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Citizen Bee records

 Collection
Identifier: RHC-30
This collection includes organizational records, contest materials, photographs, and videos of Michigan and national competitions.

Dates

  • 1982-1996

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research use.

Publication Rights

For information on copyright or permissions for this collection, contact Grand Valley State University Special Collections.

Extent

5.0 Linear Feet (4 cartons)

Administrative History

Citizen Bee was an educational competition originated by Robert Clarke, a political science professor at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan, to challenge high school students on their knowledge of American history, government, geography, economics, and current events. The program helped students understand the liberties as guaranteed in America’s Founding documents, and how the words and ideas of America's Founders and our Founding principles affect each citizen’s life. The first bee was held in Kent County in 1981 under the sponsorship of the Grand Rapids Press. In 1985, it became a national program, currently known as the Bill of Rights Institute.

Source of Acquisition

Acquired from Robert Clarke in 1989, 1996.

Creator

Title
Citizen Bee records, RHC-30
Author
Special Collections & University Archives
Date
2010
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Grand Valley State University Special Collections & University Archives Repository

Contact:
Seidman House
1 Campus Drive
Allendale MI 49401 United States
616-331-8726