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Library Collections

Archives and Ephemera

The Special Collections Research Center in Regenstein houses archival collections relating to the Chicago World's Fairs.

Books and Periodicals

The Library Catalog includes records for books, periodicals, and other materials (videos, digital collections, etc.) relating to the World's Fairs in our collections. To identify materials, we recommend using the "subject" option in the Advanced Search of the Catalog, using the following Library of Congress headings:

  • World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)
  • Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago, Ill.)
  • World's Fair (1992 : Chicago, Ill.)
  • Chicago (Ill.) -- Exhibitions.

Digital Collections

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