An Act To establish the American Revolution Bicentennial Administration, and for other purposes

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  • An independent establishment, to be known as the American Revolution Bicentennial Administration, is created to coordinate, to facilitate, and to aid in the scheduling of events, activities, and projects of local, State, National, and international significance sponsored by both governmental and nongovernmental entities in commemoration of the American Revolution Bicentennial. Provisions are set forth to delineate the duties and procedures of the Administration. The Librarian of Congress, the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, and the Archivist of the United States are authorized and requested to cooperate with the Administrator, especially in development and display of exhibits and collections and in the development of bibliographies, catalogs, and other material relevant to the period of the Revolutionary War.
  • Any books, manuscripts, miscellaneous printed matter, memorabilia, relics, and other materials donated to the Administration may be deposited for preservation in National, State, or local libraries, archives, museums, or other public or nonprofit institutions or be otherwise disposed of by the Administrator in consultation with the Librarian of Congress, the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, the Archivist of the United States, and the Administrator of General Services. The sum of $10,000,000 is appropriated to carry out the provisions of this Act.


  • American Revolution Bicentennial Administration
  • Archivist of the United States
  • United States General Services Administration
  • Librarian of Congress


Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • 87 Stat. 697
  • Title 05, Government Organization and Employees
  • Public Law

Citation information

Statutes at Large

Contained within

87 Stat. 697 (1973); Pub. L. No. 93-179 (Book)

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


  • 1974
  • 12/11/1973
  • Revolution, 1775-1783


  • Anniversaries
  • Memorials
  • Preservation of materials
  • Finance
  • Expenditures, Public
  • History


United States


Public Law

Physical description

Number of pages: 8; Page Numbers: 697-704

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