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Good Roads Day, Indiana centennial photographs

 Collection — Folder: SP128
Identifier: SP128

Scope and Contents

This collection includes two black-and-white photographs taken of the president, Indiana governor, and city mayor at "Good Roads Day" during the Indiana centennial on October 12, 1916.


  • 1916/10/12

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 Good Roads Day Parade, which recognized the importance of well-paved highways and roads, was held on October 12, 1916 in Indianapolis, Indiana as part of the Indiana centennial celebrations. It was attended by President Woodrow Wilson, Governor Samuel M. Ralston, and Mayor Joseph Bell of Indianapolis, who viewed the parade from a reviewing stand in Monument Circle. The grand marshall was Carl G. Fisher and he led a parade of automobiles of all makes and models from across the state through the streets.


Items in the collection.

"Parade Route Is Lined by Dense Crowd." Indianapolis Star, October 13, 1916, 1. Accessed November 17, 2021. ProQuest.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Mrs. James Northam.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2021/11/17 by Brittany Kropf. EAD finding aid created 2021/11/17 by Brittany Kropf.
Good Roads Day, Indiana centennial photographs
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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