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State parks collection

 Collection — Folder: S2111
Identifier: S2111

Scope and Contents

This collection includes "The Story of an Indiana Pioneer Village-Spring Mill," "The Story of Turkey Run," "The Movement for Local and State Parks in Indiana," and "Relationship of the Indiana Historical Commission to the State Park Movement" ranging from 1909 to 1930 regarding Indiana state parks.


  • 1909-1930

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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.

Historical Note

"The Story of Turkey Run" was written by Miss Vida Newsom, President of the Indiana Federation of Clubs (1913-1915), upon the request of the Editor of "Topics," a magazine published in Indianapolis at the time. The article tells how the Indiana Federation of Clubs was appointed to find out what could be done to preserve the natural beauty of Indiana with the help of the state leading to the making of Turkey Run. "The Story of an Indiana Pioneer Village-Spring Mill" was read before the Indiana Federation of Art Clubs around 1930. Other documents in the collection give historical and financial information on other state parks.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2014/05/02 by Danielle Adams. EAD finding aid created 2014/05/02 by Danielle Adams.
State parks collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.