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Guide to the Century of Progress International Exposition Publications 1933-1934

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

Century of Progress International Exposition Publications

Dates:

1933-1934

Manuscript Number:

Crerar Ms 226

Size:

22 boxes

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

Published informational and promotional material produced for the Century of Progress Exhibition, Chicago, Illinois, 1934. Includes guidebooks, pamphlets, and brochures distributed by exhibiting corporations and the national, state, and city concerns, as well as official publications from the Century of Progress Exhibition, Chicago, Illinois.

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Scope Note

Published informational and promotional material produced for the Century of Progress Exhibition, Chicago, Illinois, 1934. Includes guidebooks, pamphlets, and brochures distributed by exhibiting corporations and the national, state, and city concerns, as well as official publications from the Century of Progress Exhibition, Chicago, Illinois. Includes some typescript informational material, issued by its publicity and organizational departments.

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Subject Headings

  • Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago, Ill.)
  • Exhibitions -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History
  • Chicago (Ill.) -- History -- 20th century

INVENTORY

Box 1   Folder 1

Broadcasting...

1933 (?)

  • Author: The Catholic church extension society of the U.S.A
  • Place: Chicago
  • Collation: 12p.
  • Notes: The church on wheels, p.12. Cover title.
  • Subject: Catholic Church Extension

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Box 1   Folder 2

Sky-ride. See the fair from the air

1933

  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: [4]p.
  • Notes: Contains "Interesting facts about the Sky-ride."
  • Subject: Sky-Ride

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Box 1   Folder 3

Halibut. The interesting fish that cannot live in an aquarium

undated

  • Author: Abbott laboratories, North Chicago, Ill
  • Place: Chicago
  • Collation: [4]p. illus.

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Box 1   Folder 4

Platinum. Its romance and its use in the arts and sciences Hall of science building, A Century of Progress, Chicago,1933

1933

  • Author: Baker & Co., Inc
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: [19]p. 1 illus.
  • Subject: Hall of Science

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Box 1   Folder 5

Photography at the Chicago exposition. Photography plays an important part in the Burroughs Wellcome & co., exhibit...

1933

  • Author: Burroughs Wellcome & company
  • Place: New York
  • Collation: [4]p. illus.
  • Subject: Hall of Science

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Box 1   Folder 6

Souvenir and guide, Chicago exposition,1933...

1933

  • Author: Burroughs Wellcome & company
  • Place: London (?)
  • Collation: 62p. illus. (partly col.)
  • Subject: Hall of Science

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Box 1   Folder 7

How teeth affect appearance and what appearance means in your life

circa 1926

  • Author: The Dentists' supply company of New York
  • Place: New York
  • Collation: 16p. illus.
  • Notes: Reprinted, 1933.
  • Subject: Hall of Science

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Box 1   Folder 8

Keep a kodak story of the Fair...

1933

  • Author: Eastman kodak co
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: 8 p. illus. folder.
  • Subject: Hall of Science

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Box 1   Folder 9

Mercurochrome, H.W.& D. in first aid

undated

  • Author: Hynson, Westcott & Dunning, inc
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: 16p. illus.
  • Notes: Cover title.
  • Subject: Hall of Science

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Box 1   Folder 10

The Madaras rotor power plant

1933

  • Author: Madaras rotor power corporation
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: 32p. illus.
  • Subject: Hall of Science

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Box 1   Folder 11

Mallinokrodt chemical works at the Century of Progress International exposition, Chicago

1933

  • Author: Mallinokrodt chemical works
  • Place: St. Louis, Mo.
  • Collation: 4 p. folder, illus.
  • Subject: Hall of Science

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Box 1   Folder 12

A chemical almanack treating of divers chemicals, where they are found, how they are made, also who prepares them; being a short history of chemistry very proper for all who may be interested, including apathecaries, chirurgeons, students, and other ingenious persons. A work of considerable use and curiosity. The first edition, carefully corrected.

1933

  • Author: Merck & co. inc
  • Place: Rahway, NJ
  • Collation: 32p. illus. ports.
  • Subject: Hall of Science

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Box 1   Folder 13

Habit time of bowel movement

1932

  • Author: Petrolagar laboratories, inc
  • Place: Chicago
  • Collation: 19p. col. illus.
  • Notes: Fourth printing. Bibliography p.19.
  • Subject: Hall of Science

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Box 1   Folder 14

A Souvenir of the famous painting "The doctor", by Sir Luke Fildes...

1933

  • Author: Petrolagar laboratories, inc
  • Place: Chicago
  • Collation: [4]p. 1 col. illus.
  • Notes: Souvenir of the "sculpticolor" reproduction in the Petrolagar exhibit.
  • Subject: Hall of Science

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Box 1   Folder 15

Proteo. A bread for diets restricted in starches and sugars

1933

  • Author: Proteo foods, inc
  • Place: Chicago
  • Collation: [8]p. folder
  • Subject: Hall of Science

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Box 1   Folder 16

At the sign of the pulsating heart from the exhibit of G.D. Searle & Co., Chicago at a Century of Progress

1933

  • Author: Searle, G.D. & company
  • Place: Chicago
  • Collation: 15p.
  • Subject: Hall of Science

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Box 1   Folder 17

The feet and their care... A Century of Progress edition, Chicago, 1933

1933

  • Author: Scholl, Wm.M.
  • Place: Chicago
  • Collation: 56p. illus.
  • Subject: Hall of Science

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Box 1   Folder 18

Victor chemical works

circa 1933

  • Author: Victor chemical works
  • Place: Chicago
  • Collation: 24p. front., illus.
  • Subject: Hall of Science

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Box 1   Folder 19

Chicago exposition, 1933. Guide to exhibits by the Wellcome research institution

1933

  • Author: The Wellcome research institution
  • Place: London, England
  • Collation: 4p. illus.
  • Subject: Hall of Science

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Box 1   Folder 20

The Wellcome research institution and the affiliated research laboratories and museums founded by Sir Henry Wellcome

1933

  • Author: The Wellcome research institution
  • Place: London, England
  • Collation: 62p. front. illus.
  • Notes: Cover title: The Wellcome research institution, London, England. Exhibits at the Chicago exposition,1933. Issued both bound and paper.
  • Subject: Hall of Science

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Box 1   Folder 21

Comision Nacional de Propaganda y Defensa del Tabaco Habano

1933

  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: [4] p. illus.
  • Notes: Contains list of "Representatives in the United States of the most important Havana cigars factories".

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Box 1   Folder 22

How fine paper is made

circa 1929

  • Author: American writing paper co., inc
  • Place: Holyoke, Mass.
  • Collation: 30 p. illus.
  • Notes: Eighth edition.
  • Subject: General Exhibits Group

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Box 1   Folder 23

The clean-up, a moving picture of science, industry, and taxation featuring Petroleum Pete

1933

  • Author: American petroleum industries committee
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: [16]p. illus. folder.
  • Subject: General Exhibits Group

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Box 1   Folder 24

How words get in the dictionary

circa 1933

  • Author: Armstrong, Spencer
  • Place: New York
  • Collation: 31p. illus.
  • Subject: General Exhibits Group

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Box 1   Folder 25

Brunswick...highlights,1893-1933.

1933

  • Author: The Brunswick-Balke-Collender company
  • Place: Chicago
  • Collation: [12]p. illus.
  • Subject: General Exhibits Group

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Box 1   Folder 26

Brunswick...highlights,1893-1933.

