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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: 4.0 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

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.

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


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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.

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[Series 3: Objects],
[Series 4: Oversized Materials],
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