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Crosstown Merchants Association collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S3494

Content Description

This collection includes correspondence, photographs, and a minute book from the Crosstown Merchants Association in Indianapolis, Indiana ranging from 1946 to 1957 regarding the annual street fair that the association heldfor charity and the operations of the association.


  • 1949-1957

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 Crosstown Merchants Association was a collection of business owners, tradespeople, and services in Indianapolis, Indiana, which would come together annually to throw a street fair to raise awareness for local businesses and funds which would be donated to local charities. Running from at least 1949 to 1957, the fair brought in thousands of dollars in charitable donations for Indianapolis with most of the money being donated to the local branch of Riley Children’s Hospital. The businesses involved were small local businesses rather than large corporations.


0.02 Cubic Feet (2 folders)

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This collection is arrange by subject.

Custodial History

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


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2023/10/03 by A.J. Chrapliwy. EAD finding aid created on 2023/10/13 by A.J. Chrapliwy.
Crosstown Merchants Association 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.