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Record Unit 7227

Smithsonian Institution

"Toward Our Third Century" Bicentennial Awards Program, Prize Winning Entries, 1975-1976

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Institution
Title: "Toward Our Third Century" Bicentennial Awards Program, Prize Winning Entries
Dates: 1975-1976
Quantity: 0.02 cu. ft. (1 microfilm reel)
Collection: Record Unit 7227
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This record unit consists of one reel of microfilm containing the prize winning entries.

Historical Note

In 1975-1976 Wells Fargo Bank, in cooperation with the Smithsonian Institution, sponsored a bicentennial awards program. Contestants were to submit essays of no more than 3,500 words, or film or tape recordings not more than fifteen minutes in length on the theme "Toward Our Third Century."

Entrants were asked to look at the future of the United States and to suggest ideas for evaluating or coping with changes that will affect the nation in the years ahead. They were asked to address America's third century in terms of one of five themes: Individual Freedoms in Our Society; American Arts and Culture; Science, Technology, Energy, and the Environment; Family Life, Work and Leisure; and The United States and the World. Over 7,000 entries were received.

Initial judging of the entries was done by Smithsonian staff members, and final judging was done by a panel of nine distinguished Americans.

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Descriptive Entry

This record unit consists of one reel of microfilm containing the prize winning entries.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7227, Smithsonian Institution, "Toward Our Third Century" Bicentennial Awards Program, Prize Winning Entries

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Prize Winning Entries on Microfilm

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