Beloit College Museums collection
Scope and Contents
- 1892-1894, 1955-1959, 1991-2000s
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research; however, certain materials are fragile and require Archives staff for handling, or use may be restricted altogether.
Biographical / Historical
The World's Columbian Exposition (the official shortened name for the World's Fair: Columbian Exposition, also known as The Chicago World's Fair) was a World's Fair held in Chicago in 1893 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the New World in 1492. The fair had a profound effect on architecture, the arts, Chicago's self-image, and American industrial optimism. The Chicago Columbian Exposition was, in large part, designed by Daniel Burnham and Frederick Law Olmsted. It was the prototype of what Burnham and his colleagues thought a city should be. It was designed to follow Beaux Arts principles of design, namely French neoclassical architecture principles based on symmetry, balance, and splendor.
(source: Wikipedia, retrieved April 18, 2012)
2.38 Linear Feet (4 boxes, oversize material)
- Beloit College--History Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Beloit College. Museums Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)--History. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Beloit College Museums Collection
- Michelle Tom
- Language of description