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University of Pennsylvania Bicentennial, 1940, CollectionUPG 200

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Summary Information

Date [inclusive]
1936-1941
Extent
21.0 Cubic feet

ARRANGEMENT

This collection has not been fully processed. The following preliminary inventory is available.

Inventory

 

UNIVERSITY BICENTENNIAL FILES 

Box

Folder

Library Card Index by Miss Hartwell 

 1

 

Other celebrations being held in the near future. 

 1

 

A-Z Official correspondence — delegates, all institutions, domestic colleges and Universities 

 1

 

Foreign Universities, A-R 

 2

 

Undergraduate folder, Bicentennial hosts 

 2

 

Universities and Institutions, Duke University to Free Library 

 2

 

Universities and Institutions 

 3

 

Historical Society of Pa. – Zoological Society 

 3

 

American Swedish Historical Museum 

 3

 

Lists of Clubs and Local organizations 

 3

 

Universities and Medical Schools 

 3

 

Philadelphia Institutions, foundations 

 3

 

“Companions in Culture” 

 3

 

Travel Expenses 

 3

 

Alumni, Alumnae 

 3

 

Undergraduate Information 

 3

 

Committees 

 3

 

Exhibits 

 3

 

Publicity and Publications 

 3

 

Publicity and Publications (cont.) 

 4

 

Events 

 4

 

Founder’s Day 

 4

 

Quadrants 

 4

 

Applications, Conferences, Tickets, etc., A-K 

 4

 

Organizations and Institutions invited to attend 1940 Bicentennial 

 4

 

John B. Thayer, Director of 1940 Bicentennial, Misc. Correspondence 

 4

 

Official Invitation to 1940 Bicentennial Celebration 

 4

 

Applications, Conferences, Tickets, etc., L-Z 

 5

 

Correspondence, Wives Faculty Tea Club 

 5

 

Events 

 5

 

September Week 

 5

 

Faculty 

 5

 

Miscellaneous, A-Z 

 6

 

Symposia Speakers, Pending, Social Science 

 7

 

Cross Section Guides A-Z (Removed) 

 7

 

Hospitality Letters, Hosts 

 7

 

Correspondence, Marshalls 

 7

 

Harvard Material (Printed Material Removed) 

 7

 

Mr. Thayer’s File (A-1), Fund, etc. to Exec. Board of Trustees 

 7

 

Bicentennial Plates (Commemorative China, originally in Box 8, moved to MEM [Memorabilia Collection] 16) 

 8

 

Mr. Thayer’s File (Continued, A-2 to J1) 

 9

 

Correspondence re Class delegates 

 9

 

Miscellaneous Undergraduate Correspondence 

 9

 

Ticket Request Letters 

 10

 

French Ambassador’s Letter 

 10

 

Preliminary Work Sheets 

 10

 

Magazines 

 10

 

University Institute Cards Domestic (Ring-binder Note: “Cards Removed”) 

 10

 

Alumni Material and Correspondence 

 10

 

University Institute Cards – Foreign and Learned Societies (Note: “Cards removed”) 

 11

 

Press Release Extracts 

 11

 

Miscellaneous lists Announcements and Invitations 

 11

 

General files, 1.1 – 1.3 

 11

 

Plan for decorating ‘Ben’ for Founder’s Day 

 11

 

Letter from Technical Hochschule (Berlin) 

 11

 

Armbands and Badges 

 11

 

General Files (Continued 1.4 – 1.61) 

 12

 

Mr. Cale 

 13

 

Complete Set Bicentennial Material 

 13

 

“Story of the Bicentennial” 

 13

 

Literature and Programs 

 13

 

Card Files 

1) Guest List (Delegates and Speakers), Host List 

 14

 

2) Delegates from Universities, Colleges, Learned societies, domestic and foreign 

 14

 

Medals [All medals removed from UPG 200 to MEM (Memorabilia Collection) 52] 

85 Medallions 

 15

 

100 Red and Blue 

 15

 

Scrapbooks 

National Publicity, 1937-1938 

 16

 

District Alumni Clippings, 1937 

 16

 

Bicentennial News, Pa. Gazette 

 16

 

District Publicity, 1938-1940 

 16

 

Picture Parade Section of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Jan. 21, 1940 — 52 copies 

 16

 

Bicentennial Section of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Sept. 14, 1940 — 28 copies 

 17

 

Philadelphia Publicity, Oct. 1937-Dec. 1939 

 17

 

Alumnae and Alumni, 1937 

 17

 

National Publicity, 1938-1940 (Exclusive of N.Y. and Pa.) 

 17

 

Small Marshals batons 

 17

 

Bicentennial Conference Cards (A-W) 

 18

 

National Publicity, 1938-1940, N.Y. and Pa. 

 18

 

Philadelphia Publicity, Bicentennial year, Dec. 1939 – Dec. 1940 

 18

 

Testimonials, Proclamation, State of Pennsylvania (merged with Box 19) 

 20

 

Testimonials, various posters, funds, etc. 

