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Inventory of the Exhibits and Expositions collection S.0438
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Scope and content
  • Conditions governing access
  • Reproduction
  • Preferred citation

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Exhibits and Expositions collection
    Collection number: S.0438
    Repository: California Academy of Sciences Archives
    55 Music Concourse Drive
    Golden Gate Park
    San Francisco, CA 94118
    Languages: Materials are in English.
    Physical Description: 2.73 Cubic feet 2 archives boxes, 1 half-size archives box, 1 legal archives box, 2 flat archives boxes, 1 card box, 2 oversize folders, 2 oversized framed items
    Date (inclusive): 1867-1939
    Language of materials: Materials are in English.
    Abstract: The collection consists of materials relating to international exhibitions and expositions. The bulk of the materials relate to three expositions held in San Francisco, California: the California Midwinter Fair (1894), the Pan-Pacific International Exposition (1915), and the Golden Gate Inernational Exposition (1939-1940). The collection also includes materials relating to other international expositions held in North America and Europe between 1867 and 1939, including the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago (1893).

    Scope and content

    The collection consists of materials relating to international exhibitions and expositions. The bulk of the materials relate to three expositions held in San Francisco, California: the California Midwinter Fair (1894), the Pan-Pacific International Exposition (1915), and the Golden Gate Inernational Exposition (1939-1940). The collection also includes materials relating to other international expositions held in North America and Europe between 1867 and 1939, including the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago (1893).
    The collection consists primarily of publications, newspaper and magazine clippings, photographs, postcards, illustrations, maps, and ephemera such as tickets, souvenirs, coins, medals, and pins. The collection also includes some memoranda and correspondence relating to the Golden Gate International Exposition and its Pacific House building, and to the 1994 exhibition marking the centennial of the California Midwinter Fair.

    Conditions governing access

    Access is unrestricted.

    Reproduction

    All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

    Preferred citation

    [collection name], Special Collections, California Academy of Sciences Library, San Francisco, CA

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    California Midwinter International Exposition (1894 : San Francisco, Calif.)
    Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940 : San Francisco, Calif.)
    Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915 : San Francisco, Calif.)
    Photographs
    Postcards
    Posters
    San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.)
    Exhibitions