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The Resource Indiana State Fair collection

Indiana State Fair collection

Label
Indiana State Fair collection, circa 1851-1920s
Title
Indiana State Fair collection
Inclusive dates
circa 1851-1920s
Creator
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This collection includes a commercially printed card from Braden and Burford in Indianapolis, Indiana regarding the Indiana State Fair, a brochure for the Hook's Historic Drug Store and Pharmacy Museum, and a newspaper clipping of "Hoosier Listening Post" by Katie Milner Rabb
Biographical or historical data
The Indiana General Assembly created the State Board of Agriculture in 1851, which founded the Indiana State Fair in 1852, held at what is now Military Park in Indianapolis. The total fair budget was $4,700.00. It was held in Lafayette in 1853, Madison in 1854, Indianapolis 1855-1858, New Albany 1859, no fair was held in 1861, in Indianapolis through the Civil War years, Fort Wayne 1865, returning permanently to Indianapolis. The "Camp Morton" fairgrounds on the old northside of Indianapolis was the 2nd site for the annual fair. The 3rd and current site for the fairgrounds is on 38th Street, west of Fall Creek Parkway, and it opened in 1892. The fair in 1852 confined itself to adult farmers and approaches to agriculture, but Purdue University has begun and rapidly increased the participation of future agricultural leaders of Indiana through its club work with youth.Sources:Baker, Stephen. (2006). The great Indiana State Fair at 150. Emmis Publishing: Indianapolis, IN. (pp. 5, 7, 9,15)Indiana State Board of Agriculture. (1927). 75 years of progress, 1852-1927: a review of the founding and growth of the Indiana State Fair. Indiana State Board of Agriculture: Indianapolis, IN. ISLH 606 #1Premiums and regulations with the names of the awarding committees for the third annual fair of the Indiana state Board of Agriculture, to be held at the city of Madison,on Monday 2d, Tuesday 3d, Wednesday 4th, Thursday 5th and Friday 6th days of October, 1854. Indiana State Board of Agriculture: Richmond, IN. ISL I 606 I59 printRegulations and premium list of the eighth annual Indiana State Fairto be held at New Albany on Monday to Saturday, September 26th to October 1st, 1859. Indiana State Board of Agriculture: Indianapolis, IN. ISL I 606 I59 print
Cataloging source
ISL
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1866-1937
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Rabb, Kate Milner
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  • Braden and Burford (Indianapolis, Ind.)
  • Indiana State Fair
  • Business cards
  • Indianapolis (Ind.)
Label
Indiana State Fair collection
Link
http://www.in.gov/library/finding-aid/S1980%20Indiana%20State%20Fair%20Collection.pdf
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2014/07/31 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2014/07/31 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid updated on 2016/08/11 by Lauren Patton
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Control code
20354837
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a purchase from Ernest Ream on 1932/09/05.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn893919722
  • (OCoLC)893919722
Terms 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.
Type of unit
1 folder
Label
Indiana State Fair collection
Link
http://www.in.gov/library/finding-aid/S1980%20Indiana%20State%20Fair%20Collection.pdf
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2014/07/31 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2014/07/31 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid updated on 2016/08/11 by Lauren Patton
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Control code
20354837
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a purchase from Ernest Ream on 1932/09/05.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn893919722
  • (OCoLC)893919722
Terms 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.
Type of unit
1 folder

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