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
46 Cubic feet (123 boxes and 148 map-folders)
Motion pictures (visual works)
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.
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.
Collection by bequest of Larry Zim.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-633-3270.
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.