Project Tonic Papers
1959-1963, undated
1 folder

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Processed by: Ruth Light, February 2007

Historical Note:

Project Tonic was a proposed expressway that would run along areas of southern Indiana and Illinois.  It was projected to provide relief to these areas by encouraging economic growth.  The route was to run from Cape Girardeau, MO through Lawrence, IL and along southern Indiana to Cincinnati, OH.

Materials within the collection.

Scope and Content Note:

This collection contains a proposal for Project Tonic, newspaper clippings regarding economic policies related to the project, as well as other related materials.

Item Listing:

circa 1959-1960 Handwritten note regarding political implications of Project Tonic in southern Indiana
circa 1961 Newspaper clipping: “Kennedy Calls for New and Bold Plan In Economic Field”
1962 Mar. 30 Document regard the potential effect of Project Tonic on the “Indiana Port controversy,” as well as further political implications
1962 Project Tonic proposal (10 p.)
circa 1962 Newspaper clipping: “Economic Report Goes to Congress from White House” (2 p.)
circa 1962 Newspaper clipping: “Says State Resources Rank High”
circa 1959-1963 Handwritten note regarding driver’s license fees and Interstate 90
undated Letter from H.B. Snyder, editor of The Post Tribune, regarding the creation of a bi-partisan highway commission in Indiana
undated Handwritten note concerning a brochure

Collection Information:

Size of Collection:

1 folder (19 items)

Collection Dates:

1959-1963, undated



Access: This collection is open for research.



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Language Materials are entirely in English

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