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Guide to the United States Government War Exposition, 1918 Collection 1918

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

United States Government War Exposition, 1918. Collection

Dates:

1918

Size:

1.25 linear feet (2 boxes)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

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.

Information on Use

Access

This collection is open for research.

Citation

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.

Historical Note

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.

Scope Note

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.

Related Resources

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Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Box 1   Folder 1

Allied War Exposition Program and Notes, undated

Box 1   Folder 2

Correspondence and Advertisement, 1918

Box 1   Folder 3

Memorabilia, 1918

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