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. [Finding aid]