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World's Fair Purdue Alumni Registers collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: UA 161
The World's Fair Purdue Alumni Registers collection contains three registers from the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, Panama Pacific International Exposition, and Century of Progress World's Fair showcases. Alumni that visited the fairs were encouraged to sign the registers. Eulora Miller, Purdue's first female graduate signed the Panama Pacific register.

Dates

  • April 30, 1904 - October 31, 1934

Creator

Access Information

The collection is open for research.

Extent

0.50 Cubic Feet (One flat box)

Historical Information

The Louisiana Purchase Exposition, commonly known as the Saint Louis World's Fair of 1904, was the last great international exposition before World War I. The fair, built on a 1,200 acre site, included hundreds of thousands of objects, people, animals, displays, and publications from 62 exhibiting countries and 43 of the 45 states. The setting of world records, such as the largest organ, and working displays of every important technological advance were significant design goals. The Fair was a combination of trade show, civic showpiece, and monument to culture, along with more than a tinge of American pride.

Source: https://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/mdh_splash/default.asp?coll=muellis

A Century of Progress International Exposition was a World's Fair registered under the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), which was held in Chicago, as The Chicago World's Fair, from 1933 to 1934 to celebrate the city's centennial. The theme of the fair was technological innovation. The fair's motto was "Science Finds, Industry Applies, Man Adapts". Its architectural symbol was the Sky Ride, a transporter bridge perpendicular to the shore on which one could ride from one side of the fair to the other.

Source: http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/225.html

Creator

Title
World's Fair Purdue Alumni Registers collection
Status
in_progress
Author
Jon Hathaway
Date
2019-03-20
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Edition statement
Second edition. Collection description first completed on 2018-03-14.

Revision Statements

  • 2018-03-20: Panama Pacific International Exposition register added to the collection by Sarah Kenny.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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