World’s Congress Auxiliary Pre-Publications, Programs and Circulars Collection

Dates: 1889-1893
Size: 2.5 linear feet
Repository: Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, 400 S. State St., Chicago, IL 60605
Collection Number: WCE/WCX Printed
Access: No restrictions
Citation: When quoting material from this collection the preferred citation is: World’s Congress Auxiliary Pre-Publications, Programs and Circulars Collection, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections, Chicago Public Library
Processed by: Andrea Telli, 1991

Historical Note

“Not things, but men; not matter, but mind.”

The World’s Congress Auxiliary (WCX) of the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893 consisted of a series of meetings on almost every scholarly and cultural topic affecting the rapidly changing society of the 1890s. The congresses were held in the newly built Art Institute of Chicago, and ran concurrently with the Exposition from May 15 – October 28, 1893. The Auxiliary consisted of 19 departments: Woman’s Progress, Public Press, Medicine & Surgery, Temperance, Moral & Social Reform, Commerce & Finance, Music, Literature, Education, Engineering, Art, Government, Science & Philosophy, Labor, Religion, Sunday Rest, Religious Societies, Public Health, and Agriculture. Within these 19 departments, scores of the most prominent national and international leaders in the arts, sciences, business, and theology convened over 200 individual Congresses consisting of thousands of addresses, meetings and symposia.

The task of organizing the World’s Congress Auxiliary, often compared to organizing a great university, fell on Chicago judge, Charles C. Bonney, who served as the Auxiliary’s President. Other officers included Thomas B. Bryan, vice President; Lyman Gage, Treasurer; and Benjamin Butterworth, Secretary. The Woman’s Branch of the Auxiliary was headed by Bertha Honore Palmer as President, and Ellen Henrotin as Vice President.

The World’s Congress Auxiliary was organized as a permanent tribute to the principles of the Exposition, i.e., to promote understanding, intelligence and industry in the rapidly approaching 20th century. In the general announcement circulated by the Committee for World’s Congresses, the organizers of the Auxiliary wrote: “...to make the Exposition complete and the celebration adequate, the wonderful achievements of the next age, science, literature, education, government, jurisprudence, morals, charity, religion, and other departments of human activity, should also be conspicuously displayed as the most effective means of increasing fraternity, progress, prosperity, and peace of mankind.”

Participants, invited from all over the world to take part in the congresses, took up the questions addressed by the departments with enthusiasm, scholarship, and an eye to the social, educational, moral, and cultural changes that, were reflected in the exhibits and themes of the Fair. Among the many notable participants in the congresses were: Susan B. Anthony, Jane Addams, William Jennings Bryan, Louis Sullivan, Mary Baker Eddy, and Clarence Darrow.

Scope and Content

The World’s Congress Auxiliary Printed Materials Collection consists of circulars, addresses, reports, and other materials related to the congresses. Most of the materials were generated by the Departments’ Committees on Arrangements and Organization. The collection was originally bound in a 5 volume set titled World’s Congress Auxiliary Organization.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged alphabetically by department name, and alphabetically by individual congress. The “General Administration” heading has been applied to the materials related to the World’s Congress Auxiliary as a whole.

Related Material

Container List

General Administration

Box 1 Folder 1 Original Content Lists of 5 volume set: World’s Congress Auxiliary Organization. (5 pieces, a-f )
Box 1 Folder 2 Announcement for a Congress of World’s Congresses in 1892. [1889]. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 1 Folder 3 Assignment of Halls of the Art Palace for the General, Special and the Conference Sessions of the Congresses. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 1 Folder 4 Bulletin for the Week of August 28, 1893.
Box 1 Folder 5 Congresses in the Woman’s Building, World’s Columbian Exposition. August, [1893].
Box 1 Folder 6 First Report of the Auxiliary to the Directory of the Exposition. February 13, 1891. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 1 Folder 7 General Programme of the Series of World’s Congresses to be held in connection with the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893. Corrected to January 7, 1893.
Box 1 Folder 8 General Programme of the World’s Congresses of 1893. April 1, 1893.
Box 1 Folder 9 Information and Regulations for the Committees of the Auxiliary. undated
Box 1 Folder 10 Information and Regulations for the Committees of the Auxiliary. February, 1892. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 1 Folder 11 Letter from the Secretary of State relative to a Peace Conference of the Government of the World, to sit in Chicago during and in connection with the Columbian Exposition, for the purpose of considering the question of settlement of all international differences by arbitration. May 23, 1892. [See also: Department of Government, General Division of Arbitration and Peace.]
Box 1 Folder 12 List of World’s Congress Departments, Divisions and Chairmen of Committees as contained in the Preliminary Publications of the Auxiliary, to January 1892.
Box 1 Folder 13 Notice of Election to Honorary Membership: American. 1891. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 1 Folder 14 Notice of Election of Honorary Membership: Foreign. 1891. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 1 Folder 15 Objects, Organization and Places of Meeting. undated (2 copies, a-b)
Box 1 Folder 16 Opening Address by the President of the World’s Congress Auxiliary, Charles C. Bonney. May 15, 1893.
Box 1 Folder 17 Original Announcement. October 30, 1890.
Box 1 Folder 18 Original Announcement on the Object of this Organization. October 30, 1890.
Box 1 Folder 19 Extract from the Proceedings of the United States Senate, as reported in the Congressional Record of May 25, 1892; “Peace Conference at Chicago.” [See also: Department of Government, General Division of Arbitration and Peace.] (3 copies, a-c)
Box 1 Folder 20 Preliminary Announcement of Committees. undated (2 copies, a-b)
Box 1 Folder 21 President’s Closing Address, and Proclamation of The World’s Congress Fraternity. October 28, 1893. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 1 Folder 22 Proposal of a Congress of World’s Congresses, in connection with the World’s Exposition. November 13, 1889. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 1 Folder 23 The Statesman; v. 6, #1 (October 1889). (2 copies, a-b)
Box 1 Folder 24 The Object of this Organization. October 30, 1890.
Box 1 Folder 25 General Programme of the Series of World’s Congresses to be held at Chicago in connection with the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 1 Folder 26 Inaugural Ceremonies. Friday, October 21, 1892. (2 copies, a-b)

