University of Delaware Library

World's Columbian Exposition scrapbook

circa 1893


Descriptive Summary

Identification: MSS 093, Item 017


Title: World's Columbian Exposition scrapbook


Inclusive Dates: circa 1893


Extent: 1 v. ( 227 p.) ; 22 x 15 cm.


Abstract: Created by an unknown individual, this scrapbook contains newsclippings from an unidentified source that document the World's Columbian Exposition, held in Chicago, Illinois, from May 1 to October 30, 1893.


Language: Materials entirely in English.



Citation

MSS 093, Item 017, World's Columbian Exposition scrapbook, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Shelving Summary

Item 017: Shelved in SPEC MSS 093 SCRAPBOOK

Location

Special Collections Department, University of Delaware Library / Newark, Delaware 19717-5267 / Phone: 302-831-2229 / Fax: 302-831-6003 / URL: http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/

Source

Source unknown.

Processing

Processed and encoded by Maureen Cech, January 2011.


The collection is open for research.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. Please contact Special Collections Department, University of Delaware Library, http://www.lib.udel.edu/cgi-bin/askspec.cgi


Historical Note

The World's Columbian Exposition, also known as the Chicago World Fair, was held in Chicago, Illinois, from May 1 to October 30, 1893, to commemorate the four-hundredth anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in North America in 1492.Several leading architects were responsible for the design of the main buildings, including George B. Post, Sophia Hayden, Charles McKim, and Richard Morris Hunt. The Columbian Exposition was the first World's Fair to include a separate amusement area, called the Midway Plaisance, which featured the world's first Ferris wheel, which had been an attempt to out-do the Eiffel Tower, the centerpiece of the Paris World's Fair of 1889. The Exposition also showcased Chicago's progress since its devastation by the Great Chicago Fire in 1871.

Sources:

Jackson, Anna. Expo: International Expositions, 1851-2010. London: V&A Publishing, 2008.


Scope and Content Note

Created by an unknown individual, this scrapbook contains newsclippings from an unidentified source that document the World's Columbian Exposition, held in Chicago, Illinois, from May 1 to October 30, 1893.

The clippings cover a variety of topics, including exhibits, ceremonies, addresses, and attractions, especially art at the Exposition and international participation. The volume features numbered pages and a handwritten index on the rear endpapers. Loose material laid into the scrapbook has been removed to a separate folder housed with the item.

Further material related to the World's Columbian Exposition and other World's Fairs are cataloged with imprints in Special Collections and can be found by searching DELCAT.


Selected Search Terms

Corporate Names
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)
Topical Terms
Exhibitions--United States--History--19th century.
Geographic Names
Chicago (Ill.)--History--19th century.
Form/Genre Terms
Clippings (information artifacts)
Scrapbooks.

Related Materials in this Repository

This item forms part of MSS 093 Commonplaces, Albums, and Scrapbooks collection.

MSS 630, World fairs and expositions collection


Detailed Contents List

World's Columbian Exposition scrapbook, circa 1893   [Item 017]