A Century of Progress records
COP15

 An inventory of the collection at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Summary Information

Repository
Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives
Creator
Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago, Ill.).
Title
A Century of Progress records
ID
COP15
Date [inclusive]
1927-1952
Extent
9.5 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract:
A Century of Progress International Exposition was held in Chicago during the summers of 1933 and 1934 to commemorate the incorporation of the city in 1833. This collection consists of the extant operating records of A Century Progress World's Fair.

Preferred Citation

A Century of Progress records, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago

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Administrative History

A Century of Progress International Exposition was held in Chicago during the summers of 1933 and 1934 to commemorate the incorporation of the city in 1833. Sponsors of the fair sought to broaden its appeal by adopting a theme of universal significance - the spectacular advances of science and technology during the period 1833-1933. Chicago, according to fair boosters, was "the only city of major importance whose entire life had been passed within this remarkable century, one in which the application of science to industry had brought profound changes in both the economic and cultural structure." The exposition was to serve as the "dramatization of the progress of civilization during the hundred years of Chicago's existence."

Although a number of suggestions for an appropriate celebration of the centennial had been advanced earlier, serious planning began in 1926 when Mayor William E. Dever, at the request of the Chicago Historical Society and the Chicago Plan Commission, appointed a Centennial Committee of 150 members. The Committee report, issued in July, 1927, called for the construction of several permanent buildings - a hospital, convention hall, and sports arena - in conjunction with a lakefront exposition. The report concluded that "the expenses incident to the financing of a celebration properly commemorative of Chicago's 100th Anniversary cannot be justified if the event is to take the character of a mere passing show." These proposals, submitted to the new Mayor, William H. Thompson, were opposed by a group of prominent businessmen on grounds that the general public had little interest in such an exposition, and that previous fairs had been financial disasters, sometimes precipitating business depressions. At this point, plans for a fair were abandoned.

The project was revived in November 1927, by Charles S. Peterson, who called together a new committee of sponsors. This group, which included Samuel Insull, Bernard E. Sunny, Chauncey McCormick and others, enlisted the support of Charles G. Dawes, then Vice President of the of the United States. With this backing, they appeared to before the Chicago City Council in December and received approval to organize a centennial fair. In January 1928, the Sponsors received a non-profit corporate charter as the Chicago's Second World's Fair Committee. Officers elected were Rufus C. Dawes, President; Charles S. Peterson, Vice-President; Daniel H. Burnham, Secretary; and George Woodruff, Treasurer. An Executive Committee was appointed with full power to act between meetings of the Board. The corporate name was changed to A Century of Progress on July 15, 1929.

Financing for the fair came entirely from private sources. The financial Committee, headed first by Samuel Insull and later by Charles G. Dawes, raised $271,400 for initial operating monies by the sale of Founder and Sustaining Memberships at $1,000 and $50 during January - February, 1928. A World's Fair Enrollment Committee sold advance memberships to the general public at $5.00; wide distribution of these certificates, which could be exchanged for ten admission tickets, helped promote popular interest in the fair. The bulk of the financial support, however, was obtained through the sale of $10, 000, 000 in gold notes at 6% interest, guaranteed against 40% of the gate receipts and secured by pledges of individual guarantors. Advance sales of exhibit space (begun in 1931, before the buildings were constructed) and tickets provided additional funds. Finally, goods and services needed for fair construction and valued at more than $2, 500,000 were contracted with gold notes as payment. After the close of the fair, demolition and restoration of the site, and liquidation of all claims, the corporation had a surplus of approximately $160, 000 which was divided, according to previous contract, among the Chicago Park District (formerly the South Park Commission), the Museum of Science and Industry, the Art Institute, the Adler Planetarium and other institutions which had made substantial contributions to the success of the exposition.

A Century of Progress was held on the lakefront from 12th Place to 39th Street, including Northerly Island and the lagoons. Although the lakefront had been considered the prime site from the earliest plans for an exposition, securing authority for its use required careful negotiations with the South Park Commission who held jurisdiction over the area. The enabling act authorizing the South Park Commissioners to conclude a contract with the fair corporation was passed by the Illinois General Assembly in June 1929; the Century of Progress Ordinance was not issued by the Commissioners until April 1930. Provisions of the ordinance included posting of a substantial performance bond as well as agreement to completely clear and restore the site to the satisfaction of the Commissioners. A second ordinance was passed, incorporating slight changes in the site boundaries, to cover the operating period 1934. After demolition of the fair in 1935, the status of obligations between the Century of Progress and the Chicago Park District was settled by decree of the Superior Court, December 29, 1937.

