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United States Government War Exposition, 1918. Collection
1.25 linear feet (2 boxes)
Special Collections Research Center
This collection consists of documents from the U.S. Government War Exposition of 1918. The exposition took place in Chicago's Grant Park, September 2-15, 1918. The bulk of the collection dates from this time.
This collection is open for research.
When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: United States Government War Exposition, 1918. Collection, [Box#, Folder#], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library.
The U.S. Government War Exposition was a traveling exhibit designed to inform Americans about World War I and to garner public support for the war. The exposition consisted of various exhibits that illustrated trench warfare, new technologies, medical treatments and other activities related to the war. The Chicago exposition was attended by nearly two million individuals.
This collection consists of correspondence, records, photographs and memorabilia from the United States Government War Exposition of 1918. The exposition took place in Chicago's Grant Park, September 2-15, 1918. Items of note include entrance tickets to the exposition and a turnstile statement that documents the number of people in attendance each day. Also included in this collection is an undated Roosevelt Memorial Association Membership Certificate. The collection belonged to Samuel J. Palmer (1850-1931), who acted as assistant secretary for the exposition.
The following related resources are located in the Department of Special Collections:
|Box 1 Folder 1|
Allied War Exposition Program and Notes, undated
|Box 1 Folder 2|
Correspondence and Advertisement, 1918
|Box 1 Folder 3|
|Box 1 Folder 4|
Turnstile Statement, 1918.
|Box 1 Folder 5|
Roosevelt Memorial Association Membership Certificate, undated
|Box 2 Folder 1|
Scrapbook of the Exposition, 1918