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St. Louis 1904 World’s Fair Collection (WUA00194)

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Bound Booklets, Plans, Souvenirs, and Ephemera

Booklets, Plans, Souvenirs, and Ephemera

Objects

Oversized Materials



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Collection Overview

Title: St. Louis 1904 World’s Fair Collection (WUA00194)Add to your cart.

ID: WUA/06/wua00194

Primary Creator: University Archives - Washington University in St. Louis

Extent: 4.5 Linear Feet

Arrangement:

Arranged into four series, as described below:

Series 1: Bound Booklets, Plans, Souvenirs, and Ephemera

Series 2: Booklets, Plans, Souvenirs, and Ephemera

Series 3: Objects

Series 4: Oversized Materials

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection consists of various souvenir scrapbooks, souvenir books, stock certificate, and other material from or related to the 1904 World’s Fair held in St. Louis, Missouri (Louisiana Purchase Exposition).

Collection Historical Note

The St. Louis World’s Fair (officially known as the Louisiana Fair Exposition) was held from April 30 to December 1, 1904 in Forest Park and on the grounds of Washington University.  Alumni and board members were among the 118 directors who had organized and backed the fair under the leadership of David Rowland Francis.  The newly built University Hall served as Fair headquarters and the University’s athletic complex hosted the 1904 Olympics.

Administrative Information

Repository: WUA University Archives

Accruals: Accruals are interfiled.

Access Restrictions: Open

Use Restrictions:

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu. (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)

Acquisition Method:

This material was given to University Archives by numerous individuals.

Accession number 2013-039, transfer from Chancellor's Office, April 17, 2013

Accession number WUA2014-103, gift of Cheryl Kaplan, October 13, 2014

Gift of H. James and Ann Harre, March 14, 2016

Accession number LH2018-008, gift of Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society (EPNNES)

Preferred Citation: [Item description]. From the [collection title, series, box, folder]. University Archives, Washington University in St. Louis.

Processing Information: Processed by Jay Kempen and Sarah Pabarcus in September 2005. Updated by Sarah Schnuriger in August 2016 and July 2019.

Finding Aid Revision History: This finding aid was entered into Archon by Hannah Barg in August 2012. Updated by Sarah Schnuriger in August 2016 and July 2019.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Bound Booklets, Plans, Souvenirs, and Ephemera],
[Series 2: Booklets, Plans, Souvenirs, and Ephemera],
[Series 3: Objects],
[Series 4: Oversized Materials],
[All]

