World fairs and expositions collection


Date(s): 1851-1967
Bulk Dates: 1893
Call Number: MSS 630
Language: Materials entirely in English.
Abstract: This artificial collection comprises a variety of types of material documenting world fairs and expositions, spanning the dates between 1851 and 1967, with the bulk of the collection dating from the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893. Material consists of printed matter and ephemera, including newspapers, programs, invitations, maps, brochures, viewbooks, advertisements, stationery, contracts, bonds, trade cards, and a scrapbook; photographs and prints; and realia souvenirs.
Physical Description:
  • 0.6 linear feets (2 boxes)
  • 5 oversize boxes
Source: Multiple accessions, including purchases, 1980-1988; and gifts, 2001.
Processing: Processed and encoded by Maureen Cech, December 2010. Finding aid prepared using Describing Archives: A Content Standard