1933

  • Author: The Brunswick-Balke-Collender company
  • Place: Chicago
  • Collation: [12]p. illus.
  • Subject: General Exhibits Group

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Box 1   Folder 27

Fascinating figure puzzles, compiled by Frederick W. Davis

circa 1933

  • Author: Burroughs adding machine company
  • Place: Detroit
  • Collation: 24p. illus.
  • Notes: Contains questions and answers.
  • Subject: General Exhibits Group

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Box 1   Folder 28

Ah-Meek the beaver. Souvenir of a Century of Progress, 1933

1933

  • Author: Cook, M.B., Co.
  • Place: Chicago
  • Collation: [8]p. illus.
  • Subject: General Exhibits Group

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Box 1   Folder 29

Copper in centuries of service

undated

  • Author: Copper & brass research association
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: 30p.
  • Subject: General Exhibits Group

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Box 1   Folder 29a

Costumers association of Chicago, inc. General exhibit building, Group J. A Century of Progress

1933

  • Author: Costumers association of Chicago, inc
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: [4]p.
  • Subject: General Exhibits Group

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Box 1   Folder 30

An educational exhibit. The story of diamonds presented at a Century of Progress, Chicago, 1933

1933

  • Place: Chicago (?)
  • Collation: 8p.
  • Notes: A little descriptive booklet of the diamond mine and exhibits with a list of the firms who have contributed funds and material for the exhibit.

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Box 1   Folder 31

You really must take a peek!

1933

  • Author: Elgin national watch company
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: [8]p. folder, illus. (partly col.)
  • Subject: General Exhibits Group

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Box 1   Folder 31a

Gulf exhibit at the World's fair, a Century of Progress, Chicago, Ill

1933

  • Author: Gulf refining company
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation:
  • Notes: A colored post-card of the entire exhibit of Gulf.
  • Subject: General Exhibits Group

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Box 1   Folder 32

A landscape in miniature, and explanation of the story told by this display...

1933

  • Author: The National cash register company
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: [8]p. folder (4p. only are printed)
  • Subject: General Exhibits Group

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Box 1   Folder 33

The money of the world: interesting facts about the principal coinage. A Century of Progress International exposition, Chicago, 1933

1933

  • Author: The National cash register company
  • Place: Dayton, Ohio
  • Collation: [48]p. illus.
  • Subject: General Exhibits Group

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Box 1   Folder 34

Petro-nokol oil burners

1933

  • Author: Petroleum heat and Power company
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: [8]p. illus. folder.
  • Subject: General Exhibits Group

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Box 1   Folder 35

Tantalizing questions with answers from the "Century of Progress" edition of the World book encyclopedia...

circa 1933

  • Author: Quarris, W.F. & company
  • Place: Chicago
  • Collation: [18]p. illus. ports.
  • Notes: Cover title: What's the answer?
  • Subject: General Exhibits Group

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Box 1   Folder 36

A demonstration of progress

1933

  • Author: Reliance manufacturing company
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: [8]p. folder illus.
  • Subject: General Exhibits Group

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Box 1   Folder 37

Century of Progress in testing machines

1933

  • Author: Tinius Olsen teating machine company
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: 6p. folder illus.
  • Subject: General Exhibits Group

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Box 1   Folder 38

Underwood portable typewriters. Free to holders of lucky numbered books

1933

  • Author: Underwood Elliott Fisher company
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: [12]p. illus.
  • Subject: General Exhibits Group

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Box 1   Folder 39

The romance of steel at a Century of Progress

1933

  • Author: United States steel corporation
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: 12p. folder, illus.
  • Subject: General Exhibits Group

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Box 1   Folder 40

Century of Progress exposition, Chicago, 1933. Miracles in mesh...

1933

  • Author: Whiting & Davis company
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: [6]p. folder, illus.
  • Subject: General Exhibits Group

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Box 1   Folder 41

The what and why of the American Bible society. Century of Progress edition

1933

  • Author: The American Bible society
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: [4]p.
  • Subject: Hall of Religion

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Box 1   Folder 42

John 3:16. A few specimens of the more than 900 languages into which the scriptures have been translated

undated

  • Author: The American Bible society
  • Place: New York
  • Collation: [16] p. illus.
  • Subject: Hall of Religion

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Box 1   Folder 43

More facts about the Chicago Bible Society

1933

  • Author: Chicago Bible Soceity
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: [12] p. folder, illus.
  • Subject: Hall of Religion

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Box 1   Folder 44

Color Progress. A Century of Progress, Chicago, 1933

undated

  • Author: American Colortype Company
  • Place: Chicago
  • Collation:
  • Notes: Postcard. An exhibit demonstrating the basic principles of Light and Color and the relation of Color Excellence in Engraving and Printing.

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Box 1   Folder 44a

Facts about the Methodist episcopal church

undated

  • Author: Chicago training school for city, home and foreign missions
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: [4]p.
  • Subject: Hall of Religion

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Box 1   Folder 45

Modern ecclesiastical art, International exposition, Chicago, 1933. Germany edited and arranged by Kunstdienst, Dresden-Berlin

1933

  • Author: Kunstdienst
  • Place: Berlin
  • Collation: [62]p. illus., plates.
  • Subject: Hall of Religion

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Box 1   Folder 46

The Hall of religion organ

1933

  • Author: Moller, M.P.
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: 7p. folder.
  • Subject: Hall of Religion

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Box 1   Folder 46a

Facts and figures concerning the Lutheran church, by the National Lutheran council, A Century of Progress, Chicago, 1933

1933

  • Author: The National Lutheran council
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: [6]p. folder.
  • Subject: Hall of Religion

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Box 1   Folder 47

Presbyterian progress in 100 years

1933

  • Author: Chicago Presbytery
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: [16]p. illus., folder
  • Subject: Hall of Religion

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Box 1   Folder 48

The Salvation army's contribution to a Century of Progress...

1933

  • Author: The Salvation army. Central states territory
  • Place: Chicago
  • Collation: [14]p. folder, illus.
  • Subject: Hall of Religion

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Box 1   Folder 50

Sinclair dinosaur exhibit at the Century of Progress

undated

  • Author: Sinclair Refining Company
  • Place: Chicago
  • Collation:
  • Notes: Postcard. The Dinosaur Exhibit built by the Sinclair Refining Company at the 1933 World's Fair in Chicago is the first attempt to recreate out-of-doors a portion of the earth's surface as it existed 100 million years ago. The huge beast shown on this card is a Brontosaurus. He bulked 40 tons in life and was 70 feet long.

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Box 1   Folder 51

A smart useful souvenir, Century of Progress exposition, 1833-Chicago-1933

1933 (?)

  • Author: Scranton lace company
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: [4]p. 1 illus.
  • Subject: 23rd Street Bridge

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Box 1   Folder 52

The food you have never seen. A story of six vitamins and the part they play in the health of your family

1933

  • Author: Abbott laboratories, North Chicago, Ill
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: 16p.
  • Subject: Hall of Science

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Box 1   Folder 53

White Owl 5 cent. Chicago,1933. Worlds fair. The cigar of the century

circa 1933

  • Author: General cigar co., inc
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: 24p. illus.
  • Subject: General Cigar Co. Exhibit

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Box 1   Folder 54

World's Tallest Thermometer. Havoline Thermometer, Century of Progress International Exposition, Chicago 1933

undated

  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation:
  • Notes: Postcard. World's tallest thermometer. Twenty-one stories (218 ft.) high. Shows temperature by neon light tubes. Sponsored by Indian Refining Company, Lawrenceville, Ill., makers of Waxfree Havoline Motor Oil--best for all cars, winter or summer, because it contains no wax. Wax turns candle-hard with cold, water-thin with heat. Keep wax out of your motor! Waxfree Havoline Motor Oil is sold at all Texaco stations.

