A Selected Bibliography on A Century of Progress
Listed below are some more widely-held items about A Century of Progress, which you may be able to obtain through your local library's interlibrary loan program. In addition, the Chicago Historical Society Library has a strong collection of other materials about the fair, such as published reports and guidebooks, catalogs of specific exhibits, ephemera (tickets, menus, etc.) fiction, etc.
The Chicago Research Center has a strong collection of individual photographs of A Century of Progress.
The official archives of A Century of Progress are held by the University of Illinois at Chicago Library, Special Collections Department. Their collection includes correspondence, reports, minutes of meetings, legal and financial records, press releases, clippings, photographs, blueprints, etc.
Local newspapers of the day contain a wealth of information. Many libraries have microfilm copies, especially of The Chicago Tribune, and interlibrary loans may be available. Other newspapers of the time included The Chicago Sun-Times, the Chicago Daily News and The Chicago Herald and Examiner.
Al Capone - Chicago Black Sox - A Century of Progress - Chicago Fire
The World's Columbian Exposition - Parades, Protests and Politics
The Pullman Era - The Stockyards
Fort Dearborn (Coming Soon!)
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