General Administration – Woman’s Branch

Box 1 Folder 27 General Announcement of the Woman’s Branch of the Auxiliary. undated
Box 1 Folder 28 The Committees of the Woman’s Branch of the Auxiliary, for the World’s Congress of 1893. August 1891. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 1 Folder 29 Preliminary Address of the Woman’s Committee on Municipal Order. July 1891.

Department of Agriculture

Box 1 Folder 30 The Scope of this Department, with the Preliminary Address of the General Committee. January 1892. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 1 Folder 31 Preliminary Address of the General Committee on Agricultural Congresses, in connection with the Exposition of 1893. July 4, 1891. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 1 Folder 32 Second Address of the Committees of the World’s Congress Auxiliary on Agricultural Congresses. undated (2 copies, a-b)
Box 1 Folder 33 Programme of the World’s Agricultural Congresses of 1893, October 16-21, 1892.
Box 1 Folder 34 Programme of the Opening Session of the Congresses in the Department of Agriculture, October 16, 1892.
Box 1 Folder 35 General Division of Animal Industry, Congress of Fish and Fisheries. Provisional Programme, October 1, 1893.
Box 1 Folder 36 General Division of Farm Culture. Preliminary Address of the Committee of the World’s Congress Auxiliary on Farm Culture and Cereal Industry. December 1892. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 1 Folder 37 General Division of Forestry. Preliminary Address of the Committee of the World’s Congress Auxiliary on Forestry. June 1893.
Box 1 Folder 38 General Division of Good Roads. Preliminary Address of the Committee of Arrangements of the World’s Congress Auxiliary, on a Good Roads Congress. December 1892. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 1 Folder 39 General Division of Horticulture. Preliminary Address of the Committee of the World’s Congress Auxiliary on a Horticultural Congress. December 1892. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 1 Folder 40 Programme of the Congress on Horticulture, commencing August 16, 1893.
Box 1 Folder 41 Woman’s Committee on Household Economics. Preliminary Address of the Woman’s Committee on Household Economics, in the Woman’s Branch of the World’s Congress Auxiliary. March 1892.
Box 1 Folder 42 Woman’s Committee on Household Economics. Tentative Programme for the Committee on Household Economics. January 1893. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 1 Folder 43 Division of ornithology. Announcement of the Committee in charge of the Congress on Birds. undated

Department of Art

Box 1 Folder 44 [Preliminary Publication]. The Scope of this Department. December 1891. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 1 Folder 45 Official Programme of the Department of Art, commencing July 17-August 5, 1893.
Box 1 Folder 46 General Division of Architecture. Preliminary Address of the Committee on a World’s Congress of Architects. July 1892. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 1 Folder 47 General Division of Ceramics. Advisory Council and Programme. undated
Box 1 Folder 48 General Division of Decorative Art. Preliminary Address of the Committees of the World’s Congress Auxiliary on a Congress of Decorative Artists. September 1892. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 1 Folder 49 General Division of Photographic Art. Preliminary Address of the Committee of the World’s Congress Auxiliary on a Congress of Photographers. undated (3 copies, a-c)
Box 1 Folder 50 General Division of Photographic Art. Programme of the Congress of Photographers, July 31-August 5, 1893.

