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The Resource Indianapolis Centennial Committee collection

Indianapolis Centennial Committee collection

Label
Indianapolis Centennial Committee collection, 1919-1920
Title
Indianapolis Centennial Committee collection
Inclusive dates
1919-1920
Creator
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This collection includes mimeographed, typed minutes; typed or autographed, signed letters; photographs; brochures; parade float number placards; and financial reports from the Indianapolis Centennial Commission and various vendors in Indianapolis, Indiana and elsewhere from November 17, 1919 to July 3, 1920 regarding the planning, organization, supplies needed and finances of the six day celebration planned by the Indianapolis Centennial Commission
Biographical or historical data
The Indianapolis Centennial Commission began meeting November 17, 1919, including John H. Holliday (elected permanent chair) and other illustrious residents of the city, representing the Indiana Historical Society, the Board of Trade, Chamber of Commerce, Daughters of the American Revolution, the city of Indianapolis and the Indianapolis Public Schools. Jacob P. Dunn was elected chair of the committee to select the date for the celebration and also of the History Committee. The Centennial Commission grew to encompass nearly two hundred people, with various responsibilities. The celebration started June 5, 1920 at Tomlinson Hall, with other activities through the 9th, including a parade on the 7th, and the pageant on June 8 at the State Fair Coliseum. Compared to many of the Statehood Centennial celebrations, the Indianapolis Centennial was not quite as reverent with its subject matter. William Bates, the author, felt that "quite a number of quaint and amusing things have happened in Indianapolis within the past hundred years, and if some of them have crept into this picture they may be welcomed by those who delight not in dry-as-dust annals." More attention was paid to early events rather than those remembered by the still living, and "in doing so only a general sequence of events has been attempted, and the calendar has been condensed with a freedom bordering upon disrespect." Some of the events they portrayed included the following: An Indian chant; Settling of Pioneers; An attack by an Indian looking for whisky; Platting the town with a roll-call of prominent early settlers; An interpretive dance with the enemies of mud and malaria; Finishing the Madison Railroad; The Civil War; A Ballet of gifts to the city.Information found within the collection."Indianapolis Centennial Commission". Other Centennial Celebrations. Retrieved 2015/04/17. https://secure.in.gov/library/2522.htm
Cataloging source
ISL
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/organizationName
Indianapolis Centennial Committee
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dunn, Jacob Piatt
  • Holliday, John H.
  • Indianapolis (Ind.)
Label
Indianapolis Centennial Committee collection
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/437
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2015/04/17 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2015/04/17 by Edythe Huffman
Arrangement
This collection is arranged by subject.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21087280
Extent
0.5 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a records transfer from the Indiana Division.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn990339644
  • (OCoLC)990339644
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 manuscript box
Label
Indianapolis Centennial Committee collection
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/437
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2015/04/17 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2015/04/17 by Edythe Huffman
Arrangement
This collection is arranged by subject.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21087280
Extent
0.5 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a records transfer from the Indiana Division.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn990339644
  • (OCoLC)990339644
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 manuscript box

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