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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

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Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

United States Universal Exposition Papers, [circa 1904]



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Texas. World's Fair Commission (1904)
Title: United States Universal Exposition papers
Dates: [circa 1904]
Abstract: A certificate and photographs comprise the United States Universal Exposition Papers, [ca. 1904], documenting the involvement of the state of Texas in the Louisiana Purchase Exposition of 1904.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.02442
Extent: 0.75 inches
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Celebrating the centennial of the Louisiana Purchase, the United States Universal Exposition of 1904, also known as the Louisiana Purchase Exposition or St. Louis World's Fair, covered two square miles of St. Louis, Missouri, and included over 200 buildings. Its enormous size and cost of $19.6 million were double that of the Columbian Exposition in Chicago ten years earlier. The event aspired to demonstrate the progress of the industrialization of Western nations, primarily technological advancement.

Led by geologist William B. Phillips, the University of Texas Mineral Survey, established in 1901, contributed heavily to the Texas exhibit for the fair. The state's display included a Texas Forestry exhibit, later installed at the University of Texas.

Sources:

Flawn, Peter Tyrell. "Geology in the State Government of Texas." Austin: Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas at Austin, 1965.

"Progress made visible: Louisiana Purchase exposition, St. Louis, 1904." Special Collections Department, University of Delaware Library. Accessed March 10, 2011.

"Texas Forestry Exhibit at St. Louis." The University of Texas Record, Volume 6. Austin: University of Texas, 1906.

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Scope and Contents

A certificate and photographs comprise the United States Universal Exposition Papers, [ca. 1904], documenting the involvement of the state of Texas in the Louisiana Purchase Exposition of 1904. The certificate confers a gold medal to William B. Phillips in collaboration with the Texas Mineral Survey for their contribution to the fair. Fifteen photographs mounted to a single board depict logging and were likely part of the fair's Texas Forestry Exhibit.

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions on this collection. Publisher is responsible for complying with copyright law.

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Phillips, W. B. (William Battle), 1857-1917
Corporate Names
Texas. World's Fair Commission (1904)
University of Texas. Mineral Survey
Subjects
Logging
Louisiana Purchase Exposition
Places
Texas

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

United States Universal Exposition Papers, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center's "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project," 2009-2011.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory

volume
4N13d Gold medal certificate, [circa 1904]
Photographs, [circa 1904]

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