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Centennial Exhibition of 1876 records

Record Groups.230 and 231

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Summary Information

Repository:
City of Philadelphia, Department of Records, City Archives
Creator:
United States Centennial Commission.
Creator:
United States. Centennial Board of Finance.
Title:
Centennial Exhibition of 1876 records
Date [inclusive]:
1871-1881
Call Number:
Record Groups.230 and 231
Extent:
70 Cubic feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
Following the end of the American Civil War, Americans began to prepare for the celebration of the nation's 100th birthday in 1876. Various citizens of Philadelphia proposed that this exhibition should be held in this city and a resolution to that effect was adopted by the Select and Common Councils in January 1870. The records of the United States Centennial Commission comprise two records groups at the Philadelphia City Archives. Record Group 230 contains the records of the United States Centennial Commission, and Record Group 231 contains the records of the Centennial Board of Finance. Together these comprise the City Archive?s holding on the Centennial Exhibition.
Cite as:
For records used in Series 1, use the following citation: City of Philadelphia, Records Department, City Archives, RG 230, United States Centennial Commission. For records used in Series 2, use the following citation: City of Philadelphia, Records Department, City Archives, RG 231, Centennial Board of Finance.
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Biography/History

Following the end of the American Civil War, Americans began to prepare for the celebration of the nation's 100th birthday in 1876. Various citizens of Philadelphia proposed that this exhibition should be held in this city and a resolution to that effect was adopted by the Select and Common Councils in January 1870. Subsequently, the Legislature of Pennsylvania supported this resolution and a memorial was submitted to Congress. Early in March 1870, a bill was presented to the House of Representatives and, after several amendments, was adopted by Congress on 3 March 1871.

This Act created a Commission composed of one delegate from each state and territory appointed by the President to one-year terms. The chief duty assigned the Commission was to:

...prepare and superintend the execution of a plan for holding an exhibition, and, after conference with the authorities of the city of Philadelphia, to fix upon a suitable site within the corporate limits of the said city where the exhibition shall be held.

The Commission was charged to hold its meetings in Philadelphia. The Act was clear that, although created by an Act of Congress, the Commission was prohibited from accepting any money from the United States Treasury either as compensation for its members or for any expenses for the exhibition itself.

During 1871, President U. S. Grant appointed the various commissioners and the first meeting date was set for March 4, 1872. The Commission was incorporated by an Act of Congress of June 1, 1872, which also created the incorporated Centennial Board of Finance (Record Group 231). The Commission met in only nine sessions, from March 1872 to January 15, 1879, the date of its final adjournment. Its responsibilities were carried out chiefly by an Executive Committee formed in May 1872, and was composed of thirteen members who in turn chose a Director-General to whom all subsidiary bureaus and committees were required to report. The Executive Committee, acting in cooperation with the Directors of the Centennial Board of Finance, maintained control of the basic functions of the gathering, display, and judging of exhibits throughout the exhibition.

The grounds to be used by the International Exhibition were recently acquired by the City of Philadelphia as part of Fairmount Park (Record Group 149). On July 4, 1873, a tract of approximately 450 acres overseeing the west bank of the Schuylkill River, was formally transferred to the United States Centennial Commission for use as the exhibition grounds, with great ceremonies. Exactly one year later, the ground was formally broken for the Exhibition buildings. At the request of Congress, the President invited foreign nations to participate in the Exhibition on June 5, 1874.

The International Exhibition opened to the public on May 10, 1876 and closed on November 10, 1876. The United States Centennial Commission continued in existence until all of the financial accounting was completed and held their final sessions on January 15, 1879.

In the Director-General's report, he states "the importance of disseminating correct information about the Exhibition led to the establishment of the Department of the Press." The Commission provided an office where duly accredited newspaper writers were given desks, stationery and information. This office could accommodate 60 writers at one time and approximately 500 persons connected with American and foreign newspapers registered during the Exhibition.

The Centennial Board of Finance was created as an incorporated body by an Act of Congress of June 1, 1872 at the direct request of the United States Centennial Commission. The Board was composed of 749 Corporators named in the Act who, along with holders of the stock issued by the Board, annually chose twenty-five "Directors of the Board of Finance" who thereafter exercised the Board's duties. Nominees for these seats were chosen by the Centennial Commission. The Director's functions consisted primarily of the raising of funds through the sale of stock (governmental donations including $575,000 from the City of Philadelphia, $1,000,000 from the State of Pennsylvania and a loan of $1.5 million from the Federal government), and the construction and maintenance of the buildings and grounds subject to the general approval of the Centennial Commission. The accounts of the Board of Finance were audited and accepted by the Centennial Commission in January 1879 although contents of several record series listed within this group indicate that the Board was engaged in settling its affairs at least through 1881.

The Centennial Board of Finance had a number of standing committees to assist them with the work of financing the Exhibition, its buildings and grounds. These were the Committee on Finance and Accounts, Committee on Grounds, Plans & Buildings, Committee on Concessions, Committee of Revision and Supplies, Committee on Transportation, Custom Duties, etc., Committee on Insurance, Committee on Admissions, Committee on Printing and Publishing, Committee on Music, Committee on Hotels, and Committee on Boarding Accommodations for Visitors. Many of these committees worked closely with and oversaw the work of many of the executive departments of the United States Centennial Commission. As a result, the records of many of the activities may be found in both record groups.

As the preparations for the Exhibition advanced, it was found necessary, in order to insure the dispatch of all business, to have every branch of the work organized and thoroughly systematized, with experts at the head of each department. Accordingly, to complete the organization of the central office, the Director-General, with the approval of the Executive Committee, created administrative bureaus and departments, each of which discharged its appropriate duties under his supervision and control. The following, with the department of the Secretary of the Commission, and those organized by the Centennial Board of Finance, comprised the Executive Departments of the Exhibition.

The Department of Admissions was created on December 1, 1875 and oversaw the admission procedures at the Centennial Exhibition. In addition to collecting admission fees and issuing passes to the grounds, the Department was also responsible for the creation of the forms to be used for tickets, passes, and various reports to be filled out by the various turnstile attendants. It had to man 106 entrance gates and 17 wagon gates each day. There were three classes of admissions: Class A, for those who paid; Class B, for complimentary passes; and Class C, for exhibitors, attendants, employees and reporters.

The Bureau of Agriculture was organized on February 25, 1875. In accordance with the published circular letter, the Bureau "will comprehend the native and cultivated products of the soil, and of objects more directly derived there from, agricultural machinery and farm appliances." The Bureau also announced that it was providing accommodations for the display of live-stock in the fall months of September and October. It was principally responsible for the installation of displays and the maintenance of Agricultural Hall, the Dairy Building, the Butter and Cheese Building, Brewers' Hall, the Wagon Building, and Pomological Hall. Initially, the Bureau planned for a competitive trial of agricultural machinery but this was later replaced with a voluntary trial and exhibition of machinery, without awards.

The Bureau of Awards was responsible for the judging of the various exhibits and the final awards. The judges were appointed by the governments of their respective countries but they became paid members of the Commission staff during the course of their adjudication. The number of judges necessary for each grouping was determined by the Bureau of Awards.

There were many problems experienced with the awards systems at previous international exhibitions, principally those encountered at the English exhibitions of 1851 and 1862 and the French exhibitions of 1855 and 1867. The United States Centennial Commission set up an award system that was largely based upon the reforms agreed upon by the Commissioners-General of France, Great Britain, Russia, Austria, Prussia, Italy and the United States, following the close of the 1867 Exhibition. A summary of the system was reported in the Final Report of the Director-General. The summary had details such as abolishing an international jury and awards by graduated prize medals, a body of 250 judges was substituted, each one to be chosen for his qualifications for particular classes of work to be assigned to him. Awards were to be based on reports made in writing by the judges setting forth the inherent and comparative merits of each product adjudged, and such reports to be attested by the signatures of their authors, and awards were to consist of a diploma signed by the executive officers; a uniform bronze medal or memorial alike for all, and a certified copy of the special report of the judges on the subject of the awards.

The Department of the Engineer of the Centennial Grounds was organized on January 1, 1874 and consisted of a Chief Engineer, two Assistant Engineers and several helpers. This department was responsible for laying out the grounds of the Exhibition, for design and construction of the permanent Exhibition buildings, and for oversight of the construction of the other Exhibitions buildings. Most of the landscaping work also came under its jurisdiction.

The Bureau of Protection consisted of the Centennial Guard and the Fire Patrol. Initially, the Commission hoped that the United States Government would detail a sufficient force from the regular army for guard duty. As this hope failed, the Commission organized a regiment of a thousand men, including officers, which would be recruited and equipped for the purposes of security on the grounds. Eventually, the Guard recruited a total of 1,409 men to serve. On any given day, over 550 men would be on duty. The Bureau of Protection also oversaw the Centennial Fire Department, organized on February 5, 1876. In addition to two fire houses on the grounds, firemen were stationed at various buildings throughout the Exhibition in case of alarm.