In the early stages of preparation, fair officials sought assistance in developing master plans in two critical and interrelated areas - architecture and scientific exhibits. The theme of scientific progress was to be developed not only through exhibits but also by the buildings which housed them. Thus the fair architecture would represent application of the most advanced concepts in design construction to the problem of effective display of scientific exhibits.

An architectural Commission was appointed in March, 1928 with responsibility for determining the overall development of the buildings and grounds. The Commission produced an asymmetrical plan of "modern" design which recommended extensive use of the water areas to balance the long, narrow site. Mass application of a vivid color scheme for exteriors and interiors was presented as a means of defining aspects of individual buildings and unifying the diverse structural forms. Illumination of the fairgrounds by night for decorative effect was also an important feature of the plans. Eventually the site was divided into sections, each architect preparing designs and preliminary drawings for at least one building. The structure with the most architectural impact was the Travel and Transport Building, designed by E. H. Bennett, H. Burnham and J. A. Holabird. It featured a dome with interior dimensions of 125 feet high and 200 feet across, hung by an intricate cable system. The dome enclosed the "largest unobstructed area beneath a roof" that had been constructed up to that time, and represented the "first important application of architecture of the suspension bridge principle of support."

Scientific expertise was secured through the cooperation of the National Research Council, which endorsed the fair in October 1928, and named a large Science Advisory Committee. The preliminary report of this committee, issued April 8 1930, called for the construction of a "temple of science" to house exhibits in biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics; a mountain range for exhibits in earth sciences; and a Maya Temple for anthropological exhibits. In addition, 750,000 square feet of exhibit space was to be allotted to displays of applied science and technology. These recommendations were so inclusive that their implementation would have required virtually the entire space of the fair as finally constructed. Because of the stringent financial limitations following the stock market crash in October 1929 (the day after the gold notes were issued), major cut-backs had to be made in the proposals of the architectural and scientific advisory boards. The Works and Exhibits Departments were charged with producing plans that could be carried out within the budget. Their scaled-down plans did result in some drastic changes to the original proposals. For example, the Hall of Science, conceived as the architectural and conceptual focal point of the fair, was originally to be built astride the 16th street bridge over the lagoon. This type of construction was rejected as too costly, and a design intended for a general exhibits building was modified to serve as the Hall of Science. Ralph Walker's proposal for a massive tower of water and light at the lower end of the lagoon was also eliminated because of cost, the Skyride being substituted. The Exhibits Department consolidated the Science Advisory Committee recommendations under broad general categories and solicited exhibits from industries in areas where the fair could not afford to construct its own. The donor was allowed to display a product trade name on such exhibits - e. g., mining equipment for metallurgical display - a practice resulting in charges of commercialization.

Administration of the fair was highly centralized in the office of the General Manager, Lenox Riley Lohr. Lohr was responsible only to the President and had direct control over all opereating departments. He named all department heads, approved all expenditures, and signed all contracts. In the attempt to minimize operating expenses in 1934, the departmental organization was abandoned. Administrative authority was delegated to special assistants to the General Manager who were responsible for specific operating functions or districts of the fair.

Principle fair features were the scientific and industrial exhibits; historical replicas of old Fort Dearborn and a group of buildings associated with Abraham Lincoln; pavilions of the states and federal government; foreign villages, including the notorious "Streets of Paris;" and the Midway and Enchanted Island amusements. The Art Institute cooperated by staging an important exhibit with the theme, "A Century of Progress in American Collecting." The Adler Planetarium was operated as an attraction, and special events and athletic contests were held in nearby Soldier Field. Te fair sponsored a pageant of transportation entitled, "Wings of a Century," as well as nationality days, visits by distinguished guests, conferences and professional meetings and miscellaneous publicity stunts.