Department of Commerce and Finance

Box 2 Folder 1 [Preliminary Publication]. The Scope of this Department. October 1891, and Revised edition. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 2 Folder 2 General Division of Banking. Preliminary Address of the Committee of the World’s Congress Auxiliary on a Congress of Bankers and Financiers, to be held in connection with the World’s Columbian Exposition at Chicago in June 1893. July 1892. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 2 Folder 3 General Division of Boards of Trade and Similar Commercial Exchanges. Preliminary Address of the Committee of Arrangements for the Congresses of this Division. December 1892. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 2 Folder 4 Division of Cooperative Savings, Building and Loan Associations and Kindred Organizations. Preliminary Address. August 1892. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 2 Folder 5 Division of Cooperative Savings, Building and Loan Associations and Kindred Organizations. Programme of the United States League of Local Building and Loan Associations, June 27-30, 1893.
Box 2 Folder 6 General Division of Insurance. Preliminary Address of the Committees on Insurance Congresses. July 1892. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 2 Folder 7 General Division of Insurance, Chapter of Fire Insurance. Address of the World’s Congress Auxiliary on a Fire Insurance Congress. December 1892. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 2 Folder 8 General Division of Insurance, Chapter of Marine Insurance. Preliminary Address of the Committee of the Auxiliary on a Marine Insurance congress. December 1892. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 2 Folder 9 General Division of Mercantile Credits, Collections and Failures. Preliminary Address of the Committee of the World’s Congress Auxiliary on a Mercantile Congress, for consideration of Credits, Collections and Failures. November 1892.
Box 2 Folder 10 General Division of Mercantile Credits, Collections and Failures. Programme and “Questions.” May 1893.
Box 2 Folder 11 General Division of Railway Commerce. Preliminary Address of the Committee of the World’s Congress Auxiliary on a Railway Commerce Congress. September 1892. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 2 Folder 12 The World’s Railway Commerce Congress, June 19-24, 1893. Programme.
Box 2 Folder 13 Preliminary Address of the Committee of the World’s Congress Auxiliary on a World’s Real Estate congress, October 23-24, 1893, with Programme.
Box 2 Folder 14 General Division of Water Commerce. Preliminary Address of the Committee of the World’s Water Congress at Chicago, in connection with the Exposition of 1893. April 1892. (3 copies, a-c)
Box 2 Folder 15 Programme of the Water Commerce Congress, to be held August 1-5, 1893.

Department of Education

Box 2 Folder 16 [Preliminary Publication]. The Scope of this Department. September 1891.
Box 2 Folder 17 [Revised Preliminary Publication]. The Scope of this Department. undated
Box 2 Folder 18 Preliminary Address of the Commissioner of Education of the United States, in charge of the Wor1d’s General Educational Congress. undated (2 copies, a-b)
Box 2 Folder 19 Official Programme of the Department of Education, July 17-25, 1893. [Edition of July 18].
Box 2 Folder 20 Programme. Educational congress of Colored Youth. July 25-29, 1893.
Box 2 Folder 21 Official Programme of the International Congress of Education of the World’s Columbian Exposition, Ju1y 25-28, 1893. National Education Association.
Box 2 Folder 22 Preliminary Address of the Special Committee on a Congress of Instructors of the Blind. March 1892. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 2 Folder 23 Tentative Programme for the congress of Instructors and Friends of the Blind, July 18-21, 1893.
Box 2 Folder 24 Division of Business and Commercial Colleges. Preliminary Announcement of the Committee on a Congress of Business and Commercial Congresses. June 1892.
Box 2 Folder 25 Programme of the Business and Commercial College Congress, July 25-28, 1893.
Box 2 Folder 26 General Division of College and University Students. Preliminary Address of the Committee of Organization on a World’s Congress of College and University Students. March 1893.
Box 2 Folder 27 General Division of College and University Students. Second Address of the Committee of Organization on a World’s Congress of College and University Students. May 1893.
Box 2 Folder 28 Preliminary Address of the Committee of the World’s Congress Auxiliary on a Congress of the Deaf at Chicago, in 1893. August 1892. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 2 Folder 29 Preliminary Address of the Committee of the World’s congress Auxiliary on a congress of Educators of the Deaf at Chicago, in 1893. April 1892. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 2 Folder 30 Programme of the World’s Congress of Instructors of the Deaf, July 17-, 1893.
Box 2 Folder 31 General Division of Educational Authorities and Administration. Preliminary Address of the Committee of Arrangements of the World’s Congress Auxiliary on a Congress of Public Schoo1 Officers. January 1893. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 2 Folder 32 General Division of College Fraternities-Women. Announcement of Speakers. undated (2 copies, a-b)
Box 2 Folder 33 General Division of College Fraternities. Preliminary Address of the Committees of Organization and Arrangement. August 30, 1892. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 2 Folder 34 General Division of College Fraternities. Final Address of the Committee of Organization and Arrangements. undated
Box 2 Folder 35 General Division of Higher Education. Preliminary Address of the Committee of Arrangements for the Congress of University and College Faculties. January 1893. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 2 Folder 36 Programme for the Congress of Higher Education, July 20-24, 1893.
Box 2 Folder 37 Preliminary Address of the Committee on Kindergarten Education. June 1892.
Box 2 Folder 38 Programme for the Kindergarten Congress, July 17-23, 1893.
Box 2 Folder 39 Preliminary Address of the Woman’s Committee on Manual and Art Education. June 1892. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 2 Folder 40 Second Address of the Committee on Manual and Art Education. undated (2 copies, a-b)
Box 2 Folder 41 Tentative Programme for the Congress of Manual and Art Education, July 17-25, 1893.
Box 2 Folder 42 General Division of Musical Instruction in the Public Schools. Second Address of the Committee of Auxiliary, in charge of the Congress to be held in this Division. December 1892. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 2 Folder 43 General Division on Musical Instruction in the Public Schools. Special Address of the Committee of Organization to the Members of the Advisory Council. March 1893. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 2 Folder 44 General Division of School Music. Preliminary Address of the Committee of the World’s Congress Auxiliary on a Congress of Public Instruction in Music. August 1892. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 2 Folder 45 General Division of Physical Culture. Preliminary Address of the Committee of Arrangements of the World’s Congress Auxiliary on an International Congress of Physical Education. January 1893. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 2 Folder 46 General Division of Representative Youth. Preliminary Address of the Committee of Organization and Arrangements. June 1892. (3 copies, a-c)
Box 2 Folder 47 Preliminary Address of the Committee on a Congress of Stenographers in connection with the Columbian Exposition of 1893. December 1892. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 2 Folder 48 General Division of University Extension. [General publication]. June 1893. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 2 Folder 49 Division of University Settlements. Preliminary Address of the Committee on a Congress of University Settlements. April 1893. (2 copies, a-b)