The Bureau of Telegraphy was responsible for the installation of telegraph lines between the offices of the Philadelphia Police & Fire Alarm Telegraph, Centennial Commission, the Centennial Board of Finance and the Exhibition grounds, which was started in 1873. During 1876, the Bureau of Telegraphy was responsible for the installation of many lines throughout the grounds in order to quicken communications.

There are no records surviving from this Bureau, except final report of the Bureau of Telegraphy, can be found in Record Series 230-2.1, Final Report of the Director-General.

The Bureau of Classification and Catalogue was born in the first days of the United States Centennial Commission, which determined that a classification of the various exhibits was necessary, both for their arrangement in the Exhibition and in their appearance in the Official Catalogue. The Committee designed a system that was both systematic and geographic. As planning for the buildings on the grounds proceeded, it became apparent that the classification system would have to be changed to accommodate five principal buildings, instead of one as originally conceived. The work of the rearrangement of the classification was assigned to the Secretary's Office, which proceeded to create an arrangement of seven departments. The Secretary's Office attempted to adhere as closely as possible to the original plan of the Commission.

The Main Building held the exhibits of three departments: I. Mining and Metallurgy; II. Manufactures; and III. Education and Science. The Art Gallery (now Memorial Hall) was the site of department IV: Art. The fifth department (Machinery) was located in Machinery Hall, while the sixth department (Agriculture) was held in Agricultural Hall. Finally, Horticultural Hall, the other building intended to remain as a permanent memorial to the Exhibition, hosted the various horticultural exhibits of Department VII.

The Bureau of Art was formally organized with a Chief of Bureau in September 1875. The Bureau was responsible for three buildings: Memorial Hall (the Art Gallery), the Art Annex and Photographic Hall. The Bureau was aided by several committees, including an Advisory Committee, a Committee on Selection and a Committee on Arrangement. The Committee on Selection was to view American works gathered in Boston, New York and Philadelphia and select those to be exhibited at the Centennial. The Committee on Arrangement, composed principally of professional artists and an architect, was to assist the Bureau in the proper arrangement of the art works. The total number of exhibitors represented at the Centennial Exhibition was 2,472 with 7,147 pieces of art and photography.

The Committee on Foreign Affairs was created at the Commission?s first session and charged with the duty of securing the participation of foreign governments in the Exhibition. On July 3, 1873, the President of the United States issued a proclamation announcing the Exhibition, which foreign governments did not construe to be an invitation. Subsequently, on June 5, 1874, an Act of Congress was passed requesting the President to extend, in the name of the United States, a respectful and cordial invitation to foreign governments to participate. This the President did, through the offices of the Department of State.

In accordance with the general regulations of the Commission, no communication was held directly between the Centennial Commission and the individual foreign exhibitors. Instead, all matters relating to the exhibits and space allotments were handled by the Director-General and the heads of the respective foreign Commissions.

The Bureau of Horticulture was established in early 1875. One of the major buildings of the Exhibition, Horticultural Hall, a large greenhouse and conservatory, was already planned to be one of the permanent memorials of the Centennial. The Bureau was responsible for the exhibits within this Hall as well as the landscaping of a 20-acre site around it. There are no records surviving from this bureau.

The Bureau of Installation was created by resolution of the Executive Committee of the United States Centennial Commission on January 14, 1875 and officially announced by the Director-General in March 1875. The special duties given to the Bureau were the classification and distribution to the other Bureaus of all applications for space in the American departments of the Exhibition, the general installation of foreign countries within the Main Building, the installation in detail of the American Department, Main Building, including allotment of space to American exhibitors, the superintendence of the Main Building during the period of the Exhibition, the general supervision of special structures.

The Bureau of Machinery was organized on March 1, 1875. It was originally charged with the responsibility of allotting space to exhibitors and maintenance of the Machinery Building. Subsequently, it took charge of additional buildings surrounding the Machinery Building, including those of many privately-erected structures, including the Shoe and Leather Building, the Nevada Quartz-Mill, the Glass Factory, the Printing Press Building, the Paint Building, the Ross Saw-Mill, the Chilean Building and others.

The functions of the Medical Department were to supply medical and surgical assistance within the Exhibition grounds; to advise with reference to sanitary questions; and to issue in authoritative form such information on the sanitary condition of Philadelphia and of the Exhibition as might be desirable. The important subjects of the drainage and water supply of the Exhibition grounds were placed entirely under the control of the Chief Engineer of the grounds.

The Medical Department was organized in the early part of 1876, by the appointment of a Medical Director, a staff composed of six medical officers, and a secretary, who was also the Resident Physician at the Hospital in the Exhibition grounds.

The duties of administration assigned to the Bureau of Transportation at the date of its organization on 1 April 1875 principally concerned the transportation of goods and visitors, both foreign and American, local transportation, warehousing, and customs regulations. In addition, it was responsible for transportation to the Exhibition grounds and within the grounds. The Bureau also arranged, along with the Centennial Lodging-House Agency, to have a number of new hotels erected and to canvass Philadelphia home-owners who would be willing to let visitors use spare rooms in private houses.

The Department of Water Supply was created to provide an adequate water supply to the Exhibition grounds which would not adversely impact the operations of the regular city service. A new waterworks, including an engine house, stand-pipe and supply mains, was commenced on June 18, 1875 and completed two days before the opening of the Exhibition.

The Women's Centennial Executive Committee was organized initially as an auxiliary committee to assist chiefly in the collection of funds, prior to the creation of the Centennial Board of Finance. The initial organization occurred on February 16,1873. The Executive Committee formally recognized the existence of this Committee on February 24, 1873 and full Commission followed with its formal recognition on 7 May 1873. The work of the Women's Committee was summarized by the Director-General as consisting of obtaining subscriptions to the stock of the Centennial Board of Finance, procuring signatures to memorials praying the Legislature of Pennsylvania and City Councils of Philadelphia to make the appropriations towards the erection of the Exhibition buildings, creating the Women's Pavilion, a special exhibition of women's work, apart from the other displays (The costs of this Pavilion were raised solely by this Committee.), funding the music at the opening and closing ceremonies of the Exhibition, publishing a weekly newspaper and several books devoted to patriotic themes, and erecting a school-house next to the Women's Pavilion, where a kindergarten was carried on throughout the Exhibition.

The Bureau of Revenue was organized in 1874 with John Wanamaker as president. According to their rules and regulations, as adopted on 25 Jun 1874,

The object of this Bureau shall be to raise revenue through a system of compensation to agents, and to this end, there shall be organized in each State and Territory, such auxiliaries to the Bureau of Revenue, as may be deemed expedient, to aid in the sale of Stock and Medals, and, to be composed of any number of earnest friends of the Centennial cause, who may be willing to give their services free of charge.

The Bureau had several committees to assist them in their work, principally a Committee on Medals.

The Committee on Grounds, Plans & Buildings was one of the permanent committees of the Board of Finance. The Chief Engineer of the Grounds reported to the Committee on a monthly basis. This committee was responsible for awarding contracts for various projects on the grounds. For similar records relating to the actual work done on the grounds, see Record Sub-Group 230-23, Department of the Engineer of the Centennial Grounds. For similar records relating to the initial plans and architectural competitions for the Exhibition, see Record Sub-Group 230-6, Committee on Plans and Architecture

Scope and Contents

The records of the United States Centennial Commission comprise two records groups at the Philadelphia City Archives. Record Group 230 contains the records of the United States Centennial Commission, and Record Group 231 contains the records of the Centennial Board of Finance. Together these comprise the City Archive?s holding on the Centennial Exhibition.

The collection is arranged into three series, one for Record Group 230, one for Record Group 231 and a third one for a collection of scrapbooks assembled by J. C. Foulkrod, Bookkeeper. Within each series, the records are arranged according to the different committees with record sub-group numbers. Each file is labeled with the Committee?s sub-group number. Each sub-group has its own Scope and Content note entered under the first file relating to that committee.

They are arranged by the record sub-group number they were assigned. The following is an alphabetical list of the committees and their corresponding record group numbers:

Executive Departments of the United States International Exhibition under the Centennial Commission (Record Group 230):

Admissions can be found in Record Sub-Group 230-20.

Agriculture can be found in Record Sub-Group 230-21.

Awards can be found in Record Sub-Group 230-22.

Centennial Guard (Bureau of Protection) can be found in Record Sub-Group 230-30.

Engineering can be found in Record Sub-Group 230-23.

Fine Arts can be found in Record Sub-Group 230-24.

Fire (Department of Protection) can be found in Record Sub-Group 230-30.