A Century of Progress was originally scheduled to run from May27 to November 12, 1933, but the attendance (ca 22. 3 million) ran far below the projection of 60 million with the result that the bondholders had been paid only 50% on their investment. The decision to operate a second year was based on the estimate that the overhead expenses could be reduced to a minimum resulting in a larger daily take from the gate receipts, which could be used to retire the gold notes. This prediction proved to be correct. The 1934 fair, billed as the beginning of a New Century of Progress, attracted over 16 million paying customers between May 26th and October 31 and resulted in a slight surplus after the bondholders had been paid in full. This successful financial conclusion is cited as the outstanding accomplishment of the fair officials, especially in view of the opposition of many of the leading Chicago businessmen and the depressed economic conditions of the country.

According to the terms of the Century of Progress Ordinance, the site was to be cleared and restored to the satisfaction of the South Park Commissioners. In practice this meant that certain improvements - service roads, utilities etc. - were retained by the Park Board, which also took over the Administration for its headquarters until 1940. All other structures were razed - the sole exception being a commemorative marble column to General Italo Balbo and the Italian aviators who flew to the fair in 1933. This was given by the Italian government to the City of Chicago and stands on the fair site off Lake Shore Drive.

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Scope and Contents

This series contains both the early manuscript (including notes and source material) and a later, published of the official history of A Century of Progress. It also includes correspondence among authors and publishers of the fair history.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives June 2005

801 S. Morgan Street
Chicago, Illinois, 60607
312.996.2742

Acquisition Information

The Manuscript Section of the UIC Library received the records as part of the Lenox Riley Lohr Collection in 1968. This donation also included records of the Chicago Railroad Fair (1948 to 1949) and Lohr's personal papers. Each of these groups was handled as a separate collection. A Century of Progress papers became part of the Lohr Collection in the following way:

The Century of Progress corporation continued in existence a number of years after the close of the exposition to supervise demolition, little legal claims, and close the accounts. The General Managere was charged by the Board of Trustees with writing the official history of the fair. Lohr's staff went through the files and removed specific items to compile special subject folders, chronologies and department histories. The items, as well as certain important record groups, were sent to Lohr's New York office when he became President of NBC in 1936. Meanwhile, the bulk of the corporate records were transferred from the Administration building on the fairgrounds to a downtown Chicago office under the supervision of the Secretary. Selected series were loaned out to persons working on the official history.

In 1940, when Lohr returned to Chicago to become President of the Museum of Science and Industry, he proposed that A Century of Progress office be closed and all records be transferred to the Museum. The museum also assumed all outstanding obligations and claims of the corporation. A Century of Progress memorial exhibit was dedicated on May 27, 1942. In the course of these moves, some of the records were lost or destroyed, although no systematic appraisal and disposition was carried out. The official fair history was not published until 1952, when Lohr revised sections of the manuscript and issued it as Fair Management. After Lohr's death in 1968, the Century of Progress papers were offered to the UIC Library.

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Related Materials

Separated Material

The following items were discarded: insurance release cards for Skyride passengers; certificates of appreciation to employees (index retained); invitations and address list for Sears Roebuck tea; demolition permits (index retained); demolition personnel - time cards; exhibitors' and concessionaires' application permits, sales agreements; alphabetical and numerical lists of form numbers; construction orders; galley proofs for Fair Management. The following record series are missing and presumed destroyed by the donor: operations and maintenance files; works department; design and construction files for exhibitors.

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Collection Inventory

Series XV: Fair History 

Box Folder

History - Correspondence, 1936-1938 

1 15-1

Correspondence, 1936-1938 

1 15-2

Correspondence, 1938-1939 

1 15-3

Correspondence, 1940-1941 

1 15-4

Correspondence With Contributors, 1938-1939 

1 15-5

Contract - John F. Cuneo Co., 1941 

1 15-6

Acknowledgements, undated 

1 15-7

Organization of Manuscripts, undated 

1 15-8

Drafts and R. C. Dawes Comments, 1939 

1 15-9

Drafts and R. C. Dawes Comments, undated 

2 15-10

First Draft of Early History of The Fair, undated 

2 15-11

Early History - J. F. Ball's Draft, undated 

2 15-12

Edward N. Hurley Report, July 8, 1927 

2 15-13

R. P. Shepherd Draft, March 1932 

2 15-14

Priority Schedule, April, December 1930 

2 15-15

Chapter Draft, 1932-1933 

2 15-16

Industrial and Agricultural Representatives of The Railroads - Meeting, April 3, 1931 

