Invitation to Dedication Ceremonies of the Memorial of the Founders, 1930 September 16
Scope and Contents note
This collection includes records relating to the celebration of the 300th anniversary of the founding of Boston. Mayor James M. Curley served as the honorary chairman of the Boston Tercentenary Committee. Included in the collection is a time capsule that was created by the city government for the bicentennial celebration with instructions to be opened by the Mayor on September 17, 1930. The materials in the time capsule document the 200th anniversary celebration. Also included is a letter from the Grand Marshal of the 200th anniversary parade to the Grand Marshal of the 300th anniversary parade handing over to him a truncheon. The location of this truncheon is unknown.
The rest of the collection includes records documenting the year-long celebration in 1930. These records include tickets, programs, catalogues, brochures, publications, posters advertising events and scrapbooks. The four volumes of scrapbooks include news clippings documenting all types of events and activities relating to the celebration and are arranged chronologically.
The collection is divided into 6 series: Bicentennial time capsule and correspondence; Tercentenary Celebration programs, tickets, etc.; Publications; Posters; Scrapbooks; and News clippings.
- 1930 September 16
From the Collection: 3.5 Cubic feet
Language of Materials
Part of the City of Boston Archives Repository
201 Rivermoor St.
West Roxbury MA 02132 United States