Guide to the Larry Zim World's Fair Collection
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Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0519
Creators:
Cultural History, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Cooper-Hewitt Museum.
Zim, Larry (Larry Zimmerman), 1931-1987
Dates:
1841-1988.
Languages:
English
Collection is in English.
Physical Description:
46 Cubic feet
123 boxes and 10 oversize folders
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Memorabilia of fairs and World's Fairs throughout history, both in the United States and abroad, including photographs, stereographs, panoramas and slides; printed materials; postcards; sheet music; philatelic material; stationery and greeting cards; menus and food service items; posters; shopping bags; motion picture films; and other items.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is divided into three series.
Series 1: World's Fair Materials
Series 2: Reference and Miscellaneous Materials
Series 3: Larry Zim Materials

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Larry Zim, whose actual name was Larry Zimmerman, was an industrial designer, a historian of World's Fairs who wrote extensively on the subject, and a collector of World's Fair memorabilia.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by Angela Baccala, 1999.
Author
Angela Baccala
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection by bequest of Larry Zim.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Larry Zim World's Fair Collection, 1841-1988, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.

Custodial History
Custodial History
The collection was bequeathed to the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, who transferred it to the Division of Community Life (now part of the Division of Cultural History), National Museum of American History in 1989. They transferred the archival component to the Archives Center in 1995.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Motion pictures (visual works) Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Postcards Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Greeting cards Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Disneyland (California) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stationery Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Crystal Palace -- (New York, New York) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Exhibitions Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Panoramas Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sheet music -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Posters Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Shopping bags Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- 19th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sheet music -- 19th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stereographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Menus Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gewerbe Austellung (1896 : Berlin, Germany) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Franco-British Exhibition (London, England: 1908) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Franklin Institute Exhibition (1874 : Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fiera di Milano (1939) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Foreign Exhibition (1883 : Boston, Massachusetts) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Exposition Universelle (1885 : Antwerp, Belgium) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
International Exhibition of 1862 (London, England) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
International Exhibition of 1871 (London, England) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Imperial International Exhibition (London, England: 1909) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Great Lakes Exposition (Cleveland, Ohio: 1936-1937) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hemisfair '68 (San Antonio, Texas: 1968) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Great Exhibition of 1851 (London, England) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Great Industrial Exhibition (1853 : Dublin, Ireland) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
International Fire Exhibition 1903 : London, England) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
International Exposition (Brussels, Belgium: 1935) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
International Exposition (Barcelona, Spain: 1929-1930) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
International Exposition on the Environment (Spokane, Washington: 1974) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
International Exposition of Decorative Arts and Modern Industries (1925 : Paris, France) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
International Exhibition (1897 : Brussels, Belgium) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
International Exhibition of Arts and Manufactures (1865: Dublin, Ireland) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Exposition Universelle de Paris (1878 : Paris, France) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
International Exhibition of 1872 (London, England) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Knoxville International Energy Exposition (1982) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Japan-British Exhibition (London, England: 1910) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cultural History, Division of (NMAH, SI). Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Japan World Exposition (Osaka, Japan: 1970) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
California-Pacific International Exposition (San Diego, California: 1935-1936) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jamestown Tercentennial Exposition (Hampton Roads, Virginia: 1907) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Italian Exposition (1904 : London, England) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interstate and West Indian Exposition (Charleston, South Carolina: 1901-1902) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893 Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
International Ocean Exposition (Okinawa, Japan: 1975) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904: Saint Louis, Mo.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
International Marine Exhibition of Marine Hygiene and Exhibition of the Italian Glories (Genoa, Italy: 1914) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Canadian National Exposition (1937) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940 : San Francisco, Calif.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Centennial Exhibition (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Centennial Exposition of the Ohio Valley and Central States (1888 : Cincinnati, Ohio) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
British Empire Exposition (Glasgow, Scotland: 1938) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bronx International Exposition (New York, New York: 1917-1918) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brussels International (1910 ) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
New York World's Fair (1939-1940) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
California Midwinter International Exposition (1894 : San Francisco, Calif.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cotton States Exposition (1895 : Atlanta, Ga) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Esposizione Internationale D'Arte (Venice, Italy: 1910) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Esposizione Internationale (1911 : Turin, Italy) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago, Ill.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chicago Autumn Festival (1899) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cincinnati Industrial Exposition (1882 : Cincinnati, Ohio) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Exposition Coloniale Internationale (Paris, France: 1931) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Exposicion Centro-Americana (1897 : Guatemala City, Guatemala) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Exposition International de Liege (1930) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Exposition International Coloniale Maritime et d'Art Flammand (Antwerp, Belgium: 1930) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Exhibition of Art Treasures (1857 : Manchester, England) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Appalachian Exposition. (Knoxville, Tennessee: 1911) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte (1895 : Venice, Italy) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Expo 67 (Montréal, Québec) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Exhibition, Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association (1878 : Boston, Massachusetts) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Exposition Universelle de Paris (1855 : Paris, France) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Exposition universelle de 1889 (Paris, France) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Exposition Internationale Maritime (1887 : Le Havre, France) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Exposition International (1894 : Lyons, France) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Exposition Nationale Belge (1880 : Belgium) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hudson-Fulton Celebration (1909) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Exposition universelle et internationale (1958: Brussels, Belgium) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Panama-California Exposition (1915-1916 : San Diego, Calif.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915: San Francisco, Calif.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Exposition universelle internationale de 1900 (Paris, France) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
British Empire Exhibition (London, England : 1924-1925) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art and Techniques Exposition (Paris, France: 1937) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition (1909 : Seattle, Wash.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition (1884-1885 : New Orleans, La.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sydney International Exhibition (Sydney, Australia: 1879) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sesqui-Centennial International Exposition (1926 : Philadelphia, Pa.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scottish National Exposition (Edinburgh, Scotland: 1908) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Western Pennsylvania Exposition (1915 : Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Universal Exhibition (1873 : Vienna, Austria) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Texas Centennial Central Exposition (Dallas, Texas: 1936) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Export Exposition (1899 : Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Ecuadorian Exposition (Quito, Ecuador: 1909) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pan-American Exposition (1901: Buffalo, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition (1905 : Portland, Or.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Exposition universelle de 1867 (Paris, France) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
New York World's Fair (1964-1965) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives