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Parks -- Minnesota -- Minneapolis

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Albert C. Loring Diary and Other Material

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: M/A 0029
Description of Contents

The Albert C. Loring Collection consists of one box of materials. This box contains newspaper clippings, two photographs, and a journal from Loring's time at prep school. It also includes some brief items about his third wife Mary Shenehon.

Dates: 1876 - 1932

Cedar Lake Park Association Records

Identifier: M/A 0294
Description of Contents Records contain materials related to the operation of the Cedar Lake Park Association (CLPA), including administrative and internal documents, institutional history, financials, marketing materials, development records for both Cedar Lake Park and its trails, audio-visual media, photographs, and a small collection of realia. Records date from 1989, when Save Cedar Lake Park (SCLP) was founded, to 2007. The VHS video material in the Media series is especially informative regarding...
Dates: 1989 - 2007

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 clippins, 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

Collection on Theodore Wirth

Identifier: M/A 0094
Description of Contents

Original letterpress copies of Wirth’s correspondence, 1899-1907. Includes correspondence to Charles Loring (1905-06) and to Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. (1904). Also includes biographical profiles, articles, and clippings. Also included is correspondence from his grandson, Theodore “Ted” J. Wirth.

Dates: 1899 - 2000

James Taulman Slides

Identifier: M/A 0321
Description of Contents

The bulk of the images are of Minneapolis and suburban buildings. There are also a couple dozen of St. Paul buildings.

Dates: 1980

Marj Wunder Papers

Identifier: M/A 0404
Description of Contents Brochures, newspaper clippings, correspondence, photographs, and ephemera documenting Marj Wunder's work as a peace activist. Edina Grandmothers for Peace, the Peace Garden at Lyndale Park (near Lake Harriet), the Honeywell Project, and the relationship between Minneapolis and Hiroshima, Japan, are especially well documented. Collection includes many programs from Peace Garden events and annual Hiroshima/Nagasaki remembrance days.Most materials are arranged alphabetically....
Dates: 1982 - 2009

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.Most materials are organized by committee and are most easily located through...
Dates: 1880s - 1960s

Patricia Baker Papers

Identifier: M/A 0004
Description of Contents Two boxes. This collection covers 1980-1995. It consists of correspondence, memorandums, reports and publications pertaining largely to the Minneapolis Park Board and Baker as a park commissioner. The correspondence, memos, and reports topics included 1987-88: ice parks, Central River and Great River Road, shared parking, Aquatennial water fountains, high rise apartment buildings, Heritage Tree Lists, no left turns on Dean Parkway, walking/running vs. bicycling paths, Thomas...
Dates: 1980 - 1995

People for Parks Records

Identifier: M/A 0363
Abstract 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. People for Parks is a non-profit community organization dedicated to support of Minneapolis parks. The collection documents People for Parks’ park revitalization and fundraising efforts in coordination with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation...
Dates: 1977 - 2017

Postcard Collection

Identifier: M/A 0322
Description of Contents

Over 1800 postcards featuring various Minneapolis and Hennepin County attractions such as parks, hotels, museums, churches, restaurants, and more. Detailed descriptions of each postcard are available in the postcard metadata spreadsheet. Many postcards include handwritten messages which have been transcribed in the metadata.

Dates: 1890s-2010s

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, MPRB 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