A Century of Progress records
COP5

 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
COP5
Date [inclusive]
1927-1952
Extent
14.0 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 the records of the various committees of A Century of Progress, including the Architectural Commission, the Executive Committee, the Membership Committee and the Science Advisory Committee, among others.

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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 V: Committees 

Box Folder

Agriculture Committee, Nov. 1932 

1 5-1

Amateur Radio Exhibit Committee, Sept. 1932 - Oct. 1933 

1 5-2

Amusement Concessions Committee, Jan. 1929 - June 1930 

1 5-3

Amusement Concessions Committee, July - Dec. 1930 

1 5-4

Amusement Concessions Committee, 1931-1933 

1 5-5

Amusement Concessions Committee - resolutions, ca. 1933 - 1934 

1 5-6

Amusement Concessions Committee - appointments, ca. 1933 - 1934 

1 5-7

Amusement Concessions Committee - meetings, ca. 1933 - 1934 

1 5-8

Architectural Committee -appointments, ca. 1933 - 1934 

1 5-9

Architectural Committee - Edward Bennett - correspondence, 1928-1934 

1 5-10

Architectural Committee - Edward Bennett - correspondence, 1928-1934 

1 5-11

Architectural Committee - Arthur Brown Jr. - correspondence, ca. 1933 - 1934 

1 5-12

Architectural Committee - Arthur Brown Jr. - correspondence, ca. 1933 - 1934 

1 5-13

Architectural Committee - Gilmore D. Clarke, ca. 1933 - 1934 

2 5-14

Architectural Committee - Hubert Burnham, 1928-1932 

2 5-15

Architectural Committee - contracts, 1930 

2 5-16

Architectural Committee - Harvey W. Corbett, July 1931 - May 1934 

2 5-17

Architectural Committee - Harvey W. Corbett, Jan. 1930 - June 1931 

2 5-18

Architectural Committee - Harvey W. Corbett, 1928-1929 

2 5-19

Architectural Committee - Paul Cret, March 1931 - June 1933 

2 5-20

Architectural Committee - Paul Cret, 1928 - Feb. 1931 

3 5-21

Architectural Committee - Raymond Hood, 1932-1933 

3 5-22

Architectural Committee - Raymond Hood, 1931 

3 5-23

Architectural Committee - Raymond Hood, Sept. - Dec. 1930 

3 5-24

Architectural Committee - Raymond Hood, 1928 - Aug. 1930 

3 5-25

Architectural Committee - Alfred Geiffert, ca. 1933-1934 

3 5-26

Architectural Committee - John A. Holabird, 1932-1934 

3 5-27

Architectural Committee - John A. Holabird, 1931 

3 5-28

Architectural Committee - John A. Holabird, 1928-1930 

3 5-29

Architectural Committee - Lee Lawrie, 1932 

3 5-30

Architectural Committee - Lee Lawrie, 1930-1931 

3 5-31

Architectural Committee - Ferruccio Vitale, 1932-1933 

4 5-32

Architectural Committee - Feruccio Vitale, 1931 

4 5-33

Architectural Committee - Feruccio Vitale, 1929-1930 

4 5-34

Architectural Committee - Ralph T. Walker, 1931-1933 

4 5-35

Architectural Committee - Ralph T. Walker, 1928-1930 

4 5-36

Architectural Committee - meetings, 1932-1933 

4 5-37

Architectural Committee - meetings, 1931 

4 5-38

Architectural Committee - meetings, 1930 

4 5-39

Architectural Committee - meetings, June - Dec. 1929 

4 5-40

Architectural Committee - meetings, 1928 - May 1929 

5 5-41

Architectural Committee - misc., 1930-1934 

5 5-42

Architectural Committee - misc., 1930-1934 

5 5-43

Architectural Committee - resolutions, ca. 1933-1934 

5 5-44

