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Records concerning the year-long Cornell University Centennial observance (1964-65) and the related development program, including correspondence and preliminary plans and statements; mimeographed minutes, memoranda, studies, reports And agenda of the Planning Committee, established in 1960; statements of long-range plans and goals submitted to the Committee by the Deans of each of the colleges and schools in Ithaca; reports prepared by the various university departments and divisions for meetings with the Sub-Committees on the Humanities, the Natural Sciences, and the Social Sciences and reports of these sub-committees; papers written by staff and faculty members on university-wide problems; drafts and final copies of Centennial brochures; correspondence, scripts, and memoranda mainly of the Centennial Celebration Committee pertaining to Convocation (October 1964), Cornell Week at Lincoln Center (March 1965), Charter Week (April-May, 1965), the presentation at Cornell of Berlioz's Te Deum by the Philadelphia Orchestra, Alumni Reunion Week culminating in the son et lumiere program, written and produced by Donald Mainwaring and other Centennial events; also programs, texts of addresses and symposia and other printed matter, committee minutes, schedules, invitations, photographs, press releases, and tape recordings; congratulatory letters and approximately 120 scrolls and similar documents from colleges, universities and learned societies here and abroad. The chief correspondents are Robert Kidera and John Marcham; other persons represented in the records include Sir Eric Ashby, Morris Bishop, Walter Brusk, Richard H. Comstock, Alfred R. Crawford, Arthur H. Dean, Mary H. Donlon, George Healy, Karel Husa, Ernest Leet, Thomas Mackesey, Deane W. Malott, Otakar Matousek, Janson Noyes, Jrl, Eugene Ormandy, James A. Perkins, Felix Reichmann, Adlai Stevenson and James L. Zwingle.

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