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Object Name File, Document
Title 1975 Tercentennial
Scope & Content Two boxes of archival materials related to the 1975 Tercentennial. Includes:
Box 1 contains:
- VHS tape of a student production entitled "Little Compton: A Community and its Celebration."
- Folder of copies of "The Peaked Top Press", which was published as part of Little Compton's 300th Anniversary Celebration.
- Folder of news clippings
- A large red album with photographs of the town celebration and events. At the beginning of the album are a few miscellaneous papers related to the Tercentennial.
- Two hand-crafted Pewter plates made by Reed and Barton: one for the Tercentennial, engraved with an image of The Commons bell with graveyard and church in background and text "Little Compton Commons"; one for the Bicentennial, engraved with shield containing two geese and an arrow, with text "1776-1976"


Box 2 contains the following files of photographs:
1-171PARADE
172-204OPENING CEREMONIES
209-216CANNON/MUSKET (NO PRINTED PHOTOS)
217-229CRAFT SHOW
230-232BARBERSHOP QUARTET
233-241GAY 90'S DANCE
242-249CROWNING OF QUEEN AT GAY 90'S DANCE
250-256ANTIQUE CAR SHOW
257-266BREAKFAST
267-279ECUMENICAL SERVICE AT ST. ANDREWS/SAKONNET
280-283STRAWBERRY SOCIAL
284-287NAVY BAND CONCERT (NO PRINTED PHOTOS)
288-297FIREWORKS -( NO PRINTED PHOTOS)
298-309TRIBUTE TO RAY PALMER
310-400FARMER'S DAY
401-417SQUARE DANCE
418-420CARLTON BROWNELL/HISTORICAL SURVEY OF LC.
421-429? IN GYM
430-477IT ALL LOOKS THE SAME TO ME - PLAY
478-560PORTUGUESE FEAST
561-616ZEBRAS IN MY ZINNIAS - PLAY BY SCHOOL KIDS
617-633OLD TIMER'S NIGHT
634-680FISHERMEN'S DAY
681-697COLONIAL BALL WITH SOME DUPLICATES
904 924COLONIAL BALL WITH SOME DUPLICATES
698-749FIREMEN'S MUSTER AND PARADE
750-779CLOSING CEREMONIES (OUT OF SEQUENCE)
780-783PLANTING OF LIBERTY TREE
785-804LOBSTER DINNER
805-829BIKE AND FOOT RACES, TUG O WAR/WILBOUR'S WOODS, ETC.
830-836TRIBUTE TO BENJAMIN CHURCH (NO PRINTED PHOTOS)
837-865TIME CAPSULE
866-902DOLL CARRIAGE AND BICYCLE PARADE
Category 8: Communication Artifact
Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 2007.2761
Extent of Description box is oversized and measures: h 3.25" x w 21" x d 24.75"
paper, newsprint, photographs, plastc
Source unknown
Date 1975
Subjects Tercentennial
Anniversary
Little Compton Tercentennial
1975
1975 Tercentennial