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- 1992-1997 (Creation)
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Committee files related to the celebration of the College's sesquicentennial. Included are planning documents, copies of all publications and videocassettes created for and funded by the committee, and office files related to all SQC activities.
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Materials were transferred to the Archives during the entirety of the project from the various people and offices involved. Office files from Wayne Moyer were transferred in August 1997
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Related archival materials
Office files of Jim Work in the Office of Special Programs contain more specific information regarding the events in various cities (RG-SP, Ser. 2). Copies of major SQC publications are also located in the Iowa room collection, notably Joseph Wall's Grinnell College in the Nineteenth Century.
The Sesquicentennial Committee (SQC) began about 1992 to plan for the celebration of te 150th anniversary of the founding of Grinnell College. During the first years representatives from the Board of Trustees, Alumni Association board of directors, and Faculty Advisory Committee planned the theme, on- and off-campus activities, and publications. Andy Cooper, '70, chaired the committee, Joe Rosenfield, '26, was honorary chair. After initial planning the committee, headed by Wayne Moyer and including Pamela Ferguson and Rich Ridgway, coordinated the work of various planning groups and implemented these plans. The celebration extended for an 18-month period, beginning May 1995 and ending Dec. 1996.