• Title Chicago 1992 World's Fair collection [manuscript], 1979-1985.
  • Physical description 30 linear ft.
  • Collection summary Proposals, resumes, clippings, photographs, color slides, press releases, posters, Illinois State records, briefings, program updates, legislative information, studies, fundraising materials, mailing lists, stationary, the documents from a Chicago Tribune competition, exhibit proposals and inquiries, theme suggestions, budget information, financial documents, cash flow reports, employee information, tax documents, expense reports, correspondence with area organizations, membership lists and applications, application and supporting information to be recognized as a world exposition (some in French), letters of support, impact reports, newsletters (some in Spanish), site plans, site committee meeting minutes, construction and landfill committee papers, transportation committee, site engineering committee, WFAC briefing books, WFAC hearings, environmental assessments, requests for proposals.
  • Acquisition information This collection was compiled by Chicago History Museum, Research Center, from many different accessions from various sources.
  • Location of Other Archival Materials Note Related materials at Chicago History Museum, Research Center, include records of the government agency planning the fair: Chicago World's Fair--1992 Authority records; and other manuscript collections and publications.
  • Biographical or Historical Note An independent, non-profit Chicago World's Fair 1992 Corporation was established in the early 1980s to begin planning a 1992 fair. Its functions merged into the official Illinois state agency known as the Chicago World's Fair--1992 Authority, when that agency was established (with similar personnel). After the Authority ceased to exist as a governmental agency, the fair planners resumed operations briefly as an independent, non-profit organization.
  • Names
    • Chicago World's Fair--1992 Authority.
    • World's Fair (1992 : Chicago, Ill.)
    • Chicago World's Fair--1992 Authority.
    • World's Fair (1992 : Chicago, Ill.)
  • Subjects
    • City planning Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • Community leadership Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • Exhibitions Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • Fairs Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • Planning Illinois Chicago 20th century.
  • Geographic coverage
    • Chicago (Ill.) Politics and government 20th century.
    • Illinois Politics and government 20th century.
    • Near South Side (Chicago, Ill.)
  • Genre
    • Correspondence. aat
    • Clippings. aat
    • Financial records. aat
    • Legal documents. aat
    • Minutes. aat
    • Newsletters. aat
    • Photographic prints Color. gmgpc
    • Press releases. aat
    • Slides Color. gmgpc
  • Geographic name United States Illinois Cook County Chicago.