Art Committee - appointments, ca. 1933-1934 

5 5-45

Art Committee - Chauncey McCormick, ca. 1933-1934 

5 5-46

Art Committee - misc., ca. 1933-1934 

5 5-47

Art Committee - poster contest, ca. 1933-1934 

5 5-48

Art Committee - poster contest, ca. 1933-1934 

5 5-49

Art Committee - poster contest, ca. 1933-1934 

5 5-50

Art Committee - meetings and reports, ca. 1933-1934 

5 5-51

Art Committee - resolutions, ca. 1933-1934 

5 5-52

Art Committee - seals, ca. 1933-1934 

5 5-53

Auditing Committee - appointments, ca. 1933-1934 

5 5-54

Auditing Committee - financial reports, ca. 1933-1934 

5 5-55

Boosters Committee, ca. 1933-1934 

5 5-56

Building and Grounds Committee - resolutions, ca. 1933-1934 

5 5-57

Building and Grounds Committee - misc., ca. 1933-1934 

5 5-58

Church Committee - meetings, ca. 1933-1934 

5 5-59

Church Committee - misc., 1934 

5 5-60

Church Committee - misc., 1933 

5 5-61

Church Committee - misc., 1932 

5 5-62

Church Committee - misc., 1930-1931 

7 5-63

Church Committee - resolutions, ca. 1933-1934 

7 5-64

Conventions Committee - appointments, ca. 1933-1934 

7 5-65

Conventions Committee - meetings, ca. 1933-1934 

7 5-66

Conventions Committee - misc., ca. 1933-1934 

7 5-67

Conventions Committee - resolutions, ca. 1933-1934 

7 5-68

Electric Generation, Distribution and Utilization Committee, ca. 1933-1934 

7 5-69

Electric Generation, Distribution and Utilization Committee, ca. 1933-1934 

7 5-70

Engineering Committee - appointments, ca. 1933-1934 

7 5-71

Engineering Committee - meetings, ca. 1933-1934 

7 5-72

Engineering Committee - miscellaneous, ca. 1933-1934 

7 5-73

Engineering Committee - resolutions, ca. 1933-1934 

7 5-74

Enrollment Committee, ca. 1933-1934 

7 5-75

Women's Enrollment Committee, ca. 1933-1934 

7 5-76

Executive Committee - meetings, 1935-1936 

7 5-77

Executive Committee - meetings, Jan. 1934 

7 5-78

Executive Committee - meetings, Nov. - Dec. 1933 

7 5-79

Executive Committee - meetings, Sept. - Oct. 1933 

7 5-80

Executive Committee - meetings, July - Aug. 1933 

8 5-81

Executive Committee - meetings, May - June 1933 

8 5-82

Executive Committee - meetings, April 1933 

8 5-83

Executive Committee - meetings, March 1933 

8 5-84

Executive Committee - meetings, Feb. 1933 

8 5-85

Executive Committee - meetings, Jan. 1933 

8 5-86

Executive Committee - meetings, Dec. 1932 

8 5-87

Executive Committee - meetings, Nov. 1932 

8 5-88

Executive Committee - meetings, Oct. 1932 

8 5-89

Executive Committee - meetings, Sept. 1932 

8 5-90

Executive Committee - meetings, Aug, 1932 

9 5-91

Executive Committee - meetings, July 1932 

9 5-92

Executive Committee - meetings, May - June 1932 

9 5-93

Executive Committee - meetings, April 1932 

9 5-94

Executive Committee - meetings, March 1932 

9 5-95

Executive Committee - meetings, Feb. 1932 

9 5-96

Executive Committee - meetings, Jan. 1932 

9 5-97

Executive Committee - meetings, Dec, 1931 

9 5-98

Executive Committee - meetings, Nov. 1931 

9 5-99

Executive Committee - meetings, Sept. - Oct. 1931 

9 5-100

Executive Committee - meetings, Aug. 1931 

9 5-101

Executive Committee - meetings, July 1931 

9 5-102

Executive Committee - meetings, May - June 1931 

9 5-103

Executive Committee - meetings, March - April 1931 

