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Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago, Ill.)


Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Century of Progress Collection

Identifier: spe-cop
Abstract Commemorating Chicago’s centennial anniversary, A Century of Progress was the name given to the international exposition held in Burnham Park along Chicago’s lakefront from 1933 to 1934. Technological innovation was the theme of the fair. The collection contains artifacts, brochures, booklets, guides, maps, photographs, postcards, fairgoer scrapbooks, souvenirs and viewbooks from the 1933-1934 World’s Fair as well as publicity and fundraising addresses, press releases and other planning...
Dates: 1928 - 1934

Century of Progress Scrapbooks

Identifier: spe-f00107

This collection comprises of 11 scrapbooks of news clippings related to Chicago’s Century of Progress World’s Fair. Most of the clippings in the scrapbooks are from Chicago newspapers though the creator is unknown. While many different aspects of the Fair are covered, there is a significant amount of dedicated to Sally Rand, the burlesque dancer and actress, known for her fan dance.

Dates: 1933-circa 1939; Majority of material found within 1933

Chicago Collection of Kenan and Carol Heise

Identifier: spe-c00039
Abstract The Chicago Collection of Kenan and Carol Heise includes a wide range of materials: advertisements, articles, catalogs, directories, event programs, flyers, guides, government publications, literary journals and chapbooks, maps, memorials and historical sketches, newsletters, pamphlets, photographs, reports, serials, souvenir publications and speeches. Most of these materials provide a snapshot of activities undertaken by Chicagoans or local organizations at various times and reflect Heise’s...
Dates: 1812-circa 2005; Majority of material found within 1893 - 1980

Chicago Park District Records: Photographs

Identifier: spe-p00001
Abstract Chicago's earliest parks were created between the 1830s and 1860s. In 1869, three major organizations were formed for the creation, maintenance and governance of Chicago's parks: the Lincoln Park Commission, the West Chicago Park Commission and the South Park Commission. By 1934, 22 independent park commissions existed, and in that year, they consolidated into the Chicago Park District. Representing over 500 parks from the late nineteenth century to the present, these photographs document...
Dates: 1863 - 2005; Majority of material found within 1934 - 1995

Chicago Postcard Collection

Identifier: spe-c00045

Spanning the 1890s to the 1970s, the Chicago Postcard Collection offers a wide range of views of the city and an insight into its culture and tourism over the 20th century. Views include aerials, skylines, buildings, businesses, hospitals, municipal structures, museums, parks, religious institutions, schools, sports, streets, transportation and World’s Fairs.

Dates: 1897-circa 1985; Majority of material found within 1910 - 1950

Mrs. Harlan Ward Cooley Papers

Identifier: spe-mhwc

Mrs. Harlan Ward Cooley (Helen "Nellie" Wooster Cooley) served as head of the Chicago Women's Club's Century of Progress Committee, which sponsored a series of lectures during the Century of Progress Exposition entitled, "Women in Civilization." This collection includes correspondence between Mrs. Cooley and speakers, as well as copies of speeches delivered at the Exposition.

Dates: 1932 - 1934

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Burnham Park (Chicago, Ill.) 2
Chicago (Ill.)--Buildings, structures, etc. 2
Grant Park (Chicago, Ill.) 2
Lincoln Park (Chicago, Ill.) 2
Parks -- Illinois -- Chicago 2