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World's Columbian Exposition Scrapbooks

Identifier: 31/6/154

Scope and Contents

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.


  • 1893-1893
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1893


Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions.


2.00 Boxes

Language of Materials



Three scrapbooks of clippings, images, and souvenir items, compiled by residents of Evanston, Illinois, document the Chicago 1893 World's Columbian Exposition.

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

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US