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Inventory of the Records of the National Peace Garden, 1985-2002
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Series Description and Container List


Series I. Board Records 1985-2002

Physical Description: Boxes 1-3

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contain inspiration and design ideas (including pamphlets and brochures for other Peace Environments) for the Garden from members of the board and other supporters. It also includes records of the Garden's Board operations, including articles of incorporation, minutes, event information, and contact information, as well as information on board members, financial records, and general design logistics and discussion. Correspondence to garner political support for the garden is also included here, as is the legislation needed to authorize the design and building of a National Peace Garden in Washington D.C. This series also includes information on potential and actual donors, fundraising events, and the site selection process. Proposals from architects following the rejection of Catalano's design in 1992 are also included here.

A. Inspiration and Design Ideas


B. Board Operations


C. Participating Individuals


D. Financial Forms


E. General Design Logistics


F. Political Support and Legislation


G. Donors


H. Site Selection


I. Architect Proposals


Series II. Public Relations ca. 1986-2002

Physical Description: Box 1

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains marketing materials, press releases and clippings, and correspondence with people expressing opinions, ideas, support, and criticism of the Peace Garden.

A. Marketing


B. Press


C. Correspondence


Series III. Design Competition ca. 1988-1989

Physical Description: Box 1

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series includes records related to the 1989 Design Competition, including informational packets, information of the competition jurors, and design entries. It also includes the lists of winning entries, and information on the display of the entries. Video of the competition's Media Conference and the Exhibition of the entries is also contained in this series.

A. Information and Logistics


B. Entries


Series IV. Catalano Design and Collaboration ca. 1989-1992

Physical Description: Box 2, Tubes 1-2

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series includes Eduardo Catalano's winning design for the 1989 competition. It also documents the development of the design, in collaboration with Christopher Ratcliff, Garrett Eckbo, and others involved with the Garden. This series also contains criticism to Catalano's design, and its ultimate rejection by the Commission of Fine Arts.

Series V. Royston Design and Collaboration ca. 1992-2002

Physical Description: Box 24-27

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series includes Robert Royston and the RHAA team's design for the Garden. It documents design meetings and charrettes, expenses, drawings, and presentations.