 21

 

Transcript of Panel Discussion, List with Inventory in folder 

 22

 

Correspondence, Principal Speakers, Rejects, etc. 

 22

 

Scrapbook newspaper clippings 

 22

 

University Museum, 1936-1937, Dinner, Fundraising, Booklet 

 22

 

Testimonials Bicentennial 

 22

 

Files related to 1940 Bicentennial 

Miscellaneous correspondence 

 22

 

Provisional Program for 

 22

 

Miscellaneous tickets and registration applications 

 22

 

Benjamin Franklin Birthday celebration material, 1940 Jan. 17 

 22

 

Night Water Carnival 

 22

 

Musical Program for 

 22

 

Hotel accommodations, Philadelphia 

 22

 

Police and Marshall arrangements at Convention 

 22

 

Correspondence re: University of Pennsylvania Class Flags 

 22

 

Undergraduate Program 

 22

 

Correspondence from Special Committee meetings 

 22

 

Minutes of Executive Committee meetings 

 22

 

Proposed arrangements for Convocation of 1940, Sept. 21 

 22

 

Official Guest program and housing 

 22

 

Radio Program 

 22

 

Guide Service 

 22

 

Parking Information 

 22

 

Newspaper clipping re 1940 Bicentennial 

 22

 

Thank you notices 

 22

 

4 [?] Alumni Delegates and their participation in the 1940 Bicentennial 

Printed Card from alumnae agreeing to serve as delegates 

 22

 

Program from the Univ. and Assoc. of Alumnae, appointing official delegate 

 22

 

Letter to alumnus reaffirming appointment and enclosing program 

 22

 

Program from the General Alumni Society appointing delegate from individual classes 

 22

 

Program from the Alumni Day Exercises held Sept. 20, 1940, Quadrangle Theatre 

 22

 

Pennsylvania Gazette, Vol. 39, No. 2, Nov. 1940 

 22

 

9 [?] Miscellaneous Programs and Publications regarding 1940 Bicentennial 

Bicentennial Calendar of Events, Sept. 16-20, 1940 

 22

 

Major Bicentennial Program, complete program 

 22

 

Program for Opening Exercises, Sept. 16 

 22

 

Program Bicentennial Celebration Exercises, Sept. 20 

 22

 

Bicentennial Program re Conferring Degrees, Sept. 21 

 22

 

Misc. leaflets on the Bicentennial 

 22

 

Booklet “Me Adventurers” Bic. Verses 

 22

 

General Magazine and Historical Chronicle, Oct. 1940 

 22

 

Copies of Bicentennial Celebration 

 22

 

Copy of Pennsylvania Gazette, Nov. 1940 

 22

 

[no inventory found] 

 23

 

Abstracted papers (prepared by Stephen M. Spencer) delivered at various Symposia of the University of Pennsylvania’s Bicentennial Celebration, September 1940 

 24

 

Loose Leaf binder which contains the University of Pennsylvania Bicentennial Committee printed material prepared for Karl G. Miller, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts for Women 

 24

 

 

LIST OF BICENTENNIAL PUBLICATIONS 

Box

Folder

1. Addison, Agnes (ed.): Portraits in the University of Pennsylvania… (Philadelphia, Univ. of Pa. Press) 1940. 67 p. 

 

 

2. Cheyney, Edward Potts: History of the University Of Pennsylvania, 1740-1940…(Philadelphia, Univ. of Pa. Press) 1940. 461 p. 

 

 

3. Dowlin, Cornell M. (ed.): The University of Pennsylvania today; its buildings, departments, and work…(Philadelphia, Univ. of Pa. Press) 1940. 209 p. 

 

 

4. A challenge to scholarship, by W. Mansfield Clark…(Philadelphia, Univ. of Pa. Press) 1941. 20 p. 

 

 

5. Cause and growth of cancer, by Louis F. Fieser, et al. (Philadelphia, Univ. of Pa. Press) 1941. 64 p. 

 

 

6. Chemical kinetics and natural products, by W. Albert Noyes, Jr., et al. (Philadelphia, Univ. of Pa. Press) 1941. 41 p. 

 

 

7. Chemotherapy, by E.K. Marshall, Jr., et al. (Philadelphia, Univ. of Pa. Press) 1941. 42 p. 

 

 

8. Conservation of renewable natural resources , by Raphael Zon, et al. (Philadelphia, Univ. of Pa. Press) 1941. 20 p. 

 

 

9. Cytology, genetics, and evolution, by M. Demerec, et al. (Philadelphia, Univ. of Pa. Press) 1941. 188 p. 

 

 

10. Dental caries, by Henry Klein and Carroll E. Palmer, et al. (Philadelphia, Univ. of Pa. Press) 1941. 53 p. 

 

 

11. Development of occlusion, by William K. Gregory, B. Holly Broadbent, and Milo Hellman… (Philadelphia, Univ. of Pa. Press) 1941. 72 p. 