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Box 1   Folder 55

Landscape wonders of a Century of Progress exposition

1933

  • Author: Clauss brothers
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: [12]p. folder mostly illus.
  • Subject: Midway
  • Subject: Alpine Gardens.etc.

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Box 1   Folder 56

Official costumers to La belgique Pittoresque. Century of Progress, Chicago 1933

1933

  • Author: Schoultz, Fritz & company
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: [4]p. illus.
  • Subject: Midway
  • Subject: Belgian Village

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Box 1   Folder 56a

A Century of Progress

1933

  • Author: Abraham Lincoln exhibit group
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: [3]p. 1 illus. 1 port.
  • Subject: Historical Group

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Box 1   Folder 56b

Coffee...vacuum packed in glass. The "on ized" method

1933

  • Author: Owens-Illinois glass company
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: [6]p. folder, illus.
  • Subject: Home and Industrial Arts Group
  • Subject: Glass Block Building

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Box 1   Folder 58

A Century of Progress bus service within the grounds. World's fair Greyhound Lines

1933

  • Author: Greyhound bus lines
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: [12]p. folder, illus., map.
  • Subject: Miscellaneous

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Box 1   Folder 59

Come! Chicago World's Fair, June first to November first, 1933

1933

  • Author: A Century of Progress, Inc., 1833-1933
  • Place: Chicago
  • Collation: 12p. illus. folder.
  • Subject: General
  • Subject: Century of Progress, Inc.

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Box 1   Folder 60

International Air Races and Gordon Bennett Balloon Race

undated

  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation:
  • Notes: The official competitive aeronautical event, a Century of Progress."

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Box 1   Folder 61a

How to reach a Century of Progress by street car, elevated, motor coach, railroad, taxicab and taxiboat, automobile

undated

  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: [6]p. folder, map.
  • Subject: General
  • Subject: Century of Progress, Inc.

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Box 1   Folder 61b

All roads lead to Chicago

1933

  • Author: A Century of Progress, Inc
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: [4]p.
  • Subject: General
  • Subject: Century of Progress, Inc.

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Box 1   Folder 61c

Around the world for 50 cents. Chicago World's Fair, May 27 to November 1, a $37,000,000 show

undated

  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: [4]p.
  • Subject: General
  • Subject: Century of Progress, Inc.

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Box 1   Folder 61d

See the World's fair. The biggest 50 cents worth you've ever had

undated

  • Author: A Century of Progress, Inc
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: [4]p.
  • Notes: Lists free exhibits.
  • Subject: General
  • Subject: Century of Progress, Inc.

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Box 1   Folder 62

Chicago - The World's fair and Field's. Condensed information prepared especially for the convenience of visitors to Chicago... during the summer of 1933

1933

  • Author: Marshall Field & co.
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: 16 p.
  • Subject: Miscellaneous

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Box 1   Folder 63

Souvenir map of a Century of Progress exposition grounds and Chicago Loop District

undated

  • Place: Chicago
  • Collation:
  • Notes: Prepared for the convenience of those attending the Annual Conference of the American Library Association October 16-21, 1933, and of the Special Libraries Association October 16-18, 1933, Chicago, Illinois.

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Box 2   Folder 1

Sears, Roebuck and co

1933

  • Author: Sears, Roebuck and company
  • Place: Chicago
  • Collation: 16p. illus., port.
  • Notes: Between p.8 and 9 is a 4p. insert entitled "Sears, Roebuck and co. at the Century of Progress."
  • Subject: Sears, Roebuck Building

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Box 2   Folder 2

Cleanliness thru the ages

circa 1933

  • Author: Old Dutch clenser
  • Place: Chicago
  • Collation: 31p. illus.
  • Subject: Home Planning Hall

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Box 2   Folder 3

The Chinese Lama temple, Potala of Jehol. Exhibition of historical and ethnographical collections made by Dr. Gosta Montell, member of Dr. Sven Hedin's expeditions and donated by Vincent Bendix. A Century of Progress exposition, Chicago

1932

  • Place: Chicago
  • Collation: 64p. front (port.) illus.
  • Notes: Copyright, 1933, by Sven Hedin. Preface by Sven Hedin.
  • Subject: Bendix Lama Temple

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Box 2   Folder 4

83 years of a Century of Progress: the gas industry in metropolitan Chicago

1933

  • Author: The Peoples gas light and coke co.
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: [16]p. illus., map
  • Notes: Another edition issued by the Peoples gas light and coke co., Public service co. of Northern Illinois, Northern Indiana public service co., and the Western united gas and electric co.
  • Subject: Gas Industry Hall

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Box 2   Folder 5

The Altar of the green jade pagoda

1933

  • Author: Arnold, Julean, comp
  • Place: Shanghai, China
  • Collation: 16p. illus.
  • Notes: Compiled by Mr. Julean Arnold from information furnished by Mr. Chang Wenti, who conceived, planned and directed the execution of the jade objects as described herein. v.8, no.3 (plate).
  • Subject: China

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Box 2   Folder 6

Simplified hospitality with Servel hermetic

circa 1932

  • Author: Servel sales, inc. Evansville, Ind
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: 48p. illus. (partly col.)
  • Subject: Gas Industry Hall

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Box 2   Folder 7

Fair nights

1934 (?)

  • Author: Krueger, Jess
  • Place: Chicago
  • Collation: 63p.
  • Notes: A selection from Jess Krueger's chronicle which was published each day in the Chicago American.
  • Subject: Miscellaneous

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Box 2   Folder 8

A short history of the Baltimore & Ohio railroad including locomotive development, 1827 to 1933

1933

  • Author: Baltimore & Ohio R.R.
  • Place: Baltimore, Md.
  • Collation: 54p. illus.
  • Notes: This pamphlet is "an abridged combination of the history published in 1927, the Centenary catalogue and various pamphlets."
  • Subject: Travel & Transport Building

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Box 2   Folder 9

The story of the giant class "H" locomotive

1933

  • Author: Chicago & North Western railway
  • Place: Chicago
  • Collation: [4]p. illus.
  • Subject: Travel & Transport Building

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Box 2   Folder 10

Clark Autotram. Clark Equipment Company, Battle Creek, Michigan

undated

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Box 2   Folder 11

Catalogue of an exhibition of miniature paintings by living artists, A Century of Progress, General exhibits building, Graphic arts pavilion. American society of miniature painters, Brooklyn society of miniature painters, California society of miniature, Chicago society of miniature painters, Pennsylvania society of miniature painters, May 27 to October 31, 1933

1933

  • Place: Chicago (?)
  • Collation: 33p. illus.
  • Notes: Cover title: Nation miniature exhibition. . .
  • Subject: General Exhibits Group

