Jack McCormick papers
Scope and Contents
The oversize maps of the Alamo Quadrangle, Pine Hills, and Shades State Park and its surroundings range in dates from 1939 to 1950, though many are undated (OBC127).
- 1820-circa 1964
- McCormick, Jack, 1929-1979 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Use
McCormick received a Ph.D. in Botany from Rutgers University in New Jersey in 1955. He was involved in the creation of the Pine Hills Nature Preserve (now part of Shades State Park) from 1955 to 1961. His father, James McCormick was an attorney who provided legal aid in the acquisition of Pine Hills. McCormick worked at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, New York from 1955 through 1961. In 1958 he worked briefly at the Southwestern Research Station of the American Museum of Natural History in Portal, Arizona.
He was an assistant professor of botany at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio from 1961 to 1963 and also worked at the Kalbfleisch Field Research Station in 1961. McCormick became a curator and chairman of the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1963. He was also a member of the Nature Conservancy and authored three books. McCormick died in February, 1979.
Items in the collection.
Ancestry.com. "Jack Sovern McCormick." U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007. Accessed December 12, 2015. http://www.ancestrylibrary.com.
Ancestry.com. "Gwendolyn Terry." Marion County, Indiana, Marriage Index, 1925-2012. Accessed December 12, 2015. http://www.ancestrylibrary.com.
Thompson, Donald Eugene, Richard Elwell Banta, and Wabash College. "McCormick, Jack Sovern." Indiana Authors and Their Books, 1917-1966. Crawfordsville, IN: Wabash College, 1974.
Also on the property is Pine Hills Nature Preserve, which was annexed to the park in 1961, affords spectacular topography along a fairly long hike. The Nature Conservancy's Indiana chapter in Montgomery County, Indiana sought to purchase the property and donate it to the State of Indiana to preserve the area's natural beauty.
Items in the collection.
Indiana Department of Natural Resources. Division of State Parks. "Shades State Park." IN.gov. Accessed December 12, 2015. https://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/2970.htm.
2.54 Cubic Feet (5 manuscript boxes, 4 large oversize folders)
Language of Materials
Series 1: State Parks documents, 1883-1970
Series 2: State Parks oversize documents, 1948; undated
- Forestry and natural resources
- Hasselman family
- Indiana. Department of Conservation
- Indiana. Division of State Parks
- Minutes (Records)
- Montgomery County (Ind.)
- Nature Conservancy (U.S.), Indiana Chapter
- Nature conservation -- Indiana
- Pine Hills Nature Preserve (Ind.)
- Shades State Park (Ind.)
- State parks
- Jack McCormick papers
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description