St. Louis Centennial Week Scrapbook

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0237
Dates:
1909
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.56 Cubic Feet
(1 flatbox)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This scrapbook consists of newspaper clippings and gives a complete account of the many contests of the Centennial Exhibition held in St. Louis, Missouri in 1909. The following three St. Louis newspapers are represented: St. Louis Daily Globe Democrat, St. Louis Post Dispatch, and the St. Louis Star. The newspapers also includes much historical information on the city of St. Louis, as well as focusing attention on the participation by Glenn Curtiss in the Centennial Week Air Meet, and the arctic explorer, Dr. Frederick Cook. The clippings include many cartoons.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
In July of 1809, the city of St. Louis, Missouri, was incorporated. The 100th anniversary of the event was celebrated from October 3 - 9, and was called Centennial Week. The officials planned a number of different activities, including parades, banquets, balls, concerts, receptions, naval demonstrations, and aerial act ivies. The aerial activities included balloon races, dirigible maneuvers and sustained airplane flights.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
No donor information, Gift, unknown, XXXX-0237, NASM

General
General
NASMrev

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
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Conditions Governing Use
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Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Aeronautics -- Exhibitions Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics -- Exhibitions -- St. Louis, MO Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clippings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Curtiss, Glenn Hammond, 1878-1930 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cook, Frederick Albert, 1865-1940 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Chantilly, VA 20151
NASMRefDesk@si.edu
http://airandspace.si.edu/research/resources/archives/