Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 1123

Utah World's Fair Commission Reports

Dates: 1894-1896.

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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.

Binding on volume is loose and should be handled carefully.

Historical Note

An agency history is available.

Scope and Content

This series contains two reports pertaining to Utah's participation in the World's Columbian Exposition held in Chicago at Jackson Park, May 1-October 30, 1893. The exposition was a commemmoration of the 400th anniversary of Columbus landing in America. Displays and exhibit material was shipped from Utah to Chicago in early 1893 and the Utah building was erected on an assigned lot to showcase Utah including that highlighted mineral wealth, agriculture, education, irrigation, archaeology, and women.

The first report is a hardbound volume published in 1894 entitled "Utah at the World's Columbian Exposition." This report was compiled by the Utah World's Fair Commission to be a history of the Commission and document the work accomplished in behalf of Utah at the Exposition.

The second report is a 4-page typescript copy of a report submitted by the Utah World's Fair Commission to Governor Heber M. Wells dated February 19, 1896. This document details the publication of and expenses related to producing the aforementioned 1894 report.

Arrangement

Chronological.

Related Records

Medals from the Utah World's Fair Commission, Series 21916, are commemorative medals presented to the Territory of Utah.

Access Restrictions

This series is classified as Public.

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Processing Note

This series was processed by Brandon Metcalf in November 2009.

Indexing Terms

Container List

BOX FOLDER DESCRIPTION
1 1 Utah at the World's Columbian Exposition; 1894
1 2 Report of the Utah World's Fair Commission to Governor Heber M. Wells; 1896 Feb 19