Guide to the Archives Center World Expositions Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0825
Creators:
Norton, Robert H.
Cooper-Hewitt Museum.
Kass, Marcia
Dates:
1876
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.1 Cubic feet
2 folders
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
An artificial collection of ephemera from World's Fairs, intended as a growing repository for such miscellany from multiple sources. The initial donation consists of a season ticket, a booklet of souvenir tickets, and one menu from the 1939 New York World's Fair. The 2010 addendum contains eleven graphic works relating to World's Fairs. Eight of the items relate to the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia in 1876, including a poster, a map, a souvenir booklet, and several views of the Fair printed in Harper's Weekly; in addition to a cartoon depicting the Crystal Palace in New York in 1883, and two ads for the Canadian Pacific Railroad. Also in the collection are souvenir books and pamphlets from the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair.

Arrangement
Arrangement
1 series.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
This is an unprocessed collection.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection is unprocessed.
Author
NMAH Staff
Immediate Source of Acquisiton
Collection donated by Robert Norton, Marcia Kass, and Cooper-Hewitt Museum.

Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.,Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
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.
Preferred Citation
Archives Center World Expositions Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.

Ownership and Custodial History
Ownership and Custodial History
This collection is a repository for miscellaneous World's Fair-related ephemera of insufficient quantity to warrant a separate collection. The material in the Archives Center American World Expositions Collection is newly acquired ephemera received from many sources, including curatorial units, the public, and SI staff.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Exhibitions Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Crystal Palace -- (New York, New York) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
World's fairs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Maps Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Guidebooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cartoons (humorous images) Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brochures Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Menus Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Posters Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Souvenir programs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tickets -- World's Fair, 1939 -- New York (N.Y.) Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
New York World's Fair (1964-1965) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Centennial Exhibition (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
New York World's Fair (1939-1940) 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