10 5-104

Executive Committee - meetings, Jan. - Feb. 1931 

10 5-105

Executive Committee - meetings, Nov. - Dec. 1930 

10 5-106

Executive Committee - meetings, Sept. - Oct. 1930 

10 5-107

Executive Committee - meetings, July - Aug. 1930 

10 5-108

Executive Committee - meetings, May - June 1930 

10 5-109

Executive Committee - meetings, March - April 1930 

10 5-110

Executive Committee - meetings, Jan. - Feb. 1930 

10 5-111

Executive Committee - meetings, July - Dec. 1929 

10 5-112

Executive Committee - meetings, Jan. - June 1929 

10 5-113

Executive Committee - meetings, 1928 

10 5-114

Executive Committee - miscellaneous, ca. 1933-1934 

10 5-115

Executive Committee - resolutions, ca. 1933-1934 

10 5-116

Executive Committee - minutes, July 1935 - Dec. 1937 

10 5-117

Executive Committee - minutes, Oct. 29 - 1936 

11 5-118

Executive Committee - minutes, Sept. 1934 - June 1935 

11 5-119

Executive Committee - minutes, Aug. 1934 

11 5-120

Executive Committee - minutes, June - July 1934 

11 5-121

Executive Committee - minutes, April - May 1934 

11 5-122

Executive Committee - minutes, March 1934 

12 5-123

Executive Committee - minutes, Nov. 6, 1933 

12 5-124

Executive Committee - digest of meetings, ca. 1933-1934 

12 5-125

Executive Committee - digest of meetings, ca. 1933-1934 

12 5-126

Executive Committee - digest of meetings, ca. 1933-1934 

12 5-127

Finance Committee - appointments and resignations, ca. 1933-1934 

12 5-128

Finance Committee - meetings, ca. 1933 - 1934 

12 5-129

Finance Committee - miscellaneous, ca. 1933 - 1934 

12 5-130

Finance Committee - resolutions, ca. 1933 - 1934 

12 5-131

Historical Committee - appointments, ca. 1933 - 1934 

12 5-132

Historical Committee - miscellaneous, ca. 1933 - 1934 

12 5-133

Historical Committee - resolutions, ca. 1933 - 1934 

12 5-134

Horticultural Committee - appointments, ca. 1933 - 1934 

12 5-135

Horticultural Committee - exhibits, ca. 1933 - 1934 

12 5-136

Horticultural Committee - resolutions, ca. 1933 - 1934 

12 5-137

Housing Bureau Committee - appointments, ca. 1933 - 1934 

12 5-138

Housing Bureau Committee - meetings, ca. 1933 - 1934 

13 5-139

Housing Bureau Committee - miscellaneous, ca. 1933 - 1934 

13 5-140

Housing Bureau Committee - Resolutions, ca. 1933 - 1934 

13 5-141

Insurance Committee - appointments, ca. 1933 - 1934 

13 5-142

Insurance Committee - resolutions, ca. 1933 - 1934 

13 5-143

Legal Committee - appointments, ca. 1933 - 1934 

13 5-144

Legal Committee - copyright, trademarks and charters, 1930-1933 

13 5-145

Legal Committee - copyright, trademarks and charters, 1928-1929 

13 5-146

Legal Committee - name change to "A Century of Progress", 

13 5-147

Legal Committee - miscellaneous, 1931-1934 

13 5-148

Legal Committee - miscellaneous, 1930 

13 5-149

Legal Committee - miscellaneous, 1928-1929 

13 5-150

Legal Committee - license and permits, ca. 1933 - 1934 

13 5-151

Medical Committee - meetings, ca. 1933 - 1934 

13 5-152

Medical Committee - miscellaneous, ca. 1933 - 1934 

13 5-153

Medical Committee - resolutions, ca. 1933 - 1934 

13 5-154

Members Meetings, Sept. 5, 1934 

13 5-155

Members Meetings, Sept. 5, 1934 

13 5-156

Members Meetings, Sept. 5, 1934 

13 5-157

Members Meetings, Nov. 3, 1933 

14 5-158