Series 1: Bound Booklets, Plans, Souvenirs, and EphemeraAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Souvenir Scrapbook of Photographic Prints (No Title Given)Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Souvenir Scrapbook, "The Greatest Expositions Completely Illustrated"Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Souvenir Book, "Original Photographs from the Louisiana Exposition,"  Edition Delux (sic)  [also includes images of 1904 Olympics]Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Souvenir Book, "Official Catalogue of Exhibits Department of Art" Revised edition. Includes annotations and related newspaper clippingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Album, Photographs of 1893 Columbian Exposition (Chicago, Illinois).  Also includes images of Platte, Wyoming, Nebraska, and buildings possibly in St. Louis. Photographer(s) unknown.Add to your cart.
Series 2: Booklets, Plans, Souvenirs, and EphemeraAdd to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Souvenir StickersAdd to your cart.
Collection of stickers and product labels mounted in scrapbook by unknown person; illustrates the commercial interests of St. Louis, 1903-1904.  Includes stickers from the A. Selige company and/or the World's Fair Sticker Company, which offered a $10 gold prize to the person under age 15 who collected the most stickers as of February 1, 1903.
Folder 2: Booklet "World's Fair Souvenir of the Engineer's Club of St. Louis, 1904"Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Booklet, "Souvenir of St. Louis"Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Booklet, "Fair Grounds and Zoological Garden"Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Booklet, "Sights, Scenes, and Wonders of the World's Fair" (copy 1)Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Booklet, "Sights, Scenes, and Wonders of the World's Fair" (copy 2)Add to your cart.
Folder 7: The Inside InnAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Advertisement for Lodging "The Inside Inn" (3 items)Add to your cart.
Item 2: Booklet, "How to Secure Accommodations at "The Inside Inn"Add to your cart.
Gift of Cheryl Kaplan, October 7, 2014 (WUA2014-103)
Item 3: "The Inside Inn" ticketAdd to your cart.
Gift of Cheryl Kaplan, October 7, 2014 (WUA2014-103)
Folder 8: Booklet, "Catalogue of Missouri Authors and Periodicals of Missouri in the Missouri Building"Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Booklet, "Department of Anthropology Queens Jubilee Presents"Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Plan of Exhibition Grounds (reproduction)Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Booklet,  "Philippine Exposition"Add to your cart.
Folder 12: St. Louis Magazine "The Ferris Wheel Mystery" March 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Booklet, "Social Science at the World's Fair" by the Social Science Institute, circa 1960s (2 copies)Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Souvenir Booklet, "Louisiana Purchase Exposition" [color illustrations]Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Souvenir Booklet, "World's Fair Convention - International Stereotypers and Electrotypers Union"Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Stock Certificate (signed by David R. Francis)Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Tabernacle of Israel StructureAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Louisiana Purchase Exposition Company, Division of Concessions and Admissions, Department of Concessions, Report of Ticket Counter (2 items), July 6, 1904 and July 8, 1904Add to your cart.
Located in Room 219, North Brookings Hall during construction. Transferred from Chancellor's Office, April 17, 2013 (WUA2013-039)
Folder 5: Barney's Information Guide to St. Louis, A Condensed and Accurate Guide for the World's Fair City, Volume III, 1904Add to your cart.
Gift of H. James and Ann Harre, March 14, 2016
Folder 6: World's Fair Souvenir Postcards: Festival Hall and Cascades, Union Station, Electricity Building, Palace of Mines and Metallurgy, American Radiator Company Model House, Anheuser-Busch Brewing Assn., Kansas Salt Co., Hygienic Kalsomine (8 items)Add to your cart.
Gift of Cheryl Kaplan, October 7, 2014 (WUA2014-103)
Folder 7: Anglo-Boer War Historical Libretto Official ProgramAdd to your cart.
Gift of Cheryl Kaplan, October 7, 2014 (WUA2014-103)
Folder 8: Daily Official Program, World's Fair Louisiana Purchase Exposition, Number 163, November 5, 1904Add to your cart.
Gift of Cheryl Kaplan, October 7, 2014 (WUA2014-103)
Folder 9: Philippines Village Booklets, "Educational Work in the Philippines," "Visayan Village," and "Igorot Village"Add to your cart.
Gift of Cheryl Kaplan, October 7, 2014 (WUA2014-103)
Folder 10: Booklet, Singer Souvenir of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, A.D. 1904Add to your cart.
Gift of Cheryl Kaplan, October 7, 2014 (WUA2014-103)
Folder 11: St. Louis Fall Festivities Program, Compliments Passenger Department of the Missouri Pacific Railway and Iron Mountain RouteAdd to your cart.
Gift of Cheryl Kaplan, October 7, 2014 (WUA2014-103)
Folder 12: "A Lasting Impression" by the National Phonograph Co.Add to your cart.
Gift of Cheryl Kaplan, October 7, 2014 (WUA2014-103)
Folder 13: St. Louis World's Fair Best Reached by Illinois Central Railroad Through Train Service [commemorative guide] and Condensed Train Schedule (2 items)Add to your cart.
Gift of Cheryl Kaplan, October 7, 2014 (WUA2014-103)
Folder 14: St. Louis Transit Company Olive Line ticketAdd to your cart.
Gift of Cheryl Kaplan, October 7, 2014 (WUA2014-103)
Folder 15: "Meet me at the Barbecue for a Hot Roast Beef Sandwich" [map of barbecue stations]Add to your cart.
Gift of Cheryl Kaplan, October 7, 2014 (WUA2014-103)
Folder 16: Partial envelope with an illustration of the Missouri State BuildingAdd to your cart.
Gift of Cheryl Kaplan, October 7, 2014 (WUA2014-103)
Folder 17: Booklet, World's Fair Souvenir printed by the Louisiana Purchase ExpositionAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Official Louisiana Purchase Exposition by The Official Photographic Co. [cover only]Add to your cart.
Series 3: ObjectsAdd to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Item 1: Metal Tray, "Palace of Liberal Arts, St. Louis, 1904"Add to your cart.
Gift of Marvin Hembrock, WU class of 1962
Item 2: Wood and glass display case with 1 shelf and door, elongated hexagonal shape (Bombay Company, Taiwan)Add to your cart.