Department of Engineering

Box 2 Folder 50 [Preliminary Publication]. The Scope of this Department, October 1891; and, with additional World’s Congress Auxiliary information, undated (2 copies, a-b)
Box 2 Folder 51 Preliminary Address of the General Committee on a World’s Congress of Engineers, to be held in connection with the Columbian Exposition of 1893. undated (2 copies, a-b)
Box 2 Folder 52 Official Programme of the Department of Engineering, July 31-August 5, 1893.
Box 2 Folder 53 General Programme of the International Engineering Congress and the Second Address issued by the General Committee. undated (2 copies, a-b)
Box 2 Folder 54 General Division of Aerial Navigation. Preliminary Address of the World’s Congress Committee on an International Conference on Aerial Navigation. December 1892. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 2 Folder 55 General Division of Engineering Education. Preliminary Address of the Committee of Arrangements in Charge of this Division. December 1892. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 2 Folder 56 General Division of Mines and Mining. Preliminary Address of the Committee of Arrangements in Charge of this Division. July 1893. (2 copies, a-b)

Department of Government

Box 3 Folder 1 [Preliminary Publication]. The Scope of this Department. December 1891. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 3 Folder 2 Peace Conference at Chicago. Extract from the Proceedings of the United States Senate, May 25, 1892. Recent action of the Government of the United States approving the World’s Congress Auxiliary as the proper agency to conduct a series of International Congresses in connection with the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893. [See also: General Administration.]
Box 3 Folder 3 General Division of Arbitration and Peace. List of subjects to be Considered. undated (2 copies, a-b)
Box 3 Folder 4 General Division of Arbitration and Peace. Preliminary Address of the Committee of Arrangements of the World’s Congress Auxiliary on a Congress of Arbitration and Peace. February 1893. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 3 Folder 5 General Division of Arbitration and Peace. Programme of the Congress on Arbitration and Peace, August 14-20, 1893.
Box 3 Folder 6 General Division of the Government of Cities. Preliminary Address of the Committee of the World’s Congress Auxiliary on a City Government Congress. August 1892. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 3 Folder 7 Programme of the Congress on City Government, August 9-10, 1893.
Box 3 Folder 8 World’s Congress Civil Law and Government Department. Congress of the National American Woman’s Suffrage Association. August 8-13, [1893].
Box 3 Folder 9 General Division of Jurisprudence and Law Reform. Preliminary Address of the General Committee of the World’s Congress Auxiliary on Jurisprudence and Law Reform. August 1892. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 3 Folder 10 Programme of the World’s Congresses on Jurisprudence and Law Reform, August 7-11, l893; and, Revised Programme. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 3 Folder 11 General Division of Patents and Trade-Marks. Preliminary Address of the Committee of the World’s Congress Auxiliary on a Patent and Trade-Mark Congress. undated (2 copies, a-b)
Box 3 Folder 12 General Division of Patents and Trade-Marks. Second Address of the Committee of the World’s Congress Auxiliary on a Patent and Trade-Mark Congress. June 1893. (3 copies, a-c)
Box 3 Folder 13 Programme of the Congress of Patents and Trade-Marks, October 2-7, 1893.
Box 3 Folder 14 General Division of Political and Economic Reform. Preliminary Address of the Committee of Arrangements. September 1892. (3 copies, a-c)
Box 3 Folder 15 General Division of Political and Economic Reform. Preliminary Address of the Committee of the World’s Congress Auxiliary on a Civil Service Reform Congress. January 1893. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 3 Folder 16 Programme of the Civil Service Reform Congress, August 7-8, 1893.
Box 3 Folder 17 General Division of Political and Economic Reform. Preliminary Address of the Committee of Arrangements in charge of a World’s Congress on the International Relations of Weights, Measures, Coinage and Postage. undated (2 copies, a-b)
Box 3 Folder 18 General Division of Political and Economic Reform, Chapter on Proportional Representation. Preliminary Address of the Committee of the World’s Congress Auxiliary on a Congress of the Advocates and Friends of Proportional Representation. May 1893. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 3 Folder 19 General Division of Political and Economic Reform. Preliminary Address of the Committee of the World’s Congress Auxiliary on a Congress of Advocates and Friends of “The Single Tax Reform.” undated (2 copies, a-b)
Box 3 Folder 20 General Division of Political and Economic Reform. Preliminary Address of the Committee of the World’s Congress Auxiliary on a Suffrage Congress. undated (2 copies, a-b)
Box 3 Folder 21 Programme of the Suffrag Congress, August 7-12, 1893. (2 copies, a-b)

Department of Labor

Box 3 Folder 22 [Preliminary Publication]. The Scope of this Department. undated (2 copies, a-b)
Box 3 Folder 23 Preliminary Address of the General Committee on Labor Congresses, including all germane industrial and economic problems. undated (2 copies, a-b)
Box 3 Folder 24 Preliminary Address of the Woman’s Committee of the World’s Congress Auxiliary on Labor Congresses. undated
Box 3 Folder 25 General Announcement. February 1893. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 3 Folder 26 Programme of the Labor Congress, August 28-September 4, 1893.

