Guide to the Cincinnati (Ohio), Board of Park Commissioners Books and Photographs, 1899-1941


Title:
Cincinnati (Ohio), Board of Park Commissioners Books and Photographs, 1899-1941
Repository:
University of Cincinnati, Archives and Rare Books Library
Phone: 513-556-1959
http://www.libraries.uc.edu/arb.html
Creator:
Cincinnati (Ohio). Board of Park Commissioners
Dates:
1899-1941
Quantity:
2.75 linear feet
Abstract:
This collection of Cincinnati Park Board records consists of photographs of Krohn Conservatory and books held by the Cincinnati Park Board.
Identification:
ON-94-03
Location:
Archives and Rare Books Library
Language:
The records are in English

History of 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 recommended in the 1907 plan were established including Mt. Airy Forest, Ault Park, and Mt. Storm Park. Enhancements 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.

Scope and Content

This collection of Cincinnati Park Board records contains books owned by the park board and photographs of displays in Krohn Conservatory in Eden Park. The books cover various topics that may have been of interest to park administrators or maintenance staff including weather, climate, geology, and zoology.

Statement of Arrangement

This collection is arranged into boxes by material type.

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

Related Material: Related Material

The University of Cincinnati Archives and Rare Books Library holds several other collections of Cincinnati Park Board records. See the following finding aids for further information:
ON-92-18,
ON-94-01,
ON-94-02, ON-95-03, ON-01-11,
ON-03-01


Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection.

Subjects:

Flower shows - Ohio - Cincinnati
Parks - Ohio - Cincinnati

Preferred Citation

The preferred citation for this collection is: Cite specific item as appropriate, Cincinnati Park Board Books and Photographs, 1969-1993, ON-94-03, Archives and Rare Books Library, the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Detailed Description of The Collection


Box 1
Books, 1899-1937



Box 1 / Volume 1
Arnold, Augusta Foote. The Sea-Beach at Ebb-Tide: A Guide to the Study of the Seaweeds and the Lower Animal Life found between Tide-Marks. New York: The Century Company, 1901




Box 1 / Volume 2
Benson, Allan L. The Story of Geology. New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1927




Box 1 / Volume 3
Brucker, E. Botany (series: Thresholds of Science. New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1915




Box 1 / Volume 4
Clayton, Henry Helm. World Weather: Including a discussion of The influence of variations of Solar radiation on the weather and of the meteorology of the sun. New York: The Macmillian Company, 1923




Box 1 / Volume 5
Cox, Herbert. Prospecting for minerals: A Practical Hand-Book for Prospectors, Explorers, Settlers, and all interested in the Opening Up and Development of New Lands. London: Charles Griffin & Company, 1918




Box 1 / Volume 6
Geddes, A.E.M. Meteorology: An Introductory Treatise. (Series: Applied Physics). New York: D. Van Nostrand Company, 1921




Box 1 / Volume 7
Morrison, Raymond C. and Myrtle E. Huff. Let's Go to the Park. Dallas, TX: Wilkinson Printing Co., 1937




Box 1 / Volume 8
Pirsson, Louis V and Schuchert, Charles. A Textbook of Geology: For use in Universities, Colleges, Schools of Science, etc. and for the general reader. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1915




Box 1 / Volume 9
Surface, H.A. The Monthly Bulletins of the Division of Zoology of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. Vol. VI, No. 1, May 1, 1908




Box 1 / Volume 10
Tyndall, John. The Forms of Water in Clouds and Rivers, Ice and Glaciers. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1899




Box 1 / Volume 11
Ward, Robert DeCourcy. Climate considered Especially in Relation to Man. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1908





Box 1 / Volume 1
Arnold, Augusta Foote. The Sea-Beach at Ebb-Tide: A Guide to the Study of the Seaweeds and the Lower Animal Life found between Tide-Marks. New York: The Century Company, 1901




Box 1 / Volume 2
Benson, Allan L. The Story of Geology. New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1927




Box 1 / Volume 3
Brucker, E. Botany (series: Thresholds of Science. New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1915




Box 1 / Volume 4
Clayton, Henry Helm. World Weather: Including a discussion of The influence of variations of Solar radiation on the weather and of the meteorology of the sun. New York: The Macmillian Company, 1923




