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A Century of Progress: The
1933-34 World's Fair

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A Century of Progress Exposition

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The University of Chicago Library's Century of Progress 1933-34 World's Fair Collection, most of which is housed in the Special Collections Research Center, contains the majority of materials that were published for the fair. Three hundred and fifty pamphlets from the collection have been digitized. Also available is a searchable database of the complete Checklist of Official Publications of the Century of Progress International Exposition and Its Exhibitors that was produced by staff of the John Crerar Library shortly after the close of the fair.

The University of Chicago Library gratefully acknowledges Mr. and Mrs. J. Laurence Costin for their generous support that launched this project. The Library also is thankful to the members of the University of Chicago Women's Board for their gift, given in memory of their respected member, Mrs. Costin. These gifts have made it possible for the Library to offer this unique resource internationally via the World Wide Web.


A section of the Pure Oil Pathfinder: Map of a Century of Progress Exposition