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Box 2   Folder 12

A Century of Progress International exhibit. 1933. The International salon of photography in the Graphic arts building [Catalogue]

circa 1933

  • Author: Chicago camera club
  • Place: Chicago
  • Collation: 80p. (mostly plates)
  • Notes: Cover title.
  • Subject: General Exhibits Group

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Box 2   Folder 13

A Century of Progress: Exhibition of Irish art

1933

  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: 7p.
  • Notes: Forward [Foreword] by John Flynn
  • Subject: Travel & Transport Building

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Box 2   Folder 14

Elements of geophysical prospecting as demonstrated at a Century of Progress, Chicago, 1933 in the Geophysics section of the American petroleum industries exhibit

1933

  • Author: Heiland, C.A.
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: 52p. illus., diagrs. maps.
  • Notes: This booklet may be obtained from the businesss office of the Colorado school of mines, Golden, Colorado.
  • Subject: Hall of Science

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Box 2   Folder 15

Amateur radio at Chicago's World's fair "A Century of Progress" 1833-1933

1933

  • Author: World's fair radio amateur council
  • Place: Chicago
  • Collation: 38p. diagrs. (2 fold.)
  • Subject: Travel & Transport Building

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Box 2   Folder 16

Diet, Dentistry, Dentifrice. Souvenir of the three "D" oral educational exhibit, Chicago, 1933, Century of Progress exposition

1933

  • Author: Iodent chemical co, inc
  • Place: Detroit
  • Collation: 16p. illus. (part col.)
  • Notes: Cover title.
  • Subject: Hall of Science

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Box 2   Folder 17

The Lakeside press...

1933

  • Author: Donnelley R.R. & sons, co
  • Place: Chicago
  • Collation: [16]p. illus.
  • Subject: General Exhibits Group

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Box 2   Folder 18

Durkee famous foods. Recipes. A Century of Progress, Chicago, 1933

circa 1933

  • Author: Durkee famous food, inc
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: [16]p. illus. (partly col.)
  • Subject: Foods and Agriculture Building

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Box 2   Folder 19

What is General foods?

1933

  • Author: General foods corporation
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: 24p.
  • Subject: Foods and Agriculture Building

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Box 2   Folder 20

The history of salt

undated

  • Author: Morton salt co., Chicago
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: 32p. illus.
  • Notes: Cover title.
  • Subject: Foods and Agriculture Building

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Box 2   Folder 21

Science serving agriculture, by Arthur P. Chew... Prepared for distribution at the Century of Progress exposition, Chicago, 1933

1933

  • Author: U.S. Agriculture dept.
  • Place: Washington D.C.
  • Collation: 42p.
  • Subject: U.S. Government Building

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Box 2   Folder 22

The Census bureau, Washington, D.C.

1933

  • Author: U.S. Census Bureau
  • Place: Washington, D.C.
  • Collation: [4]p. folder, 1 illus.
  • Subject: U.S. Government Building

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Box 2   Folder 23

Labor through the century, 1833-1933. An illustrated account as presented by the United States Department of Labor at the Century of Progress exposition, Chicago, 1933...

1933

  • Author: U.S. Labor statistics bureau
  • Place: Washington, D.C.
  • Collation: 46p. Illus
  • Notes: Another edition issued as its Bulletin no. 587
  • Subject: U.S. Government Building

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Box 2   Folder 24

A Century of Progress presenting lumber industries house

1933

  • Author: National lumber manufacturers association
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: 15p. illus.
  • Subject: Home and Industrial Arts Group

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Box 2   Folder 25

A catalogue of books principally in fine bindings on exhibit in the Graphic arts section of the General exhibits building, Pavilion number two, especially bound for a Century of Progress exposition

1933

  • Author: Hertzberg, Ernst & sons
  • Place: Chicago
  • Collation: 25p.
  • Notes: A priced catalogue of the 303 items exhibited.
  • Subject: General Exhibits Group
  • Subject: Lumber Industries House

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Box 2   Folder 26

Federal reclamation in a nutshell

1933

  • Author: U.S. Reclamation bureau
  • Place: Washington, D.C.
  • Collation: [4]p. illus.
  • Subject: U.S. Government Building

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Box 2   Folder 27

Women at work. A century of industrial change...

1933

  • Author: U.S. Women's bureau
  • Place: Washington, D.C.
  • Collation: 51p. illus.
  • Subject: U.S. Government Building

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Box 2   Folder 28

California state exhibit section at a "Century of Progress"...

1933

  • Author: California state commission to a Century of Progress
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: 8p. illus., folder
  • Subject: Hall of States

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Box 2   Folder 29

Florida in the court of states. Exhibit units...

1933

  • Author: Florida commission, a Century of Progress International exposition, Chicago, 1933
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: [8]p. folder, illus.
  • Subject: Hall of States

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Box 2   Folder 30

Facts about Illinois. Printed by authority of state of Illinois

1933

  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: 30p. port., illus.
  • Notes: Historical Illinois. From the address of Governor Horner delivered at the opening of the Century of Progress exposition, May 27, 1933 p. 7-11
  • Subject: Hall of States

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Box 2   Folder 31

Iowa facts, published by the state of Iowa

1933

  • Place: Des Moines
  • Collation: [1], 24. [2]p. illus (1 col.) maps, ports., tables
  • Subject: Hall of States

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Box 2   Folder 32

Eight murals at the Michigan exhibit, Century of Progress exposition, Chicago

1933

  • Place: Detroit
  • Collation: [15]p. 8 illus.
  • Subject: Hall of States

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Box 2   Folder 33

A vacation you will always remember...Visit South Dakota on your trip to a Century of Progress, Chicago, 1933

1933

  • Place: Sioux Falls, S.D.
  • Collation: [8]p. folder, illus., map
  • Subject: Hall of States

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Box 2   Folder 34

Washington, the evergreen state

1933

  • Author: Washington Century of Progress exposition commission
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: [8]p. illus. folder
  • Subject: Hall of States

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Box 3   Folder 1

Northward trails in Wisconsin, by C.M. Cheadle, Jr. A convenient guide to Wisconsin's great outdoors. Courtesy Wisconsin conservation department. Authorized by Wisconsin-Chicago centennial of progress committee...

1933

  • Author: Democrat printing co., Madison, Wisconsin
  • Place: Madison, Wisconsin
  • Collation: 159p. front. illus., ports., maps
  • Subject: Hall of States

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Box 3   Folder 2

A message to the homemakers of America, by Mrs. Franklin W. Fritchey

1933

  • Author: American homemakers association
  • Place: Baltimore, Md.
  • Collation: 19p. ports.
  • Subject: Hall of Social Science

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Box 3   Folder 3

The American public school exhibit at the Century of Progress exposition. (In School facts v.4, no. 1 (July 17, 1933) p. 1-6, illus.)

1933

  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation:
  • Subject: Hall of Social Science

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Box 3   Folder 4

100 years of progress in family finance

circa 1933

  • Author: Household finance corporation
  • Place: Chicago
  • Collation: 16p. col. illus.
  • Notes: Cover title: Financing the American family, 1833-1933
  • Subject: Hall of Social Science

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Box 3   Folder 5

The estimate of our negro schools, by E.George Payne...

undated

  • Author: The American church institute for negroes
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: 26, [2]p. port. illus.
  • Subject: Hall of Religion

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Box 3   Folder 6

National book exhibit. A list of important current books in all fields of literature, art and popular sciences, selected by the leading publishers of America, arranged by A. Krock...With an introduction by Carl B. Roden...and an essay by Christopher Morley. Displayed in the Social Science Hall a Century of Progress exposition, 1933.

