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Washington County (Tennessee) American Bicentennial Committee Records

 Collection — other: Box 1
Identifier: AppMs-0283

Scope and Contents

The Washington County (Tennessee) American Bicentennial Committee Records consist of agendas and minutes of committee meetings; proposed bylaws, bylaws, and the committee structure of the Bicentennial Committee; a list of members, ex officio members, and advisors of the committee; incoming and outgoing correspondence of Frank A. Tannewitz, Jr., committee chairman; a preliminary draft of the Upper East Tennessee Bicentennial Plan; a calendar of bicentennial events in Tennessee during the year 1976; photocopies of newsclippings; miscellaneous memoranda; and brochures, pamphlets, magazines, newsletters, and miscellaneous printed material.

The records contain information concerning the approved projects of the Washington County Bicentennial Committee; a concert sponsored by the Tennessee State Bicentennial Commission and the Upper East Tennessee Bicentennial Commission; Bicentennial events in Johnson City, Jonesborough, Unicoi County, and Carter County, Tennessee; and "sites, places and districts of major historic significance" in upper East Tennessee.

Although some of the records are undated, the dated records are from the period 1973-1976.


  • 1973-1976


Conditions Governing Access

The records are open for research.


0.25 linear feet

Language of Materials


Method of Acquisition

The Washington County (Tennessee) American Bicentennial Committee Records were donated to the Archives of Appalachia on June 20, 1986 by Frank Tannewitz, Jr., who served as chairman of the committee.

Processing Information

Ed Speer completed processing, and the records were opened for research in October 1988.

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Repository Details

Part of the Archives of Appalachia Repository

PO Box 70295
344 J.L. Seehorn Jr. Rd.
Johnson City TN 37614 USA