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The Tulip Festival Scrapbook Collection documents the Orange City Tulip Festival. The scrapbooks consist largely of newspaper clippings, but also include various brochures, programs, photographs, notes, and other documents. Collectively, these scrapbooks provide evidence for the origins and development of the Orange City Tulip Festival (OCTF) from the mid- to late-twentieth century. Indirectly, the scrapbooks suggest how a Midwestern town adapted its ethnic origins for twentieth-century uses for local identity and economic vitality.