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Edward H. Knight collection on City Market, 1821-1968 1957-1965.

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  • 4 of 4 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI L522 (Text) 00000105051593 Manuscripts Available -
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI L522 (Text) 00000105051601 Manuscripts Available -
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI L522 (Text) 00000105051619 Manuscripts Available -
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI L522 (Text) 00000106354475 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 4 manuscript boxes

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General Note:
Processed by: Christiana Baich, October 2005. Finding aid revised: Brittany Kropf, 11/06/2015.
Restrictions on Access Note:
The collection is open for research use.
Summary, etc.:
The materials in this collection fully document Knight's interest in the Indianapolis City Market and his work as an attorney to save the City Market from 1957-1968. Included are legal documents from the case, correspondence, clippings, copies of laws and regulations pertaining to the case, historical materials about the City Market, and photographs. The materials date from 1821 to 1968, with the bulk of the collection dating from 1957 to 1965. Many of the items have annotations written by Knight. There are also a few miscellaneous items also donated by Knight that do not relate to the City Market.
Participants in the case are attorneys for the plaintiff Edward H. Knight and Edward O. Snethen; plaintiffs Paul C. Wetter, Albert Steffey, Peter A. Corsaro, and Dorothy Poynter; attorneys for the defendant Michael B. Reddington, John J. Dillon, and William J. Wood; defendants City of Indianapolis, Mayor Phillip L. Bayt, Charles H. Boswell, David M. Silver, William H. Warren, Shirley E. Murphy, Jacob L. Steinmetz, Board of Public Works, Indianapolis Off-Street Parking Commission, Common Council, and Attorney General Edwin K. Steers; and Judge Robert G. Robb.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Edward H. Knight collection on City Market, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library. Possession of a reproduction from an Indiana State Library collection does not constitute permission for use.
Biographical or Historical Data:
Edward Hussey Knight was born May 26, 1877, in Brazil, Indiana. In 1899, he received a Bachelor of Laws degree from Indiana Law School. Knight practiced law for 71 years in Clay and Marion counties. He also served as deputy Marion County prosecutor (1908-1909), Indianapolis city attorney (1927-1930), and corporation council for two terms (1930-1934, 1939-1943). During the late 1950s and 1960s, Knight was the principal attorney in litigation that saved the City Market, an Indianapolis landmark. He died at the age of 96 on March 7, 1974.
Subject: Indianapolis City Market (Indianapolis, Ind.)
Knight, Edward Hussey, 1877-1974.
Lawyers > Indiana > Indianapolis.
Markets > Indiana > Indianapolis > History.
Indianapolis (Ind.) > History.

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