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Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board


Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Collection on the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary

Identifier: M/A 0368
Description of Contents Promotional materials, historical information, publications, correspondence, and photographs related to the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary in Theodore Wirth Regional Park. Materials of note include correspondence and publications by Eloise Butler, records of the Eloise Butler Memorial Association's efforts to erect a plaque in honor of Butler, and materials from the Friends of the Wildflower Garden. Photographs in this collection were likely removed from a scrapbook, as...
Dates: 1910 - 2002

Collection on the Minnehikers

Identifier: M/A 0097
Description of Contents

The collection consists of handbooks, directories, annual banquet information, newspaper clippings, assorted administrative documents, and photographs documenting the Minnehikers from the 1920s to the 1980s. The bulk of the material documents the 1920s and 1930s. Slides taken by Bernice Catlin date from the 1960s to 1980s.

Dates: 1919 - 2010

East Calhoun Community Organization (ECCO) Records

Identifier: M/A 0179
Description of Contents

This collection documents the ECCO neighborhood and its residents through the activities of the ECCO Board and the East Calhoun News. The collection has been divided into two series: I. Photos II. Neighborhood Papers

Dates: 1977 - 1992

Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Records

Identifier: M/A 0324
Description of Contents This collection is currently being arranged and preserved. The finding aid is not complete. If you have questions, please contact Special Collections staff. Committee materials, correspondence, subject files, petitions, oversize maps, and other administrative records created by the Minneapolis Board of Park Commissioners (now the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board) from the 1890s to 1960s. Materials are arranged in series based on the records original organizational system....
Dates: 1880s - 1960s

Minneapolis Public Library WPA Photographs

Identifier: HCL 086
Description of Contents

Print photographs, negatives, and lantern slides of Minneapolis churches, buildings, parks, and other local scenes. Most photos were taken in the 1930s by WPA-funded library staff. Some photos are reproductions made by library staff from older photos, including the photos of Minneapolis parks. Many lantern slides are from an earlier era, but were colorized by WPA staff.

Dates: Majority of material found in 1930s-1940s

People for Parks Records

Identifier: M/A 0363
Description of Contents The records include administrative and financial documents, board of directors and committee meeting materials, newsletters, project and subject files, correspondence, promotional materials and limited photographs created or compiled by People for Parks from 1977 to 2015. The collection documents People for Parks’ park revitalization and fundraising efforts in coordination with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. Projects of note include tree replacement, Longfellow Gardens...
Dates: 1977 - 2017

Rhoda Lewin Papers on the Kenwood Park Neighborhood Center

Identifier: M/A 0227
Description of Contents The collection includes newspaper clippings; petitions; correspondence; proposals; news releases; statements; programs; park board Capital Improvement Program, 1981-1985; and minutes from various meetings. The newspaper clippings discuss the proposed plans, controversy, and beginning of construction. The correspondence, news releases, proposals, petitions, statements, programs, and capital improvement plan give vivid detail of the back and forth dialogue and controversy between the City of...
Dates: 1979 - 1985

Victory Memorial Driveway Committee Records

Identifier: M/A 0145
Description of Contents

The collection consists of planning materials for the Victory Memorial Drive Dedication ceremony on June 11, 1921, including correspondence to and from the chair of the Victory Memorial Driveway Committee, minutes of committee meetings, documents relating to the Loring Tree Trust, event programs, oversize maps, and an artificial flower bouquet given to Gold Star mothers.

Dates: 1921

Victory Neighborhood Council Records

Identifier: M/A 0223
Description of Contents

Collection consists of memorandums, correspondence, handwritten notes, agendas, and maps related to the Victory Park Planning Committee from 1974 to 1977.

Dates: 1974 - 1977

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Parks -- Minnesota -- Minneapolis 6
Kenwood Neighborhood (Minneapolis, Minn.) 2
Minneapolis Neighborhood Organization Collections 2
Outdoor recreation -- Minnesota -- Minneapolis 2
Branch libraries -- Minnesota -- Minneapolis 1