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Garfield Park collection 1920-2012

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  • 1 of 1 copy 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 L720 (Text) 00000106357882 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 1 Cubic Feet (3 manuscript boxes)

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General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2018/09/21 by Abby Currier. EAD finding aid created 2018/09/21 by Abby Currier.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This collection includes papers and documents related to Garfield Park dated from 1920 to 2012 with most of the materials dated between 1995 to 1999. The papers cover a wide range of topics including the project to restore the Sunken Garden, the general history of the park and their operations, the Friends of Garfield Park papers and miscellaneous other groups that are related to Garfield Park. Paper types include correspondence, fliers, publications, committee papers, meeting minutes and other documents.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Garfield Park 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:
Garfield Park and Conservatory is the oldest public park in the Indianapolis park system with its main entrance located at 2450 Shelby Street. It was named after President Garfield in 1881 after he was assassinated. Today, the park is 128 acres and offers picnic areas, athletic facilities, a playground, a pool, community center, a greenhouse and a conservatory. The Sunken Garden is a specially landscaped, formal garden to attract visitors. It is a popular wedding site. Source: Bodenhamer and Barrows, "The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis", 1994
Cumulative Index/Finding Aids Note:
Finding aid online.
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Janice Lesniak and from the kindness of John Hornberger on 2018/09/06.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
Further additions are expected.
Subject: Garfield Park (Indianapolis, Ind.)
Parks > Indiana > Indianapolis.
Community organization > Indiana > Marion County.
Conservatory gardening > Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Fountains > Conservation and restoration.

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