Administrative files, 1917-1925 (bulk 1920-1921)

Massachusetts Pilgrim Tercentenary Commission


0.35 cubic ft. (1 doc. box).
Arranged by subject.
Pilgrim Tercentenary Commissions were appointed in 1915 and 1916 to plan for celebrating the three hundredth anniversary of the landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth. Series was created by the second named commission to conduct its business -- Files include meeting minutes, reports, correspondence, proposals, bids, estimates, contracts, deed drafts, and news clippings. Topics include land taking and Plymouth waterfront changes; federal Congressional Pilgrim Tercentenary Commission, erection of commemorative monuments by various bodies, including canopy for Plymouth Rock donated by the Society of Colonial Dames; and a celebratory pageant. Some correspondence relating to land taking postdates the commission's final 1924 report.
Agency history record (CStRLIN)MASVAH0403-A describes the history and functions of the Pilgrim Tercentenary Commission.

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