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Garry Petersen, Irvington Urban Forestry collection circa 1984-1992, undated

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI L503 (Text) 00000106659006 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 3.0 Cubic feet 3 oversize folders

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General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2017/01/09 by Bethany Fiechter. EAD finding aid created 2017/01/11 by Edythe Huffman.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This collection includes posters from artists in Indiana and elsewhere ranging from 1984-1992 regarding Arbor Day, history in Franklin, Indiana and trees.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Garry Petersen, Irvington Urban Forestry collection, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Biographical or Historical Data:
Garry Peterson was born in 1952 in New Jersey to Robert James (an FBI agent) and Mrs. Petersen. He had one brother, Gregory T. Garry received an A.A. from George Washington University in cultural anthropology and a B.A. in economics and an M.A. in public and environmental affairs from Indiana University. Garry met his future wife Terri Lynn Peake while attending a speech class at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis(IUPUI) in 1975. They were married on Aug. 1, 1981 in Evansville, Indiana and have one son, Erik.He served as a Fellow with the Tax Research Analysis Center and was managing director of William-Lynn-James, having founded it in 1986 (using his wife's and father's middle names). Garry had previously been a principal of Petersen and Letterman, Inc.He was the principal author of the first plan to redevelop the Monon railroad into a trail corridor in central Indiana, drafted the city of Indianapolis, Indiana's model ordinance for urban forestry, wrote the Arbor Day ordinance for the city of Franklin, Indiana, and wrote the grant that led to the development of Franklin, Indiana's greenway trail system. Garry founded the Irvington Forestry Foundation in 1981 while living in Irvington. He received the Urban Forestry award in 1987 for his citizen activism.He was honored by several Indiana governors for his public service and was a recipient of the Sagamore of the Wabash, the highest honor an Indiana governor can bestow on a resident in Indiana.Garry died Sept. 1, 2016 in Greenwood, Indiana.Sources: "Just checking in...for Garry Petersen". Photo Potpourri (Joe Konz). Retrieved 217/01/09. http://photopotpourri.blogspot.com/2016/09/just-checking-in-for-garry-petersen.html"Petersen, Garry". IndyStar. Retrieved 2017/01/09. http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/indystar/obituary.aspx?n=garry-j-petersen&pid=181307655"Petersen, Garry". Garry Petersen. Retrieved 2017/01/09. http://garrypetersen.us/node/7"Petersen, Garry". William-Lynn-James, Inc. Retrieved 2017/01/09. http://business.wlj.biz/petersen.php"Petersen, Garry James". Indiana, Marriage Certificates, 1958-2005. Retrieved 2017/01/09. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com"Petersen, Robert". Garry Petersen. Retrieved 2016/01/11. http://garrypetersen.us/node/8
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Terri Petersen and Erik Petersen on 2017/01/09.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Irvington Urban Forestry (Indianapolis, Ind.)
Arbor Day > United States.
Natural resources > Indiana.
Brown County (Ind.)
Franklin (Johnson County, Ind.)
Irvington (Indianapolis, Ind.)

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