1933

  • Author: Kroch's bookstores, inc.
  • Place: Chicago, Ill.
  • Collation: 124p.
  • Subject: Hall of Social Science

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Box 3   Folder 7

The D. & H. …

1933

  • Author: The Delaware and Hudson railroad corporation
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: [18]p. folder, illus., map
  • Subject: Travel & Transport Building

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Box 3   Folder 8

A Century of Progress. A.D.T. protecting life and property

1933

  • Author: American district telegraph company
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: [16]p. mostly illus.
  • Subject: Radio And Communications Building

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Box 3   Folder 9

Across the Atlantic and Pacific "via R.C.A.

1932

  • Author: R.C.A communications, inc. Commercial dept
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: 47 pg. illus.
  • Subject: Radio And Communications Building

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Box 3   Folder 10

The Chicago primer. Church and city approaching a new era

1932

  • Author: Marriott, Victor Edward
  • Place: Chicago, Illinois
  • Collation: 56p. maps., table.
  • Notes: Suggestions for further reading and study; p. 52-56.
  • Subject: Hall of Religion

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Box 3   Folder 11

The Royal scot. London, Midland & Scottish railway of Great Britain. Visit of the train to the North American continent and the Century of Progress exposition, Chicago, 1933

undated

  • Author: London, Midland & Scottish railway
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: [16]p. illus. folder
  • Subject: Travel & Transport Building

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Box 3   Folder 12

Facts about the Western union cable system

undated

  • Author: Western union telegraph co
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: 8p. illus.
  • Notes: This company issued a series of advertising folders none of particular importance as far as their exhibit is concerned
  • Subject: Electrical Building

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Box 3   Folder 13

A Century of Progress of the New York central lines...

1933

  • Author: New York central railroad
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: [16]p. folder, illus., map
  • Subject: Travel & Transport Building

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Box 3   Folder 14

Whiting auto-parking tower built for Nash moving auto display at the Century of Progress

1933

  • Author: Whiting corporation
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: [16]p. folder, illus. map
  • Subject: Whiting Corp. (And Nash Motors)

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Box 3   Folder 15

On the shelves of the Story cove. A children's international library on the Enchanted Island at a Century of Progress under the auspices of the Library of International relations

1933

  • Author: Library of International relations
  • Place: Chicago
  • Collation: 29p. front
  • Subject: Enchanted Island

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Box 3   Folder 16

The Episcopal church. A greeting to visitors at the Century of Progress International exposition, Chicago,1933

1933

  • Author: The Episcopal church
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: [6]p.
  • Subject: Hall of Religion

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Box 3   Folder 17

Pure oil pathfinder map of a Century of Progress

1933

  • Author: The Pure oil co
  • Place: Chicago
  • Collation: [12]p. folder, illus. (6 p. map)
  • Notes: 3 p. devoted to "Pure oil at the fair".
  • Subject: General Exhibits Group

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Box 3   Folder 18

The story of Gilsonite asphalt

circa 1931

  • Author: American asphalt paint co
  • Place: Chicago
  • Collation: 16p. col. illus.
  • Subject: General Exhibits Group

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Box 3   Folder 19

See Chicago and a Century of Progress and points of interest in Chicago

1933

  • Author: Chicago surface lines
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: [12]p. illus., maps
  • Notes: Use Chicago Surface Lines
  • Subject: Miscellaneous

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Box 3   Folder 20

The why - what - and when, of a Century of Progress International exposition, Chicago, 1933

1933

  • Author: A Century of Progress, Inc
  • Place: Chicago
  • Collation: [10]p. folder, illus.
  • Subject: General
  • Subject: Century of Progress, Inc.

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Box 3   Folder 21

Century of Progress in pulverizing

1933

  • Author: Raymond bros. impact pulverizer co.
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: [8]p. folder, illus.
  • Subject: Miscellaneous

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Box 3   Folder 22

Business directory of Hyde Park, Chicago, Illinois, the gateway to a Century of Progress

1933

  • Author: 55th Street Business men's association
  • Place: Chicago
  • Collation: 64p. port., illus.
  • Notes: Souvenir Edition Editor: Stanley R. Niver
  • Subject: Miscellaneous

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Box 3   Folder 23

Year book of the German club of Chicago published to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the landing of the Concord on October 6, 1683, the founding of Germantown and the opening of a Century of Progress, May 27, 1933 at Chicago, Illinois

circa 1933

  • Author: The German Club of Chicago
  • Place: Chicago
  • Collation: 80p. port.
  • Notes: Cover title: The German Club of Chicago. Twentieth anniversary and World's fair souvenir book... Compilor: Oscar A Stoffels.
  • Subject: Miscellaneous

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Box 3   Folder 24

The 57 at the fair...

1933

  • Author: Heinz, H.J. co
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: [8]p. folder, col. illus.
  • Subject: Foods and Agriculture Building

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Box 3   Folder 25

Some historical facts about Jean Baptiste Point De Saible, Chicago's first permanent citizen assembled and arranged by a Committee appointed by Mrs. Annie E. Oliver...

circa 1933

  • Author: The National De Saible memorial society
  • Place: Chicago
  • Collation: [11]p. 1 illus., 1 plate (port)
  • Notes: MISSING
  • Subject: Historical Group
Box 3   Folder 26

Indiana, playground of a Century of Progress

1933

  • Author: Indiana commission, A Century of Progress International exposition
  • Place: Indianapolis
  • Collation: [32]p. folder (16 p. a map 22" x 34")
  • Subject: Hall of States

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Box 3   Folder 27

The Progress of Power

undated

  • Author: Westinghouse electric & manufacturing co
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: 8p. folder, illus.
  • Subject: Electrical Building

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Box 3   Folder 28

The story of the hammer collection of Russian imperial treasures

1933

  • Author: Stein, Aaron Marc
  • Place: New York
  • Collation: [4]p.
  • Notes: by Aaron Marc Stein, art critic, New York Evening Post: Reprinted, with permission, from New York Evening Post, of January 3, 1933: On display at picture gallaries, second floor, south, wabash: Marshall Field & Company, Chicago

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Box 3   Folder 29

The sensible way to see a Century of Progress

1933

  • Author: Daggett roller chair co
  • Place: Chicago
  • Collation: [4]p., illus.
  • Notes: Copyright 1933 by Gordon Wallace. Outline 4 tours
  • Subject: Miscellaneous

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Box 4   Folder 1

Kohler of Kohler. 1873-1933, Sixty years of progress

1933

  • Author: Kohler co., Kohler, Wis
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: [12]p. illus.
  • Subject: Home and Industrial Arts Group
  • Subject: Kohler Building

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Box 4   Folder 2

Anthracite institute presents a Century of Progress in domestic heating

1933

  • Author: Anthracite institute
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: [8]p. illus.
  • Subject: Home Planning Hall

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Box 4   Folder 3

The windows

undated

  • Author: Duncan-Clarke, S.J
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: [8]p. folder (4p. blank).
  • Notes: Reprint, courtesy of Illinois Chamber of commerce. Describes the windows in the Illinois host house.
  • Subject: Illinois Host Building

