Committee on Observance of the Nation's Bicentennial

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

Committee on Observance of the Nation's Bicentennial

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

Identifiers for corporate bodies

Description area

Dates of existence



The Committee on the Observance of the Nation's Bicentennial was appointed by Presiding Bishop John E. Hines in May 1973. The Committee was established by Executive Council and funded by an appropriation from Trust Fund 779, the Julia A. Gallaher Memorial Fund.

The Bicentennial Committee, as it was often called, was formed to assist the Church in its participation in nationwide activities commemorating the bicentennial anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, and more broadly of the founding of the United States of America as a nation and state. It directly initiated or cooperatively sponsored special issues of Anglican Theological Review and the Historical Magazine of the Protestant Episcopal Church; a Church Bicentennial newsletter; a liturgy that was specially designed for the three phases of celebration; a curriculum aid for religious education; a filmstrip set; and a 16 mm moving picture film. In addition, the Committee was responsible for special programming for the General Convention 1976.

Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

Mandates/sources of authority

Internal structures

General context

Relationships area

Access points area

Subject access points

Place access points


Control area

Authority record identifier

Institution identifier


Level of detail


Dates of authority record entries

Maintenance notes

Rules and conventions

  • Clipboard

  • Export

  • EAC

Related subjects

Related places