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1893 World's Columbian Exposition: Archival Collections

For six short months in 1893, Jackson Park in Chicago was home to one of the largest and most spectacular expositions of the 19th Century. Near the close of the Fair, The Field Columbian Museum (now The Field Museum) was founded.

Other Archival Collections

Some of the collections below are available online.  Others are only available on-site and require a visit.

Archives at The Field

 © The Field Museum, GN90799d_WCEledger_158. Typewriter Repairs and Supplies, page 158 of the World's Columbian Exposition Financial Ledger.

The Field Museum does not have a defined collection of archival materials from the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition.

For specific questions about our holdings, please contact Museum Archivist Armand Esai via email at