Foreign can be found in Record Sub-Group 230-25.

Installation can be found in Record Sub-Group 230-27 (Note: Many of the records reside in the collections of the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington, D.C.)

Machinery can be found in Record Sub-Group 230-28.

Publications can be found in Bureau of Classification and Catalogue) Record Sub-Group 230-10.

Transportation can be found in Record Sub-Group 230-32.

Women's Exhibition can be found in Record Sub-Group 230-8.

Centennial Board of Finance (Record Group 231):

Board of Directors Record Sub-Group 231-1.

Bureau of Revenue Record Sub-Group 231-15.

Centennial Photographic Company can be found in Record Sub-Group 231-25.

Committees under the Centennial Board of Finance:

Committee on Admissions can be found in Record Sub-Group 231-2.

Committee on Board Accommodations for Visitors can be found in Record Sub-Group 231-4.

Committee on Concessions can be found in Record Sub-Group 231-5.

Committee on Finance and Accounts can be found in Record Sub-Group 231-6.

Committee on Grounds, Plans & Buildings can be found in Record Sub-Group 231-7.

Committee on Hotels can be found in Record Sub-Group 231-8.

Committee on Insurance can be found in Record Sub-Group 231-9.

Committee on Music can be found in Record Sub-Group 231-10.

Committee on Printing and Publishing can be found in Record Sub-Group 231-11.

Committee on Revision and Supplies can be found in Record Sub-Group 231-12.

Committee on Stock Certificates can be found in Record Sub-Group 231-13.

Committee on Transportation, Custom Duties, Etc. can be found in Record Sub-Group 231-14.

Private Committees can be found in Record Sub-Group 231-20.

There are no records surviving from the Department of the Water Supply, Bureau of Horticulture, Committee on Board Accommodations for Visitors, Committee on Hotels, Committee on Insurance, and the Committee on Music. Although no records remain from Bureau of Medical Service, for the final report see Record Series 230-2.1, Final Report of the Director-General.

The last part of the Centennial Exhibition of 1876 records is a 56-volume scrapbook collection assembled by J. C. Foulkrod, Bookkeeper. The scrapbooks document the Centennial exhibition and its preparation through newspaper clippings. The scrapbooks are organized by date and according to geographic area, or specific topic. Other scrapbooks in the series contain clippings relating to the 1873 Vienna Exhibition, smaller American exhibitions between 1873 and 1876, and Centennial celebrations of the American Revolution.

The current (September 1999) order of the scrapbooks does not reflect the order in which Mr. Foulkrod assembled them. For many years, these scrapbooks were located at the Free Library of Philadelphia which arbitrarily assigned volume numbers to them.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

City of Philadelphia, Department of Records, City Archives,  2010.06.15

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Jefferson M. Moak

Sponsor

The creation of the electronic guide for this collection was made possible through generous funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, administered through the Council on Library and Information Resources? ?Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives? Project. Finding aid entered into the Archivists' Toolkit by Garrett Boos and Courtney Smerz.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for in-house research use.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may apply. Please contact the City of Philadelphia Department of Records with requests for copying and for authorization to publish, quote or reproduce the material.

Processing Information note

The creation of the electronic guide for this collection was made possible through generous funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, administered through the Council on Library and Information Resources? ?Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives? Project.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Centennial photographs are held by the Free Library of Philadelphia and are available on the website www.PhillyHistory.org.

Architectural drawings for many of the Centennial buildings are not included in this finding aid.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • United States Centennial Commission.
  • United States. Centennial Board of Finance.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Correspondence
  • Ephemera
  • Financial records
  • Minutes
Subject(s)
  • Centennial Exhibition (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.)

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Collection Inventory

Record Group 230. United States Centennial Commission.

230.1. Catalogues and Guide Books, 1875-1879. 6 cubic feet, no index; Boxes A-1499 - A-1504; Shelf: Row 27, vols. USCC-9 - USCC-14.

Scope and Contents note

The catalogues and guide books which form part of the collections of the United State Centennial Commission records include the Commission-sanctioned Official Catalogue by John R. Nagle & Company (which appeared in several editions) and the  Authorized Visitor's Guide to the Centennial Exhibition by J.B. Lippincott (in English, French, German and Spanish editions). Other guidebooks represented in this collection include the   Official Catalogue of the British Section;  Catalogue of Products of Michigan;  Report of the New Jersey Commissioners on the Centennial Exhibition (1877), and  Pennsylvania & the Centennial Exposition (1878). There are also programs of the 99th Anniversary Celebration of July 5, 1875 and many privately printed catalogues, guides, and descriptions of exhibition groups and of national exhibits, as well as the  Official Bulletin of the International Exhibition Company from 1877 and 1879. There is no index for these materials. The volumes can be found on Row 27, volumes USCC-9 - USCC-14.

Box

Official Catalogue - Volumes 1 & 2, Part 1, Main Building; Part 1, Main Building, 2nd edition, 1875-1879.

A-1499

Official Catalogue, Part 1, Main Building, 3rd ed. Part 1, Main Building, 6th ed.

A-1500

Official Catalogue, Part II, Art Gallery Part II, Art Gallery, 7th ed. Part II, Art Gallery, 8th ed. Part II, Art Gallery, 11th ed.

A-1500

Official Catalogue, Part III, Department of Machinery Part III, Department of Machinery, 2nd ed. Part III, Department of Machinery, 3rd ed.

A-1500

Official Catalogue, Part IV, Depts. of Agriculture & Horticulture Part IV, Depts. of Agriculture & Horticulture, 2nd ed. Part IV, Depts. of Agriculture & Horticulture, 3rd ed.

A-1500

Official Catalogue, complete in one volume.

A-1500

Official Catalogue, complete in one volume, revised ed. Grounds & Buildings of the Centennial Exhibition Authorized Visitor's Guide to the Centennial Exhibition, J. B. Lippincott, publisher.

A-1501

Authorized Visitor's Guide to the Centennial Exhibition, (J. B. Lippincott) French ed., (J. B. Lippincott) German ed., and (J. B. Lippincott) Spanish ed.

A-1502

Report of the New Jersey Commissioners on the Centennial Exhibition.

A-1502

Pennsylvania & the Centennial Exposition - Pennsylvania.

A-1502

Board of Centennial Managers, 1878.

A-1502

Acts of Congress, Rules & Regulations, Building Descriptions, 1875.

A-1502

United States Government publications.

A-1502

Official Catalogue of the British Section.

A-1502

Program - 99th Anniversary Celebration, July 5, 1875.

A-1502

Celebration of the 99th Anniversary of American. Independence, July 5, 1875.

A-1502

Special Catalogue of the Collection of Antiquities Exhibited by Sr. Castellani of Rome.

A-1502

Catalogue of Products of Michigan in the Centennial Exhibition.

A-1502

INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION COMPANY.

A-1502

Official Bulletin # 1, January 1877.

A-1502

Official Bulletin # 5, April 1879.

A-1502

Oration of Mr. John W. Forney, July 4, 1877.

A-1502

Address of John C. Bullitt, Esq., December 18, 1875.

A-1503

The Awards & Claims of Exhibitors at the Centennial Exhibition.

A-1503

The American Centennial and the International Exhibition.

A-1503

An Act to Provide for Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of American Independence, 1871.

A-1503

Austrian Art at the Centennial Exhibition.

A-1503

The Best Centennial Guide to the Exhibition.

A-1503

Best Centennial Guide to Exhibition-- R. Magee & Son Brewers' Industrial Exhibition.

A-1503

Catalogue of Exhibit of the Institution for the Feeble- Minded.

A-1503

Catalogue of the Educational Exhibit of the State of Pennsylvania, 1876.

A-1503

The Centennial of American Independence. Porter & Coates, 1875.

A-1503

Centennial Celebration, Santa Fe, New Mexico, July 4, 1876.

A-1503

Centennial Greeting & Pocket Guide (several different imprints).

A-1503

The Centennial Exposition. by J. S. Ingram.

A-1503

Centennial Exposition Guide. Hamlin & Lawrence.

A-1503

Centennial Orations, 1874-1875.

A-1503

Centennial Portfolio.

A-1503

Centennial Record & Simmons' Liver Regulator.

A-1503

Commonwealth of Kentucky: An Exhibit of Kentucky's. Educational System, 1876.

A-1503

Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of Education & Science.

A-1503

Dominion of Canada-- Route Book from Philadelphia to Niagara Falls, etc.

A-1503

The Dutch Society of Sciences at Harlem.

A-1503

Francis & Company, Cement Manufacturers, Vauxhall, London, England. International Exhibition, 1876.

A-1503

The Great Centennial Exhibition, By P.T. Sandhurst.