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Box 4   Folder 4

See Illinois

1933

  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: [16]p. map.
  • Notes: Back cover lists members of the Illinois Century of Progress Commission.
  • Subject: Illinois Host Building

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Box 4   Folder 5

Kooperative Förbundet at the Swedish Chicago exposition, 1933

1933

  • Author: Kooperativa Förbundet
  • Place: Stockholm, Centraltryckeriet
  • Collation: 4p. illus.
  • Subject: Sweden

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Box 4   Folder 6

Arts and crafts at the Swedish Chicago exposition, 1933

1933

  • Author: Lundberg, Bengt
  • Place: Stockholm, Centraltryckeriet
  • Collation: 93p. illus.
  • Subject: Sweden

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Box 4   Folder 7

Some famous Swedes

[1933]

  • Author: Swedish traffic association
  • Place: [Stockholm, Centraltryckeriet]
  • Collation: [31p.]
  • Notes: Includes regents, politicians and soldiers, theologist, scientist, authors and poets, artists, commercials and industrial leaders, and inventors and engineers.
  • Subject: Sweden

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Box 4   Folder 8

Official Czechoslovak industrial section in the Century of Progress International exposition, Chicago, 1933

1933

  • Author: Czechoslovakia
  • Place: Prague
  • Collation: 38, [10]p. illus. ports.
  • Subject: Czechoslovakia

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Box 4   Folder 9

Radium Jachymov

1933

  • Author: Czechoslovakia. Ministry of public works
  • Place: Czechoslovakia, Prague
  • Collation: [68]p. illus.
  • Subject: Czechoslovakia

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Box 4   Folder 10

Ten years of Italian progress

[1933]

  • Author: Italy. Ente nazionale industrie turistiche
  • Place: [Milano]
  • Collation: [32]p. illus.
  • Notes: Printed in Italy by E.N.I.T. (Italian state tourist dept) 1933-XI.
  • Subject: Italy

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Box 4   Folder 11

Tales of three cities in Manchuria

1933

  • Author: Adachi, Kinnosuke
  • Place: Tokyo
  • Collation: 27p. illus.
  • Notes: Printed for the South Manchuria railway company.
  • Subject: Japan

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Box 4   Folder 12

List of Japanese exhibitors to a Century of Progress International exposition at Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. 1933

1933

  • Author: The Japanese exhibitors' association
  • Place: Chicago, Ill.
  • Collation: 24p.
  • Subject: Japan

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Box 4   Folder 13

Japanese cotton piece goods and their manufacturers, 1933

1933

  • Author: The Yokohama cotton textile trade association
  • Place: Yokohama
  • Collation: 6p. illus.
  • Subject: Japan

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Box 4   Folder 14

The Yokohama export textile manufacturers' guild

1933 (?)

  • Author: The Yokohama export textile manufacturers' guild
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: 3p. plates, 9p.
  • Notes: Cover-title.
  • Subject: Japan

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Box 4   Folder 15

Export trade of General goods, Yokohama. A Century of Progress International exposition. Chicago, 1933. Exhibitors...

1933

  • Author: The Yokohama general goods exporters' association
  • Place: Yokohama
  • Collation: [20]p. illus. (10p. illus.)
  • Subject: Japan

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Box 4   Folder 16

The light benders...

1933

  • Author: Bausch & Lomb optical co
  • Place: Rochester, N.Y.
  • Collation: 47p. illus.
  • Subject: Hall of Science

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Box 4   Folder 17

Denmark and some Danish scientists of note. Published by the Committee for selecting and procuring the collective scientific exhibit donated by the Danish government to the Museum of science and industry at Chicago.

1933

  • Place: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Collation: 38p. illus., port.
  • Subject: Hall of Science

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Box 4   Folder 18

Vitamin D milk... and your child

1933

  • Author: National oil products co., Harrison, NJ
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: 8p.
  • Subject: Hall of Science

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Box 4   Folder 19

1933 A Century Of Progress Chicago Armco-Ferro Porcelain Enameled House Built By Ferro Enamel Corporation And American Rolling Mill Company

1933

  • Author: Ferro Enamel Corporation
  • Place: Cleaveland, Ohio
  • Collation: 4p., illus.

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Box 4   Folder 20

Color progress. Exhibit of American colortype company, A Century of Progress, 1933...

1933

  • Author: American colortype co
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: 6p. folder.
  • Subject: General Exhibits Group

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Box 4   Folder 21

Color progress. An exhibit demonstrating the basic principles of light and color and the relation of each to color excellence in engraving and printing...

1933

  • Author: American colortype co
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: [26] p.
  • Subject: General Exhibits Group

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Box 4   Folder 22

The story of figures...

circa 1933

  • Author: Burroughs adding machine company
  • Place: Detroit, Mich.
  • Collation: 36p. illus. ports.
  • Subject: General Exhibits Group

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Box 4   Folder 23

From Gutenburg to the Cuneo press. An historical sketch of the printing press

1933

  • Author: Forkert, Otto Maurice
  • Place: Chicago
  • Collation: 30p. front. illus.
  • Subject: General Exhibits Group

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Box 4   Folder 24

Modern methods for modern business needs

undated

  • Author: International business machines corporation
  • Place: New York
  • Collation: 84p. illus.
  • Notes: An illustrated descriptive catalogue of most of the machines of this corporation on exhibit at the Century of Progress.
  • Subject: General Exhibits Group

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Box 4   Folder 25

Electrolux. Leader of a Century of Progress in automatic refrigeration, 1833-1933

circa 1933

  • Author: Electrolux refrigerator sales inc.
  • Place: Detroit
  • Collation: 16p. illus.
  • Subject: Gas Industry Hall

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Box 4   Folder 26

1833-1933. Presenting the leader of a Century of Progress in automatic refrigeration. The new air cooled Electrolux, the gas refrigerator...

circa 1933

  • Author: Electrolux refrigerator sales inc.
  • Place: Detroit
  • Collation: [16]p. folder, illus.
  • Subject: Gas Industry Hall

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Box 4   Folder 27

I came. I saw. I was amazed

circa 1933

  • Author: Servel sales inc., Evansville, Ind
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: [16]p. illus.
  • Notes: Cover title.
  • Subject: Gas Industry Hall

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Box 4   Folder 28

Why next time we'd like to fill your tank with ethyl gasoline. A few words prove the value of this motor fuel for your car

1933

  • Author: Ethyl gasoline corporation
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: [16]p. illus.
  • Subject: General Motors Building

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Box 4   Folder 29

General motors building. A Century of Progress

1933

  • Author: General motors corporation
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: [12]p. folder, col. illus.
  • Subject: General Motors Building

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Box 4   Folder 30

Research at a Century of Progress…

1933

  • Author: General motors corporation
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: [8]p. illus.
  • Subject: General Motors Building

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Box 4   Folder 30a

Words of wisdom, ancient and modern inscribed on the walls of the Entrance hall of the General motors building at a Century of Progress exposition at Chicago

1933

  • Author: General motors corporation
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: [4]p.
  • Subject: General Motors Building

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Box 4   Folder 31

Things you don't want to forget - about Chrysler at the Century of Progress exposition

1933

  • Author: Chrysler motors corporation
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: [24]p. col. illus.
  • Subject: Chrysler Motors Building

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Box 4   Folder 32

Commercial credit service at the World's fair

1933

  • Author: Commercial credit co.
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: [6]p. folder, col. illus.
  • Subject: Chrysler Motors Building

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Box 4   Folder 32a

Souvenir...A Century of Progress International exhibition, Chicago, 1933...

