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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.


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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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