Department of Literature

Box 3 Folder 27 [Preliminary Publication]. The Scope of this Department. January 1892. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 3 Folder 28 Preliminary Address of the General Committee on Literary Congresses. July 1891.
Box 3 Folder 29 General Division of Authors. Preliminary Address of the Committee on a World’s congress of Authors, to convene in Chicago during the week commencing July 10, 1893. February 15, 1893 (2 copies, a-b)
Box 3 Folder 30 General Division of Authors. Programme of the Congress of Authors, July 10-17, 1893.
Box 3 Folder 31 Preliminary Address of the Committee on a Folklore congress. June 28, 1892. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 3 Folder 32 Tentative Programme of the World’s Folklore Congress, to convene in Chicago during the week commencing July 10, 1893.
Box 3 Folder 33 Programme of the World’s Folklore Congress, to convene in Chicago during the week commencing July 10, 1893.
Box 3 Folder 34 Final Programme of the World’s Folklore Congress, to convene in Chicago during the week commencing July 10, 1893.
Box 3 Folder 35 The World’s Congress of Historians and Historical Students, to convene in Chicago during the week commencing July 10, 1893. Rules, Organization, Papers, Debates and Procedures, etc. undated (2 copies, a-b)
Box 3 Folder 36 Programme of the World’s Congress of Historians and Historical Students convened in Chicago during the week beginning July 10, 1893.
Box 3 Folder 37 General Division of Libraries. Preliminary Address of the Committee on a Congress of Librarians to be held at Chicago, July 10-15, 1893. January 1893. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 3 Folder 38 General Division of Philology. Preliminary Address of the Committee in Charge of the Congress of Philologists. April 1893. (2 copies, a-b)

Department of Medicine

Box 3 Folder 39 [Preliminary Publication]. The Scope of this Department. January 1892. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 3 Folder 40 Preliminary Address of the Committee on a General Medical and Surgical Congress. April 1892
Box 3 Folder 41 Programme of the World’s Columbian Dental Congress. August 14-19, 1893.
Box 3 Folder 42 Preliminary Address of the Committees on an Eclectic Medical and Surgical Congress, to be held in Chicago in 1893. August 1892.
Box 3 Folder 43 Programme of the World’s Congress of Eclectic Physicians and Surgeons, May 29-June 3, 1893.
Box 3 Folder 44 World’s Congress of Eclectic Physicians and Surgeons, May 29-June 3, 1893. Programme flyer.
Box 3 Folder 45 Preliminary Address of the Committee on a World’s Congress Auxiliary on a Congress of Homeopathic Physicians and Surgeons on connection with the Columbian Exposition at Chicago, 1893. undated, 1892. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 3 Folder 46 Congress of Homeopathic Physicians and Surgeons. Programme of the Inaugural Exercises, May 29, 1893.
Box 3 Folder 47 General Division of Medical Jurisprudence. Preliminary Address of the General Committee on a Congress of Medical Jurists. April 25, 1892. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 3 Folder 48 Programme of the Congress on Medical Jurisprudence commencing August 15, 1893.
Box 3 Folder 49 Division of Medico-Climatology. Preliminary Address of the Committee of the World’s Congress Auxiliary on a Medico-Climatological Congress. August 1892.
Box 3 Folder 50 Programme of the World’s Congress on Medico-Climatology, May 29-June 3, 1893.
Box 3 Folder 51 Opening Exercises of the World’s Congress of Medico-Climatology, May 29, 1893.
Box 3 Folder 52 General Division of Pharmacy. Preliminary Address of the Pharmaceutical Committee for a World’s congress of Pharmacists. April 1893. (3 copies, a-c)
Box 3 Folder 53 The International Pharmaceutical Congress Programme, August 21, 1893. [Cover: Department of Science and Philosophy. Programme, National Science Club. See: Department of Science and Philosophy.]

