Century of Progress Exposition brochures and ephemera
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Century of Progress
Scope and Content of the Collection
This is an artificial collection created to bring together materials from the Century of Progress Exposition. Includes brochures, programs, maps, newsclippings, souvenirs, tickets, and stamps.
Materials are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The Century of Progress Exposition brochures and ephemera are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).
Ownership and Literary Rights
The Century of Progress Exposition brochures and ephemera are the physical property of the Newberry Library. Copyright may belong to the authors or their legal heirs or assigns. For permission to publish or reproduce any materials from this collection, contact the Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections.
History of the Century of Progress International Exposition
The Century of Progress International Exposition was held in Chicago from 1933 to 1934 to celebrate the city’s centennial. The fairgrounds were located along the shore of Lake Michigan at Northerly Island, between 12th and 39th streets on the Near South Side. With a theme of technological innovation, the fair opened on May 27th, 1933. It was scheduled to run only until November 12, 1933, but was so successful that it opened again on May 26, 1934 and closed on October 31, 1934.
0.6 Linear Feet (1 box and 1 oversize box)
Brochures, programs, maps, newsclippings, souvenirs, tickets, and stamps created during the Century of Progress Exposition in Chicago, 1933 to 1934.
Materials arranged alphabetically.
Collection Stack Location
1 41 3
Gifts, Janice Dalal, 2010; Pamela Rector, 2018.
Alison Hinderliter, 2018.
- Inventory of the Century of Progress Exposition brochures and ephemera, 1933-1934
- Alison Hinderliter and Catherine Grandgeorge
- Language of description
- Script of description