World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Correspondence
Abstract Incoming and outgoing letters of Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company (CB&Q) executives, members of the board, lawyers, and other employees. Content covers virtually all aspects of railroad management, including financial and legal matters, expansion and acquisition, relations with other railroads and subsidiaries, personnel and policies, construction, rates, and other business matters. Forms part of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records.
Frederic Grant Gleason papers
Abstract Composer, musician, music critic for the Chicago Tribune (1887-1891) and other newspapers, and director of Chicago Auditorium concerts. Papers include correspondence, diaries, sketch books, scrapbooks, programs, clippings, literary manuscripts, photographs, and other memorabilia, providing a valuable portrait of Chicago's late-19th-century musical world. Correspondents include Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler, Charles Gounod, Edvard Grieg, Gustav Mahler, Jules Massenet, Johann Strauss, Giuseppe Verdi,...
George Philip Krapp diaries
Abstract Diaries of American scholar and university professor George Philip Krapp, kept while a student at Wittenberg College and on a trip to the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Diaries provide full descriptions of the fair and Chicago, together with interesting reflections on student life and Krapp's decision to pursue scholarship.
Dates: 1890-1897; Majority of material found within 1892 - 1893
Henry Blake Fuller papers
Abstract Correspondence, works and miscellaneous material relating to Henry Blake Fuller, Chicago novelist, essayist, critic, and satirist. The bulk of the collection consists of Fuller's writings, both published and manuscript, and incoming correspondence.
Dates: 1868-2000; Majority of material found within 1874 - 1929
Jesse Markow collection of political and World's Columbian Exposition ephemera
Abstract Tickets, programs, menus, and ephemera relating to political functions from 1888 to 1929, particularly the Democratic Party, New York mayoral politics, the Hungarian Republican Club of New York, the Coronation of King George IV, and the United States Congress. Additionally, collection contains ephemera and tickets from the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition.
Milo Kendall Papers
Abstract Vermont native who settled in Princeton, Bureau County, Illinois, in 1846 and practiced law there for over sixty years. Papers include extensive records of Kendall's legal practice, family correspondence, and real estate records.
Dates: 1798-1925; Majority of material found within 1845 - 1906
Parish Family Papers
Abstract Consists mainly of correspondence from Martha Ellen Luey Parish of Chicago, IL to her father, Lester Lyman Luey, of Greenfield, Massachusetts. Also included are a few letters written by his son-in-law, Charles Pomeroy Parish. The letters concern domestic matters and touch upon such community topics as electrification, the bicycling mania of the late 19th century, fires and fire insurance, and the remains of the World's Columbian Exposition. There are also several letters discussing an alcoholic...
Percy H. Sloan Collection of Photographs
Abstract Collection of late nineteenth and early twentieth century photographs of Chicago and environs, which includes aerial views of the city and some suburbs (1925-1930), and a large collection of church, civic, commercial and domestic architecture. Also, views of Chicago monuments and statuary and a group of Sloan’s checklists of his work. Most images are annotated with addresses and but not dates.
Dates: approximately 1890-1942
Wacker family papers
Abstract Papers of Chicago Plan Commission head, Charles H. Wacker, his immediate family, and the family of his daughter, Rosalie Wacker Zimmerman. Includes correspondence, photographs, artifacts, keepsakes, films, and scrapbooks spanning five generations.
Dates: 1812-2002; Majority of material found within 1870 - 1970
William Henry Samelius collection of World's Columbian Exposition slides
Abstract A collection of glass plate slides of various buildings and attractions from the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893. Most images are from the fair with multiple views of the Manufactures and Liberal Arts Building, Electric Tower, and the Colonnade. Features an image of a day pass to the fair on Chicago Day. There is one slide that is not from the fair of the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial in Lincoln Park.
World's Columbian Exposition glass plate images
Abstract The collection consists of nine glass plate images, eight positives and one negative, taken at the World's Columbian Exposition. The images show exhibits and displays from several buildings throughout the fair including the Manufactures and Liberal Arts Building, the Anthropological Building, and Machinery Hall among others.
World's Columbian Exposition lantern slides
Abstract 56 glass lantern slides showing environs, buildings and exhibits at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago.