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Larry Zim World's Fair Collection

Collector:
Cooper-Hewitt Museum.  Search this
Zim, Larry (Larry Zimmerman), 1931-1987  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Cultural History  Search this
Names:
Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition (1909 : Seattle, Wash.)  Search this
Appalachian Exposition. (Knoxville, Tennessee: 1911)  Search this
Art and Techniques Exposition (Paris, France: 1937)  Search this
British Empire Exhibition (Wembley, London, England: 1924-1925)  Search this
British Empire Exposition (Glasgow, Scotland: 1938)  Search this
Bronx International Exposition (New York, New York: 1917-1918)  Search this
Brussels International (1910 )  Search this
California Midwinter International Exposition (1894 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
California-Pacific International Exposition (San Diego, California: 1935-1936)  Search this
Canadian National Exposition (1937)  Search this
Centennial Exhibition (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Centennial Exposition of the Ohio Valley and Central States (1888 : Cincinnati, Ohio)  Search this
Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Chicago Autumn Festival (1899)  Search this
Cincinnati Industrial Exposition (1882 : Cincinnati, Ohio)  Search this
Cotton States Exposition (1895 : Atlanta, Ga)  Search this
Esposizione Internationale (1911 : Turin, Italy)  Search this
Esposizione Internationale D'Arte (Venice, Italy: 1910)  Search this
Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte (1895 : Venice, Italy)  Search this
Exhibition of Art Treasures (1857 : Manchester, England)  Search this
Exhibition, Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association (1878 : Boston, Massachusetts)  Search this
Expo 67 (Montréal, Québec)  Search this
Exposicion Centro-Americana (1897 : Guatemala City, Guatemala)  Search this
Exposition International (1894 : Lyons, France)  Search this
Exposition International Coloniale Maritime et d'Art Flammand (Antwerp, Belgium: 1930)  Search this
Exposition International de Liege (1930)  Search this
Exposition Internationale Maritime (1887 : Le Havre, France)  Search this
Exposition Nationale Belge (1880 : Belgium)  Search this
Exposition Universelle (1885 : Antwerp, Belgium)  Search this
Exposition Universelle de Paris (1855 : Paris, France)  Search this
Exposition Universelle de Paris (1878 : Paris, France)  Search this
Exposition coloniale internationale de Paris (1931)  Search this
Exposition universelle de 1867 à Paris  Search this
Exposition universelle de 1889 (Paris, France)  Search this
Exposition universelle et internationale (1958 : Brussels, Belgium)  Search this
Exposition universelle internationale de 1900 (Paris, France)  Search this
Fiera di Milano (1939)  Search this
Foreign Exhibition (1883 : Boston, Massachusetts)  Search this
Franco-British Exhibition (London, England: 1908)  Search this
Franklin Institute Exhibition (1874 : Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)  Search this
Gewerbe Austellung (1896 : Berlin, Germany)  Search this
Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Great Exhibition of 1851 (London, England)  Search this
Great Industrial Exhibition (1853 : Dublin, Ireland)  Search this
Great Lakes Exposition (Cleveland, Ohio: 1936-1937)  Search this
Hemisfair '68 (San Antonio, Texas: 1968)  Search this
Hudson-Fulton Celebration (1909)  Search this
Imperial International Exhibition (London, England: 1909)  Search this
International Exhibition (1897 : Brussels, Belgium)  Search this
International Exhibition of 1862 (London, England)  Search this
International Exhibition of 1871 (London, England)  Search this
International Exhibition of 1872 (London, England)  Search this
International Exhibition of Arts and Manufactures (1865: Dublin, Ireland)  Search this
International Exposition (Barcelona, Spain: 1929-1930)  Search this
International Exposition (Brussels, Belgium: 1935)  Search this
International Exposition of Decorative Arts and Modern Industries (1925 : Paris, France)  Search this
International Exposition on the Environment (Spokane, Washington: 1974)  Search this
International Fire Exhibition 1903 : London, England)  Search this
International Marine Exhibition of Marine Hygiene and Exhibition of the Italian Glories (Genoa, Italy: 1914)  Search this
International Ocean Exposition (Okinawa, Japan: 1975)  Search this
Interstate and West Indian Exposition (Charleston, South Carolina: 1901-1902)  Search this
Italian Exposition (1904 : London, England)  Search this
Jamestown Tercentennial Exposition (Hampton Roads, Virginia: 1907)  Search this
Japan World Exposition (Osaka, Japan: 1970)  Search this
Japan-British Exhibition (London, England: 1910)  Search this
Knoxville International Energy Exposition (1982)  Search this
Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition (1905 : Portland, Or.)  Search this
Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904: Saint Louis, Mo.)  Search this
National Ecuadorian Exposition (Quito, Ecuador: 1909)  Search this
National Export Exposition (1899 : Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)  Search this
New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
New York World's Fair (1964-1965)  Search this
Pan-American Exposition (1901: Buffalo, N.Y.)  Search this
Panama-California Exposition (1915 : San Diego, Calif.)  Search this
Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Scottish National Exposition (Edinburgh, Scotland: 1908)  Search this
Sesqui-Centennial International Exposition (1926 : Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Sydney International Exhibition (Sydney, Australia: 1879)  Search this
Texas Centennial Central Exposition (Dallas, Texas: 1936)  Search this
Universal Exhibition (1873 : Vienna, Austria)  Search this
Western Pennsylvania Exposition (1915 : Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)  Search this
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition (1884-1885 : New Orleans, La.)  Search this
Extent:
46 Cubic feet (123 boxes and 150 map-folders)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Motion pictures (visual works)
Postcards
Greeting cards
Stationery
Panoramas
Sheet music
Posters
Shopping bags
Photographs
Stereographs
Menus
Place:
Disneyland (California)
Date:
1841-1988
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:
The collection is divided into three series.