2 15-17

Promotional Material, Speeches and Misc., 1931-1933 

2 15-18

Edward N. Hurley Report, July 1927 

2 15-19

$5.00 Enrollment Committee, 1928-1930 

3 15-20

Chronology - Early History, 1923-1933 

3 15-21

Organization and Management - Chapter Drafts, undated 

3 15-22

Organization and Management - Reorganization, 1934 

3 15-23

Organization and Management - General Managers office, undated 

3 15-24

Organization and Management - General Managers Meetings, August 20-21, 1930 

3 15-25

Organization and Management - Legal Section, August 20-21, 1930 

3 15-26

Organization and Management - Personnel, 1934 

3 15-27

Organization - Secretary's office, 1933 

3 15-28

Organization and Management - Misc., 1930-1934 

3 15-29

Finances - World's Columbian Expo, undated 

3 15-30

Finance - Drafts, undated 

3 15-31

Finances - Audit, December 1934 

4 15-32

Finances - Bond Waiver Data, October 1933 

4 15-33

Finances - Publicity Releases, 1934 

4 15-34

Finances - $5 Enrollment Committee, June 1930 

4 15-35

Finances - Special Report, 1932-1933 

4 15-36

Finances - Trust Indentures, September 1934 

4 15-37

Finances - Data, 1932-1934 

4 15-38

Physical Layout - Outline, undated 

4 15-39

Physical Layout, undated 

4 15-40

Physical Layout - Building Code, undated 

4 15-41

Physical Layout - Lohr Draft, undated 

4 15-42

Physical Layout - Building Statistics, 1933-1934 

4 15-43

Physical Layout - Physical Layout - Design Section, October 1933 

4 15-44

Physical Layout - Site, undated 

5 15-45

Physical Layout - Design and Construction, 1933-1934 

5 15-46

Physical Layout - Design and Construction, 1933 

5 15-47

Physical Layout - Development Division, 1930-1934 

5 15-48

Physical Layout - Design Section, 1929-1932 

5 15-49

Physical Layout - Design and Construction, 1933-1934 

5 15-50

Physical Layout - Administration Building, November 1930 

5 15-51

Physical Layout - General Exhibit Building, November 1930 

5 15-52

Physical Layout - Fort Dearborn - Plan, September 1933 

5 15-53

Physical Layout - Construction, March 1931 

5 15-54

Physical Layout - Construction, undated 

5 15-55

Physical Layout - Construction On Island, undated 

5 15-56

Physical Layout - Construction of Utilities, undated 

5 15-57

Physical Layout - Electrical Service, 1933 

5 15-58

Physical Layout - Telephones, 1933 

5 15-59

Physical Layout - Construction of Roadway, August 1930 

5 15-60

Physical Layout - Paving, 1933 

5 15-61

Physical Layout - Recorders office, 1933 

6 15-62

Physical Layout - Construction On Mainland, undated 

6 15-63

Physical Layout - Physical Layout - Misc. Data, 1934 

6 15-64

Architecture, 1929-1933 

6 15-65

Architecture - Lohr Draft, undated 

6 15-66

Architecture - Periodical Literature, October 1931 - May 1933 

6 15-67

Architecture - J. F. Bell Drafts, undated 

6 15-68

Color - Drafts, undated 

6 15-69

Color - Painting Summaries, 1934 

6 15-70

Color - Theoretical Development, 1933-1934 

6 15-71

Color - Press Releases and Speeches, 1933 

6 15-72

Landscaping - Bell, Lohr Drafts, undated 

7 15-73

Decorative Features - Sculpture and Murals, 1933 

See Also:

