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HISTORICAL
ACTIVITIES

This work included
the writing and editing
of historical publica-
tions of the Commis-
sion, and assistance on
historical subjects to
other departments of
the Commission.
Research.
Documentations.
Addresses.
Editorial Work.
Answering histori-
cal inquiries.
Relations with

historical
bodies; archives,
historical and gen-
ealogical societies.

ADMINISTRA-
TION

General Office Manage-
ment.
Personnel.
Accounts.
Correspondence Files.
Service.
Purchases.
Mail Room.
Mimeographing.
Messenger Service.

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Report on General
Plans of the Commis-
sion.

Pamphlet on Plans for
the Celebration.
Main Historical Vol-
umes containing the
Documentary History
of the Constitution of
the United States,
the Formation of the
Union, Madison's
Notes, and additional
appropriate historical
material, for libraries.
Source Material on the
Constitution.

Chronology of the Con-
stitution.

The Story of the Con-
stitution.

Biographies of the Dele-
gates and Signers.
Questions and Answers
on the Constitution.
Outline of the Consti-
tution Study Course.
Handbook of the Con-
stitution Appreciation
Course.

Contest Pamphlets: Or

ORGANIZED
GROUPS

State Commissions.

State Historical Asso-
ciations.

City and Town Com-
mittees.

Organization Con-
tacts-Men and
Women:
Agricultural.
Business.
Churches.
Civic.
Fraternal.
Labor.
Law.
Patriotic.
Religious.
Special Programs.

Participation in Special
Activities.

SPECIAL
ACTIVITIES

CONSTITUTION POSTAGE
STAMPS:

Enlist cooperation of
Post Office Depart-
ment for issuance.
Selection of pictures
for stamps.

Sale of Stamps can
finance celebration
cost.

Description of stamps.
Issuance of special

cachets throughout
the United States.
REPRODUCTION OF
SHRINE CONTAIN-
ING THE ORIGINAL
CONSTITUTION AND

DECLARATION OF
INDEPENDENCE:
Preparation.
Distribution.

Program of ceremonies
of unveiling.
STANDARD SHRINE OF
THE CONSTITUTION:
Preparation.
Distribution.
CONSTITUTION COM-

MEMORATIVE

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MEDAL:

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CONSTITUTION FILM:
Description.

Solicitation of coop-
eration.
Distribution.

PLAYS, PAGEANTS, AND
MUSIC:

Preparation and dis-
tribution of suitable
plays and pageants
relating to the for-
mation, signing, and
ratification of the
Constitution of the
United States.
Collection and distri-
bution of original
music of the period.
Special music for Con-
stitution Celebra-
tion programs.
PLANTING OF MEMO-
RIAL TREES:
Cooperation with
American Tree As-
sociation.

Publication of Tree
Planting Booklet.
Forms of planting.
Participation of organ-
ization groups, cities,
and towns.
Insular possessions.

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The heads of the different divisions are listed here and the Director General considers it fitting to make acknowledgement to them and also to those other members of the staff whose loyalty and unselfish and enthusiastic cooperation were so largely responsible for the success of the celebration. It is also a pleasure to acknowledge the work done by Boyd Crawford, secretary to the Director General of the Commission, for his unstinted labors during the period of the celebration and especially in assisting in the preparation of this report.

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COOPERATION WITH LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS

CONTACT was initiated and maintained with state commissions, county, city, and local committees, as well as with thousands of committees formed by civic, patriotic, and fraternal organizations. Every effort was made to provide specific data and helpful suggestions that would extend over the entire celebration period and make possible the cooperative activity of the many local commissions and committees, made up of public spirited men and women who gave freely of their time and ability in carrying out the projects of the national commission and also, supplementary to those of their own, spending the funds raised for this purpose through state or municipal appropriations or private contributions. Particular attention was paid to

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the organization of the educational activities of the Commission, and constant touch was maintained with schools, officials, and religious and patriotic groups throughout the country. Much time was devoted by the education division to the fostering of essay and other contests in the schools. As chief of the education division, Miss Hazel B. Nielson maintained and supervised Constitution exhibits at the conventions held by the National Education Association and other educational organizations during the celebration period.

