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Guide to the New Hampshire Constitution Sesquicentennial Commission Papers, 1938

Collection number: MC 137

Size: 3 boxes (0.8 cu.ft.)

About the New Hampshire Constitution Sesquicentennial Commission

In 1938 the state of New Hampshire celebrated the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the Constitution of the United States. The sesquicentennial festivities included an educational program, which included an oratorical contest for college-level students and an examination on the Constitution for high school and elementary school students. In June the Sesquicentennial Commission staged a pageant and other events to commemorate ratification of the U.S. Constitution by New Hampshire.

About the New Hampshire Constitution Sesquicentennial Commission Records

This collection contains the files of the New Hampshire Constitution Sesquicentennial Commission. They consist of correspondence, committee minutes, press releases, financial information and other material related to New Hampshire’s 150th anniversary celebration of the state’s ratification of the U.S. Constitution.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open

Copyright Notice

Contents of this collection are governed by U.S. copyright law. For questions about publication or reproduction rights, contact Special Collections staff

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], New Hampshire Constitution Sesquicentennial Commission Records, 1938, MC 137, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA

Acquisitions Information

Sources unknown, Aug. 22, 1980; May 13, 1994 (Accession numbers: 040 and 94.022)

Collection Contents

Series I: Introductory Material

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 1 Sesquicentennial Programs

Series II: General Correspondence

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 2 Correspondence, A to L
Box 1, Folder 3 Correspondence, M to Z
Box 1, Folder 4 Correspondence with Sol Bloom, National Director, US Constitutional Sesquicentennial Commission
Box 1, Folder 5 Correspondence with Commission members
Box 1, Folder 6 Correspondence re date book
Box 1, Folder 7 Correspondence re date book
Box 1, Folder 8 Correspondence with C. J. Fretwell
Box 1, Folder 9 Correspondence re historical articles
Box 1, Folder 10 Correspondence with local committees
Box 1, Folder 11 Correspondence with local committees
Box 1, Folder 12 Correspondence re local celebrations
Box 1, Folder 13 Correspondence re organ
Box 1, Folder 14 Correspondence re scrapbook contest

Series III: Commmittee Meeting Minutes

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 15 Commission Meetings
Box 1, Folder 16 Sesquicentennial Commission Meeting Minutes
Box 1, Folder 17 Executive Committee Meeting Minutes
Box 1, Folder 18 Pageant Committee Meeting Minutes
Box 1, Folder 19 Regional Committees

Series IV: Finances

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 20 Finances
Box 1, Folder 21 Finances, Bills
Box 1, Folder 22 Finances, Bills

Series V: Introductory Material

Box 2
Box 2, Folder 1 Correspondence re the decision to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Constitution with specially produced coins and medals. The Robbins Company was chosen to provide them
Box 2, Folder 2 Correspondence re commemorative coins
Box 2, Folder 3 Correspondence re Constitutional Convention
Box 2, Folder 4 Correspondence re costume ball
Box 2, Folder 5 Correspondence re printed certificates
Box 2, Folder 6 Correspondence re “master students of the Constitution” contest
Box 2, Folder 7 Correspondence re exhibits
Box 2, Folder 8 “The Four Absentees, A One Act Play,” by Francis Buffum. Typed script
Box 2, Folder 9 Correspondence re Grandstand seats
Box 2, Folder 10 Correspondence to and from Henderson, Mrs. Oren V
Box 2, Folder 11 Information regarding photos obtained by the Commission
Box 2, Folder 12 List of invited guests
Box 2, Folder 13 Correspondence re showings of the movie “The American Way”
Box 2, Folder 14 Correspondence re oratorical contest
Box 2, Folder 15 Correspondence re oratorical contest
Box 2, Folder 16 Correspondence re oratorical contest
Box 2, Folder 17 Correspondence re pageant plans
Box 2, Folder 18 Correspondence re parade plans
Box 2, Folder 19 Correspondence re planting of the Memorial Tree
Box 2, Folder 20 Correspondence re publicity about the Constitutional Convention
Box 2, Folder 21 Transcript of radio play, “The Decisive Hour”
Box 2, Folder 22 Correspondence re borrowing of costumes from M-G-M from film of “Northwest Passage” for Roger’s Rangers reenactment in Dunbarton
Box 2, Folder 23 Correspondence re speeches by Francis H. Buffum
Box 2, Folder 24 Correspondence re speakers for the event and their schedules
Box 2, Folder 25 Correspondence re U.S. postage stamp for the NH celebration

Series VI: Miscellaneous

Box 3
Box 3, Folder 1 Miscellaneous, 1 of 4
Box 3, Folder 2 Miscellaneous, 2 of 4
Box 3, Folder 3 Miscellaneous, 3 of 4
Box 3, Folder 4 Miscellaneous, 4 of 4
Box 3, Folder 5 New England History, Middlesex and Merrimack Counties
Box 3, Folder 6 Mill Parts