The collection consists of correspondence, notes, proposals by California counties for
Bicentennial events and other Bicentennial project ideas of a more general nature.
In 1970 Gov. Ronald Reagan appointed Richard Coke Wood, professor of California History
at the University of the Pacific, Stockton, Calif., to the American Revolution
Bicentennial Commission of California. At that time Wood was chairman of the California
State Historic Landmarks Commission. He served on the ARBCC through 1976.