This collection includes documents and ephemera from the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. It includes photographs, newspaper clippings, reports, guides, and visitor memorabilia.
The collection is divided into four series. Series I, Publication and Texts includes reports, guides, manuscripts and other documents produced by individuals and organizations associated with the exposition. Series II, Newspaper and Magazine Clippings, includes excerpts from outside publications about the fair. Series III contains invitations, tickets and other print ephemera and documentation of the fair.
Series IV, Photographs includes photographs by the Exposition's official photographer C.D. Arnold and by E. R. Walker, and 48 pages fromThe White City (as it was)… The artist who made these pictures is…W.H. Jackson… Chicago and Denver: The White City Art Company, c. 1894, a set of 80 photographs in 20 parts, with descriptive text by Stanley Wood.