Box 1 / Volume 5
Cox, Herbert. Prospecting for minerals: A Practical Hand-Book for Prospectors, Explorers, Settlers, and all interested in the Opening Up and Development of New Lands. London: Charles Griffin & Company, 1918




Box 1 / Volume 6
Geddes, A.E.M. Meteorology: An Introductory Treatise. (Series: Applied Physics). New York: D. Van Nostrand Company, 1921




Box 1 / Volume 7
Morrison, Raymond C. and Myrtle E. Huff. Let's Go to the Park. Dallas, TX: Wilkinson Printing Co., 1937




Box 1 / Volume 8
Pirsson, Louis V and Schuchert, Charles. A Textbook of Geology: For use in Universities, Colleges, Schools of Science, etc. and for the general reader. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1915




Box 1 / Volume 9
Surface, H.A. The Monthly Bulletins of the Division of Zoology of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. Vol. VI, No. 1, May 1, 1908




Box 1 / Volume 10
Tyndall, John. The Forms of Water in Clouds and Rivers, Ice and Glaciers. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1899




Box 1 / Volume 11
Ward, Robert DeCourcy. Climate considered Especially in Relation to Man. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1908




Box 2
Photographs - Krohn Conservatory, Eden Park, 1941



Box 2 / Piece 1
Easter Display: Azaleas, Cinerarias & Primulas, undated




Box 2 / Piece 2
Easter Display, undated




Box 2 / Piece 3
Detail of Flower, undated




Box 2 / Piece 4
Easter Display: Azalea, Cinerarias, & Primulus, undated




Box 2 / Piece 5
Easter Display: Croft & Regal Lilies, Amaryllis, Cineraria, & Calceolaria (painted), undated




Box 2 / Piece 6
Autumn Display: Exhibition & Cascade Chrysanthemums, undated




Box 2 / Piece 7
Palm House: Showing the Aerial roots of the Curtain Vine, undated




Box 2 / Piece 8
Rhaphidophora Decursiva: Detail of Flower, undated




Box 2 / Piece 9
Spring Flower Display, undated




Box 2 / Piece 10
Catcus, undated




Box 2 / Piece 11
Catcus, undated




Box 2 / Piece 12
Cactus, undated




Box 2 / Piece 13
Cactus, undated




Box 2 / Piece 14
Cactus, undated




Box 2 / Piece 15
Cactus, undated




Box 2 / Piece 16
Unidentified plants, undated




Box 2 / Piece 17
Azaleas, undated




Box 2 / Piece 18
Chrysanthemums, undated




Box 2 / Piece 19
Pre-Easter Display, March 1941




Box 2 / Piece 20
Pre-Easter Display, undated




Box 2 / Piece 21
Orchids (painted), undated




Box 2 / Piece 22
Unidentified flowers, undated




Box 2 / Piece 23
Easter Display, undated




Box 2 / Piece 24
Easter Display: Azaleas, undated




Box 2 / Piece 25
Chrysanthemums (painted), undated




Box 2 / Piece 26
Poinsetta, undated




Box 2 / Piece 27
Cascade Chrysanthemums, undated




Box 2 / Piece 28
Orchids: Cattleya & Cypredeium Hybrids (painted), undated




Box 2 / Piece 29
Easter Display: Azaleas, Cinerarias, Primulas, etc., undated




Box 2 / Piece 30
Autumn Display: Exhibition & Cascade Chrysanthemums, undated




Box 2 / Piece 31
Autumn Display: Exhibition & Cascade Chrysanthemums, undated




Box 2 / Piece 32
Unidentified flowers, undated




Box 2 / Piece 33
Unidentified flower display, undated




Box 2 / Piece 34
Unidentified flower display, undated




Box 2 / Piece 35
Daisies, undated




Box 2 / Piece 36
Unidentified Floral Display, undated




Box 2 / Piece 37
Floral display, undated




Box 2 / Piece 38
Floral Display, undated




Box 2 / Piece 39
Unidentified floral display, undated




Box 2 / Piece 40
Unidentified floral display, undated




Box 2 / Piece 41
Unidentified floral display, undated




Box 2 / Piece 42
Unidentified floral display featuring Daffodils, Daisies, and Azaleas, undated




