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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 circa 1893-1894 (B027).


  • 1893-1894

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Historical Note

The World's Columbian Exposition was held in Chicago, Illinois in 1893 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the Americas in 1492. All of the nation's states and territories exhibited at the fair, including Indiana which had a State Building and a State Day.


0.04 Cubic Feet (1 folder, 1 small oversize folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a records transfer from the Governor's Office on 1964/09/28.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2016/07/12 by Lauren Patton. EAD finding aid created 2016/07/12 by Lauren Patton. EAD finding aid revised by Bethany Fiechter on 2018/05/14.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.