Members Meetings, Nov. 3, 1933 

14 5-159

Members Meetings, Sept. 7, 1932 

14 5-160

Members Meetings, Sept. 7, 1932 

14 5-161

Members Meetings, Jan. 7, 1931 

14 5-162

Members Meetings, Sept. 3, 1930 

14 5-163

Members Meetings, Oct. 29, 1929 

14 5-164

Members Meetings, Oct. 29, 1929 

15 5-165

Members Meetings, June 28, 1929 

15 5-166

Members Meetings, June 28, 1929 

15 5-167

Members Meetings, Sept. 5, 1928 

15 5-168

Members Meetings, Sept. 5, 1929 

15 5-169

Members Meetings, Sept. 5, 1928 

15 5-170

Music Committee - meetings, ca. 1933 - 1934 

15 5-171

Music Committee - miscellaneous, ca. 1933 - 1934 

15 5-172

Members Meetings - resolutions, ca. 1933 - 1934 

15 5-173

Members Meetings -appointments, ca. 1933 - 1934 

15 5-173a

Nationalities Committee - appointments, ca. 1933 - 1934 

16 5-174

Nationalities Committee - form letters, ca. 1933 - 1934 

16 5-175

Nationalities Committee - miscellaneous, 1934 

16 5-176

Nationalities Committee - miscellaneous, 1932-1933 

16 5-177

Nationalities Committee - miscellaneous, 1930-1931 

16 5-178

Nationalities Committee - reports, ca. 1933 - 1934 

16 5-179

Nationalities Committee - meetings, ca. 1933 - 1934 

16 5-180

Nationalities Committee - resolutions, ca. 1933 - 1934 

16 5-181

Nationalities Committee - national day, ca. 1933 - 1934 

16 5-182

Nationalities Committee - Streyckmans, Felix, 1932 

16 5-183

Nationalities Committee - Streyckmans, Felix, 1931 

17 5-184

Nationalities Committee - Streyckmans, Felix, 1931 

17 5-185

Nationalities Committee - miscellaneous $5.00 memberships, ca. 1933 - 1934 

17 5-186

Nationalities Committee - progress, ca. 1933 - 1934 

17 5-187

Nominating Committee - appointments, ca. 1933 - 1934 

17 5-188

Nominating Committee - miscellaneous, ca. 1933 - 1934 

17 5-189

Public Information Committee - advertising, 1931-1933 

17 5-190

Public Information Committee - advertising, 1930 

17 5-191

Public Information Committee - advertising, 1929 

17 5-192

Public Information Committee - meetings, 1932 

17 5-193

Public Information Committee - meetings, 1931 

17 5-194

Public Information Committee - meetings, 1930 

17 5-195

Public Information Committee - meetings, 1928-1929 

18 5-196

Public Information Committee - miscellaneous, 1932-1933 

18 5-197

Public Information Committee - miscellaneous, 1930 

18 5-198

Public Information Committee - miscellaneous, 1928-1929 

18 5-199

Public Information Committee - resolutions, ca. 1932 - 1933 

18 5-200

Publications Committee - appointments, ca. 1933 - 1934 

18 5-201

Publications Committee - miscellaneous, Feb. - May, 1932 

18 5-202

Publications Committee - miscellaneous, 1932 

18 5-203

Publications Committee - miscellaneous, Feb. - Dec., 1931 

18 5-204

Publications Committee - miscellaneous, Aug. 1930 - Jan. 1931 

18 5-205

Publications Committee - miscellaneous, Sept. 1930 - Jan. 1931 

18 5-206

Publications Committee - miscellaneous, Dec. 17, 1929 - Aug. 1930 

18 5-207

Publications Committee - resolutions, ca. 1932 - 1933 

18 5-208

Traffic Control Committee - appointments, 1931-1933 

19 5-209

Traffic Control Committee - appointments, 1929-1930 

19 5-210

Traffic Control Committee - meetings, ca. 1933 - 1934 

19 5-211

Traffic Control Committee - miscellaneous, Sept. 1930 - 1933 

19 5-212

