Ellsworth, James W. Collection

Dates: 1880s-1901. Size: 12 linear feet. Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, World’s Columbian Exposition Collection. Papers of one of the leading directors of the World’s Fair of 1893. Collection consists of outgoing correspondence (85 letters), incoming correspondence (926 letters), departmental records and ephemera. The collection documents fair activities from planning stages through the disposition of the exhibits and buildings after the close of the exposition. [Finding aid]