A-1504

Handbook of the Centennial Grounds & Fairmount Park, By John E. Potter & Company.

A-1504

Inauguration of the Preliminary Exhibition in Bueno Ayres, 1876.

A-1504

Industrial Art Education. A Lecture, 1875.

A-1504

Illustrated History of the Centennial Exhibition, by James D. McCabe.

A-1504

International Exhibitions.

A-1504

List of Exhibitors and Their Locations in the Main Exhibition Building.

A-1504

List of Members of the Various Committees on Trades, Occupations, etc. Citizens' Centennial Finance Committee, 1873.

A-1504

Masterpieces of the Centennial Exhibition. Volume II: Industrial Art.

A-1504

New York Centennial Loan Exhibition. Metropolitan Museum of Art.

A-1504

New York Tribune.

A-1504

Official Report on American Watches.

A-1504

1876.

A-1504

One Hundredth Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence & Independence Square, 1872.

A-1504

A Plan for the Celebration of the Fourth Day of July 1876.

A-1504

Collins Pork Packers Association, Annual Report, 1876.

A-1504

Proceedings of the 100th Anniversary of the Resolutions Respecting Independency. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1876.

A-1504

Publishers' Weekly. Centennial Exhibition Number, 1876.

A-1504

The Story of the Centennial of 1876. Golden Anniversary, By S. Edgar Trout., 1929.

A-1504

Testimonial to Daniel J. Morrell, May 7, 1878.

A-1504

J. C. Tiffany - Oil Gas Works.

A-1504

Three Centennial Address Delivered by Mr. Benjamin Harris Brewster, 1876.

A-1504

The United States International Exhibition, Philadelphia, 1875.

A-1504

The Visitor's Guide to the Centennial Exposition, By J. Henry Smythe.

A-1504

John Welsh: A Few Thoughts, 1876.

A-1504

What is the Centennial? & How to See It.

A-1504

What We Saw & How We Saw It, Part 1 - Art Glances; Part II - Main Building.

A-1504
Volume

The Illustrated Catalogue and History of the Centennial Exhibition, Philadelphia, 1876. By John Filmer, New York (20 parts - part 11 missing. Catalogue runs from pp. 1-234, 255-401; History runs from pp. 1-166, 187-382).

Oversize volume on shelf

Frank Leslie?s Historical Register of the United States Centennial Exposition, 1876. Edited by Frank Norton. New York: Frank Leslie?s Publishing House (3 copies), 1877.

Oversize volume on shelf

The Masterpieces of the Centennial International Exhibition Illustrated. Volume 1: Fine Art, by Edward Strahan; Volume 2: Industrial Art, by Professor Walter Smith; Volume 3: History, Mechanics, Science, by Joseph M. Wilson. Philadelphia: Gebbie & Barrie, undated.

Oversize volume on shelf

Treasures of Art, Industry and Manufacture Represented in the American Centennial Exhibition at Philadelphia. 1876. Edited by C. B. Norton. Buffalo, New York: Cosack & Company, copy 1877, 1877.

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Gems of the Centennial Exhibition Consisting of Illustrated Descriptions of Objects of an Artistic Character, in the exhibits of the United States, Great Britain, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Hungary, Russia, Japan, China, Egypt, Turkey, India, Etc., Etc., at the Philadelphia International Exhibition of 1876. New York: D. Appleton & Company, Publishers, 1877.

Oversize volume on shelf

230-1. United States Centennial Commission.

230-1.1. Minutes & Journal, 1872-1876, 1879. 6 Volumes (partialy indexed).
Scope and Contents note

The minutes exist in manuscript form from 1872 to 1875 and in published form as the Journal of the Proceedings of the United States Centennial Commission. The published minutes cover the various sessions held throughout 1872, May 1873, May 1874, April 1876 and January 1879.

The printed volume for 1872 includes seven appendices: the Report of the Executive Committee on December 4, 1872, An address by the United States Centennial Commission to the People of the United States, Report of the Executive Commissioner on December 4, 1872, System of Classification, the Report of the Committee on Tariffs and Transportation, and two additional appendices. This volume is indexed.

The printed volume for 1873 also includes the Report of the Executive Committee, the Report of the Secretary, the Report of the Committee on Plans and Architecture, and the Report of the Committee on By-Laws.

The printed volume for 1874 includes the Reports of the Executive Committee & Secretary, Report on the Classification, Report on the Committee on Conference, a Memorial to Congress, and additional appendices relating to resolutions by the California State Grange of Patrons of Husbandry and the National Grange.

Location: Shelf: Row 27 (volume USCC-1) Box A-1489

Box

Journal of the Proceedings of the U.S. Centennial Commission, 1872-1874, 1876, 1879.

A-1489
230-1.2. Correspondence and papers, 1872-1877. 6 volumes, 6 cubic feet, partially indexed.
Scope and Contents note

This series includes the Commissioners' registered correspondence; their report to Congress in 1876; report of the Director-General and reports and correspondence of the Executive Commissioners including those appointed to visit the Vienna, Paris, and London Expositions; By-laws and Membership books, 1872-1874, 1876; organizational rules of the Centennial Board of Finance, 1873; correspondence of the Centennial Commissioners' Secretaries, and from Pennsylvania and other states' Centennial Commissions and state officials; reports of the President, Secretary, Executive Committee, Committee on the Seal, Committee on History, Committee on Final Reports and a report on the buildings and grounds; correspondence and opinions of the Centennial Commission's legal counsel; construction contracts for official buildings, listing contractors' names, materials or labor to be furnished, building specifications, cost, some bearing seal of the Centennial Board of Finance by whom they were negotiated; copies of resolutions of the Commissioners of Fairmount Park and papers concerning transfer of the control of the Exhibition ground from those Commissioners to the Centennial Commission; letters of application and recommendation for employment; petitions received requesting the Exhibition to be open to the public on Sunday, bearing the signature and address of each signer; Centennial Commissioners' expense sheets; lists of newspaper advertising bills paid; and unused business forms including examples of shipping labels, exhibit identification tags, instructional notices, and copies of general regulations.

Location: Boxes A-1490-1493; A-1496-1498. Shelf: Row 29 (USCC-2 - Index to Registered Correspondence)

Box

By-laws and membership books, 1872-1876.

A-1489

Rules Providing for the Organization of the Board of Finance.

A-1489

Reports of the President, Secretary & Executive Committee (published).

A-1489

Appendix to the Reports of the United States Centennial & Centennial Board of Finance (published).

A-1489

Reports to the U.S. Congress.

A-1489

Reports of the Director-General to the President of the USCC.

A-1489

Correspondence received by J. Hawley, President, USCC.

A-1489

General correspondence, 1873-1876.

A-1489

Secretary's letter book, July 4, 1872-December 30, 1873.

A-1489

Secretary's letter book, September 18, 1876-July 16, 1878.

A-1489

Secretary's Offices: Bills handed to Board of Finance.

A-1489

Correspondence received, 1872-1877.

A-1489

Employment Recommendations & Applications.

A-1490

Reports of Commissioner William P. Blake.

A-1490

Executive Commissioner - Reports to L.W. Smith, Secretary.

A-1490

Executive Commissioner, William P. Blake, Correspondence Received, July 1872-March 1873.

A-1490

Executive Commissioner, Expense Sheets.

A-1490

Executive Commissioner, Letter Book, June 4, 1872-March 6, 1873.

A-1490

Executive Commissioner, Letter Book, 1872.

A-1490

Solicitor, Letter Book, June 1876-January 1877.

A-1490

Solicitor, Correspondence Received.

A-1490

Legal Opinions.

A-1490

"What Has Already Been Done by Congress & the Executive".

A-1490

Secretary's Report, 1874.

A-1490

Special Message from the President, 1874.

A-1490

Opinions of Counsel on the Acts of Congress, 1876.

A-1490

Copies of Resolutions from Fairmount Park Commission.

A-1490

Forms - unnumbered, 1-238.

A-1490

Form letter for Pennsylvania Commissioners.

A-1490

230-1.2.  Correspondence from U.S. Government.

A-1491

Committee Reports: Committee on Final Report.

A-1491

Committee to design a seal.

A-1491

Committee to prepare a history.

A-1491

Committee for military involvement.

A-1491

Committee for accommodations.

A-1491

Contracts & Specifications: Agricultural Hall, Permanent Centennial Building, Main Exhibition Hall, Boiler House #6, Conservatory, Judges' Hall, Machinery Hall, Women's Pavilion.

A-1491

Correspondence Received by Pennsylvania Commissioners, Paker & Morrell, 1873.

A-1491

Acknowledgments of invitation to transfer ceremony, July 4, 1873.

A-1491

Transfer Ceremony - Correspondence.

A-1491

London Exhibition.

A-1491

Paris International Exhibition.

