In 1974-1975 school year, Indiana University of Pennsylvania celebrated being a higher education institution for 100 years. The celebration included events such as concerts, fundraising events, speaker series, tours of the newly refurbished Sutton Hall, and a birthday celebration for IUP including a birthday cake and a ball.
RG 50 Box 7 FF 10 Centennial Suggestions 1973-1974
This folder contains suggestions as to what the celebration could possibly consist of. What is most important is that there is mention of bringing the original bell back to Sutton Hall. This will need further research to find out what happened with the bell.
RG 50 Box 7 FF 11 Commencement 1975
This folder is important because it discusses the tours of the newly renovated Sutton Hall, Peter Jennings Commencement speech and other centennial activities across the university. This was one of the folders with the most information about the events involving the Centennial.
RG 50 Box 8 FF 10 Final Report of Centennial Celebration
This folder contains a final analysis of the Centennial Celebration at IUP. It allows for readers to see the impact of the event and whether the goals set at the beginning of the planning process. The author of the final report is unknown at this point.
RG 50 Box 10 FF 1 Souvenirs
This folder is made up of information about souvenirs that were sold for the centennial. There are drafts of ideas as well as booklets from providers. What is most interesting is that there are four commemorative coins as well as the stamp for the scrapbooks. These items then relate to the final report of the centennial and seeing how much profit was made from selling these items.
RG 50 Box 10 FF 2 Student Activities
File folder consists of newspaper clippings about events that happened for the centennial celebration. This included information about the time capsule from the celebration, which was one of the biggest events that took place.
MA in Public History