Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Wednesday Wonderful Collection - Louisiana Purchase Bicentennial Collection, MS.000626


In 2003, the United States celebrated the Louisiana Purchase's Bicentennial. From 1998 through 2003, the Arkansas Secretary of State's office planned, developed, and promoted it. They carried out statewide and local programs and activities suitable for the bicentennial observance, ensuring a positive legacy that had long-term public benefits.
This collection contains the records and research from the Arkansas Secretary of State's office for the Louisiana Purchase Bicentennial celebration in 2003.


  • Mission (Box 1)
  • Articles of incorporation
  • Federal legislation
  • Committees
    • Louisiana Purchase bicentennial committee (2)
    • Bicentennial commemoration committee (3)
    • Education committee
    • Exhibits committee
    • Information gathering committee
    • Lasting legacy committee I and II
    • Lasting legacy committee I
    • Lasting legacy committee II
    • Logo use committee (2)
    • Video committee (3)
    • Design advisory team (3)
  • Correspondence
    • 1998-2001 (Box 2)
    • 2002
    • 2003-2012
    • Blank note cards
  • Financial
    • Donor sources
    • Fundraising
    • Grants
      • Prospects
      • Arkansas Humanities Council (2)
      • National Endowment for the Humanities
      • National Parks Service
    • Winthrop Rockefeller Charitable Trust
    • General funding request
    • Expenditure requests (3)
    • Budget and expenditures
    • Celebration financial statements (Box 3)
  • Licensing and permission applications
  • Research
    • Research materials (7)
    • Palmer House
  • Promotional materials and events
    • Notes
    • Calendar of events
    • Powerpoints
    • Website (2)
    • Promotion plans (2)
    • Exhibits and programs
    • Display (Box 4)
    • Scout badge program
    • Passport program
    • Documentary film project
    • Sign-up sheets
    • Regional workshops
    • Gala (5)
    • Recognition luncheon
    • Invitations and registration lists
    • Speaking engagements
    • Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism news packets (2)
    • Arkansas Historical Association
    • Media lists
    • Public relations (2)
    • Clippings (Box 5)
    • Article's and publicity
    • Arkansas Press Association
    • Media surveys
    • Printed ephemera
    • Magazine promotion (2)
  • Education
    • Lesson strategies
    • Arkansas Secretary of State packets
    • Department of Heritage lesson plans (3)
  • Partnerships
    • Agency partners
    • Aesthetic Club presentation
    • Arkansas Commission of State Lands
    • Louisiana Purchase Historical State Park
    • Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department
    • Delta Coalition
    • Baseline walk expedition
    • Brinkley, Arkansas
    • Clarendon, Arkansas
    • Fort Smith, Arkansas
    • Harrison, Arkansas
    • Marianna, Arkansas
    • Phillips County, Arkansas
    • Naturalization ceremony
    • White River National Wildlife Refuge (Box 6)
    • "Ride on the Ridge" bike tour
    • Arkansas State Elections Improvement Study Commission
    • General Federation of Women's Clubs
    • France
    • Chateau De Versailles event
    • Toussaint Louverture historical society
    • Photographs
  • Photographs (Box 7)
  • Video Cassette Tapes
    • Louisiana Purchase Bicentennial public service announcement (Box 8)
    • Geography in United States history (2)
    • Early American history series (2)
    • Desoto in America
    • The edge of conflict: Arkansas in the Civil War
    • KATV: Louisiana Purchase
    • KTHV: Louisiana Purchase
    • AETN: 2003 February 22, "It started here: early Arkansas and the Louisiana Purchase"
    • KAIT: Louisiana Purchase (Box 9)
    • Arkansas Secretary of State Sharon Priest "Building forever: the history of the Arkansas State Capitol"
    • KAITand KTHV: Louisiana Purchase (2)
    • AETN: 2003 March 5, "it started here: early Arkansas and the Louisiana Purchase"
    • AETN: "It started here: early Arkansas and the Louisiana Purchase" (2)
    • AETN: "The forgotten expedition"
  • Compact Discs (Box 10)
  • Floppy Disks
  • Cassette Tapes
  • Rolodex (Box 11)
  • Magazines (Box 12)
  • Newspapers
  • Posters (Folder 1)

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