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Alexandria Bicentennial Commission (MS085)

Identifier: MS085

Content Description

This collection pertains mostly to Alexandria’s 1974 celebration. Included are minutes and reports from the Alexandria Bicentennial Commission’s meetings, and schedules of festivities. Also included are the Bicentennial editions of the Alexandria Gazette from both 1974 and 1976. The 1974 edition, however,is missing the first two sections. The collection also contains a bound collection of historical information on the history of the Alexandria Library Company and the Circulating library, presumably at the behest of the Bicentennial Commission.


  • Other: Primarily 1974, 1976

Biographical / Historical

Between July 11 and July 20, 1974 the City of Alexandria celebrated the Bicentennial Festival of Independence. In July 1976 Alexandria marked the Bicentennial of the United States with more festivities.


1.18 Cubic Feet (2 boxes,1 1 bound publication) : Chronological

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Alexandria Bicentennial Commission Finding Aid
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Repository Details

Part of the Local History and Special Collections Branch, Alexandria Library Repository

717 Queen Street
Alexandria VA 22314 United States