Records, 1940-1992 (bulk, 1986-1992).

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Records, 1940-1992 (bulk, 1986-1992).

The collection documents in rich detail all anniversary events which present a kaleidoscopic view of the University life, its past as well as its present. The series of Committee Records consists of records of anniversary commission and various committees. The Administration series comprises administrative files related to anniversary preparations and various aspects of the celebration activities. Included in this series are correspondence of Martin Meyerson, Chairman of the Anniversary Commission who initiated many of the strategic ideas for the celebration; news clippings; artistically-designed programs and brochures promoting the University's image as America's first university as well as its international status; correspondence of public relations; registration files; and financial material. The Events and Activities series documents all major activities held during the 250th anniversary year, which include a Cultural Entertainment program, exchanges among alumni, faculty and students, Fall Festival, Founder's Day, Holiday Day, International Colloquia, Peak Week, Plenary Sessions, souvenirs, student events, and a University gift to the city. The audio-visual material and computer disk series consists of thirty-six cassettes, nine audio cassettes, three photographs, and eighteen computer disks. The video cassettes present a rich and colorful documentation of the highlights of the year-long celebration activities. The Scrapbook and Artifacts series includes a huge scrapbook holding news clippings from August 1989 to December 1990, commemorative pins in honor of Benjamin Franklin, three inflatable kites, three design drawings of Penn in the 21st century, and two drawings of the anniversary celebration by a New York freelance illustrator Peter T. Wadsworth.

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