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Bibliographies and Indexes in American History #26: The World's Columbian Exposition: A Centennial Bibliographic Guide

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In 1893, the World's Columbian Exposition had a profound impact on urban planning and the Beaux-Arts period of American architecture. The fair introduced the Ferris Wheel, Cracker Jacks, and fiberglass. Yet today, except for one building and a grassy park, all that remains is the legacy of printed material dispersed throughout the country. This reference guide, intended for historians, librarians, and collectors, provides access to that legacy. The introduction summarizes the Exposition's influence. The bibliography, arranged to allow researchers to browse topics broadly, describes over 6,000 books, journal articles, and other materials. A directory of special collections of fair-related materials is also included.

Newspaper and magazine articles, books, dissertations, drawings, photographs, maps, letters, documents, and collections of memorabilia—these provide the enduring heritage of the fair. This guide provides information on all aspects of that heritage. In addition to the bibilography itself, an extensive introduction discusses the influence the fair has had on America. Illustrations provide a visual portrayal of the fair. A directory of special collections of fair-related materials provides an inventory of each collection, along with addresses and telephone numbers. This book is the only comprehensive reference guide to the World's Columbian Exposition.

Book News Annotation:

Cites books and newspaper and magazine articles pertaining to the celebration of the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus' voyage, held in Chicago in 1893. The topical sections include statistics, creating the fair, events and ceremonies, electricity, transportation, fine arts, manufactures and machines, military exhibits, foreign participation, the Midway, poetry and fiction about the fair, and people at the fair.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

A source guide to over 6,000 books, journal articles, dissertations, and other materials on the Exposition.

Synopsis:

In 1893, the World's Columbian Exposition had a profound impact on urban planning and the Beaux-Arts period of American architecture. Yet today, except for one building and a grassy park, all that remains is the legacy of printed material dispersed throughout the country. This reference guide, intended for historians, librarians, and collectors, provides access to that legacy. The bibliography, arranged to allow researchers to browse topics broadly, describes over 6,000 books, journal articles, and other materials, while the detailed subject index allows access to specific items. Newspaper and magazine articles, books, dissertations, drawings, photographs, maps, letters, documents, and collections of memorabilia--these provide the enduring heritage of the fair. This guide provides information on all aspects of that heritage. In addition to the bibilography itself, an extensive introduction discusses the influence the fair has had on America. Illustrations provide a visual portrayal of the fair. A directory of special collections of fair-related materials provides an inventory of each collection, along with addresses and telephone numbers. This book is the only comprehensive reference guide to the World's Columbian Exposition.

About the Author

SUSAN M. NEUMEISTER is head of bibliographic control in the acquisitions department of Central Technical Services at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Table of Contents

Preface

List of Journals Indexed (selected)

Introduction

General Works on the Fair

General Works on Chicago, Statistics of the Fair, and Relation to Other World's Fairs

Creating the Fair: Works on the Creation of the World's Columbian Exposition

Events, Ceremonies, and Special Days at the Fair

Controversies and Major Disputes

Public Comfort, Fire and Security Services, Medical and Food Operations, and Lodging

Buildings and Exhibits of Agriculture, Fish and Fisheries, Forestry and Horticulture

Electricity at the Fair: The Electricity Building, Exhibits, and Uses of Electricity

The Fine Arts Building and Fine Arts Exhibits at the Fair

The Department of Liberal Arts and Ethnology: Building and Exhibits on Liberal Arts

The Department of Manufactures and Machinery

Military Exhibits at the Fair

The Department of Mines and Mining: Buildings and Exhibits

Performing Arts

Transportation: Buildings, Exhibits and Uses, Both in and to the Fair

Women at the Fair

States and Territories of the United States: Participation and Planning, Building, and Exhibits at the Fair

Foreign Participation

United States Government: Participation and Planning, Buildings, and Exhibits at the Fair

The Midway Plaisance, Ferris Wheel, and Buffalo Bill's Wild West

Christopher Columbus: Works on Columbus, Artifacts and Dedicatory Materials, the Caravels of Columbus, and the Convent of La Rabida

Photography at the Fair

Literature: Including Works of Prose, Poetry, and Fiction about, or Relating to, the Fair

People at the Fair: Biographies, Reports of Visits and Accounts of People at, or Relating to the Fair

The World's Congress Auxiliary

Aftermath of the Fair

SC1: Collections of Archives and Manuscripts

SC2: Collections of Ephemera and Exhibit Materials

SC3: Collections of Photographs and Illustrations

Appendix 1: Recent Finds and Miscellaneous Items

Appendix 2: Firsts of the Fair

Appendix 3: Special Days at the Fair

Appendix 4: Statistics and Trivial Data

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780313266447
Editor:
Neumeister, Susan M.
Publisher:
Greenwood
Editor:
Neumeister, Susan M.
Author:
Bertuca, David
Author:
Bertuca, David J.
Author:
Neumeister, Susan M.
Author:
Hartman, Donald
Author:
Hartman, Donald K.
Author:
Neumeister, Susan
Location:
Westport, Conn. :
Subject:
Study & Teaching
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Americas (North Central South West Indies)
Subject:
Education-Teaching Social Studies
Series:
Bibliographies and indexes in American history,
Series Volume:
76no. 26
Publication Date:
19960531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
9.54x6.45x1.62 in. 1.95 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A source guide to over 6,000 books, journal articles, dissertations, and other materials on the Exposition.
"Synopsis" by , In 1893, the World's Columbian Exposition had a profound impact on urban planning and the Beaux-Arts period of American architecture. Yet today, except for one building and a grassy park, all that remains is the legacy of printed material dispersed throughout the country. This reference guide, intended for historians, librarians, and collectors, provides access to that legacy. The bibliography, arranged to allow researchers to browse topics broadly, describes over 6,000 books, journal articles, and other materials, while the detailed subject index allows access to specific items. Newspaper and magazine articles, books, dissertations, drawings, photographs, maps, letters, documents, and collections of memorabilia--these provide the enduring heritage of the fair. This guide provides information on all aspects of that heritage. In addition to the bibilography itself, an extensive introduction discusses the influence the fair has had on America. Illustrations provide a visual portrayal of the fair. A directory of special collections of fair-related materials provides an inventory of each collection, along with addresses and telephone numbers. This book is the only comprehensive reference guide to the World's Columbian Exposition.
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