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An act creating the Mount Rushmore National Memorial Commission and defining its purposes and powers

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Legislation creating the Mount Rushmore National Memorial Commission and laying out its powers and responsibilities. The purpose of the commission is to complete the carving of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial consisting of "heroic figures of Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Roosevelt."

Resource Type: Legislation

Subject: National monuments--Law and legislation; National monuments--Planning; Monuments--Design and construction; Presidents--Monuments; South Dakota--Mount Rushmore National Memorial; Mount Rushmore National Memorial Commission; Borglum, Gutzon, 1867-1941; Washington, George, 1732-1799; Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Coolidge, Calvin, 1872-1933

Date: 1929-02-25

Contract between Mount Harney Memorial Association and Gutzon Borglum

Description:

Contract of Gutzon Borglum for his work at Mount Rushmore.

Resource Type: Legal document

Subject: Artists' contracts; Contracts for work and labor; Sculptors; Monuments--Design and construction; National monuments--Planning; South Dakota--Mount Rushmore National Memorial; Mount Rushmore National Memorial Commission

Date: 1929-06-06

Invitation to the unveiling of George Washington portrait at Mount Rushmore

Description:

Invitation to the ceremonial unveiling of George Washington's "colossal portrait" at the Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

Resource Type: Invitation

Subject: National monuments; Monuments--Design and construction; Fourth of July celebrations; South Dakota--Mount Rushmore National Memorial; United States--Black Hills; Mount Rushmore National Memorial Commission; Washington, George, 1732-1799; Borglum, Gutzon, 1867-1941

Date: 1930

Act to create Mount Rushmore National Memorial Commission

Description:

A copy of the act to establish the Mount Rushmore National Memorial Commission with photos and caption of important figures in American history, including Theodore Roosevelt.

Resource Type: Magazine article

Subject: South Dakota--Mount Rushmore National Memorial; Mount Rushmore National Memorial Commission; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1930-06

Members of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial Commission

Description:

List of Mount Rushmore National Memorial Commission members, including members of the executive committee and the committee on design and publicity.

Resource Type: List

Subject: Committees--Administration; National monuments--Planning; Monuments--Design and construction; South Dakota--Mount Rushmore National Memorial; Mount Rushmore National Memorial Commission; Hanna, Louis B. (Louis Benjamin), 1861-1948; Robinson, Doane, 1856-1946; Borglum, Gutzon, 1867-1941; Boland, John A. (John Abram), 1884-1958; Day, Charles M.; Williamson, William; Williamson, Frederick E.; Thomas, A. K.; Sargent, Fred W. (Fred Wesley), 1876-1940; Norbeck, Peter, 1870-1936

Date: 1930-1935

Mount Rushmore National Memorial Commission meeting of the commissioners

Description:

Minutes of a meeting of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial Commission. A quorum was not present and the meeting was therefore informal. The auditor's report and the report of the chairman of the executive committee are included. Gutzon Borglum was in attendance and presented his annual report.

Resource Type: Minutes

Subject: National monuments--Planning; Monuments--Design and construction; Auditors' reports; South Dakota--Mount Rushmore National Memorial; South Dakota--Rapid City; Mount Rushmore National Memorial Commission; Borglum, Gutzon, 1867-1941; Sargent, Fred W. (Fred Wesley), 1876-1940; Norbeck, Peter, 1870-1936

Date: 1933-11-24

Letter from Gutzon Borglum to Franklin D. Roosevelt

Description:

Gutzon Borglum reviews the historic items to be inscribed on the west wall of Mount Rushmore. He describes the Mount Rushmore National Committee and its composition. Borglum argues that at least three women should be on the committee.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Monuments--Designs and plans; Monuments--Design and construction; Monuments--Political aspects; National monuments; Presidents--Monuments; Committees; Committees--Decision making; South Dakota--Mount Rushmore National Memorial; Mount Rushmore National Memorial Commission; King, Isabella Greenway, 1886-1953; Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945; Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962

Date: 1934-03-15

Letter from Charles W. Taylor to the students and citizens of Nebraska

Description:

Superintendent Taylor reviews the rules, judging, and awards for the Mount Rushmore inscription contest.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Contests; School contests; National monuments; Inscriptions; United States--Black Hills; South Dakota; South Dakota--Mount Rushmore National Memorial; Nebraska. Department of Public Instruction; Mount Rushmore National Memorial Commission; Borglum, Gutzon, 1867-1941; Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945; King, Isabella Greenway, 1886-1953; Washington, George, 1732-1799; Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Thackeray, William Makepeace, 1811-1863

Date: 1934-03-22

Financial statement of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial Commission

Description:

Financial statement for the Mount Rushmore National Memorial Commission from April 1, 1934, to May 1, 1934. Statement includes receipts and disbursements.

Resource Type: Statement, Financial

Subject: Monuments--Design and construction; National monuments--Planning; South Dakota--Mount Rushmore National Memorial; Mount Rushmore National Memorial Commission; Borglum, Gutzon, 1867-1941

Date: 1934-05-01

Minutes of meeting of Mount Rushmore National Memorial Commission

Description:

Minutes of a meeting of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial Commission including telegrams from members who could not attend. Representative Greenway was nominated to take a vacancy on the commission. Additional matters covered include the specific duties and powers of the commission, Gutzon Borglum's contract, publicity for the memorial, the Pageant of the Americas, and the financial condition of the commission.

Resource Type: Minutes

Subject: National monuments--Planning; Monuments--Designs and plans; Monuments--Design and construction; Artists' contracts; South Dakota--Mount Rushmore National Memorial; United States--Black Hills; Mount Rushmore National Memorial Commission; King, Isabella Greenway, 1886-1953; Borglum, Gutzon, 1867-1941

Date: 1934-05-03

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