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Cambridge 2000 Records, 1999-2001

Identifier: 066

Collection Overview

The collection consists of calendars, images, magnets, media coverage, slides of words and poetry used as outdoor library wall projections in the “Illuminated Word” event, T-shirts and other promotional materials, the City’s 2000 Annual Report featuring the celebration, and a cassette tape of two interviews of light artists that appeared on WBUR and WRKO.


  • 1999-2001


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The materials in this collection are subject to copyright and intellectual property restrictions. It is the responsibility of the researcher to understand and observe copyright law and to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyright. Researchers must obtain written permission from the copyright owner(s) if they wish to publish materials from this collection. Questions concerning copyright and permission to publish should be directed to the Cambridge Room, Cambridge Public Library Archives and Special Collections.


The Cambridge Arts Council coordinated a series of activities and events to celebrate the millennium in 2000. It held a series of four light celebrations created by Spectaire, a collaborative of light artists. The celebrations were The Beaconing (January 22, 2000), Light Parade (May 13, 2000), Skyward Light (September 23, 2000), and Illuminated Word (December 7, 2000). An additional event was “Curious Doings in Cambridge Crosswalks,” which featured performers from Behind the Mask Theatre and volunteers from city departments and sought to raise awareness about public safety. It produced a series of quarterly calendars under the title “2 thousand things to do in Cambridge in 2 thousand.”


1.3 Linear Feet

0.3 Cubic Feet

1 boxes (Oversize)

100 Items

Language of Materials


Organization of Collection

The collection is organized as follows:

1. Scrapbook, 1991 (in 5 folders)

2. "Illuminated World" by Spectaire, 1999-2001

2.1. Audiocassette Tape, 2000

2.2. Slides, 1999-2001

3. T-shirts, 2000

Approximately 100 items organized by material type.

Custodial History

This collection was donated by the Cambridge Arts Council to the Cambridge City Manager’s Office in April 2001 and transferred to the Cambridge Public Library.

Processing Information

Processed By Christine Di Bella in June 2015. Rehoused and encoded by Moira Mackay in March 2017 under the supervision of Alyssa Pacy.
Cambridge 2000, 1999-2001
Christine Di Bella (finding aid author 2015) and Moira MacKay (EAD author March 2017).
June 2015 and March 2017
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge Room, Cambridge Public Library Archives and Special Collections Repository

Cambridge Public Library
449 Broadway
Cambridge MA 02138 USA