Series 1: World's Fair Materials, 1841-1988

Series 2: Reference and Miscellaneous Materials

Series 3: Larry Zim Materials

Series 4: Oversize Materials, 1909-1968
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.
Provenance:
Collection by bequest of Larry Zim.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but two oversize folders are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Rights:
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.
Topic:
Crystal Palace -- (New York, New York)  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Postcards
Greeting cards
Stationery
Panoramas
Sheet music -- 20th century
Posters
Shopping bags
Photographs -- 19th century
Sheet music -- 19th century
Stereographs
Menus
Citation:
Larry Zim World's Fair Collection, 1841-1988, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0519
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8523c6615-9c45-41fc-86c2-ca7717969437
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0519
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Jamestown Tercentennial Exposition (Hampton Roads, Virginia, 1907), 1906-1909.

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Note:
The Jamestown Tercentennial Exposition celebrated ". . . the birth of the American nation, the first permanent settlement of English speaking people in the western hemisphere . . ." This international naval, marine, and military celebration opened April 26, 1907, and closed November 30, 1907. It was held in and about Hampton Roads, Virginia.

In 1906 an Act of Congress provided appropriations for government participation in the exposition. This act also directed the Smithsonian to provide an exhibit of ". . . such articles and materials of an historical nature as would serve to impart a knowledge of our colonial and national history . . ." The major display was one of Captain John Smith trading for corn with the Powhatan Indians.

The Secretary of the Smithsonian, Charles D. Walcott, appointed William deC. Ravenel, administrative assistant of the National Museum, to the government board. He was assisted in the preparation of the exhibits by an advisory council made up of Cyrus Adler, William H. Holmes, and A. Howard Clark.

This series consists mainly of correspondence of William deC. Ravenel relating to the preparation of the exhibits for the exposition and other administrative matters. Also included are reports, catalogues, and other related materials.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 70, Smithsonian Institution, Exposition Records of the Smithsonian Institution and the United States National Museum
Identifier:
Record Unit 70, Series 18
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Exposition Records of the Smithsonian Institution and the United States National Museum
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0070-refidd1e11006

Box 77

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 70, Smithsonian Institution, Exposition Records of the Smithsonian Institution and the United States National Museum
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Exposition Records of the Smithsonian Institution and the United States National Museum
Exposition Records of the Smithsonian Institution and the United States National Museum / Series 18: Jamestown Tercentennial Exposition (Hampton Roads, Virginia, 1907), 1906-1909.
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0070-refidd1e11026

Untitled

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Summary:
GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE AND RELATED RECORDS OF WILLIAM DEC. RAVENEL, 1906-1909
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 70, Smithsonian Institution, Exposition Records of the Smithsonian Institution and the United States National Museum
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Exposition Records of the Smithsonian Institution and the United States National Museum
Exposition Records of the Smithsonian Institution and the United States National Museum / Series 18: Jamestown Tercentennial Exposition (Hampton Roads, Virginia, 1907), 1906-1909. / Box 77
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0070-refidd1e11033