Department of Moral and Social Reform

Box 3 Folder 54 [Preliminary Publication]. The Scope of this Department... January 1892. (3 copies, a-c)
Box 3 Folder 55 Preliminary Address of the Joint Committee on Moral and Social Reform Congresses. August 1891. (3 copies, a-c)
Box 3 Folder 56 Programme of the International order of the King’s Daughters and Sons, June 14-18, 1893.
Box 3 Folder 57 The International Congress of Charities, Correction and Philanthropy. Circular #1 (July 25, 1892). (2 copies, a-b)
Box 3 Folder 58 The International Congress of Charities, Correction and Philanthropy. Circular #2 (December 1, 1892).
Box 3 Folder 59 The International Congress of Charities, Correction and Philanthropy. Circular #2 (January 1, 1893). (2 copies, a-b)
Box 3 Folder 60 The International Congress of Charities, correction and Philanthropy. Circular #3 (December 1, 1892). (2 copies, a-b)
Box 3 Folder 61 The International Congress of Charities, Correction and Philanthropy. Circular #4 (May 1, 1893). (2 copies, a-b)
Box 3 Folder 62 Preliminary Address of the Committee on the Treatment and Care of the Feeble-Minded. August 1892. (3 copies, a-c)
Box 3 Folder 63 Official Programme of the Humane Congress, October 11-13, 1893.
Box 3 Folder 64 The Humane Congress of the World’s Congress Auxiliary, October 11-13, 1893. Programme.
Box 3 Folder 65 World’s Congress on Social Purity, June 2-4, 1893. Programme.
Box 3 Folder 66 Preliminary Address of the Committee on a Waif-Saving Congress. undated (2 copies, a-b)
Box 3 Folder 67 Programme of the Waif-Saving Congress, October 11-13, 1893.

Department of Music

Box 4 Folder 1 [Preliminary Publication]. The Scope of this Department. August 1891. (3 copies, a-c)
Box 4 Folder 2 Preliminary Address of the General Committee on Music and Musical Congresses. October 1891. (3 copies, a-c)
Box 4 Folder 3 Official Programme of the Department of Music, commencing July 3, 1893.

Department of Public Health

Box 4 Folder 4 Preliminary Address of the Committee of the World’s Congress Auxiliary on a Public Health Congress. August 1892 (3 copies, a-c)
Box 4 Folder 5 Programme of the International Congress on Public Health, October 10-14, 1893.

Department of the Public Press

Box 4 Folder 6 [Preliminary Publication]. The Scope of this Department. December 1891. (3 copies, a-c)
Box 4 Folder 7 General Publication for the General Committee, General Division of the Religious Press, Division of Trade Journals, Division of the Daily Press, Weeklies and Magazines, undated (2 copies, a-b)
Box 4 Folder 8 Preliminary Address of the Committee of the World’s Congress Auxiliary on Public Press congresses. January 1893. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 4 Folder 9 Programme of the Public Press Congresses, May 22-28, 1893. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 4 Folder 10 Division of the Daily Press. Preliminary Address of the Women’s Committee of the World’s Congress Auxiliary on a Daily Press Congress. undated (2 copies, a-b)
Box 4 Folder 11 General Division of the Religious Press. Preliminary Address of the Committee of the World’s Congress Auxiliary on a Religious Press Congress. undated (2 copies, a-b)
Box 4 Folder 12 Division of Trade Journals. Preliminary Address of the Committee of the World’s Congress Auxiliary on a Trade Press Congress. December 1893.
Box 4 Folder 13 Programme of the Congress of Trade Journals, August 14-16, 1893.
Box 4 Folder 14 Preliminary Address of the Woman’s Committee of the World’s Congress Auxiliary, on Weeklies and Magazines, undated

