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World’s Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)


Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Ira J. Chase collection

 Collection — Folder: S0069
Identifier: S0069
Scope and Contents This collection includes an invitation to the October 11-13, 1892 ceremonies of the dedication of the buildings of the World's Columbian Exposition and a letter and certified copy of a resolution offered by the Board of Lady Managers of the World's Columbian Commission thanking Governor Chase for the escort of members of the board to the exposition grounds by his military aide dated October 26, 1892. Other items from the exposition include a souvenir cablegram by the Commercial Cable Company...
Dates: 1882-1895, 1941

J. L. Smith manuscript

 Collection — Folder: S1206
Identifier: S1206
Scope and Contents This collection includes a handwritten and edited manuscript from J. L. Smith in Indiana entitled "Development of Indiana Literature." The manuscript was intended for distribution at the World's Fair in Chicago, Illinois during 1892-1893, but was most likely never printed.
Dates: undated

Liberty Bell in Indianapolis photographs

 Collection — Folder: SP102
Identifier: SP102
Scope and Contents This collection includes 2 black-and-white photographs taken in Indianapolis, Indiana when the trains bearing the Liberty Bell stopped in the city in April, 1893 on the way to the Chicago World's Fair, and again in 1904 on the way to the St. Louis World's Fair.
Dates: 1893 April; 1904 November

Mary Adaline Denny collection

 Collection — Folder: S2567
Identifier: S2567
Scope and Contents This collection includes Sunday School cards, picture advertisement cards, Victorian calling cards and calling cards from 1893 World's Columbian Exposition (circa 1855 to 1900). The cards were originally glued in a scrapbook and the collection includes the front cover of the book with a note written by Miss Denny: "The Sunday School Cards in this book were saved by me, beginning with the first one I ever received, when about 6 years, 1855." Most of the picture advertisement cards are glued...
Dates: circa 1855-1900

Sarah Carmichael Harrell collection

Identifier: L398
Scope and Contents This collection includes newspaper clippings and scrapbooks from Sarah Carmichael Harrell in Indiana ranging from 1825 to 1927 regarding the Columbian Exposition (or otherwise known as the Chicago World's Fair), Brookville, Franklin County, Indiana history, poetry and stories.

There is also a World's Columbian Exposition Commission appointment certificate and letter to Sarah Carmichael Harrell dated March 18, 1891 (OBC147).
Dates: 1825-1927

World's Columbian Exposition collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S2124
Scope and Contents This collection includes correspondence, lists of World's Fair furniture taken by various individuals and organizations, and an itemized statement from individuals connected to Indiana's involvement with the 1893 World's Fair in Indianapolis, Indiana and Chicago, Illinois ranging from 1893 to 1894 regarding Indiana State Day, various pieces of furniture, and reimbursement for representing the State at the World's Fair.There is also a proclamation for the World's Columbian Exposition...
Dates: 1893-1894