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American Circus Collection, 1891-1939

Late 19th and early 20th century circus and theater related illustrations, publicity, programs, photographs and memorabilia.

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Century of Progress Chicago Album

1934 Chicago Century of Progress album containing postcards and small photographs of the fair.

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Century of Progress Exposition brochures and postcards, 1909-1933

Five printed exhibition brochures and six postcards from the 1933 Century of Progress Exposition in Chicago, together with a 1909 postcard showing Madison St. from LaSalle St. One brochure highlights Italian progress under Mussolini, and the remainder of the brochures and postcards are from railr...

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Century of Progress Photographs

Collection contains 20 photographs from the Century of Progress, the World's Fair held in Chicago in 1933. Photographs include buildings (particularly the Travel and Transit, the Chrysler, and the GM buildings). Additionally, photographs depict scenes from fair events such as Ripley's Believe it ...

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Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Photographs, Artwork, and Audiovisual

Photographs, cartoons, drawings, and paintings, and two boxes of audio media of oral histories, interviews


Claire Lieber Crews Century of Progress Notebook, 1933-1934

Loose leaf notebook kept by eleven year old Claire Lieber, in which she recorded her own handwritten descriptions of the fair and its venues, and illustrated them with printed seals, stamps, playing cards, season tickets, event tickets, memo books, postcards, and other illustrations. Also include...

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Harold Kolling Papers / Harold Kolling Century of Progress Collection, 1930-2000

Materials related to Harold Kolling and his family. Kolling (1920-2011) was a historian who received his Ph.D. from The University of Chicago and taught at various universities; his longest tenure was at Baker University in Baldwin City, Kansas. The papers include extensive correspondence with fa...

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Howard Skoien Collection of Century of Progress exhibitor brochures, 1933-1934

Booklets, brochures, postcards and artifacts collected from business exhibitors at the Century of Progress Exposition, together with a few Valentines, sheet music, and piano music.

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John Blew Collection on Wright Howes, Zoe Howes, and U.S.IANA, 1790s-2012

Correspondence, genealogical research, photographs, interviews, writings, and other materials related to the lives and careers of Wright and Zoe Howes, their families, and Wright Howes' bibliographical work

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Mervin W. LaRue Papers, ca. 1930-1934

A scrapbook put together by Mervin W. LaRue that contains newspaper and magazine clippings relating to the Century of Progress World's Fair held in Chicago in 1933. Also included in the papers are several negatives and photographs (ca. 1930-1934) and one copy of the Chicago Daily News' 1933 World...

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William H. Peterson Papers, 1891-2012

Correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, and personal material of William H. Peterson, a World War II radar man and later engineer for the Pullman Company. Includes Peterson's schoolwork, wartime letters, and engineering designs. There is additional material for the Peterson family, incl...