A-1491

Professor Hoyt's Correspondence: Lists of Commissioners to Vienna.

A-1491

Vienna Exhibition Advisory Committee.

A-1491

Vienna Exhibition Papers.

A-1491

Vienna Exhibition Reports.

A-1491

Vienna Exhibition Committee: Letters to Special Commissioner Blake, October 1872-January 1873.

A-1491

Systems of Classification.

A-1491

Registered Correspondence 1-7000.

A-1492

Registered Correspondence 7001-8131.

A-1493

State Correspondence: Acts of States. Alabama.

A-1493

State Correspondence: Acts of States. Arizona Territory.

A-1493

State Correspondence: Acts of States. Arkansas.

A-1493

State Correspondence: Acts of States. California.

A-1493

State Correspondence: Acts of States. Colorado.

A-1493

State Correspondence: Acts of States. Connecticut.

A-1493

State Correspondence: Acts of States. Dakota Territory.

A-1493

State Correspondence: Acts of States. District of Columbia.

A-1493

State Correspondence: Acts of States. Florida.

A-1493

State Correspondence: Acts of States. Georgia.

A-1493

State Correspondence: Acts of States. Illinois.

A-1493

State Correspondence: Acts of States. Indiana.

A-1493

State Correspondence: Acts of States. Kansas.

A-1493

State Correspondence: Acts of States. Kentucky.

A-1493

State Correspondence: Acts of States. Louisiana.

A-1493

State Correspondence: Acts of States. Maine.

A-1493

State Correspondence: Acts of States. Maryland.

A-1493

State Correspondence: Acts of States. Massachusetts.

A-1493

State Correspondence: Acts of States. Michigan.

A-1493

State Correspondence: Acts of States. Minnesota.

A-1493

State Correspondence: Acts of States. Mississippi.

A-1493

State Correspondence: Acts of States. Missouri.

A-1493

State Correspondence: Acts of States. Montana.

A-1493

State Correspondence: Acts of States. Nebraska.

A-1493

State Correspondence: Acts of States. Nevada.

A-1493

State Correspondence: Acts of States. New Hampshire.

A-1493

State Correspondence: Acts of States. New Jersey.

A-1493

State Correspondence: Acts of States. New Mexico.

A-1493

State Correspondence: Acts of States. New York.

A-1493

State Correspondence: Acts of States. North Carolina.

A-1493

State Correspondence: Acts of States. Ohio.

A-1493

State Correspondence: Acts of States. Oregon.

A-1493

State Correspondence: Acts of States. Pennsylvania.

A-1493

State Correspondence: Acts of States. Rhode Island.

A-1493

State Correspondence: Acts of States. South Carolina.

A-1493

State Correspondence: Acts of States. Tennessee.

A-1493

State Correspondence: Acts of States. Texas.

A-1493

State Correspondence: Acts of States. Utah.

A-1493

State Correspondence: Acts of States. Vermont.

A-1493

State Correspondence: Acts of States. Virginia.

A-1493

State Correspondence: Acts of States. Washington.

A-1493

State Correspondence: Acts of States. West Virginia.

A-1493

State Correspondence: Acts of States. Wisconsin.

A-1493

State Correspondence: Acts of States. Wyoming.

A-1493
230-1.3. Register of Centennial Commissioners.
Scope and Contents note

These registers include the names of the Centennial Commissioners, the United States, State and foreign Commissioners and Centennial Commission attaches. Each entry include the name of the person and his Philadelphia address. For Centennial Commissioners, the entries include their home address and signature. For other Commissioners and attaches, their place of duty at the Exhibition site is noted.

Shelf : Row 29 USCC-3 - Register of Centennial Commissioners USCC-4 - Register of United States, State and Foreign Commissioners USCC-5 - Register of Attaches

Row Volume

230-1.3.  Register of Centennial Commissioners, undated. 1 volume.

29 USCC-3

230.1-3.  Register of United States, State and Foreign Commissioners, undated. 1 volume.

29 USCC-4

230-1.3.  Register of Attaches, undated. 1 volume.

29 USCC-5
230-1.4. Pay Rolls, 1873-1876. 2 volume.
Scope and Contents note

The entries in these volumes list dates, amounts, payees' names and signatures. The volume for 1876 includes the additional information of the payees' occupation, time worked, rate of pay, and notations that copies of the payrolls were sent to the Centennial Board of Finance.

Shelf: Row 29 (USCC-6) (missing: June 1875-February 1876)

Row Volume

230-1.4.  1873-1876.

29 USCC-6

230-2. Executive Committee & Director-General.

Scope and Contents note

The United States Centennial Commission created the office of the Director-General of the International Exhibition in May 1873. The duties and powers of the Director-General were defined as follows:

The Director-General shall exercise such supervision, direction, and control of the operations of the Centennial Commission as will tend to promote the efficiency of every agency employed, and to this end, on questions of general policy and administration, it shall be his duty, when practicable, to avail himself of the judgment of the Executive Committee and be subject to their direction; but in the absence of said Committee, he shall be authorized and instructed to assume all such executive powers and functions as may be necessary to secure promptness, efficiency, and good faith in every department of his work.

230-2.1. Executive Committee, Correspondence and Papers, 1872-1878. 10 volumes, 5 cubic feet, partial index .
Scope and Contents note

This series includes principally the incoming and outgoing correspondence of the Director-General A. T. Goshorn (1874-1878), Executive Committee Chairman D. J. Morrell (1872-1876) and Executive Committee Secretary B. H. Haines (1872-1874). There are also copies of reports received by the Executive Committee and staff, bills for the Director-General?s expenses, correspondence relating to the medals awarded by the Centennial Commission and the report by the Executive Commissioner to the Executive Committee on 21 January 1873. One cubic foot is devoted the approved applications of the site allocations of the city building, several foreign buildings, many of the privately-operated structures, the Medical Department Building, most of the state buildings and the United States Government Building. These applications bear a number, date, exhibitor?s name, building?s intended use, description and plot plan. Finally, there are numerous petitions requesting that the Exhibition grounds be opened on Sundays.

Location: Boxes A-1495 ? A-1498; Shelf: Row 29 (volume USCC-7)

Box

Correspondence and Papers: Correspondence Received by D.J. Morrell, Chairman, 1872-1876.

A-1494

Correspondence and Papers: Reports of H. D. F. Pratt.

A-1494

Correspondence and Papers:, 1872-1875.

A-1494

Secretary B.H. Haines: Correspondence Rec'd, 1872-1874.

A-1494

Director-General A. T. Goshorn, Bills.

A-1494

Correspondence on Medals.

A-1494

Report of Executive Commissioner to Executive Committee, January 21, 1873.

A-1494

Secretary B.H. Haines: Letter Book, March 14, 1873-November 22, 1873.

A-1494

Director-General: Letter Book, January 4, 1874-December 19, 1874.

A-1494

Director-General: Letter Book, December 31, 1874-July 12, 1875.

A-1495

Director-General: Home Letter Book, October 20, 1875-February 7, 1876.

A-1495

Director-General: Home Letter A, February 7, 1876-September 18, 1876.

A-1495

Director-General Domestic Letter Book, March 17, 1876-August 5, 1876.

A-1495

Director-General Domestic Letter A, August 5, 1876-February 13, 1877.

A-1495

Director-General Plans for Engine & Boiler House.

A-1495

Director-General Correspondence Received, 1873-1874.

A-1495

Director-General Correspondence Received, 1875.

A-1495

Director-General Correspondence Received, 1876.

A-1495

Director-General Correspondence Received, 1877-1878.

A-1495

230-2.1.  Site allocations. City Buildings: Philadelphia Building.

A-1496

Site allocations. Foreign Buildings: Brazil, British Government, Canadian Log House, France, Germany, Japan, Spain, Swedish School House.

A-1496

Site allocations. Private buildings: Allen Monument.

A-1496

Site allocations. Private buildings: American Fuses Company, Ltd. Bldg.

A-1496

Site allocations. Private buildings: American Hay Shipping Establishment.

A-1496

Site allocations. Private buildings: American Restaurant.

A-1496

Site allocations. Private buildings: Apiary Building.

A-1496

Site allocations. Private buildings: Averill Paint Company Building.

A-1496

Site allocations. Private buildings: Bankers Building.

A-1496

Site allocations. Private buildings: Bartholdi Statue.

A-1496

Site allocations. Private buildings: Bergner & Engel Building.

A-1496

Site allocations. Private buildings: Boston Newspapers Building.

A-1496

Site allocations. Private buildings: Brewers Building.

A-1496

Site allocations. Private buildings: Burial Casket Building.

A-1496

Site allocations. Private buildings: Butter & Cheese Building.

A-1496

Site allocations. Private buildings: Campbell Printing Press Building.

