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Cincinnati (Ohio), Board of Park Commissioners Scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: ON-01-11

Scope and Content

This collection contains a scrapbooks with news clippings highlighting activities and events connected with Cincinnati Parks. Of particular note are articles on the building of Krohn Conservatory, Cincinnati city budget issues, difficulties in financing the Cincinnati Zoo, the building of Union Terminal, and accidents and crimes in the parks.

Dates

  • 1931

Creator

Language of Materials

The records are in English

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

History of the Cincinnati Park Board

The City of Cincinnati formed the Board of Park Commissioners in 1906, and in 1907, the city adopted it's first park plan, "A Park System for the City of Cincinnati" by landscape architect, George Kessler. The city then embarked on an aggressive campaign of land acquisition, and by the 1920s, most of the parks recommeded in the 1907 plan were established including Mt. Airy Forest, Ault Park, and Mt. Storm Park. Enchancements were made to the parks in the 1930s and early 1940s as a result of federal funding during the Great Depression, In fact, half of the existing structures in Cincinnati's parks, including Krohn Conservatory, were built between 1929 and 1943. Although growth stalemated during World War II, construction began again in the 1950s and 1960s. By 2009, the Cincinnati Park Board managed more than 5,000 acres of city park land in the form of regional parks, neighborhood parks, natural areas, nature centers, parkways, scenic overlooks, and hiking and riding trails.

Extent

1.7 Linear Feet

Overview

This collection contains a scrapbook with news clippings highlighting activities and events connected with Cincinnati Parks. Of particular note are articles on the building of Krohn Conservatory, Cincinnati city budget issues, difficulties in financing the Cincinnati Zoo, the building of Union Terminal, and accidents and crimes in the Parks.

Statement of Arrangement

This collection is arranged by topic.

Physical Location

Archives and Rare Books Library

Related Material

The University of Cincinnati Archives and Rare Books Library holds several collections of Cincinnati Park Board records. See the following finding aids for further information: ON-92-18, ON-94-01, ON-94-02, ON-94-03, ON-95-03, ON-03-01.
Title
Finding aid for the Cincinnati (Ohio), Board of Park Commissioners Scrapbook, 1931
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
Finding aid prepared by Archives and Rare Books staff
Date
2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Rare Books Library Repository

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