Untitled

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Summary:
These records consist of incoming and outgoing correspondence of William deC. Ravenel concerning preparation of the exhibits for the Jamestown Exhibition and other administrative matters. Includes miscellaneous printed materials, sketches, and cloth samples of costumes and other related materials.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 70, Smithsonian Institution, Exposition Records of the Smithsonian Institution and the United States National Museum
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Exposition Records of the Smithsonian Institution and the United States National Museum
Exposition Records of the Smithsonian Institution and the United States National Museum / Series 18: Jamestown Tercentennial Exposition (Hampton Roads, Virginia, 1907), 1906-1909. / Box 77
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0070-refidd1e11041

Folder 1 A-D, 1906-1909. Includes article on James Wilson by Lucien Hugh Alexander; list of historic telephones for exhibit.

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Container:
Box 77 of 95
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 70, Smithsonian Institution, Exposition Records of the Smithsonian Institution and the United States National Museum
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Exposition Records of the Smithsonian Institution and the United States National Museum
Exposition Records of the Smithsonian Institution and the United States National Museum / Series 18: Jamestown Tercentennial Exposition (Hampton Roads, Virginia, 1907), 1906-1909. / Box 77
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0070-refidd1e11049

Folder 2 E-F, 1906-1908. Includes correspondence of J. H. Edwards, chairman of the Government Board; list of manufacturers of threshers. Oversized material removed to other housing; folder contains copies of these materials.

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Container:
Box 77 of 95
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 70, Smithsonian Institution, Exposition Records of the Smithsonian Institution and the United States National Museum
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Exposition Records of the Smithsonian Institution and the United States National Museum
Exposition Records of the Smithsonian Institution and the United States National Museum / Series 18: Jamestown Tercentennial Exposition (Hampton Roads, Virginia, 1907), 1906-1909. / Box 77
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0070-refidd1e11060

Folder 3 G, 1906-1909. Includes correspondence of William M. Geddes, secretary of the Government Board.

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Container:
Box 77 of 95
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 70, Smithsonian Institution, Exposition Records of the Smithsonian Institution and the United States National Museum
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Exposition Records of the Smithsonian Institution and the United States National Museum
Exposition Records of the Smithsonian Institution and the United States National Museum / Series 18: Jamestown Tercentennial Exposition (Hampton Roads, Virginia, 1907), 1906-1909. / Box 77
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0070-refidd1e11072

Folder 4 G-Jamestown Group, 1906. Includes sketches and description of costumes and exhibit on Captain John Smith by William H. Holmes; cloth samples.

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Container:
Box 77 of 95
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 70, Smithsonian Institution, Exposition Records of the Smithsonian Institution and the United States National Museum
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Exposition Records of the Smithsonian Institution and the United States National Museum
Exposition Records of the Smithsonian Institution and the United States National Museum / Series 18: Jamestown Tercentennial Exposition (Hampton Roads, Virginia, 1907), 1906-1909. / Box 77
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0070-refidd1e11083

Folder 5 Costume drawings. Includes description and drawings of Dutch, English, and French group costumes; cloth samples.

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Container:
Box 77 of 95
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 70, Smithsonian Institution, Exposition Records of the Smithsonian Institution and the United States National Museum
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Exposition Records of the Smithsonian Institution and the United States National Museum
Exposition Records of the Smithsonian Institution and the United States National Museum / Series 18: Jamestown Tercentennial Exposition (Hampton Roads, Virginia, 1907), 1906-1909. / Box 77
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0070-refidd1e11094

Folder 6 H-L, 1906-1909. Includes William H. Holmes correspondence.

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Container:
Box 77 of 95
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 70, Smithsonian Institution, Exposition Records of the Smithsonian Institution and the United States National Museum
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Exposition Records of the Smithsonian Institution and the United States National Museum
Exposition Records of the Smithsonian Institution and the United States National Museum / Series 18: Jamestown Tercentennial Exposition (Hampton Roads, Virginia, 1907), 1906-1909. / Box 77
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0070-refidd1e11105

Folder 7 M-P, 1906-1908. Includes key to pictures of "The Marriage of Pocahontas" and "Washington's Farewell to the Army;" descriptions of costumes; cloth samples.