1933

  • Author: Plymouth motor corporation
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: [22]p. illus.
  • Subject: Chrysler Motors Building

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Box 4   Folder 33

The beginning of progress. The laying of the first stone of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad, America's first railroad at Baltimore, Maryland, July 4, 1828. Reenacted in the Travel and transport building at a Century of Progress. Chicago, 1933

1933

  • Author: The Baltimore and Ohio railroad
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: 10p.
  • Subject: Travel & Transport Building

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Box 4   Folder 34

Sky-ride...

1933

  • Author: Curtis lighting, inc
  • Place: Chicago
  • Collation: [6]p. folder (3p. col. illus.)
  • Subject: Sky-Ride

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Box 4   Folder 35

Concerning the blue china. The Baltimore and Ohio railroad company. Dining car department

1933

  • Author: The Baltimore and Ohio railroad co. Dining car dept.
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: 13p. illus.
  • Notes: Originally prepared in 1927 and reprinted in 1933.
  • Subject: Travel & Transport Building

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Box 4   Folder 36

Canada from sea to sea at the Century of Progress exposition, Chicago, 1933

1933

  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: [12]p. folder, illus., col. map.
  • Subject: Travel & Transport Building

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Box 5   Folder 1

Zeppelins of the rails. Giant class "H" locomotives

1933

  • Author: Chicago & North western railway
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: [4]p. illus.
  • Subject: Travel & Transport Building

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Box 5   Folder 2

Souvenir of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy railroad and associated lines published for the occasion of a Century of Progress exposition, Chicago, 1933

1933

  • Author: Chicago, Burlington & Quincy R.R.
  • Place: Chicago
  • Collation: [30]p. illus., map
  • Subject: Travel & Transport Building

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Box 5   Folder 3

Sparks from the Milwaukee road electrification exhibit, a Century of Progress, Chicago

1933

  • Author: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific railroad
  • Place: Chicago
  • Collation: 6p. illus., map
  • Subject: Travel & Transport Building

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Box 5   Folder 4

Views from the exhibits of the Irish free state government at a Century of Progress, Chicago, Ill.

1933

  • Author: The Irish free state
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: [8]p. folder, illus.
  • Subject: Travel & Transport Building

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Box 5   Folder 5

Fountain of science, Century of Progress, Louise Lentz Woodruff, sculptor

1933

  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: 1p.
  • Subject: Hall of Science

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Box 5   Folder 6

A Century of Progress in Irish archaeology. Exhibits collected by the National museum of Ireland

1933

  • Author: The National museum of Ireland
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: 15p.
  • Notes: Comp. by Dr. A. Mahr
  • Subject: Travel & Transport Building

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Box 5   Folder 7

100 years of progress in modern railroading, 1833-1933

1933

  • Author: Pennsylvania railroad
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: [12] p. illus.
  • Subject: Travel & Transport Building

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Box 5   Folder 8

Pullman progress. 1859 wood, 1907 steel, 1933 aluminum

1933

  • Author: The Pullman company
  • Place: Chicago
  • Collation: [12]p. illus.
  • Notes: Cover title
  • Subject: Travel & Transport Building

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Box 5   Folder 9

Century of Progress exposition, 1933. Solvay...

1933

  • Author: Solvay sales corporation
  • Place: n.p.
  • Collation: 6p. folder
  • Subject: Travel & Transport Building

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Box 5   Folder 10

Timken and its products...

circa 1933

Maxim Litvinov

Maxim Litvinov was born into a prosperous Jewish family in Russia in 1876. He left school at seventeen and joined the Russian Army. After leaving the army in 1900 Litvinov joined the illegal Social Democratic Labour Party (SDLP) but was soon arrested by Okhrana. After 18 months in captivity, Litvinov escaped and made his way to Switzerland. He joined the SDLP in exile and joined the editorial board of its journal, Iskra.

Litvinov returned to Russia in 1903 and after the 1905 Revolution became editor of the SDLP's first legal newspaper, Novaya Zhizn (New Life). When the Russian government began arresting Bolsheviks in 1906, Litvinov left the country and spent the next ten years living in London where he was active in the International Socialist Bureau.

After the October Revolution, Litvinov was appointed by Vladimir Lenin as the Soviet Government's representative in Britain. However, in 1918, Litvinov was arrested by the British Government and held until exchanged for Bruce Lockhart, the British diplomat who had been imprisoned in Russia. As he explained in his autobiography: "After the October Revolution I was appointed the first ambassador to England. Ten months later I was arrested as a hostage for Lockhart and we were later exchanged. I travelled to Sweden and Denmark for negotiations with the bourgeois governments and concluded a series of agreements on the exchange of prisoners of war. I achieved the removal of the British blockade, made the first trade deals in Europe and dispatched the first cargoes after the blockade had been lifted."

In the summer of 1921, Carr Van Anda, the managing director of the New York Times, sent Walter Duranty to report on the new policy of war communism in Russia. At first, Maxim Litvinov, refused to let him into the country because of his previous hostile stories about the government. George Seldes, of the Chicago Tribune, said that nobody expected Duranty to get a visa. "Litvinov singled Walter Duranty out - he didn't want to admit him."

However, Litvinov changed his mind and did issue him with a visa after he read an article by Duranty that appeared in the New York Times on 13th August, 1921: "Lenin has thrown communism overboard. His signature appears in the official press of Moscow in August 9, abandoning State ownership, with the exception of a definite number of great industries of national importance - such as were controlled by the State in France, England and Germany during the war - and re-establishing payment by individuals for railroads, postal and other public services." However, like the other Western journalists, he was still not allowed into the famine areas.

Litvinov also had problems with Floyd Gibbons, another American journalist who wanted to report the famine. David Randall, the author of The Great Reporters (2005) has argued: "Some time that summer, word began to leak out of the new Soviet state that people in their millions were starving in the Volga region. Checking these rumours was easier said than done. The Bolshevik government allowed no Western journalists to be based in Moscow, and coverage of the country was in the hands of reporters who hung around Riga's restaurants talking to emigres, White Russians and other unreliable witnesses.... The Soviets were not letting them in; they wanted US food aid, but were afraid the full extent of the tragedy would be revealed. After the Tribune's men kicked their heels for a week, Chicago cabled Floyd Gibbons to go to Riga himself..... The rest of the press had dutifully filled out an application form for entry. Not Gibbons. Instead he told his German pilot to keep his plane primed for take-off, and let it be known around the bars that lie was thinking of making an illicit flight into Russia. Sure enough, informants picked up the story, and next day Gibbons was summoned to see Litvinov, the Soviet ambassador. The meeting pitted the two wiliest brains in Riga against each other. Litvinov said he knew about Gibbons's plane, and warned him that if he tried to fly across the border he would be shot down. Gibbons countered by pointing out that the Russian border ran from the Baltic to the Black Sea, and anti-aircraft guns covered a mere traction of it. Litvinov then threatened to have Gibbons arrested, to which the reporter replied that the Soviets had just released all their US prisoners in order to secure food aid and were not likely to start incarcerating Americans again. Checkmate. That night, while the rest of the press fumed in Riga, Gibbons boarded a train for Moscow with Litvinov, and, after a few days in the capital, was on another train bound for the Volga."

