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A Walk in the Woods with Gene Stratton-Porter photograph collection

 Collection — Folder: SP179
Identifier: SP179

Scope and Contents

This collection includes photographs and positive film strips, most likely taken by Randy Starks and Dave Fulton, in Rome City, Indiana ranging in 1989, depicting actress Joanna Cassidy at the filming of the documentary, A Walk in the Woods with Gene Stratton-Porter, at Porter's Cabin at Wildflower Woods. There are also 4 photographs at a reception in the Indiana Authors' Room at the Indiana State Library where Cassidy received a Sagamore of the Wabash.


  • 1989

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

A Walk in the Woods with Gene Stratton-Porter was a 15-minute documentary filmed entirely in Indiana. It featured acress Joanna Cassidy discussing the life and work of Gene Stratton-Porter, renowned Indiana author, photographer, and conservationist. Limberlost Cabin in Geneva and the Cabin at Wildflower Woods in Rome City were the primary filming locations.

The project was a collaborative effort between Ann Elridge from Sasha Schneider Productions; Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis; the Indiana Department of Education; the Indiana Historical Bureau; the Indiana State Library; and the Indiana State Museum. Cassidy and Eldridge arrived in Indiana on October 9, 1989 and spent a week in meetings, receptions, speaking engagements, filming, and other community activities across the state. Cassidy also received a Sagamore of the Wabash. Sources:

Items in the collection.

Shearin, John W. "The Limberlost Revisited: A Walk in the Woods with Joanna Cassidy." Indiana Media Journal 12, no. 2 (Winter 1990): 16-17.


0.02 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

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


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2023/07/28 by Brittany Kropf. EAD finding aid created 2023/07/28 by Brittany Kropf.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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