Traffic Control Committee - miscellaneous, 1929 - Aug. 1930 

19 5-213

Traffic Control Committee - subcommittee - appointments, Nov. 1931 - 1933 

19 5-214

Traffic Control Committee - subcommittee - appointments, 1929 - Aug. 1931 

19 5-215

Traffic Control Committee - subcommittee - meetings, ca. 1933 - 1934 

19 5-216

Traffic Control Committee - subcommittee - meetings, ca. 1933 - 1934 

19 5-217

Traffic Control Committee - subcommittee - miscellaneous, 1930-1932 

20 5-218

Traffic Control Committee - subcommittee - reports, ca. 1933 - 1934 

20 5-219

Traffic Control Committee - resolutions, ca. 1933 - 1934 

20 5-220

Resolutions Committee - appointments, ca. 1933 - 1934 

20 5-221

Scope and Plan Committee - resolutions, ca. 1933 - 1934 

20 5-222

Committee on Social Functions - appointments, ca. 1933 - 1934 

20 5-223

Committee on Social Functions - miscellaneous, ca. 1933 - 1934 

20 5-224

Solomon's Temple Committee - appointments, ca. 1933 - 1934 

20 5-225

Sports Committee - appointments, 1932-1934 

20 5-226

Sports Committee - appointments, 1932-1934 

20 5-227

Sports Committee - appointments, ca. 1933 - 1934 

20 5-228

Sports Committee - appointments, 1930 

20 5-229

Sports Committee - appointments, 1928-1929 

21 5-230

Sports Committee - luncheon, Aug. 17, 1931 

21 5-231

Sports Committee - meetings, ca. 1933 - 1934 

21 5-232

Sports Committee - miscellaneous, ca. 1933 - 1934 

21 5-233

Sports Committee - miscellaneous, ca. 1933 - 1934 

21 5-234

Sports Committee - miscellaneous, 1931 

21 5-235

Sports Committee - miscellaneous, 1930 

21 5-236

Sports Committee - miscellaneous, 1928-1929 

21 5-237

Sports Committee - subcommittee - appointments, ca. 1933 - 1934 

21 5-238

Sports Committee - subcommittee - meetings, ca. 1933 - 1934 

21 5-239

Sports Committee - subcommittee - miscellaneous, ca. 1933 - 1934 

21 5-240

Sports Committee - women's division - appointments, ca. 1933 - 1934 

21 5-241

Sports Committee - women's division - appointments, ca. 1933 - 1934 

21 5-242

Sports Committee - women's division - resolutions, ca. 1933 - 1934 

21 5-243

Science Advisory Committee, 1928 

22 5-244

Science Advisory Committee, Jan. - July, 1929 

22 5-245

Science Advisory Committee, Aug. - Dec., 1929 

22 5-246

Science Advisory Committee, Jan. - March, 1930 

22 5-247

Science Advisory Committee, April - June, 1930 

22 5-248

Science Advisory Committee, July - Sept., 1930 

22 5-249

Science Advisory Committee, Oct. - Dec., 1930 

22 5-250

Science Advisory Committee, Jan. - April, 1931 

22 5-251

Science Advisory Committee, May - Dec., 1931 

22 5-252

Science Advisory Committee, 1932-1934 

22 5-253

Science Advisory Committee - National Research Council, Oct. 16, 1928 - 1932 

22 5-254

Science Advisory Committee - National Research Council, Jan. - Oct. 15, 1928 

23 5-255

Science Advisory Committee - letters of appreciation, June - Aug. 15, 1931 

23 5-256

Science Advisory Committee - letters of appreciation, Aug. 16 - Dec., 1931 

23 5-257

Science Advisory Committee - expenditures, April 1930 - Dec. 1931 

23 5-258

Science Advisory Committee - expenditures, 1929 & Jan. - March, 1931 

23 5-259

Science Advisory Committee - salaries, ca. 1933 - 1934 

23 5-260

Science Advisory Committee - supplies, mimeographs and literature, ca. 1933 - 1934 

