two brochures published by the United States Travel Service, Travel-Phone USA and Lär Känna Amerikanarna I Hemmiljo (Swedish text).


  • 1970-1972


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical / Historical

The Indiana American Revolution Bicentennial Commission (IARBC) was created in 1971 by the Indiana General Assembly to coordinate Bicentennial activities. The Commission helped develop and implement projects across the state, administered the Federal Matching Grant program, and prepared records of the Bicentennial celebrations for placement in the state archives. The law that created the IARBC also stipulated that the Commission was to be abolished on January 1, 1984.


Indiana American Revolution Bicentennial Commission. Indiana Celebrates…The Bicentennial in Review, 1971-1977. Indianapolis: Indiana American Revolution Bicentennial Commission, 1977.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed in 1998 by Philip N. Williams. Collection reprocessed in 2018/12 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2018/12/15 by Laura Eliason.
Indiana American Revolution Bicentennial Commission collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.