Lawrence Sesquicentennial Commission records
The members of the Lawrence, Kansas Sesquicentennial Commission were appointed by the City Commission to coordinate events and plan projects commemorating the 150th anniversary of the founding of Lawrence in 2004. They were responsible for the Sesquicentennial Parade and Birthday Party, an attempt to host a 2004 presidential debate, a time capsule, and the opening of a new park, Sesquicentennial Point. This collection includes their administrative records, including secretary and treasurer's records, minutes, and correspondence, along with information compiled about the city and its history and items like banners, buttons, and brochures used in the celebration.
- 1978 - 2006
- Lawrence Sesquicentennial Commission (Organization)
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7.75 Linear Feet (10 boxes + 4 oversize boxes, 4 oversize folders)
RH MS 594
RH MS 600
RH MS 926
RH MS 1113
RH MS R110
RH MS R111
RH MS R115
RH MS S15
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gifts, Clenece Hills, 2004-2005; William Crowe, 2006; Judy Niebaum, 2017.
This finding aid was modified in August 2005 by ha/mab to include the 2005 addition. Materials at RH MS 926 represent a 2006 addition to the collection, finding aid was modified in May 2007 to reflect this addition. Materials at RH MS 1113 reflect 2008 and 2017 additions.
- Guide to the Lawrence Sesquicentennial Commission Collection
- Lawrence Sesquicentennial Commission records
- Finding aid prepared by ha/mab, 2005, revised by aw, 2007; cl, 2010; skt, 2010; mwh, 2018. Finding aid encoded by ha/mab, 2005; revised by skt, 2010.
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Lawrence Sesquicentennial Commission records, Kansas Collection, RH MS 594, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas