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A Century of Progress International Exposition, 1930 - 1934

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 531, Series 5

Scope and Contents

This series contains material Arvill W. Bitting collected as Director of Food Exhibits at the Century of Progress International Exposition. Material includes photographs and photobooks of the exposition, and various publications from or abut the Century of Progress, including exhibit brochures, official guidebooks, world’s fair news bulletins, and magazine articles.

Also included are exhibit planning documents created during Arvill W. Bitting's time as Director of Food Exhibits.


  • 1930 - 1934

Access Information

This collection is open for research.

Historical Information

Chicago's Century of Progress International Exposition, also known as the Chicago World's Fair, was held from May to November of 1933 and May to October of 1934 to celebrate the city's centennial.


1.493 Cubic Feet (Three flat folders, two oversized books, and 39 folders)

Language of Materials


Physical Access Information

Some publications are fragile and should be handled with care.


Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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