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Richardson Stones-Burnett Woods Collection

 Collection
Identifier: US-12-02

Scope and Content

This collection contains photographs, correspondence, documents and slides relating to the Richardson Stones and Operation Resurrection. The photographs included in the collection range from images of the original building, promotional efforts for Operation Resurrection and images of the finished monument. Correspondence includes letters between various individuals involved in Operation Resurrection pertaining to construction of the monument and the discovery of the stones in Indiana. Also included in the collection are various documents relating to Operation Resurrection and the original building and 1911 fire.

Dates

  • 1911-1972

Creator

Language of Materials

The records are in English

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

History of Operation Resurrection- Richardson Stones

In 1911, a devastating fire destroyed the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce building designed by famed architect H.H. Richardson. While the building was destroyed, the stones that lined the outside of the building remained intact. In the 1970's efforts were made to collect the stones and create a monument in Burnett woods for the fallen building and the architect. Dedicated in 1972, the memorial still stands in Burnett woods and while the original plaque was stolen several years ago, efforts are now underway to replace the plaque for the Burnett Woods monument.

Extent

0.4 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection contains photographs, correspondence, documents and slides relating to the Richardson Stones and Operation Resurrection. The photographs included in the collection range from images of the original building, promotional efforts for Operation Resurrection and images of the finished monument. Correspondence includes letters between various individuals involved in Operation Resurrection pertaining to construction of the monument and the discovery of the stones in Indiana. Also included in the collection are various documents relating to Operation Resurrection and the original building and 1911 fire.

Statement of Arrangement

This collection is arranged into folders by subject.

Physical Location

Archives and Rare Books Library

Title
Finding aid for the Richardson Stones-Burnett Woods Collection
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
Finding aid prepared by Katherine Krueger
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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