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Container:
Box 77 of 95
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 70, Smithsonian Institution, Exposition Records of the Smithsonian Institution and the United States National Museum
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Exposition Records of the Smithsonian Institution and the United States National Museum
Exposition Records of the Smithsonian Institution and the United States National Museum / Series 18: Jamestown Tercentennial Exposition (Hampton Roads, Virginia, 1907), 1906-1909. / Box 77
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0070-refidd1e11116

Folders 8-9 R, 1906-1909. Includes correspondence between Richard Rathbun and William deC. Ravenel; biographical sketch of Ravenel; reports on exposition.

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Container:
Box 77 of 95
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 70, Smithsonian Institution, Exposition Records of the Smithsonian Institution and the United States National Museum
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Exposition Records of the Smithsonian Institution and the United States National Museum
Exposition Records of the Smithsonian Institution and the United States National Museum / Series 18: Jamestown Tercentennial Exposition (Hampton Roads, Virginia, 1907), 1906-1909. / Box 77
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0070-refidd1e11127

Box 78

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 70, Smithsonian Institution, Exposition Records of the Smithsonian Institution and the United States National Museum
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Exposition Records of the Smithsonian Institution and the United States National Museum
Exposition Records of the Smithsonian Institution and the United States National Museum / Series 18: Jamestown Tercentennial Exposition (Hampton Roads, Virginia, 1907), 1906-1909.
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0070-refidd1e11139

Ravenel, William deC., outgoing correspondence, 1906-1907

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Container:
Box 78 of 95
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 70, Smithsonian Institution, Exposition Records of the Smithsonian Institution and the United States National Museum
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Exposition Records of the Smithsonian Institution and the United States National Museum
Exposition Records of the Smithsonian Institution and the United States National Museum / Series 18: Jamestown Tercentennial Exposition (Hampton Roads, Virginia, 1907), 1906-1909. / Box 78
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0070-refidd1e11146

Box 78A

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 70, Smithsonian Institution, Exposition Records of the Smithsonian Institution and the United States National Museum
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Exposition Records of the Smithsonian Institution and the United States National Museum
Exposition Records of the Smithsonian Institution and the United States National Museum / Series 18: Jamestown Tercentennial Exposition (Hampton Roads, Virginia, 1907), 1906-1909.
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0070-refidd1e11158

Folder 1 See Box 78

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Container:
Box 78A of 95
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 70, Smithsonian Institution, Exposition Records of the Smithsonian Institution and the United States National Museum
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Exposition Records of the Smithsonian Institution and the United States National Museum
Exposition Records of the Smithsonian Institution and the United States National Museum / Series 18: Jamestown Tercentennial Exposition (Hampton Roads, Virginia, 1907), 1906-1909. / Box 78A
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0070-refidd1e11165

Folder 2 S-Z, 1906-1908

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Container:
Box 78A of 95
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 70, Smithsonian Institution, Exposition Records of the Smithsonian Institution and the United States National Museum
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Exposition Records of the Smithsonian Institution and the United States National Museum
Exposition Records of the Smithsonian Institution and the United States National Museum / Series 18: Jamestown Tercentennial Exposition (Hampton Roads, Virginia, 1907), 1906-1909. / Box 78A
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0070-refidd1e11176

Folder 3 Excerpts from Smithsonian annual reports, 1906-1908

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Container:
Box 78A of 95
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 70, Smithsonian Institution, Exposition Records of the Smithsonian Institution and the United States National Museum
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Exposition Records of the Smithsonian Institution and the United States National Museum
Exposition Records of the Smithsonian Institution and the United States National Museum / Series 18: Jamestown Tercentennial Exposition (Hampton Roads, Virginia, 1907), 1906-1909. / Box 78A
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0070-refidd1e11187

Folder 4 Congressional documents, 1906. Oversized material removed to other housing; folder contains copies of these materials.

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Container:
Box 78A of 95
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 70, Smithsonian Institution, Exposition Records of the Smithsonian Institution and the United States National Museum
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Exposition Records of the Smithsonian Institution and the United States National Museum
Exposition Records of the Smithsonian Institution and the United States National Museum / Series 18: Jamestown Tercentennial Exposition (Hampton Roads, Virginia, 1907), 1906-1909. / Box 78A
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0070-refidd1e11198

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