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John I. Monroe Collection of Exposition Postcards

 Collection
Identifier: Modern-MS-Monroe Exposition

Scope and Content of the Collection

Collection of over 9,800 exposition postcards and related ephemera dating from the 1876-1986.

Dates

  • 1876-1986

Creator

Language

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The John I. Monroe Collection of Exposition Postcards are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).

Ownership and Literary Rights

The John I. Monroe Collection of Exposition Postcards 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.

Biography of John I. Monroe

John Monroe is a postcard collector based in Washington D.C.

Extent

9 Linear Feet (70 binders)

Abstract

This collection includes over 9,800 postcards and related ephemera documenting International Expositions and World's Fairs beginning in the late 19th and continuing throughout the 20th century. Both American and European expositions are well represented in addition to smaller trade shows and local fairs.

Arrangement

Postcards are arranged by topic.

Collection Stack Location

2 33 Above cabinets 2-4

Provenance

Gift of John I. Monroe.

Processed by

Katy Darr, 2018.
Title
Inventory of the John I. Monroe Collection of Exposition Postcards, 1876-1986
Status
Completed
Author
Katy Darr
Date
©2018.
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the The Newberry Library - Modern Manuscripts Repository

Contact:
60 West Walton Street
Chicago Illinois 60610 United States
312-255-3512