"Century of Progress" Guides and Souvenirs, 1933

Collection Overview

Title: "Century of Progress" Guides and Souvenirs, 1933

Record Series: MsC-45

Record Group:


Creator: Chicago World Fair

Date: 1933

Extent: 1 box (0.209 linear feet)

Repository: Special Collections and University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Language: Materials entirely in English.

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Preferred Citation: [Identification of item] in the "Century of Progress" collection, 1933, Manuscript Record Series MsC-45, [folder number], University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

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Scope and Content

This box contains booklets, brochures and postcards from the World Fair’s “Century of Progress” exposition held in Chicago in 1933 to celebrate the one hundredth anniversary of the city’s founding. 


All items printed in 1933:

Folder 1: Seven postcards

Folder 2: Flier, “Florida in the Court of States” (a unit in the exhibition)

Folder 3: Brochure, “Visit the World Fair, Chicago, June 1st • November 1st • 1933”

Folder 4: Two booklets, Official Guidebook of the Fair

Processing Information

Finding aid created and added online by Library Associate Dave Hoing, February 2017. Linear feet count updated on August 9, 2017.