INFORMATION SHEETS

TO ENCOURAGE originality, the Commission followed a policy of outlining and suggesting, rather than one of direction, with the local committees organized in the different states. Informative material and helpful suggestions were issued in the form of information sheets, especially prepared for various groups. These information sheets, size 17" x 21", and printed on both sides, were distributed as phases of the celebration progressed. Following is a list of these sheets: Sheet No. 16.-Women's

Sheet No. 1.-Library Special, No. 1.
Sheet No. 2.-Women's Division
Special, No. 1.

Sheet No. 3.-Special Educational Is-
sue, No. 1.

Special,
No. 2.
Sheet No. 17.-Education Special,
No. 3.

Sheet No. 18.-General Committees,

Sheet No. 4.-Library Special, No. 2.
Sheet No. 5. Special Educational Is- Sheet No. 19.-Men's Organizations

sue No. 1, revised.

revised.

Sheet No. 7.-Legal Division, No. 1.

No. 2.

Special, No. 1.

Sheet No. 6.-Library Special, No. 2,

Sheet No. 20.-State, Cities, and
Towns Committees,

No. 4.

No. 3.

Sheet No. 10.-Education Special,
No. 2.

Sheet No. 22.-Tree Planting Spe-
cial, No. 1.
Sheet No. 23.-Education Special,
No. 4.

Sheet No. 8.-City Committees Spe- Sheet No. 21.-General Committees,

cial, No. 1.

Sheet No. 9.-General Committees,

No. 1.

Sheet No. 11.-Cities and Towns
Committees Spe-
cial, No. 2.
Sheet No. 12.-State, Cities, and
Towns Committees,
No. 3.

Sheet No. 13.-General Committees,
No. 1, revised.

Sheet No. 14.-Music Division Spe-
cial, No. 1.

Sheet No. 15.-Church Committees
Special, No. 1.

Sheet No. 24.-Women's Special,
No. 3.
Sheet No. 25.-Library Special, No. 3.
Sheet No. 26.-Education Special,
No. 5.

Sheet No. 27.-State, Cities, and
Towns Committees,
No. 5.

Sheet No. 28.-Legal Division, No. 2.
Sheet No. 29.-General Committees,
No. 4.

Sheet No. 30.-Men's Organizations

Special, No. 2. Sheet No. 31.-American Legion

Special.

Sheet No. 32.-American Legion
Special, No. 2.
Sheet No. 33.-Masonic Special,
No. 1.
Sheet No. 34.-Masonic Special,
No. 2.

Sheet No. 35.-Women's Special,

No. 4.

Sheet No. 38.-Library Special, No. 5.
Sheet No. 39.-Music Division Spe-
cial, No. 2.

Sheet No. 40.-Music Division Spe-
cial, No. 3.
Sheet No. 41.-Education Special,
No. 6.
Sheet No. 42.-Education Special,
No. 7.

Sheet No. 43.-States, Cities and
Towns Commit-
tees, No. 6.

Sheet No. 36.-Women's Special, Sheet No. 44.-States, Cities and

No. 5.

Sheet No. 37.-Library Special, No. 4.

Towns Committees, No. 7.

PUBLICATIONS AND COMMEMORATIVE ITEMS

In addition to the Information Sheets, many other publications and commemorative items were issued and distributed by the Commission. Besides hundreds of informative news releases, the Commission issued the following:

Pamphlet containing the Constitution and amendments, Declaration of Independence, etc.

Book, The Story of the Constitution (published in two editions, standard and de luxe).

Facsimile reproductions of the four pages of the Constitution. Size 291⁄2" x 24".
Facsimile reproduction of the Bill of Rights. Size 29% x 30%".
Facsimile reproduction of the Declaration of Independence. Size 291⁄2" x 24"
Sheet of pictures of Signers of the Constitution. Size 291⁄2" x 24".
Set of maps of Thirteen Original States-18 maps depicting the Thirteen
Original States at the time of the formation of the Constitution, including
Maine, Kentucky, and Tennessee, which were at that time portions of Massa-
chusetts, Virginia, and North Carolina, respectively, and also two maps of the
United States. Size each 20" x 26".

Map of New York City at the time of Washington's inauguration-with a large picture of George Washington taking the oath of office as first President. Also maps and itineraries of the routes followed by Washington and Adams from Mount Vernon, Va., and Braintree, Mass., to New York City for the inauguration. Size 20" x 26".

Book, Music associated with the Period of the Formation of the Constitution and the Inauguration of George Washington.

Book, music associated with the period of the formation of the Constitution and the inauguration of George Washington.

Music, "Gimme That Good Old Constitution."
Music sheet, Federal March.

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