Century of Progress Collection

Dates: 1928-1934. Size: 13.25 linear feet, includes 19 oversize folders, 24 artifacts, 239 photographs, 129 negatives, 54 postcards. Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections. Commemorating Chicago’s centennial anniversary, A Century of Progress was the name given to the international exposition held in Burnham Park along Chicago’s lakefront from 1933-1934. Technological innovation was the theme of the fair. The collection contains artifacts, brochures, booklets, guides, maps, photographs, postcards, fairgoer scrapbooks, souvenirs and viewbooks from the 1933-1934 World’s Fair as well as publicity and fundraising addresses, press releases and other planning materials. Selected items from this collection are available in the Library's More From Our Collections Digital Collection.  [Finding aid]