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University of Tennessee's U. S. Constitution Bicentennial Committee Records

Identifier: AR-0275

  • Staff Only

This collection houses materials created and gathered for the U. S. Bicentennial (1976).


  • 1973-1977
  • circa 1994

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.


1 Linear Feet


This collection houses materials created and gathered for the U. S. Bicentennial (1976).

Biographical/Historical Note

President Ronald Reagan established the Commission on the Bicentennial of the U. S. Constitution in 1985. It designed a three phase celebration of the Bicentennial: Phase I focused on the framing and signing of the document (1985-1987), Phase II recalled the ratification of the document by the individual states (1988), and Phase III honored the organization of the American government (1989). The Commission encouraged local agencies to participate by publishing commemorative calendars, creating planning guides, and encouraging educational projects. The celebration officially ended in 1991.


This collection consists of a single box.

Acquisition Note

This collection was donated to University Archives.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA