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World's Fair collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MRBC-MS-00376

Scope and Contents

Dummy for The historical World's Columbian Exposition and Chicago guide ... / by Horace H. Morgan. St. Louis, Mo. : Pacific Pub. Co., 1892 (salesman's dummy with sample pages and five binding styles; some of the lined pages at the end (intended for the salesman's orders) contain shorthand (with some longhand) notes about the 1893 Columbian Exposition, including "Prominent Women" and various buildings)-- Printed guide for the Art Institute of Chicago official art exhibition of a century of progress for the New World's Fair art exhibititon for 1934-- New York World's Fair 1939 jigsaw puzzle / compliments of the makers of Sloan's liniment (26 x 32 cm.)-- Envelope, with imprint: Souvenir Views of the New York World's Fair, [1934] (addressed to Wm. Hatt, Vallejo California, from J. Geraghty, with three 2 cent U.S. postage stamps featuring John Adams, with Brooklyn postmark-- 23 x 30 cm.)-- Admission ticket for adult, New York Worlds Fair 1964-1965 (6.5 x 9 cm.)-- Official souvenir map, New York World's Fair 1964/1965 / by the editors of Time-Life books ( 85 x 66 cm. folded to 24 x 13 cm. printed on 2 sides)-- Official souvenir flash card set New York World's Fair pictures, 1964-1965. (27 cards in box ; 9.5 x 15 cm.)


  • 1892-1965

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Access

Until we move into New Neilson in early 2021, collections are stored in multiple locations and may take up to 48 hours to retrieve. Researchers are strongly encouraged to contact Special Collections ( at least a week in advance of any planned visits so that boxes may be retrieved for them in a timely manner.

Conditions Governing Use

Materials in this collection may be governed by copyright. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. Researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.


1 boxes

Language of Materials



This collection contains material related to, and emanating from, several World's Fairs held in the United States from 1892 to 1965. Includes guides, jigsaw puzzle, admission ticket, souvenir map and flash cards and envelope.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source unknown.
Finding aid to the World's Fair collection
Legacy Finding Aid (Updated)
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • 2019-10-25: Updated legacy finding aid and published.

Repository Details

Part of the Mortimer Rare Book Collection Repository

Young Library
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