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Record Group Number: 000150
Series/Collection Number: .S 1589
Creator: Florida Sesquicentennial Commission
Title, Dates: Commission and committee meeting files, 1994-1995.
Amount: 1.66 cubic ft.
Medium Included: audiotapes
Organization/Arrangement: Arranged by committee, then chronological by meeting date.
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Biographical/Historical:     The Florida Sesquicentennial Commission was created by Chapter 94-152, Laws of Florida, and was signed into law by Governor Lawton Chiles on May 11, 1994.  The 18-member commission was responsible for developing, coordinating, and implementing plans for statewide observance of the 150th anniversary of Florida's statehood, and for promoting awareness of Florida's historic, cultural, and natural resources.  On a shoestring budget of $125,000, the commission sanctioned over 600 events statewide, produced calendars of activities, events, and exhibits, and prepared and distributed information packets and education kits for schools and organizations.
    The commission coordinated the March 3, 1995 Florida Statehood Stamp First Day Issue Ceremony; the March 13, 1995 statehood celebration by the State Legislature, Governor, and Department of State; and the October 28-29, 1995 "Run of the Century," a 150-mile foot race from Gainesville to Tallahassee concluding with the dedication and placement of a time capsule under the west side steps of the Old Capitol.
    As per Chapter 94-152, the commission was terminated on January 1, 1996.
Summary:     This series consists of minutes, agenda, background materials, and working documents from meetings of the Florida Sesquicentennial Commission and its committees.  The files document issues discussed at the meetings and the activities of the commission relating to planning events, promoting awareness, sanctioning events, and licensing use of the Sesquicentennial logo.
  Many of the files document meetings of the Sanctioning Committee at which members considered requests to officially sanction historical, cultural, and educational activities and events.  These files include materials such as programs and videotapes which were part of, or resulted from, sanctioned activities.  There are also several files relating to the Licensing Committee, which considered requests from manufacturers or the media to use the official Sesquicentennial logo on products or in broadcasts.
    The series also includes video tapes of the first commission meeting on September 19, 1994, and audio cassettes of several commission and committee meetings.
Finding Aids: Folder listing available.
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Subject Access Fields: Anniversaries
Video recordings. aat
Videocassettes. aat
Audio cassettes. aat
Audio tapes. aat
Florida Anniversaries, etc.
Florida Centennial celebrations, etc.
Added Entries Florida. Dept. of State.