Century of Progress Records 15-130, 17-264, 17-267B, 16-276, 8-420, and 16-275

7 15-74

Interiors - Lohr Draft, 1935 

7 15-75

Decorative Features, 1931 

7 15-76

Illumination, 1933 

7 15-77

Illumination - Advisory Committee Meetings, 1930-1932 

7 15-78

Illumination - Advisory Committee Meetings, 1932-1935 

7 15-79

Illumination - Correspondence, 1932-1934 

7 15-80

Illumination - Press Releases, 1929-1934 

7 15-81

Operation and Maintenance, 1933 

7 15-82

Operation and Maintenance - Administrative Section, undated 

7 15-83

Operation and Maintenance - General Services, 1933 

7 15-84

Operations and Maintenance - Purchase and Supply, undated 

7 15-85

Operations and Maintenance - Travelers Aid Information, undated 

7 15-86

Operations and Maintenance - Guide Book, undated 

7 15-87

Operations and Maintenance - Personnel, 1933 

8 15-88

Operations and Maintenance - Records Service, 1933 

8 15-89

Operations and Maintenance - Trustees Lounge, November 1933 

8 15-90

Operations and Maintenance - Area and Gate Supervision, 1934 

8 15-91

Operations and Maintenance - Buildings and Grounds, 1932-1933 

8 15-92

Operations and Maintenance - Building Inspection, 1934 

8 15-93

Operations and Maintenance - Refuse and Cleaning Section, 1934-1935 

8 15-94

Operations and Maintenance - Sanitation, 1934 

8 15-95

Operations and Maintenance - Utilities, 1934 

8 15-96

Operations and Maintenance - Public Address System, 1933 

8 15-97

Operations and Maintenance - Telephone Service, January 1935 

8 15-98

Operations and Maintenance - Insurance, February 1936 

8 15-99

Operations and Maintenance - Health Bureau, 1933 

8 15-100

Operations and Maintenance - Public Protection, 1933 

8 15-101

Operations and Maintenance - Special Features Department Report, 1933 

9 15-102

Operations and Maintenance - Automotive Section, 1934 

9 15-103

Operations and Maintenance - Transportation, 1934 

9 15-104

Operations and Maintenance - Traffic, 1930-1934 

9 15-105

Operations and Maintenance - official Entertainment, November 1933 

9 15-106

Operations and Maintenance - Report - Chief of Protocol, 1933-1934 

9 15-107

Operations and Maintenance - Entertainment, 1932-1933 

9 15-108

Operations and Maintenance - List of Invitations Sent, 1933 

9 15-109

Operations and Maintenance - List of Invitations Sent, 1933 

9 15-110

Operations and Maintenance - Events, October 1933 

10 15-111

Operations and Maintenance - Events, 1933 

10 15-112

Operations and Maintenance - Events, 1933 

10 15-113

Operations and Maintenance - Events, June - July 1933 

10 15-114

Operations and Maintenance - Events, July - October 1933 

10 15-115

Operations and Maintenance - Events, 1934 

10 15-116

Operations and Maintenance - Opening Ceremonies, 1934 

10 15-117

Operations and Maintenance - Opening Parade, 1934 

10 15-118

Operations and Maintenance - Opening Day Ceremonies, 1934 

10 15-119

Operations and Maintenance - Events Schedule, 1934 

11 15-120

Exhibits - Outlines and Drafts, 1931-1933 

11 15-121

Exhibits - J. F. Bell Draft, undated 

11 15-122

Exhibits - J. F. Bell Draft, undated 

11 15-123

Exhibits - Lohr Draft, 1933 

11 15-124

Exhibits - Data, 1933-1934 

11 15-125

Exhibits - Design Section, 1932 

11 15-126

Exhibits - Diorama Studio, 1930 

11 15-127

Exhibits - Lectures and Broadcasts, 1934 

11 15-128

Exhibits - Meetings, August 1930 

11 15-129

Exhibits - Murals, 1933 

See Also:

