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A Note Regarding Resources: Items are listed on this page that enhance work with the topic discussed. Some older items, especially, may include dated practices and ideas that are no longer generally accepted. Resources reflecting current practices are noted whenever possible
Boomhower, Ray. “Celebrating Statehood: Indiana’s 1916 Centennial.” Traces of Indiana and Midwestern History. Summer 1991, Vol. 3, No. 3. pp. 28-39.
This is a good article with excellent photographs.
Brown, Dee. The Year of the Century: 1876. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons. 1966.
This book deals with the centennial celebration of the nation in 1876.
Cottman, George. Centennial History and Handbook of Indiana. Indianapolis: Max R. Hyman. 1915.
This is a very interesting book with wonderful old photographs.
Dunkling, Leslie. A Dictionary of Days. New York: Facts On File. 1988.
This book lists the curious stories behind more than 850 named days. It can be addictive!
George, Gerald W. “Ten Strange Ways To Celebrate a Centennial.” History News. September/October 1988, Vol. 43, No. 5. pp. 23-25.
Actually, Gerald George offers good advise rather than strange ways to celebrate a centennial.
Lindley, Harlow, ed. The Indiana Centennial 1916. Indianapolis: The Indiana Historical Commission. 1919.
A record of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of Indiana’s admission to statehood. The author was one of the original commissioners who helped to plan the statehood centennial.
Myers, Robert J. Celebrations: The Complete Book of American Holidays. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1972.
This is a fun and easy book to read.
Petersen, Keith. Historical Celebrations. Boise: Idaho State Historical Society. 1986.
This is a wonderful source for anyone planning an historical celebration. It is full of suggestions and tips.