Walter Duranty said that Floyd Gibbons "fully deserved his success because he had accomplished the feat of bluffing the redoubtable Litvinov stone-cold... a noble piece of work." Over the next few days Gibbons was the only reporter to document the horrifying prospect of the deaths of as many as fifteen million people from starvation.

Litvinov was then employed as the Soviet Government's roaming ambassador. It was largely through his efforts that Britain agreed to end its economic blockade of the Soviet Union. Litvinov also negotiated several trade agreements with European countries. In 1930 Joseph Stalin appointed Litvinov as Commissar of Foreign Affairs. A firm believer in collective security, Litvinov worked very hard to form a closer relationships with France and Britain.

With the election of Franklin D. Roosevelt to the presidency, the diplomatic recognition of the Soviet Union became a strong possibility. In November 1933 the Soviets were invited to send a representative to Washington to begin negotiations. Walter Duranty, an American journalist based in Moscow, obtained permission to accompany Litvinov on his historic journey across the Atlantic. When they reached New York Duranty quoted Litvinov as describing the skyline as "looming like castle giants in the hazy morning".

As Jean Edward Smith pointed out in FDR (2007): "The ostensible outstanding issues involved freedom of religion for Americans in Russia and the continued agitation for world revolution mounted by the Comintern. The real sticking point was restitution of American property seized by the Soviet government in its nationalization decree of 1919. Roosevelt and Litvinov compromised. The agreement is known as the Litvinov Assignment. The Soviet government assigned to the United States its claim to all Russian property in the United States that antedated the Revolution. The United States agreed to seize the property on behalf of the Soviet Union, thus giving effect to the Soviet nationalization decree, and use the proceeds to pay the claims of Americans whose property in Russia had been confiscated.... Shortly after midnight on the morning of November 17, FDR and Litvinov signed the documents restoring diplomatic relations." Walter Duranty wrote in the New York Times on 18th November 1933 that he had just witnessed "the ten days that steadied the world".

Neville Chamberlain, the British prime minister was also involved in negotiations with Litinov: "I must confess to the most profound distrust of Russia. I have no belief whatever in her ability to maintain an effective offensive, even if she wanted to. And I distrust her motives, which seem to me to have little connection with our ideas of liberty, and to be concerned only with getting everyone else by the ears. Moreover, she is both hated and suspected by many of the smaller States, notably by Poland, Rumania and Finland."

Litvinov's Jewish origins created problems for Joseph Stalin during his negotiations with Nazi Germany in 1939 and was replaced by Vyacheslav Molotov just before the signing of the Nazi-Soviet Pact. After the outbreak of war with Germany, Stalin appointed Litvinov as Deputy Commissar of Foreign Affairs. He also served as Ambassador to the United States (1941-43).

Maxim Litvinov died in 1951.

By John Simkin (john@spartacus-educational.com) © September 1997 (updated August 2014).

Primary Sources

(1) In 1924 Maxim Litvinov wrote an autobiography for The Granat Encyclopaedia of the Russian Revolution.

After the October Revolution I was appointed the first ambassador to England. Ten months later I was arrested as a hostage for Lockhart and we were later exchanged. I travelled to Sweden and Denmark for negotiations with the bourgeois governments and concluded a series of agreements on the exchange of prisoners of war. I achieved the removal of the British blockade, made the first trade deals in Europe and dispatched the first cargoes after the blockade had been lifted.

(2) David Randall, The Great Reporters (2005)

In 1921 came his greatest triumph of all: the Russian Famine. Some time that summer, word began to leak out of the new Soviet state that people in their millions were starving in the Volga region. Checking these rumours was easier said than done. The Bolshevik government allowed no Western journalists to be based in Moscow, and coverage of the country was in the hands of reporters who hung around Riga's restaurants talking to emigres, White Russians and other unreliable witnesses. But as sketchy reports of a fearful famine gained momentum, so did interest in the story back home, and in mid-August Gibbons received this cable from Chicago: "Concentrate all available corrs on Russia. It is the greatest story in the world today. We must have first exclusive eye-witness report from corr on the spot." He sent two reporters, who soon joined all the other correspondents milling about Latvia waiting for permission to enter Russia. The Soviets were not letting them in; they wanted US food aid, but were afraid the full extent of the tragedy would be revealed. After the Tribune's men kicked their heels for a week, Chicago cabled Gibbons to go to Riga himself. Two days later he arrived - and was promptly arrested for landing without a visa. A bribe took care of that, and, once in town, he took the advice of colleague George Seldes and hatched a plan that might just get him into Russia. The rest of the press had dutifully filled out an application form for entry. Not Gibbons. Instead he told his German pilot to keep his plane primed for take-off, and let it be known around the bars that lie was thinking of making an illicit flight into Russia. Sure enough, informants picked up the story, and next day Gibbons was summoned to see Litvinov, the Soviet ambassador.

The meeting pitted the two wiliest brains in Riga against each other. Litvinov said he knew about Gibbons's plane, and warned him that if he tried to fly across the border he would be shot down. Gibbons countered by pointing out that the Russian border ran from the Baltic to the Black Sea, and anti-aircraft guns covered a mere traction of it. Litvinov then threatened to have Gibbons arrested, to which the reporter replied that the Soviets had just released all their US prisoners in order to secure food aid and were not likely to start incarcerating Americans again. Checkmate. That night, while the rest of the press fumed in Riga, Gibbons boarded a train for Moscow with Litvinov, and, after a few days in the capital, was on another train bound for the Volga. The ride took 40 hours, but the scene that greeted him in Samara was of such medieval degradation, it might as well have been a journey back through the centuries. So awful was the stench of death as he stepped from his carriage, and so high the risk of cholera and typhus, that he did his reporting with a towel soaked in disinfectant held to his face.

(3) Neville Chamberlain, letter to a friend (26th March, 1939)

I must confess to the most profound distrust of Russia. I have no belief whatever in her ability to maintain an effective offensive, even if she wanted to. And I distrust her motives, which seem to me to have little connection with our ideas of liberty, and to be concerned only with getting everyone else by the ears. Moreover, she is both hated and suspected by many of the smaller States, notably by Poland, Rumania and Finland.

(4) On 16th April, 1939, the Soviet Union suggested a three-power military alliance with Great Britain and France. In a speech on 4th May, Winston Churchill urged the government to accept the offer.

Ten or twelve days have already passed since the Russian offer was made. The British people, who have now, at the sacrifice of honoured, ingrained custom, accepted the principle of compulsory military service, have a right, in conjunction with the French Republic, to call upon Poland not to place obstacles in the way of a common cause. Not only must the full co-operation of Russia be accepted, but the three Baltic States, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, must also be brought into association. To these three countries of warlike peoples, possessing together armies totalling perhaps twenty divisions of virile troops, a friendly Russia supplying munitions and other aid is essential.

There is no means of maintaining an eastern front against Nazi aggression without the active aid of Russia. Russian interests are deeply concerned in preventing Herr Hitler's designs on eastern Europe. It should still be possible to range all the States and peoples from the Baltic to the Black sea in one solid front against a new outrage of invasion. Such a front, if established in good heart, and with resolute and efficient military arrangements, combined with the strength of the Western Powers, may yet confront Hitler, Goering, Himmler, Ribbentrop, Goebbels and co. with forces the German people would be reluctant to challenge.

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