A-1496

Site allocations. Private buildings: Canadian Restaurant.

A-1496

Site allocations. Private buildings: Catholic Fountain.

A-1496

Site allocations. Private buildings: Centennial Photographic Company Bldg.

A-1496

Site allocations. Private buildings: Cigar Stands.

A-1496

Site allocations. Private buildings: Cook's Ticket Office Building.

A-1496

Site allocations. Private buildings: Fuller, Warren & Company Building.

A-1496

Site allocations. Private buildings: Gillinder & Sons Building.

A-1496

Site allocations. Private buildings: Glass Magazine.

A-1496

Site allocations. Private buildings: Hunters' Camp.

A-1496

Site allocations. Private buildings: Japanese Bazaar.

A-1496

Site allocations. Private buildings: Jerusalem Bazaar.

A-1496

Site allocations. Private buildings: Jewish Restaurant.

A-1496

Site allocations. Private buildings: Kindergarten.

A-1496

Site allocations. Private buildings: Kittredge Cornice & Ornament Co.

A-1496

Site allocations. Private buildings: Larmamjat Monorail.

A-1496

Site allocations. Private buildings: Lauber's Rest.

A-1496

Site allocations. Private buildings: Leslie's Publishing House Building.

A-1496

Site allocations. Private buildings: Lienards Models.

A-1496

Site allocations. Private buildings: Loiseau Pressed Fuel Company Bldg.

A-1496

Site allocations. Private buildings: Moorish Villa.

A-1496

Site allocations. Private buildings: Mount Washington Railway.

A-1496

Site allocations: Private buildings: New England Log House.

A-1496

Site allocations: Private buildings: New York Tribune.

A-1496

Site allocations: Private buildings: New York World.

A-1496

Site allocations: Private buildings: Noble & Company Building.

A-1496

Site allocations: Private buildings: Pennsylvania Bible Society Building.

A-1496

Site allocations: Private buildings: Pennsylvania Railroad Ticket Office.

A-1496

Site allocations: Private buildings: Popcorn Pavilion.

A-1496

Site allocations: Private buildings: Dept. of Public Comfort Building.

A-1496

Site allocations: Private buildings: Restaurant of Messrs. Richardson.

A-1496

Site allocations: Private buildings: Ross Saw Mill.

A-1496

Site allocations: Private buildings: Shoe Blacking Pavilion.

A-1496

Site allocations: Private buildings: Singer Sewing Machine Company Bldg.

A-1496

Site allocations: Private buildings: Sudreau Restaurant.

A-1496

Site allocations: Private buildings: Tea & Coffee Press Building.

A-1496

Site allocations: Private buildings: Trois Freres Restaurant.

A-1496

Site allocations: Private buildings: Turkish Cafe.

A-1496

Site allocations: Private buildings: Turkish Kiosque.

A-1496

Site allocations: Private buildings: Vienna Bakery.

A-1496

Site allocations: Official Building: Medical Department Building.

A-1496

Site allocations: State Buildings: Arkansas.

A-1496

Site allocations: State Buildings: California - Nevada.

A-1496

Site allocations: State Buildings: Connecticut.

A-1496

Site allocations: State Buildings: Delaware.

A-1496

Site allocations: State Buildings: Illinois.

A-1496

Site allocations: State Buildings: Indiana.

A-1496

Site allocations: State Buildings: Iowa.

A-1496

Site allocations: State Buildings: Kansas - Colorado.

A-1496

Site allocations: State Buildings: Maryland.

A-1496

Site allocations: State Buildings: Massachusetts.

A-1496

Site allocations: State Buildings: Michigan.

A-1496

Site allocations: State Buildings: Mississippi.

A-1496

Site allocations: State Buildings: Missouri.

A-1496

Site allocations: State Buildings: Nebraska.

A-1496

Site allocations: State Buildings: New Hampshire.

A-1496

Site allocations: State Buildings: New Jersey.

A-1496

Site allocations: State Buildings: New York.

A-1496

Site allocations: State Buildings: Ohio.

A-1496

Site allocations: State Buildings: Pennsylvania.

A-1496

Site allocations: State Buildings: Pennsylvania Education Building.

A-1496

Site allocations: State Buildings: Tennessee.

A-1496

Site allocations: State Buildings: Vermont.

A-1496

Site allocations: State Buildings: Virginia.

A-1496

Site allocations: State Buildings: West Virginia.

A-1496

Site allocations: State Buildings: Wisconsin.

A-1496

Tunisian Coffee House & Bazaar.

A-1497

Sunday Opening Petitions.

A-1497

Sunday Opening Petitions.

A-1498
230-2.2. Final Report of the Director-General, 1878. 2 volumes, no index.
Scope and Contents note

These volumes also include the reports of the Bureaus of Admissions, Agriculture, Art, Awards, Classification & Catalogue, Engineering, Fire, Horticulture, Installation, Machinery, Medical Service, Protection, Telegraphy, Transportation, and Water Supply.

Location: Box A-1494

Box
Final Report of the Director-General, 1878.
Scope and Contents note

These volumes of the executive Committee and Director General also include the reports of the Bureaus of Admissions, Agriculture, Art, Awards, Classification & Catalogue, Engineering, Fire, Horticulture, Installation, Machinery, Medical Service, Protection, Telegraphy, Transportation, and Water Supply. This material does not have an index.

A-1494

230-3. Subcommittee on the Fourth of July Celebration, 1873. 1 volume, no index.

Scope and Contents note

This includes the subcommittee report on the Fourth of July celebration and the ceremony of transfer of control of the Exhibition lands from the Commissioners of Fairmount Park to the United States Centennial Commission.

Location: Box A-1491

230-3.1. Report.
Box

Subcommittee on the Fourth of July Celebration. Report on transfer of Fairmount Park Grounds, 1873.

A-1491

230-4. Centennial Athletic Contests Committees.

Scope and Contents note

Includes reports, programs and announcements of the yacht regatta, the rowing regatta and rifle matches sponsored by the United States Centennial Commission. There are also letters acknowledging the receipt of some of the rifle match awards.

Location: Box A-1491

230-4.1. Athletic Contest Committees. Contest Materials, 1876-1877. 3 folders, no index.
Box

Rifle matches.

A-1491

Rowing.

A-1491

Yachting.

A-1491

230-5. Committee on History, Literature and Popular Education, 1873-1876. 1 cubic foot, no index.

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence, informational reports, brief histories of churches, private societies, etc.

Location: Box A-1491

Box

230-5.1. Papers, 1873-1876.

A-1491

230-6. Committee on Plans and Architecture.

230-6.1. Committee on Plans and Architecture, Minutes, 1873-1874. 1 volume, no index.
Scope and Contents note

Location: Box A-1505

Box

May 23-October 31, 1873, February 6, 1874 (this material is not indexed).

A-1505
230-6.2. Committee on Plans and Architecture, Architectural Competition Papers, 1873-1876. 1 cubic foot, no index.
Scope and Contents note

This series includes descriptions and plans submitted for Centennial buildings; lists of architects? names, with indications of plans accepted; building design copyright papers; correspondence from architects; photographs of architects and buildings; and reports.

Location: Box A-1505

Box

Announcement of Receipts of Designs.

A-1505

Copyrights.

A-1505

Correspondence Received.

A-1505

Lists of Competitors.

A-1505

Proposals and Specifications.

A-1505

Reports.

A-1505

Architects Competition # 1 - 44.

A-1505

Architects Competition- Second Round # 1 - 10.

A-1505

230-7. Executive Departments of the United States Government, 1876, 1884. 7 Volumes.

230-7.1. Department of War, Publications, 1876, 1884. 7 volumes, partial index.
Scope and Contents note

These reports include the Report of the Engineering Department of the United States Army at the International Exhibition of 1876 (1884);  Index to the Catalogue of the Ordinance Department (1876); and the following publications of the Medical Department, U.S. Army, all published in 1876:  Description of Selected Specimens from the Medical Section of the Army Medical Museum;  Description of the Models of Hospital Steam Vessels;  Description of the U. S. Army Medical Transport Cart, Model of 1876;  Descriptions of Selected Specimens from the Surgical Section . . . Medical Museum;  List of Microscopical Preparations.

Location: Box A-1502

230-8.Women?s Centennial Executive Committee.

Scope and Contents note

The Women's Centennial Executive Committee was organized initially as an auxiliary committee to assist chiefly in the collection of funds, prior to the creation of the Centennial Board of Finance. The initial organization occurred on 16 February 1873. The Executive Committee formally recognized the existence of this Committee on 24 February 1873 and full Commission followed with its formal recognition on 7 May 1873. The work of the Women's Committee was summarized by the Director-General as follows:

1. Obtaining subscriptions to the stock of the Centennial Board of Finance

2. Procurement of signatures to memorials praying the Legislature of Pennsylvania and City Councils of Philadelphia to make the appropriations towards the erection of the Exhibition buildings.

