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REC/GOV/055. George Washington Bicentennial Commission.

 Record Group Term
Identifier: REC/GOV/055
In 1931, Governor Wilbur L. Cross appointed a five-person commission to direct Connecticut’s participation in the national celebration of the two hundredth anniversary of the birth of George Washington. The Lieutenant Governor served as chair, and State Librarian George S. Godard was the secretary. Between September 28, 1931 and June 27, 1932, the Commission held regular meetings and planned, sponsored, or encouraged a variety of activities. The record group contains minutes of meetings, general files of correspondence, memoranda, clippings, scrapbooks, paintings and drawings of children’s contest entries, and a photostat copy of a history of Connecticut’s participation arranged by town. The Commission gave the original volume to the United States Bicentennial Commission.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

George Washington Bicentennial Commission records

Identifier: RG055

The Commission planned, sponsored, or encouraged a variety of activities in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of George Washington. The records consist of minutes, correspondence, general files, press files, children's contest entries, photographs, History of the George Washington Bicentennial Celebration: Programs of Participation in Connecticut, scrapbooks, and artifacts.

Dates: 1931-1933


 Unprocessed Material — Accession T002715
Identifier: T002715
Dates: Other: 1931 - 1933


 Unprocessed Material — Accession SL208691
Identifier: SL208691
Dates: Other: 1932 - 1933