World's Columbian Exposition Scrapbooks
Belle and Charles Raddin’s three scrapbooks contain clippings, images and souvenir items relating to the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, a world’s fair held at Chicago, Illinois, celebrating the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s landfall in the western hemisphere. The three scrapbooks each pertain to a certain aspect of the Exposition. One volume provides an overview of the fair and its international aspects as shown through newspaper clippings and graphic images. The second volume holds information and images pertaining to the buildings and pavilions built specifically for the Exposition. The third volume features information and images, largely newspaper clippings, pertaining to the newly constructed Art Institute of Chicago and the art collections displayed during the fair.
- Other: Majority of material found in 1893
- Raddin, Belle Alling, 1864-1930 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Three scrapbooks, compiled by residents of Evanston, Illinois, document the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in clippings, images, and souvenir items.
Method of Acquisition
These scrapbooks were acquired by the Northwestern University Archives prior to 1974 (Accession #14-20).
- Guide to the World's Columbian Exposition Scrapbooks
- James Seymour
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard