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Guide to the Andrew Lindblad Collection 1893-1937

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Descriptive Summary


Lindblad, Andrew. Collection




.25 linear feet (1 box)


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


This collection contains guidebooks and ephemera from the 1893 World's Columbia Exposition and the 1934 World's Fair in Chicago, Illinois. It also includes contemporary magazines and brochures. The collection dates from 1893 to 1937, with the bulk of the material dating from 1933 to 1937.

Information on Use


This collection is open for research.


When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Lindblad, Andrew. Collection, [Box #, Folder #], Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library.

Historical Note

The World's Columbian Exposition was held between May 1893 and October 1893 in Chicago to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Columbus's arrival to the New World. Primarily located on Chicago's South Side in Jackson Park and the Midway Plaisance, the Columbian Exposition contained hundreds of structures celebrating various cultures across the world. It is estimated that over 20 million people visited the World's Columbian Exposition.

The 1933 World's Fair — officially titled "A Century of Progress International Exposition" — took place from 1933 to 1934 in the Near South Side of Chicago and celebrated, among many things, the 100th anniversary of the founding of Chicago. A success, the World's Fair was popular enough to be opened for an extra five months and it was the first international fair in the United States that was able to pay for itself.

Scope Note

This collection is divided into two series: Series I, World's Fairs and Series II, Magazines and Brochures.

Series I, World's Fairs consists of official guidebooks and ephemera of the two World's Fairs held in Chicago in 1893 and 1933.

Series II, Magazines and Brochures consists of magazines and newspaper clippings roughly contemporary with the 1933 World's Fair.

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Series I: World's Fairs

Box 1   Folder 1

Official Guide to the World's Columbia Exposition, 1893

Box 1   Folder 2

World's Columbia Exposition Postcards, 1893

Box 1   Folder 3

Official Guide Book; Book of the Fair, 1933

Box 1   Folder 4

Chicago and Its Two Fairs, 1933

Box 1   Folder 5

Official Guide Book of the World's Fair of 1934, 1934

Box 1   Folder 6

Official Handbook of Exhibits in the Division of the Basic Science, 1934

Box 1   Folder 7

Photographs, undated

Box 1   Folder 8

Newspaper Clippings, undated

Series II: Magazines and Brochures

Box 1   Folder 9

Scribner's Magazine, 1937

Box 1   Folder 10

Plate Progress Number 26; Kodachrome Edition, undated

Box 1   Folder 11

Of Shoes and Ships and Sealing Wax, R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company Advertising brochure, undated