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Victory Memorial Driveway Committee Collection M/A 2000.75.01

Victory Memorial Driveway Committee Collection M/A 2000.75.01

Creator:Victory Memorial Driveway Committee. (Minneapolis, Minn.)
Title: Victory Memorial Driveway Committee Collection
Quantity: 1.0 boxes
Repository: James K. Hosmer Special Collections Library


In 1918 the Board of Park Commissioners decided to redesign Glenwood-Camden Parkway to permit the planting of memorial trees memorializing lives lost in World War I from Hennepin County. The sale of bonds in 1920 provided the necessary financing for construction and paving, which was completed in 1921. A trust fund was presented to the Board by the Hon. C.M. Loring to cover the costs of caring for the trees. Hundreds of new elm trees were planted along Glewood-Camden Parkway from Lowry Ave. North to Crystal Lake Road, north to 45th and Xerxes and east to Camden Park.

The Victory Memorial Drive Committee, chaired by David L. Sutherland, organized a grand dedication ceremony for the new roadway. On June 11, 1921, more than 30,000 people, including many distinguished military personnel, attended Victory Memorial Drive Dedication ceremony in the city of Minneapolis.

Description of the Collection

One box. Collection consists of correspondence to and from the chair of the Victory Memorial Driveway Committee regarding the June 11, 1921 Victory Memorial Drive Dedication ceremony. The collection also includes minutes of committee meetings and documents relating to the Loring Tree Trust.

Related Material

See also the Hennepin War Records Committee Collection M/A 2005.10.01-.03.

Subject Headings

Corporate Bodies

Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.


Parkways -- Minnesota -- Minneapolis.
War memorials--Minnesota--Hennepin County.
World War, 1914-1918--Monuments--Minnesota--Minneapolis.
World War, 1914-1918--Registers of dead--Minnesota--Hennepin County.


Glenwood-Camden Parkway (Minneapolis, Minn.)
Victory Memorial Driveway (Minneapolis, Minn.)
Victory Memorial Parkway (Minneapolis, Minn.)

Table of Contents

Minutes of committee meetings; Schedule and map; correspondence 1921 -- Box 1, Folder 1
Correspondence B 1921 -- Box 1, Folder 2
Correspondence C 1921 -- Box 1, Folder 3
Correspondence D 1921 -- Box 1, Folder 4
Correspondence E-F 1921 -- Box 1, Folder 5
Correspondence G 1921 -- Box 1, Folder 6
Correspondence H-J 1921 -- Box 1, Folder 7
Correspondence K-L 1921 -- Box 1, Folder 8
Correspondence M 1921 -- Box 1, Folder 9
Correspondence N-O 1921 -- Box 1, Folder 10
Correspondence P-Q 1921 -- Box 1, Folder 11
Correspondence R 1921 -- Box 1, Folder 12
Correspondence S 1921 -- Box 1, Folder 13
Correspondence T-V 1921 -- Box 1, Folder 14
Correspondence W, Loring Tree Trust documents 1921 -- Box 1, Folder 15

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