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

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

American Circus Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-AmCircus
Abstract Late 19th and early 20th century circus and theater related illustrations, publicity, programs, photographs and memorabilia.
Dates: 1891-1939

Century of Progress Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-189
Abstract Collection contains 20 photographs from the Century of Progress, the World’s Fair held in Chicago in 1933-1934. Photographs include buildings (particularly the Travel and Transit, the Chrysler, and the GM buildings). Additionally, photographs depict scenes from fair events such as Ripley’s Believe it or Not.
Dates: 1933-1934

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Photographs, Artwork, and Audiovisual

 Record Group
Identifier: CB&Q-A-5
Abstract Photographs, cartoons, drawings, and paintings, and two boxes of audio media of oral histories, interviews, Burlington Route chapter readings by its author, and radio programs. Forms part of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records.
Dates: approximately 1852-1975

Claire Lieber Crews Century of Progress Notebook

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-163
Abstract Disbound notebook and scrapbook kept by 11-year-old Claire Lieber documenting the Century of Progress International Exposition held in Chicago, 1933-1934. Includes her handwritten descriptions of the exposition and its venues as well as ephemera, such as seals, stamps, playing cards, season tickets, event tickets, memo books, postcards, clippings, and other illustrations. Also includes souvenir "motion picture" and other photographs of Lieber taken at the exposition.
Dates: 1933-1934

Grant B. Schmalgemeier Century of Progress postcard collection

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Schmalgemeier
Abstract This collection was a gift from Chicago postcard collector, Grant B. Schmalgemeier. It consists of 3,000 postcards of the 1933-34 Chicago World's Fair. The collection provides a comprehensive look at the fair, and includes postcards of the rides and attractions.
Dates: 1933-1934

Harold Kolling papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Kolling
Abstract Materials related to Harold Kolling and his family. Kolling (1920-2011) was a historian who received his Ph.D. from The University of Chicago and taught at various universities; his longest tenure was at Baker University in Baldwin City, Kansas. The papers include extensive correspondence with family members and students, and materials from his experience at the University of Chicago and working for Chicago Historian Bessie Louise Pierce. Kolling also visited the Chicago Century of Progress...
Dates: 1920s-2000

Howard Skoien Collection of Century of Progress exhibitor brochures

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Skoien
Abstract Booklets, brochures, postcards and artifacts collected from business exhibitors at the Century of Progress Exposition, together with a few Valentines, sheet music, and piano music.
Dates: 1933-1934

John Blew Collection on Wright Howes, Zoe Howes, and U.S.IANA

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Blew
Abstract Correspondence, genealogical research, photographs, interviews, writings, and other materials related to the lives and careers of Wright and Zoe Howes, their families, and Wright Howes' bibliographical work U.S.IANA. Materials were compiled by John Blew, a Chicago lawyer and book collector who became interested in the life of Wright Howes through his use of Howes' U.S.IANA.
Dates: 1790s-2012; Majority of material found within 1870 - 1999

John Doctoroff Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Doctoroff
Abstract Correspondence, scrapbooks, clippings, exhibition programs, and prints relating to Chicago-based portrait artist John Doctoroff.
Dates: 1924-1967

Souvenir album of Century of Progress International Exposition, Chicago, Illinois

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-113
Abstract Souvenir album of commercially produced black-and-white photographs and color postcards showing buildings and scenes from A Century of Progress International Exposition, held in Chicago, 1933-1934.
Dates: 1934