Gift of W. Witherspoon
Item 3: Round metal dish with embossed image and words, depicting U.S. Government Building (unknown manufacturer)Add to your cart.
Gift of W. Witherspoon
Item 4: Metal dish, depicting Liberal Arts Building (unknown manufacturer)Add to your cart.
Gift of W. Witherspoon
Item 5: Silver spoon, depicting Palace of Liberal Arts (U.S. Silver Co.)Add to your cart.
Gift of W. Witherspoon
Item 6: Metal badge, four parts attached with rings, depicting Palace of Machinery, Cascade Gardens, St. Louis Union Station, Eads Bridge (unknown manufacturer) Round metal dish with embossed image and words, depicting U.S. Government Building (unknown manufacturer)Add to your cart.
Gift of W. Witherspoon
Item 7: Rectangle metal tray with scalloped edges, color image covering front, depicts Festival Hall and Cascades (unknown manufacturer)Add to your cart.
Gift of W. Witherspoon
Item 8: Enamel over metal cup with handle, The Worlds Fair St. Louis 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition Cup (Norvell-Shapleigh Hardware Co, Elite Austria Registered, St. Louis, Mo., Copyright 1903 by Rothspild, Meyers, and Co.) (moderate wear and chipping of enamel)Add to your cart.
Gift of W. Witherspoon
Item 9: Bone china saucer, floral pattern, displayed with enamel cup (Milton, England), undated, cracked and glued by donorAdd to your cart.
Gift of W. Witherspoon
Item 10: Glass paper weight with paper backing, depicting Festival Hall (unknown manufacturer) (Moderate wear on paper and glass)Add to your cart.
Gift of W. Witherspoon
Item 11: Pressed clear glass dish with gold paint on reverse, open lattice work on rim, depicting Festival Hall and Cascade Gardens (unknown manufacturer)Add to your cart.
Gift of W. Witherspoon
Item 12: Rudy flash glass cup with handle, inscribed Worlds Fair St. Louis 1904, Olvertha Feck (unknown manufacturer)Add to your cart.
Gift of W. Witherspoon
Item 13: Pressed clear glass container with ruby flash on top portion, inscription in gold, St. Louis Exposition 1904 (unknown manufacturer)Add to your cart.
Gift of W. Witherspoon
Item 14: White china container with gold rim and color image, depicting Palace of Electricity (Victoria, CarlsbadAdd to your cart.
Gift of W. Witherspoon
Box 5AAdd to your cart.
Item 1: World's Fair 1904 Official Souvenir Playing Cards. Published and copyrighted by Samuel Cupples Envelope Co.Add to your cart.
Gift of Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society (EPNNES), February 2018 [LH2018-008]
Item 2: World's Fair 1904 St. Louis "Through The Pike" watch fob. Engraved with "HHG" on back.Add to your cart.
Gift of Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society (EPNNES), February 2018 [LH2018-008]
Item 3: World's Fair 1904 Palace of Electricity coin purseAdd to your cart.
Gift of Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society (EPNNES), February 2018 [LH2018-008]
Item 4: World's Fair 1904 Administration Building trinket boxAdd to your cart.
Gift of Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society (EPNNES), February 2018 [LH2018-008]
Item 5: World's Fair 1904 small terra cotta mug with painted figure holding St. Louis 1904 sign postAdd to your cart.
Gift of Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society (EPNNES), February 2018 [LH2018-008]
Series 4: Oversized MaterialsAdd to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Item 1: Exterior drawings of Washington University Brookings Hall, Suppl. to St. Louis Globe-Democrat, March 13, 1904 (2 items)Add to your cart.
Item 2: St. Louis World's Fair Louisiana Purchase Exposition Ground Plan Reached Direct by the Illinois Central Railroad and Connecting LinesAdd to your cart.
Gift of Cheryl Kaplan, October 7, 2014 (WUA2014-103)
Box DR 10Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Cloth banner in mat.  "World's Fair Dedication Program Celebrating the Centennial of the Louisiana Purchase, Liberal Arts Building, St. Louis, Mo."  Lists events for April 30, May 1, and May 2.  Also includes pictures of President Roosevelt, David R. Francis, Thomas Jefferson, and Napoleon Bonaparte.    21.5" x 21.5"Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Map of fair.  "Ground Plan of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition"  Black and white, 38.25" x 26.75". [reproduction]Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Paper poster in mat. "Universal Exposition, St. Louis, MDCCCCIV, Commemorating the Acquisition of the Louisiana Purchase Territory, The International Jury of Award Has Conferred a Grand Prize Upon Washington University, General Exhibit Illustrating Courses and Instruction, and Methods and Results of University Work in Various Departments."  28" x 24".Add to your cart.
Folder 4: "An Aerial Panorama of the Louisiana Purchase International Exposition or St. Louis World's Fair in Forest Park & Vicinity - St. Louis, MO," 37.75" x 13.75," on cardboard backingAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Blueprints, International Congresses [Washington University Ridgley Library]Add to your cart.
Item 1: Blueprint. Basement plan for International Congresses [Washington University Ridgley Library],  42" x 26.5".Add to your cart.
Item 2: Blueprint. Second floor plan for International Congresses [Washington University Ridgley Library], 42" x 26.5".Add to your cart.
Item 3: Blueprint. First floor plan for International Congresses [Washington University Ridgley Library], 42" x 26.5".Add to your cart.
Folder 6: The International Jury of Awards Has Conferred a Silver Medal Upon Cope & Stewardson Collective Exhibit of Architectural DesignsAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: The International Jury of Awards Has Conferred a Grand Prize Upon Washington University General Exhibit Illustrating Courses of Instruction, and Methods and Results of University Work in Various DepartmentsAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Color Lithograph. World's Fair, St. Louis, 1904 by C. Graham, 41" x 31".Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Barney's Information Guide Map of St. Louis, World's Fair 1904 Edition on cardboard backingAdd to your cart.
Gift of H. James and Ann Harre, March 14, 2016

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[Series 1: Bound Booklets, Plans, Souvenirs, and Ephemera],
[Series 2: Booklets, Plans, Souvenirs, and Ephemera],
[Series 3: Objects],
[Series 4: Oversized Materials],
[All]


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