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International Dairy Exposition records

Identifier: L394

Scope and Contents

This collection includes administrative records, correspondence, financial records, publications, and realia from Chester Parker in Indianapolis ranging from 1947 to 1951 regarding International Dairy Exposition Inc. Notable items include a page listing Wendell L. Willkie's wife as the chairman of the Women's National Advisory Committee in 1950, catalogs of entries for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd annual exposition, ticket passes, stickers, and flags.


  • 1947-1951


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

Chester Parker was involved with the International Dairy Exposition Inc. when he was with the Indiana State Grange Board of Directors. In 1947, the Indiana Farm Bureau and the Indiana State Chamber of Commerce worked with representatives from the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce, American Dairy Association of Indiana, and the Indiana State Dairy Association to form a committee with the "purpose of discussing the possibility of establishing a permanent home for a dairy show." The International Dairy Exposition Inc. was assembled as a show in the Octobers of 1949-1951 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds where they had multiple shows, like a senior show for judging in each of the classifications of seven dairy breeds, a show devoted to the 4-H Club and Future Farmers of America, industrial exhibits, educational or consumers' show, and entertainment programs.


0.6 Cubic Feet (2 manuscript boxes)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from the Indiana Historical Society on 1976/05/11.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2016/10/19 by Kori Nell. EAD finding aid created 2016/10/19 by Kori Nell
International Dairy Exposition records
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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