 

 

12. Engineering progress and the social order, by Frank B. Jewett and Robert W. King… (Philadelphia, Univ. of Pa. Press) 1941. 15 p. 

 

 

13. Female sex hormones, by Edward A. Doisy, et al… (Philadelphia, Univ. of Pa. Press) 1941. 58 p. 

 

 

14. Fluid mechanics and statistical methods in engineering, by Hugh L. Dryden, et al. (Philadelphia, Univ. of Pa. Press) 1941. 146 p. 

 

 

15. Hypertension, by Harry Goldblatt, Eugene M. Landis, and Alfred W. Adson… (Philadelphia, Univ. of Pa. Press) 1941. 46 p. 

 

 

16. Latin America in world affairs 1914-1940, by L.S. Rowe, et al. (Philadelphia, Univ. of Pa. Press) 1941. 34 p. 

 

 

17. Medical problems of old age, by Louis I. Dublin, et al. (Philadelphia, Univ. of Pa. Press) 1941. 46 p. 

 

 

18. Modern aspects of the antituberculosis program, by J. Burna Amberson, et al. (Philadelphia, Univ. of Pa. Press) 1941. 38 p. 

 

 

19. Modern psychology, by Charles S. Myers, Frank N. Freeman, and Morris S. Viteles (Philadelphia, Univ. of Pa. Press) 1941. 48 p. 

 

 

20. Nuclear physics, by Enrico Fermi, et al. (Philadelphia, Univ. of Pa. Press) 1941. 68 p. 

 

 

21. Nutrition, by Conrad A. Elvehjem, Cyril N.H. Long, and Elmer V. McCollum (Philadelphia, Univ. of Pa. Press) 1941. 48 p. 

 

 

22. Problems and trends in virus research, by Thomas M. Rivers, et al. (Philadelphia, Univ. of Pa. Press) 1941. 75 p. 

 

 

23. Problems of intestinal obstruction, by John P. Peters, et al. (Philadelphia, Univ. of Pa. Press) 1941. 56p. 

 

 

24. Religion and the modern world, by Jacques Maritain, et al. (Philadelphia, Univ. of Pa. Press) 1941. 192 p. 

 

 

25. Shiftings of sea floors and coast lines, by Norman L. Bowen, Joseph A. Cushman, and Roy E. Dickerson (Philadelphia, Univ. of Pa. Press) 1941. 30 p. 

 

 

26. Studies in civilization, by Alan J.B. Wace, et al. (Philadelphia, Univ. of Pa. Press) 1941. 200 p. 

 

 

27. Studies in economics and industrial relations, by Wesley C. Mitchell, et al. (Philadelphia, Univ. of P. Press) 1941. 183 p. 

 

 

28. Studies in political science and sociology by Hu Shih, et al. (Philadelphia, Univ. of Pa. Press) 1941. 194 p. 

 

 

29. Studies in the arts and architecture, by Carl W. Blegon, et al. (Philadelphia, Univ. of Pa. Press) 1941. 113 p. 

 

 

30. Studies in the history of science, by E.A. Speiser, et al. (Philadelphia, Univ. of Pa. Press) 1941. 123 p. 

 

 

31. The adventurers by Edward W. Mumford (Philadelphia, Univ. of Pa. Press) 1940. 4 p. 

 

 

32. The beginnings of social behavior in unicellular organisms, by Herbert S. Jennings (Philadelphia, Univ. of Pa. Press) 1941. 17 p. 

 

 

33. Therapeutic advances in psychiatry, by Edward A. Strecker, et al. (Philadelphia, Univ. of Pa. Press) 1941. 36 p. 

 

 

34. The relation of diseases in lower animals to human welfare, by John R. Mohler, Raymond A. Kelser, and Cassius Way (Philadelphia, Univ. of Pa. Press) 1941. 39 p. 

 

 

35. The study of man, by Lawrence J. Henderson (Philadelphia, Univ. of Pa. Press) 1941. 22 p. 

 

 

36. The university and public health statesmanship, by Arthur P. Hitchens et al. (Philadelphia, Univ. of Pa. Press) 1941. 33 p. 

 

 

 

ORDER OF BINDING OF PAMPHLETS 

Box

Folder

(Refer to the above list of Bicentennial publications attached to the inventory of the UPG 200 Collection) 

 

 

Diving, late 1950s 

88

17

Social Science 

Fencing 

88

18

No. 16 

 

 

Natural Science 

Nos. 6, 12, 32, 20, 19, 25 

 

 

Medical Science 

Nos. 22, 33, 17, 21, 35 (Vol. I) 

 

 

Nos. 13, 5, 10, 15, 11 (Vol. II) 

 

 

Nos. 23, 34, 18, 4, 7, 36 (Vol. III) 

 

 

Miscellaneous 

No. 31 

 

 

Note: “This order represents the order in which these papers were presented at the conferences.”