Century of Progress records 15-74, 17-264, 17-267B, 16-276, and 8-420

11 15-130

Exhibits - Rules and Regulations, 1933 

11 15-131

Exhibits - Salesman's Primer, 1936 

11 15-132

Exhibits - Sales Report and Summary, 1931-1933 

11 15-133

Exhibits - Press Releases, 1932 

11 15-134

Exhibits -P. R. Special Buildings, 1934 

12 15-135

Exhibits - P. R. Special Buildings, 1934 

12 15-136

Exhibits - Federal Participation, 1933 

12 15-137

Exhibits - State Participation, 1934 

12 15-138

Exhibits - Foreign Participation, 1933 

12 15-139

Exhibits - Agriculture, 1930 

12 15-140

Exhibits - Agriculture, undated 

12 15-141

Exhibits - Chemistry, 1930 

12 15-142

Exhibits - Applied Science and Concessions, 1933 

12 15-143

Exhibits - Basic Science Division, 1933 

12 15-144

Exhibits - Basic Science, 1930 

12 15-145

Exhibits - Basic Science - National Research Council, 1928-1930 

12 15-146

Exhibits - Biological Section, 1933 

12 15-147

Exhibits - Geology Section, 1933 

12 15-148

Exhibits - Electrical, 1931 

12 15-149

Exhibits - Homes, 1933 

13 15-150

Exhibits - Mathematics, 1931 

13 15-151

Exhibits - Medical Section, 1933 

13 15-152

Exhibits - Physics, September 1933 

13 15-153

Exhibits - Social Science, 1930-1934 

13 15-154

Exhibits - Social Science, 1930-1934 

13 15-155

Exhibits - Transportation, 1933 

13 15-156

Concessions - Draft, 1933 

13 15-157

Concessions - Draft, 1933 

13 15-158

Concessions, 1934 

13 15-159

Concessions, 1934 

13 15-160

Concessions - Liquor License, 1934 

13 15-161

Concessions - Operations, 1933-1934 

13 15-162

Concessions - Sales of Space, 1933-1934 

13 15-162

Concessions - Structures, General Information, undated 

13 15-163

Concessions - "Our Own", 1933-1934 

13 15-164

Concessions - Enchanted Island, 1934 

13 15-165

Concessions - Lama Temple, 1934 

13 15-166

Concessions - Skyride, 1934 

13 15-167

Concessions - Wings of A Century, 1934 

13 15-168

Concessions - Adler Planetarium, 1934 

13 15-169

Concessions - Villages, 1934 

13 15-170

Concessions - Removal, 1933 

13 15-171

Concessions - Concessionaires, 1934 

14 15-172

Promotion and Publicity - Draft, 1934 

14 15-173

Publicity - Draft, undated 

14 15-174

Promotion and Publicity - Memos, 1930-1934 

14 15-175

Publicity - Personnel, 1934 

14 15-176

World's Fair Weekly, 1933 

14 15-177

Publicity - Releases, 1934 

14 15-178

Publicity, 1931 

14 15-179

Documents - Incorporation, 1927-1929 

14 15-180

Documents - Bylaws, 1928-1934 

14 15-181

Documents - Trust Indenture, October 1929 

14 15-182

Documents - Trust Indenture, November 1929 

14 15-183

Documents - Trust Indenture, November 1933 

14 15-184

Documents - Indenture, December 1933 

14 15-185

Documents - Supplemental Trust Indenture, March 1934 - April 1935 

14 15-186

Documents - Accounts Receivable Forms, undated 

14 15-187

Documents - Contracts and Works Department, 1933-1934 

14 15-188

Documents - Federal Legislation, 1929-1933 

14 15-189

Documents - Federal Legislation, 1934 

15 15-190

Documents - NRA, March 1934 

15 15-191

Documents - Illinois Legislation, 1929-1934 

15 15-192

Documents - Other State Legislation, undated 

15 15-193

Documents - City of Chicago, 1924-1926 

15 15-194

Documents - South Park Commissioners, 1929-1933 

15 15-195

Documents - South Park Commissioners, 1934 

15 15-196

Documents - South Park Commissioners, March - April 1931 

15 15-197

Documents - South Park Commissioners, December 1932 

15 15-198

Documents - Chicago Park District, December 1936 

15 15-199

Documents - Chicago Park District, February 1937 

15 15-200

Documents - Chicago Park District, December 1937 

15 15-201

Documents - Chicago Park District, December 1937 

15 15-202

Documents - Lillian Koehler, October 1933 

15 15-203

Rufus C. Dawes - Report To The Board of Trustees, March 1936 

16 15-204

Documents - Corporation Annual Reports, 1937-1941 

16 15-205
Oversize

Appendices - Layouts, Building and Grounds, undated 

Folder 15-206
Box Folder

Appendices - officers, 1928 

16 15-207

Appendices - Committees, 1930 

16 15-208

Appendices - National Research Council Advisory Committee, 1933 

16 15-209

Appendices - Diagrams (includes photos of architectural renderings), 1933 

16 15-210

Misc. Lists, 1933 

16 15-211

Building Costs, 1933 

16 15-212

Appendices - Transportation Data, 1933 

16 15-213

Appendices - Automotive Section Data, 1933 

16 15-214

Appendices - Customs Data, 1933-1934 

16 15-215

Appendices - Lost and Found, 1933-1934 

16 15-216

Appendices - Lost and Found, 1932-1934 

16 15-217

Appendices - Refuse and Garbage Disposal, 1933 

16 15-218

Appendices - Seating Capacities, 1933-1934 

16 15-219

Appendices - Contests, 1934 

16 15-220

Appendices - Construction, Roads and Walks, 1934 

16 15-221

Appendices - Murals, 1934 

See Also:

