Century of Progress Records

Dates: 1928-1934. Size: 6 linear feet; 264 photographs; 16 oversize folders. Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections. Collection contains souvenir booklets, brochures, pamphlets, guidebooks from the 1933-1934 World’s Fair as well as press releases from the fair’s publicity department, scrapbooks and photographs. Of particular note are pre-fair publications (essays and transcripts of public addresses), dating from 1928 to 1933, and written as part of the Century of Progress’ publicity and fundraising campaigns. Selected items from this collection are available in the Library's More From Our Collections Digital Collection.  [Finding aid]