23 5-261

Science Advisory Committee - wires, ca. 1933 - 1934 

23 5-262

Science Advisory Committee - reports, ca. 1933 - 1934 

23 5-263

Science Advisory Committee - minutes of meetings, 1929-1930 

23 5-264

Science Advisory Committee - minutes of meetings, 1929-1930 

23 5-265

Science Advisory Committee - membership lists, ca. 1933 - 1934 

24 5-266

Science Advisory Committee - press releases, 1930-1931 

24 5-267

Science Advisory Committee - radio broadcasts, 1930-1931 

24 5-268

Science Advisory Committee - report to Trustees, ca. 1933 - 1934 

24 5-269

Science Advisory Committee - agriculture, ca. 1933 - 1934 

24 5-270

Science Advisory Committee - anthropology, 1929-1930 

24 5-271

Science Advisory Committee - anthropology, 1929-1930 

24 5-272

Science Advisory Committee - radio series, ca. 1933 - 1934 

24 5-273

Science Advisory Committee - anthropology, 1931 

25 5-274

Science Advisory Committee - anthropology, 1932-1933 

25 5-275

Science Advisory Committee - anthropology, 1932-1933 

25 5-276

Science Advisory Committee - anthropology, 1934 

25 5-277

Science Advisory Committee - anthropology, 1929-1930 

25 5-278

Science Advisory Committee - anthropology, 1931 

25 5-279

Science Advisory Committee - anthropology, 1932-1934 

25 5-280

Science Advisory Committee - anthropology, ca. 1933 - 1934 

25 5-281

Science Advisory Committee - anthropology, ca. 1933 - 1934 

25 5-282

Science Advisory Committee - astronomy, ca. 1933 - 1934 

25 5-283

Science Advisory Committee - automotive engineering, ca. 1933 - 1934 

25 5-284

Science Advisory Committee - biology, ca. 1933 - 1934 

26 5-285

Science Advisory Committee - botanical committee, 

26 5-286

Science Advisory Committee - chemistry, ca. 1933 - 1934 

26 5-287

Science Advisory Committee - electrical and illumination engineering (includes photos of "a pictorial history of artificial light")., ca. 1933 - 1934 

26 5-288

Science Advisory Committee - civil engineering, ca. 1933 - 1934 

26 5-289

Science Advisory Committee - dental, ca. 1933 - 1934 

26 5-290

Science Advisory Committee - electrical engineering, ca. 1933 - 1934 

26 5-291

Science Advisory Committee - engineering materials, ca. 1933 - 1934 

26 5-292

Science Advisory Committee - entomology, ca. 1933 - 1934 

26 5-293

Science Advisory Committee - geology, ca. 1933 - 1934 

27 5-294

Science Advisory Committee - mining geology, mining and metallurgy, ca. 1933 - 1934 

27 5-295

Science Advisory Committee - mechanics of engineering, ca. 1933 - 1934 

27 5-296

Science Advisory Committee - medical, ca. 1933 - 1934 

27 5-297

Science Advisory Committee - physics, ca. 1933 - 1934 

27 5-298

Science Advisory Committee - pulp and paper, ca. 1933 - 1934 

27 5-299

Science Advisory Committee - roentgen logy, ca. 1933 - 1934 

27 5-300

Science Advisory Committee - subcommittee reports, abstracts, Feb. 1930 

28 5-301

Science Advisory Committee -subcommittee reports, ca. 1933 - 1934 

28 5-302

Science Advisory Committee - subcommittee reports, ca. 1933 - 1934 

28 5-303

Science Advisory Committee - preliminary report to the physics sub-committee, ca. 1933 - 1934 

28 5-304

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