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Finding Aid for the Minutes of meetings : Board of State and Territorial Commissioners of the North, Central and South American Exposition, [1885-1886]
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In 1885, a board of state and territorial commissioners was created to develop the North, Central, and South American Exposition in New Orleans. These two manuscripts are the minutes of the board's meetings, as taken by secretary Charles B. Turrill, commissioner for California, and agent in charge of the Southern Pacific exhibit. The minutes describe the logistical planning and development of the exposition.
Background
The 1884 exposition in New Orleans was deemed a commercial failure and thus, seeking a way to recoup losses, the Board of State and Territorial Commissioners of the North, Central, and South American Exposition was formed on November 10th, 1885. The Board purchased the buildings from the original fair and attempted to re-open the exposition as a way to highlight New Orleans and the United States as a nexus of trade between the Americas. The second exposition also proved to be a financial failure, and it was disbanded as an organization on May 17th, 1886. All the buildings, except Horticultural Hall, were dismantled, and the site was developed into Audubon Park in the 1890s.
Extent
2 v. (206, 94 leaves) : paper ; 20.5 x 13 cm.
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.