3. Creation of the Women's Pavilion, a special exhibition of women's work, apart from the other displays. The costs of this Pavilion were raised solely by this Committee.

4. Funding the music at the opening and closing ceremonies of the Exhibition.

5. Publication of a weekly newspaper and several books devoted to patriotic themes.

6. Erection of a school-house next to the Women's Pavilion, where a kindergarten was carried on throughout the Exhibition.

230-8.1. Women?s Centennial Executive Committee, Papers & Reports, 1875-1877. 6 volumes, no index.
Scope and Contents note

These volumes include abstracts of minutes; Officers, Members & By-Laws;  Women?s Day, November 7, 1876;  Catalogue of Charities Conducted by Women, 1875; and Annual Reports from 1875 to 1877.

Location: Box A-1506

Box

Abstract of Minutes.

A-1506

Officers, Members & By-Laws.

A-1506

Women's Day, November 7, 1876.

A-1506

Catalogue of Charities Conducted by Women, 1876.

A-1506

Annual Report, March 1875.

A-1506

Annual Report, March 1876.

A-1506

Annual Report, March 1877.

A-1506

230-9. Department of the Press.

Scope and Contents note

According to the Director-General's report, "the importance of disseminating correct information about the Exhibition led to the establishment of the Department of the Press." The Commission provided an office where duly accredited newspaper writers were given desks, stationery and information. This office could accommodate 60 writers at one time and approximately 500 persons connected with American and foreign newspapers registered during the Exhibition.

Box Row
230-9.1. Register of Journalists, [1876]. 1 volume.
Scope and Contents note

Each entry within this register lists the name of the correspondent, the journal represented and his or her Philadelphia-area residence. The index in front is organized by the name of the newspaper represented.

Shelf: Row 29 (volume USCC-8)

A-1491 29 / Volume USCC-8
Row
230-9.2. Newspapers and Magazines, 1870-1877. 56 Volumes.
Scope and Contents note

This collection includes two cubic feet of copies of Leslie's Illustrated and newspapers from all states and territories featuring news or press releases relating to the Centennial Exhibition.

J.C. Foulkrod, bookkeeper of the United States Centennial Commission, assembled the 56-volume scrapbook collection. The collection contains clippings of the Centennial Exhibition and its preparation. The scrapbooks are organized by date and according to geographic area, or specific topic. Single volumes include clippings from Michigan, Louisiana & Nebraska newspapers; Colorado; Virginia; New Jersey, Delaware & Maryland; and Indiana, Illinois, Ohio & Iowa papers. At least two volumes include clippings from Boston papers and three from New York. There are also volumes devoted to European coverage prior to the Centennial; countrywide centennial celebrations and reports of exhibition planning; the Centennial Bill; the Evacuation Day Centennial; the Franklin Institute exhibitions; the Industrial Company of New York; and smaller and foreign expositions, i.e. the Cincinnati Exposition of 1874; the Cincinnati Industrial Exposition of 1875; American and international exhibitions in 1873; the Vienna Exhibition of 1873 and the Chili Exhibition of 1874. There are two volumes of clippings devoted to the Lexington & Concord and Bunker Hill Centennial Celebrations. At least 13 volumes are devoted to the Philadelphia press coverage of the planning and execution of the Centennial.

Shelf: Row 29 (scrapbooks) Rows 31-E/ 32-E (newspaper rolls)

29, 31-E/32-E

230-10. Secretary's Office, Classification and Catalogue.

Scope and Contents note

For the final report of the Classification and Catalogue, see Record Series 230-2.1, Final Report of the Director-General.

The Bureau of Classification and Catalogue was born in the first days of the United States Centennial Commission, which determined that a classification of the various exhibits was necessary, both for their arrangement in the Exhibition and in their appearance in the Official Catalogue. The Committee designed a system that was both systematic and geographic. As planning for the buildings on the grounds proceeded, it became apparent that the classification system would have to be changed to accommodate five principal buildings, instead of one as originally conceived. The work of the rearrangement of the classification was assigned to the Secretary's Office, which proceeded to create an arrangement of seven departments. The Secretary's Office attempted to adhere as closely as possible to the original plan of the Commission.

The Main Building held the exhibits of three departments: I. Mining and Metallurgy; II. Manufactures; and III. Education and Science. The Art Gallery (now Memorial Hall) was the site of department IV: Art. The fifth department (Machinery) was located in Machinery Hall, while the sixth department (Agriculture) was held in Agricultural Hall. Finally, Horticultural Hall, the other building intended to remain as a permanent memorial to the Exhibition, hosted the various horticultural exhibits of Department VII.

230-10.1. Classification and Catalogue. Catalogue Information Sheets, undated. 3 cubic feet, no index.
Scope and Contents note

These sheets, organized by building and class, list the exhibitor?s name, address, application number, brief description of the articles to be exhibited, exhibition location and class, and the bureau under whose authority the exhibit falls. There are sheets for the Main Building, Installation, Machinery Department, Agricultural Department, Horticultural Department, Wagon Building and Brewers? Building.

Location: Boxes A-1521?A-1523

Box

[?- I can't find this in the shelf list] Catalogue Information Sheets, undated.

A-1521

Catalogue Information -- Main Building; Class: 322, 323, 324, 325, 326, 327, 330, 331, 335, 340, 342, 344, 346, 441, 509, 563, 565, 570, 571, 577, 594.

A-1522

Catalog information -- Installation; Class: 100, 102, 103, 104, 111, 182, 200, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 208, 210, 213, 214, 125, 216, 217, 218, 219, 220, 225, 226, 227, 230, 231, 235, 237, 239, 242, 250, 251, 252, 253, 254, 255, 258, 259, 260, 262, 263, 264, 265, 267, 272, 274, 275, 276, 280, 282, 283, 284, 285, 286, 291, 300, 302, 306, 312, 320, 323, 324, 325, 326, 327, 330, 331, 332, 335, 340, 346, 400, 410, 421, 423, 430, 594, 635, 663, 667, 709.

A-1522

Catalog information sheets -- Machinery Department; Class: 500, 501, 502, 503, 505, 506, 507, 508, 509, 510, 511, 513, 514, 515, 516, 517, 518, 519, 520, 521, 522, 524, 525, 530, 531, 534, 535, 536, 537, 540, 541, 542, 543, 544, 545, 546 547, 550.

A1522

Catalogue Information -- Machinery Department; Class: 551, 552, 554, 555, 556, 560, 561, 562, 563, 564, 566, 568, 570, 571, 572, 573, 574, 575, 577, 580, 581, 582, 584, 585, 586, 587, 590. 592, 594, 595\596, 597.

A-1523

Catalogue Information -- Agricultural Dept.; Class: 600, 602, 603, 604, 607, 610, 611, 620, 621, 622, 623, 624 626, 635, 638, 641, 642, 646, 647, 648, 651, 652, 653, 654 655, 656, 657, 658, 659, 660, 661, 665, 666, 667, 669, 670 671, 672, 673, 674, 675, 680, 681, 682, 683, 692, 693.

A-1523

Catalog information sheets -- Wagon Building; Class: 601, 660, 674, 682.

A-1523

Catalog information sheets -- Brewers? Building; Class: 623, 646, 660, 673, 674, 682, 683.

A-1523

Catalog information sheets -- Horticultural Department; Class: 700, 701, 702, 703, 704, 705, 706, 708, 709, 710, 715, 720, 721, 722, 730, 733, 734.

A-1523

230-10.2. Classification and Catalogue. Official Catalogue [See Record Series 230.1], 1876.

230-20. Department of Admissions.

Scope and Contents note

For the final report of the Department of Admissions, see Record Series 230-2.1, Final Report of the Director-General.

The Department of Admissions was created on 1 December 1875 and oversaw the admission procedures at the Centennial Exhibition. In addition to collecting admission fees and issuing passes to the grounds, the Department was also responsible for the creation of the forms to be used for tickets, passes, and various reports to be filled out by the various turnstile attendants. It had to man 106 entrance gates and 17 wagon gates each day. There were three classes of admissions: Class A, for those who paid; Class B, for complimentary passes; and Class C, for exhibitors, attendants, employees and reporters.

230-20.1. Report of Admissions Other than Cash, May 10, 1876-December 17, 1876. 1 volume, no index.
Scope and Contents note

Daily entries list the name of each turnstile inspector, the name of each stile keeper, each keeper's stile and punch numbers; and numbers of persons with complimentary passes, return checks and special press passes and numbers of workmen, guards, firemen, exhibitors and others passing each stile; total count of persons passing each stile, stile court, difference in terms of overage or shortage; and remarks including special groups, bands or dignitaries visiting the Exhibition. Entries for the months of September and October add similar information for the Stock Show. Entries from November 11 to December 17 add daily totals of each category of entrant passing all stiles.

