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UAI 20.900.1

Harvard University. Corporation. Records of the Harvard Exhibit at the Paris Exposition, 1899-1900 : an inventory

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: UAI 20.900.1
Repository: Harvard University Archives
Creator: Harvard University. Corporation
Title: Records of the Harvard Exhibit at the Paris Exposition, 1899-1900
Date(s): 1899-1900
Quantity: .6 cubic feet (1 portfolio folder, 1 accordion folder)
Abstract: The Paris Exposition (also called the Exposition Universelle of 1900) was a world's fair held in Paris, France, from April 15 through November 12, 1900. The collection consists chiefly of some of the exhibit charts used by Harvard University in the Department of Education and Social Economy at the Paris Exposition. The charts, arranged in double columns with one in English, and the other in French, illustrated the growth of Harvard University and its contribution to education in the United States. Additionally, correspondence documents the efforts of John Bertram Williams, Harvard University Publication Agent, in the planning of the exhibit, and an unsigned handwritten report describes the extent of the Harvard exhibit.

Acquisition information:

The documents in this collection are University records and were acquired in the course of University business. Whenever possible the archivist noted the terms of acquisition in the folder list below.

Processing Information:

This inventory was created in May 2014 by Dominic P. Grandinetti from a cursory inspection of the material and a variety of information sources. Titles were devised by the archivist. The records (UAI 20.900.1 and UAI 20.900.2) were re-processed as the Records of the Harvard Exhibit at the Paris Exposition, 1899-1900 and assigned the call number UAI 20.900.1. Call number UAI 20.900.2 (Records relating to the Paris Exposition, 1900) was eliminated.

Researcher Access:

Open for research.

Preferred Citation:

Harvard University. Corporation. Records of the Harvard Exhibit at the Paris Exposition, 1899-1900. UAI 20.900.1, Harvard University Archives.

Related material

The Records of the Cercle Français de l'Université Harvard (HUD 3272): contain a certificate of the silver medal (medaille d'argent) won by the Cercle Français at the Paris Exposition http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.ARCH:hua21008.

Historical note

The Paris Exposition (also called the Exposition Universelle of 1900) was a world's fair held in Paris, France, from April 15 through November 12, 1900. Featured among the exhibits in the Department of Education and Social Economy at the Exposition, the Harvard exhibit included charts that contained descriptive statements of the various schools of the University, including the Harvard Observatory, the Peabody Museum, the Harvard Law School, the Harvard Medical School, and the Harvard Divinity School. The charts illustrated the growth of Harvard University and its contribution to education in the United States.

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Scope and Contents

The collection consists chiefly of some of the exhibit charts used by Harvard University in the Department of Education and Social Economy at the Paris Exposition in 1900. The charts, which include images, sketches, and descriptive statements (arranged in double columns with one in English, and the other in French), offer a visual representation of the growth and achievements of Harvard University. Additionally, correspondence documents the efforts of John Bertram Williams, Harvard University Publication Agent, in the planning of the exhibit, and an unsigned handwritten report describes the extent of the Harvard exhibit at the Paris Exposition.

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This document last updated 2016 November 10.

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