Department of Religion

Box 4 Folder 15 [Preliminary Publication]. The Scope of this Department. January 1892. (3 copies, a-c)
Box 4 Folder 16 Preliminary Address of the General Committee on Religious Congresses in connection with the Exposition of 1893. June 1, 1891.
Box 4 Folder 17 Preliminary Address of the Woman’s General Committee on Religious Congresses on connection with the Exposition of 1893. April 1892. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 4 Folder 18 First Report of the World’s Parliament of Religions. March 1, 1892. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 4 Folder 19 The World’s First Parliament of Religions. Second Report of John Henry Barrows, D.D. March 1, 1893.
Box 4 Folder 20 Programme of the World’s Religious Congresses of 1893, September 11-October 11, 1893. [Preliminary Edition].
Box 4 Folder 21 The Columbian Catholic Congress of the United States, September 4-9, 1893. Daily Programme, Order of Proceedings, Papers, etc.
Box 4 Folder 22 General Division of “The Church of Christ.” Preliminary Address of the Committee of the World’s Congress Auxiliary on a World’s Congress of “The Church of Christ.” January 1893. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 4 Folder 23 General Division of the Congregational Church. Preliminary Address of the Committee on a Congregational Church Congress. undated (2 copies, a-b)
Box 4 Folder 24 Hymns and Tunes for use in the Congregational Church Congress.
Box 4 Folder 25 Programme of the Ethical Congress and Convention of Ethical Societies, September 28-October 1, 1893.
Box 4 Folder 26 Preliminary Address of the Committees on an International Christian Conference called by the Evangelical Alliance for the United States, and to be held under the auspices of the World’s Congress Auxiliary in the Memorial Art Palace at Chicago, October8-15, 1893. undated
Box 4 Folder 27 Official Programme of the Evangelical Alliance Congress, commencing October 8, 1893.
Box 4 Folder 28 Preliminary Address of the Special Committee representing Friends in the General Department of Religious Congresses, to be held under the auspices of the World’s Congress Auxiliary, in Chicago, in the 9th month, 1893. April 1892. (3 copies, a-c)
Box 4 Folder 29 General Division of the Friends’ Religious Congress. Second Address of the Special Committee representing Friends in the General Department, of Religious Congresses, to be held under the auspices of the World’s Congress Auxiliary, in Chicago, in the 9th month, 1893. May 1893. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 4 Folder 30 General Division of the Jewish Church. Preliminary Address of the Joint Committee of the World’s Congress Auxiliary on a Congress of the Jews of the World. undated (2 copies, a-b)
Box 4 Folder 31 Programme of the Jewish Denominational Congress, August 27-30, 1893.
Box 4 Folder 32 Programme of the Jewish Woman’s Religious Congress, September 4-7, 1893.
Box 4 Folder 33 Preliminary Address of the Committee of the World’s Congress Auxiliary on a General Synod Lutheran Congress. April 1892. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 4 Folder 34 Programme of the Lutheran Congress of the World’s Fair, General Synod and Others, September 11-12, 1893.
Box 4 Folder 35 General Division of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Preliminary Address of the Committee of the World’s Congress Auxiliary representing the Methodist Episcopal Church. November 1892. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 4 Folder 36 Preliminary Address of the Committee on a Congress of Missions in connection with the Exposition of 1893.
Box 4 Folder 37 Second Address of the General Committee on a World’s Missionary Congress. January 1893. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 4 Folder 38 Tentative Programme of the World’s Congress of Missions, September 28-October 5, 1893.
Box 4 Folder 39 Programme of the World’s Congress of Missions, September 28-October 5, 1893.
Box 4 Folder 40 Preliminary Address of the Woman’s Committee of the World’s Congress Auxiliary on Christian Missions. January 1892. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 4 Folder 41 Preliminary Outline of the Programme for the Woman’s Congress of Missions, to be held October 2-4, 1893.
Box 4 Folder 42 Programme of the Woman’s Congress of Missions, October 2-4, 1893.
Box 4 Folder 43 Preliminary Address of the Committee of the World’s Congress Auxiliary on a New Jerusalem (Swedenborgian) Church Congress. April 1892. (3 copies, a-c)
Box 4 Folder 44 General Division of the New Jerusalem (Swedenborgian) Church. Preliminary Address of the Woman’s Committee on a World’s New Church Congress. July 1893. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 4 Folder 45 Programme of the Presentation Congress of Christian Science, September 20, 1893.
Box 4 Folder 46 Preliminary Address of the Committee of the World’s Congress Auxiliary of the Reformed Church in America. April 1892. (3 copies, a-c)
Box 4 Folder 47 The Theosophical Societies Congress, September 15 & 16, 1893. Programme.
Box 4 Folder 48 Preliminary Address of the Committees of the World’s Congress Auxiliary on a Congress of the Unitarians of the World. May 1892 (3 copies, a-c)
Box 4 Folder 49 General Division of the United Brethren Church. Preliminary Address of the Committee of the World’s Congress Auxiliary on a Congress of the United Brethren. August 1892. (3 copies, a-c)
Box 4 Folder 50 General Division of the United Brethren Church. Programme of the United Brethren Church Congress and Presentation Meeting to be held under the auspices of the World’s Congress Auxiliary, September 12-15, 1893.
Box 4 Folder 51 General Division of the Universalist Church. Preliminary Address of the Committee of the World’s Congress Auxiliary on a Congress of Universalists. December 1892. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 4 Folder 52 Programme of the Universalist Church Congress, September 11-15, 1893.