Century of Progress records 16-275, 8-420, 15-74, 17-264, 15-130

16 15-222

Appendices - Previous Fairs, 1876-1933 

16 15-223

Appendices - Construction of Basic Science Exhibits, 1933 

16 15-224

Communist Magazine - World's Fair Worker, 1934 

16 15-225

Data On Other Fairs, 1933 

16 15-226

Paid Admissions, 1939 

17 15-227

Attendance Tables, 1933 

17 15-228

Attendance Tables, 1934 

17 15-229

Data - Weather Vs. Attendance, May - November 1933 

17 15-230

Data - Weather Vs. Attendance, November 1933 - October 1934 

17 15-231

Appendices - Exhibits - Sales of Space, 1934 

17 15-232

Appendices - Exhibits - Department Analysis of Expense, 1934 

17 15-233

Exhibitors - Lists, 1933 

17 15-234

Exhibitors - Lists, 1934 

17 15-235

Appendices - Industrial Exhibitors, 1934 

17 15-236

Appendices - Contributors of Materials Or Exhibits, 1933-1934 

17 15-237

Appendices - Industrial Exhibitions, 1933 

17 15-238

Appendices - Scientific Exhibits, 1934 

17 15-239

Appendices - Exhibits - Foreign and Nationality Groups, 1933 

17 15-240

Appendices - Exhibits - Federal, State and Territorial - Lists, 1933 

17 15-241

Appendices - State Commissions and Directors, State Exhibits, undated 

18 15-242

Appendices - Homes and Industrial Arts, 1933 

18 15-243

Appendices - Concessions, 1933 

18 15-244

Appendices - Concessions, 1934 

18 15-245

Appendices - Literature Received From Exhibitors and Concessionaires, undated 

18 15-246

Misc. Data, July 1932 

18 15-247

Preface and Forward, 1928 

18 15-248

Manuscript - Early History, undated 

18 15-249

Manuscript - Organization and Management, undated 

18 15-250

Manuscript - Finances, undated 

18 15-251

Manuscript - Site, undated 

18 15-252

Manuscript - Getting Ready To Work, undated 

18 15-253

Manuscript - Architecture Interprets The Theme, undated 

18 15-254

Manuscript - Color Vitalizes Architecture, undated 

18 15-255

Manuscript - Landscaping, undated 

18 15-256

Manuscript - Decorative Features, undated 

18 15-257

Manuscript - Illumination, undated 

18 15-258

Manuscript - Interiors, undated 

18 15-259

Manuscript - Science - The Basis of Exhibits, undated 

19 15-260

Manuscript - Industrial Exhibits, undated 

19 15-261

Manuscript - Social Science Exhibits, undated 

19 15-262

Manuscript - Federal, State and Foreign Exhibits, undated 

19 15-263

Manuscript - Art Exhibits, undated 

19 15-264

Manuscript - Concessions, undated 

19 15-265

Manuscript - Fair Operated Attractions, undated 

19 15-266

Manuscript - Villages, undated 

19 15-267

Manuscript - Operations and Maintenance, undated 

19 15-268

Manuscript - Revenue Control, undated 

19 15-269

Manuscript - Promotion and Publicity, undated 

19 15-270

Manuscript - Legal Phases, undated 

19 15-271

Manuscript - Construction of Exposition Buildings, undated 

19 15-272

Manuscript - Electrical System, undated 

19 15-273

Manuscript - Water Supply, undated 

19 15-274

Manuscript - Changes For 1934, 1934 

19 15-275

Manuscript - Demolition, undated 

19 15-276

Manuscript - A Guide For Future Fairs, undated 

19 15-277

Manuscript - Appendices, undated 

19 15-278

Fair Management, undated 

19 15-279

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