The Resource Correspondence and subject files of the Director's Office

Correspondence and subject files of the Director's Office

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Correspondence and subject files of the Director's Office, 1955-1984
Title
Correspondence and subject files of the Director's Office
Inclusive dates
1955-1984
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Language
eng
Summary
Contains correspondence and subject files belonging to Parke Rouse, Jr., the first executive director of the Jamestown Festival Park, and later the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation. In addition, Rouse served as director of the Virginia Independence Bicentennial Commission. Includes correspondence, news releases, clippings, programs, minutes, maps, reports, publications, bylaws, contracts, invitations, speeches, financial records, lists, photographs, questionnaires, blueprints, budgets, plans, memorandums, and other sundry items. These files document the planning and commemoration of Virginia's 350th Anniversary, Virginia's Independence Bicentennial, and the Yorktown Bicentennial. In addition, there is information on First Assembly Day, the George Washington Bicentennial Center (Alexandria, Va.), the Western Virginia Bicentennial Center (Charlottesville, Va.), the Bicentennial Council of the Thirteen Original States, and the Yorktown Victory Center
Note
Agency history record describes the history and functions of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation. (Search Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation as author).
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Biographical or historical data
  • The Jamestown Foundation was created by an act of the General Assembly passed on March 29, 1958, to administer, develop, and maintain Jamestown Festival Park. The Foundation was administered by a board of trustees consisting of twenty-four members, eight appointed by the Speaker of the House from its membership, four appointed by the President of the Senate from its membership, and twelve members appointed by the Governor from the citizens of the Commonwealth. Effective July 1, 1976, the Foundation was renamed the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation and also was charged with acquiring, operating, and maintaining Yorktown Victory Center at the request of the Virginia Independence Bicentennial Commission.
  • In addition to administering Festival Park and Victory Center, the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation is charged with developing and maintaining national and international awareness of the important role played by Virginia in the creation of the United States through programs, related research, and educational programs. The overriding educational purposes of the Foundation were first recognized when the General Assembly declared the agency to be an educational institution within the definitions of the Code of Virginia. That action also identified Jamestown Festival Park and Yorktown Victory Center as historical museums and commemorative shrines by law. The Foundation actively directs private sector efforts to increase tourism in the areas in which the foundation has its centers.
Cataloging source
VIC
Citation source
Salmon, John S., comp. A GUIDE TO STATE RECORDS IN THE ARCHIVES BRANCH OF THE VIRGINIA BRANCH OF THE VIRGINIA STATE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES. Richmond: Virginia State Library, 1985
Label
Correspondence and subject files of the Director's Office
Link
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaead/published/lva/vi03127.xml.frame
Note
These records are part of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation record group (RG# 21)
Arrangement
Arranged chronologicially, then alphabetical by subject.
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  • The Library of Virginia
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Extent
29
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Organization method
Organized into the following series: Series I. Correspondence and Subject Files; Series II. History Files.
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001632106
Terms governing use
There are no use restrictions.
Type of unit
cu. ft. (29 boxes)

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