Century of Progress Scrapbooks

Dates: 1933-circa 1939 (Bulk dates, 1933). Size: 5 linear feet in 4 boxes. Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections. This collection comprises of 11 scrapbooks of news clippings related to Chicago’s Century of Progress World’s Fair. Most of the clippings in the scrapbooks are from Chicago newspapers though the creator is unknown. While many different aspects of the Fair are covered, there is a significant amount of dedicated to Sally Rand, the burlesque dancer and actress, known for her fan dance. [Finding aid]