Box 2 / Piece 43
Unidentified floral display, undated




Box 2 / Piece 44
Unidentified floral display featuring daffodils and lillies, undated




Box 2 / Piece 45
Unidentified floral display featuring Daisies, undated




Box 2 / Piece 46
Unidentified floral display featuring daisies, undated




Box 2 / Piece 47
Unidentified floral display, undated




Box 2 / Piece 48
Unidentified floral display featuring Azaleas, Daffodils, and Daisies, undated




Box 2 / Piece 49
Unidentified floral display featuring Daffodils, Azaleas, and Daises, undated





Box 2 / Piece 1
Easter Display: Azaleas, Cinerarias & Primulas, undated




Box 2 / Piece 2
Easter Display, undated




Box 2 / Piece 3
Detail of Flower, undated




Box 2 / Piece 4
Easter Display: Azalea, Cinerarias, & Primulus, undated




Box 2 / Piece 5
Easter Display: Croft & Regal Lilies, Amaryllis, Cineraria, & Calceolaria (painted), undated




Box 2 / Piece 6
Autumn Display: Exhibition & Cascade Chrysanthemums, undated




Box 2 / Piece 7
Palm House: Showing the Aerial roots of the Curtain Vine, undated




Box 2 / Piece 8
Rhaphidophora Decursiva: Detail of Flower, undated




Box 2 / Piece 9
Spring Flower Display, undated




Box 2 / Piece 10
Catcus, undated




Box 2 / Piece 11
Catcus, undated




Box 2 / Piece 12
Cactus, undated




Box 2 / Piece 13
Cactus, undated




Box 2 / Piece 14
Cactus, undated




Box 2 / Piece 15
Cactus, undated




Box 2 / Piece 16
Unidentified plants, undated




Box 2 / Piece 17
Azaleas, undated




Box 2 / Piece 18
Chrysanthemums, undated




Box 2 / Piece 19
Pre-Easter Display, March 1941




Box 2 / Piece 20
Pre-Easter Display, undated




Box 2 / Piece 21
Orchids (painted), undated




Box 2 / Piece 22
Unidentified flowers, undated




Box 2 / Piece 23
Easter Display, undated




Box 2 / Piece 24
Easter Display: Azaleas, undated




Box 2 / Piece 25
Chrysanthemums (painted), undated




Box 2 / Piece 26
Poinsetta, undated




Box 2 / Piece 27
Cascade Chrysanthemums, undated




Box 2 / Piece 28
Orchids: Cattleya & Cypredeium Hybrids (painted), undated




Box 2 / Piece 29
Easter Display: Azaleas, Cinerarias, Primulas, etc., undated




Box 2 / Piece 30
Autumn Display: Exhibition & Cascade Chrysanthemums, undated




Box 2 / Piece 31
Autumn Display: Exhibition & Cascade Chrysanthemums, undated




Box 2 / Piece 32
Unidentified flowers, undated




Box 2 / Piece 33
Unidentified flower display, undated




Box 2 / Piece 34
Unidentified flower display, undated




Box 2 / Piece 35
Daisies, undated




Box 2 / Piece 36
Unidentified Floral Display, undated




Box 2 / Piece 37
Floral display, undated




Box 2 / Piece 38
Floral Display, undated




Box 2 / Piece 39
Unidentified floral display, undated




Box 2 / Piece 40
Unidentified floral display, undated




Box 2 / Piece 41
Unidentified floral display, undated




Box 2 / Piece 42
Unidentified floral display featuring Daffodils, Daisies, and Azaleas, undated




Box 2 / Piece 43
Unidentified floral display, undated




Box 2 / Piece 44
Unidentified floral display featuring daffodils and lillies, undated




Box 2 / Piece 45
Unidentified floral display featuring Daisies, undated




Box 2 / Piece 46
Unidentified floral display featuring daisies, undated




Box 2 / Piece 47
Unidentified floral display, undated




Box 2 / Piece 48
Unidentified floral display featuring Azaleas, Daffodils, and Daisies, undated




Box 2 / Piece 49
Unidentified floral display featuring Daffodils, Azaleas, and Daises, undated