Department of Science and Philosophy

Box 5 Folder 1 [Revised Preliminary Publication]. The Scope of this Department. March 1892. (3 copies, a-c)
Box 5 Folder 2 Bulletin of the Congresses of the Department of Science and Philosophy, commencing August 21, 1893. General Opening of the Congresses of this Department. undated[Programme of the Scientific Conferences of Women in charge of the National Science Club for Women. See: Department of Medicine. Programme for a Pharmaceutical Congress.]
Box 5 Folder 3 General Division of African Ethnology. Preliminary Address of the Auxiliary Committee on an African Ethnological Congress, at Chicago, in 1893. April 1892.
Box 5 Folder 4 General Division of African Ethnology. Letter to the President of the World’s Congress Auxiliary. January 1893.
Box 5 Folder 5 General Division of African Ethnology. Report in Behalf of the General Committee, by its Chairman, Joseph E. Roy, D.D. undated (2 copies, a-b)
Box 5 Folder 6 Committee on an African Ethnological Congress. [Confidential] Suggestions for a Programme for the African Congress, July 1893. undated
Box 5 Folder 7 Official Programme of the Congress on Africa, commencing August 14, 1893.
Box 5 Folder 8 Programme of the International Congress on Anthropology, August 28-September 2, 1893.
Box 5 Folder 9 General Division of Botany. Preliminary Address of the Committee of the World’s Congress Auxiliary on a Congress of Botanists. May 1892. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 5 Folder 10 General Division of Chemistry. Preliminary Address of the Committee on a World’s Congress of Chemists. December 1892. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 5 Folder 11 Programme of the Congress on Chemistry, commencing August 21, 1893.
Box 5 Folder 12 Preliminary Address of the Committee on an Electrical Congress in connection with the Columbian Exposition of 1893. March 1892.
Box 5 Folder 13 Programme of the International Electrical Congress, held in connection with the World’s Columbian Exposition, August 21, 1893. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 5 Folder 14 Programme of the National Geographic Congress, July 27- , 1893.
Box 5 Folder 15 General Division of Geology. Preliminary Address of the Committee on a World’s Congress of Geologists, to be held in Chicago in 1893. undated (2 copies, a-b)
Box 5 Folder 16 General Division of Geology. Special Announcement July 1893. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 5 Folder 17 World’s Geological congress, to be held at Chicago during the 4th week in August, 1893. Circular Letter of the Program Committee. undated (2 copies, a-b)
Box 5 Folder 18 General Division of Geology. General Announcement of the Woman’s Branch of the Auxiliary. undated (2 copies, a-b)
Box 5 Folder 19 Programme of the World’s Congress on Geology, August 21-26, 1893.
Box 5 Folder 20 General Division of Indian Ethnology. Preliminary Address of the World’s Congress Committee on an Indian Ethnological Congress. September 1892. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 5 Folder 21 General Division of Mathematics and Astronomy. Preliminary Address of the General Committee of the World’s Congress Auxiliary on Mathematics and Astronomy. March 1892. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 5 Folder 22 Programme of the Congress on Mathematics and Astronomy, August 21-25, 1893.
Box 5 Folder 23 General Division of Meteorology, Climatology and Terrestrial Magnetism. Preliminary Address of the Committee on Arrangements of the World’s Congress Auxiliary for a Congress on C1imatology, Meteorology and Terrestrial Magnetism. December 1892. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 5 Folder 24 General Division of Meteorology, Climatology and Terrestrial Magnetism, August 21-25, 1893. Preliminary Programme.
Box 5 Folder 25 General Division of Philosophy. Preliminary Address of the World’s Congress Committee on a Philosophical Congress in connection with the Exposition of 1893. April 1892. (3 copies, a-c)
Box 5 Folder 26 Report of Progress by the Committee on a Philosophical Congress. December 1892. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 5 Folder 27 Programme of the Philosophical Congress, August 21-26, 1893.
Box 5 Folder 28 Preliminary Announcement of the Committee on a Psychical Congress, to be held in connection with the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893. January 1, 1893. (3 copies, a-c)
Box 5 Folder 29 Programme of the Congress on Psychical Science. August 21-25, 1893. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 5 Folder 30 Preliminary Address of the General Committee on a Zoological Congress in connection with the Exposition, April 1892. (3 copies, a-c)
Box 5 Folder 31 Division of Zoology. Second Address of the General Committee on a Zoological Congress in Connection with the World’s Columbian Exposition. December 1892.
Box 5 Folder 32 General Division of Zoology. Provisional Programme, August, 28, 1893. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 5 Folder 33 Programme of the Congress on Zoology, commencing August 28, 1893.

Department of Social and Economic Science

Box 5 Folder 34 Programme of the Congress on Social and Economic Science. August 30 and September 1, l893.
Box 5 Folder 35 Programme of the Single Tax Congress, August 28-September 3, 1893. (2 copies, a-b)

Department of Sunday Rest

Box 5 Folder 36 Preliminary Address of the General Committee of Arrangements of the World’s Congress Auxiliary on a Sunday Rest Congress. January 1893. (2 copies, a-b)
Box 5 Folder 37 Letter of Appointment to the Advisory Council of the World’s Sunday Rest Congress. undated, 1893.

Department of Temperance

Box 5 Folder 38 [Preliminary Publication]. The Scope of this Department... July 1891. (3 copies, a-c)
Box 5 Folder 39 Preliminary Address of the Woman’s Committee on a World’s Temperance Congress of Women in connection with the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893.
Box 5 Folder 40 Official Programme of the Department of Temperance. June 5-10, 1893.
Box 5 Folder 41 General Division of Social Purity. Preliminary Address of the Committee of Organization. undated (2 copies, a-b)
Box 5 Folder 42 The World’s Temperance Congress. Non-Partisan National Woman’s Christian Temperance Union. Programme, June 8, 1893.
Box 5 Folder 43 Programme. Woman’s Christian Temperance Union of the World’s Dominion and the United States, June 9, 1893.
Box 5 Folder 44 Program of the Second World’s and Twentieth National Convention of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union, October 16-21, 1893.

Department of Women’s Progress

Box 5 Folder 45 Preliminary of the Committee on a World’s Congress of Representative Women at Chicago in 1893. undated (2 copies, a-b)
Box 5 Folder 46 Partial List of the Advisory Council on a World’s Congress of Representative Women. undated
Box 5 Folder 47 Special Announcement in relation to the Congress of Representative Women, to be held during the week commencing May 15, 1893. undated (2 copies, a-b)
Box 5 Folder 48 Programme to Date for a World’s Congress of Representative Women to be held in Chicago, May 15-22, 1893.
Box 5 Folder 49 Programme of the World’s Congress of Representative Women, May 15-21, 1893.
Box 5 Folder 50 Programme. Sunday Concert, May 21, 1893. World’s Congress of Representative Women.
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