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Indianapolis dry canal photograph collection

 Collection — Folder: SP022
Identifier: SP022

Scope and Contents

This collection includes copies of photographs on computer paper and one CD-R disc containing digital photographs from John Hale in Indianapolis, Indiana on March 12, 2008 regarding the cleaning and draining of the central canal in Indianapolis.


  • 2008/03/12


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 downtown Indianapolis canal, which is part of the Indiana Central Canal, was cleaned during November, 2007-March, 2008, the first cleaning in nearly 20 years. The project cost the city $423,000 under the direction of the primary contractor, Merrell Brothers of Kokomo. Crews used vacuums to remove 267 semitrailer loads of sludge and waste from the canal. The canal was drained and small plows were used to scrape algae, construction runoff, and sediment allong the entire length of the concrete-lined waterway.


Items in the collection.

Hoeppner, Lindsey. "Work Nearly Done on Cleaning Indianapolis Canal.", March 5, 2008. Accessed April 12, 2019.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

0.16 Gigabytes (111 JPEG files)

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This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from John Hale on 2014/10/29.


No further additions are expected.

Existence and Location of Originals

Originals may be found in the following collections:

D011: Indianapolis dry canal digital photograph collection

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2019/04/12 by Brittany Kropf. EAD finding aid created 2019/04/12 by Brittany Kropf.



Indianapolis dry canal photograph 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.