Location: Row 29 (volume USCC-15)

Row Volume

Report of Admissions other than Cash, 1876 May 10.

29 USCC-15

230-21. Bureau (Department) of Agriculture, 1875-1876. 6 Volumes.

Scope and Contents note

The records of the Bureau (Department) of Agriculture includes correspondence received by the Bureau of Agriculture from May 1875 to December 1876; correspondence referred to C. H. Roney, Chief Clerk, E. R. Sharswood, Superintendent of Pomology, H. S. Morehead, Superintendent of the Miscellaneous Department, and to C. Lincoln of the Bench Show. There are also catalogues for neat cattle; sheep & goats, swine; horses & dogs; and poultry. In addition, there is a ground plan of the Agricultural Building, descriptive applications of agricultural machinery for field trials, exhibit space applications, Bureau rules, judges? procedure guides, and Bureau business forms. This material does not have an index.

230-21.1. Resident Advisory Committee. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents note

The records of the Bureau (Department) of Agriculture includes minutes of the Special Meeting of the Resident Advisory Committee of the Bureau of Agriculture for 29 May 1875. This material does not have an index.

Box

Minutes of Special Meeting, 1875 May 19.

A-1506
230-21.2. Correspondence and Papers.
Box

Correspondence Received, May-December 1875.

A-1506

Correspondence Received, January-April 1876.

A-1506

Correspondence Received, May 1876.

A-1506

Correspondence Received, June-December 1876.

A-1506

Correspondence Referred to C.H. Roney, Chief Clerk.

A-1506

Correspondent Referred to E. R. Sharswood, Superintendent, Pomology.

A-1506

Correspondent Referred to H. S. Morehead, Superintendent, Miscellaneous Department.

A-1506

Correspondent Referred to C. Lincoln, Bench Show.

A-1506

Catalogues - Neat Cattle.

A-1506

Catalogues - Sheep & Goat, Swine.

A-1506

Catalogues - Horses & Dogs.

A-1506

Catalogues--Poultry.

A-1506

Forms.

A-1506

Entries of Machinery for Field Trials.

A-1506

Entries of Machinery for Exhibition in Field.

A-1506

230-22. Bureau of Awards, 1875-1878. 1 Cubic feet.

Scope and Contents note

For the final report of the Bureau of Awards, see Record Series 230-2.1, Final Report of the Director-General.

There were many problems experienced with the awards systems at previous international exhibitions, principally those encountered at the English exhibitions of 1851 and 1862 and the French exhibitions of 1855 and 1867. The United States Centennial Commission set up an award system that was largely based upon the reforms agreed upon by the Commissioners-General of France, Great Britain, Russia, Austria, Prussia, Italy and the United States, following the close of the 1867 Exhibition. A summary of the system was reported in the Final Report of the Director-General.

1. International jury and awards by graduated prize medals were abolished.

2. A body of 250 judges was substituted, each one to be chosen for his qualifications for particular classes of work to be assigned to him.

3. Awards to be based on reports made in writing by the judges setting forth the inherent and comparative merits of each product adjudged, and such reports to be attested by the signatures of their authors.

4. Awards to consist of a diploma signed by the executive officers; a uniform bronze medal or memorial alike for all, and a certified copy of the special report of the judges on the subject of the awards.

The Bureau of Awards was responsible for the judging the various exhibits and the final awards. The judges were appointed by the governments of their respective countries but they became paid members of the Commission staff during the course of their adjudication. The number of judges necessary for each grouping was determined by the Bureau of Awards.

230-22.1. Correspondence and Papers, 1875-1878. 2 Cubic feet (no index).
Scope and Contents note

This series includes outgoing correspondence which concerns chiefly the issuance of awards during the Exhibition. It also includes minutes of meetings of the judges of exhibit group XIV (Heating, Lighting, Ventilation, Water Supply, and Drainage Apparatus) and exhibit group XXV (Instruments of Precision, Research, Experiment, and Illustration, including Telegraphy and Music), 1876. It also lists of judges names, places of origin, and biographical information; lists of exhibitors? names, type and location of exhibit; selection, organization, and duties of judges; systems of awards; also, informational sheets concerning exhibits for the use of judges, regulations for exhibit tests, description of awards ceremony; lists of awards to national, state and collective exhibits, and in rifle matches, rowing and yacht regattas; and report of the Special Committee on Appeals [from judges? decisions] of the Centennial Commission.

Location: Boxes A-1507 ? A-1508.

Box

Letter Book, May-October 1876.

A-1507

Letter Book, October 1876-January 1877.

A-1507

Letter Book, January-June 1877.

A-1507

Appeals Committee.

A-1507

Awards Correspondence Received.

A-1507

Awards on National, State and Other Collective Exhibits, International Rifle Matches, International Rowing Regatta, International Yacht Regatta, 1878.

A-1507

Ceremony on the Distribution of Awards.

A-1507

Explanation of the System of Awards.

A-1507

Forms.

A-1507

Group XIV - Minutes.

A-1507

Group XVI - Correspondence.

A-1507

Group XIX - Materials.

A-1507

Group XXV - Minutes.

A-1507

Grouping of the Judges' Works.

A-1507

Judges' Biographical Sketches.

A-1507

Lists of Foreign Judges.

A-1507

Order Forms for Reports of Awards.

A-1507

Pump & Injector Competition - Steam Fire Engines.

A-1507

System of Classification.

A-1507

Information for the Judges Group VI.

A-1507

Information for the Judges Group VII.

A-1507

Information for the Judges Group X.

A-1507

Information for the Judges Group XI.

A-1507

Information for the Judges Group XII.

A-1508

Information for the Judges Group XIV.

A-1508

Information for the Judges Group XV.

A-1508

Information for the Judges Group XVII.

A-1508

Information for the Judges Group XVIII.

A-1508

Information for the Judges Group XX.

A-1508

Information for the Judges Group XXII.

A-1508

Information for the Judges Group XXIII.

A-1508

Information for the Judges Group XXVII.

A-1508

Information for the Judges Miscellaneous groups.

A-1508
230-22.2. Reports of Awards, 1876. 6 volumes, indexed, 12 cubic feet, no index.
Scope and Contents note

There are both manuscript and printed and published judges? reports on each exhibit; each report lists exhibitor?s name, address, description of exhibit, citation of merits, judges names; catalogue, group and award numbers; manuscript versions bear judges? signatures; also included are exhibitors? receipt notices for awards received and some relative correspondence.

Location: Boxes A-1509 ? A-1520

Box

Groups III # 601--IV # 1500, 1876.

A-1510

Groups IV # 1501--VII # 200, 1876.

A-1511

Groups VII # 201--X # 500, 1876.

A-1512

Groups X # 501--XV, 1876.

A-1513

Groups XVI--XXIII # 100, 1876.

A-1514

Groups XXIII # 10--XXVII # 450, 1876.

A-1515

Groups XXVII # 45--XXXIV, 1876.

A-1516

Groups XXXV--XXXVI. Also includes miscellaneous Receipts & Correspondence; Special Awards; Collective Awards; Rejected Awards (Rewards?), 1876.

A-1517

Published Reports of Awards (complete set), 1876.

A-1518

Published Reports of Awards (duplicate set), 1876.

A-1519

Published Reports of Awards (miscellaneous volumes - duplicates), 1876.

A-1520
Row Volume
230-22.3. Register, Diplomas and Medals Awarded, 1877-1878. 1 volume.
Scope and Contents note

This register of the Bureau of Awards lists the date, exhibitor's name, address, exhibit group number, note of whether a diploma or medal was awarded, and some indication of the receipt of the award by the exhibitor. This material is not indexed.

27 USCC-16

230-23. Department of the Engineer of the Centennial Grounds, 1873-1876. 4 Volumes.

Scope and Contents note

The records of the Department of the Engineer of the Centennial Grounds consists of incoming correspondence concerning the maintenance of the various buildings and recommendations of employment applicants. There are also Exhibition grounds situation plans and topographical maps of Fairmount Park, ground plans, installation plans, and elevations chiefly of the Main Exhibition Building, Machinery Hall, and the Agricultural Building. Other buildings are represented as well. The series also contain specifications for grounds grading, level books showing installation locations of water and gas lines and railroads, and descriptions of lots allocated for erection of private buildings. This material has not been indexed. In addition to the volumes there is also 2 cubic feet of papers.

230-23.1. Correspondence and papers, 1873-1876. 4 volumes, 2 cubic feet, no index.
Scope and Contents note

This series consists of incoming correspondence concerning the maintenance of the various buildings and recommendations of employment applicants. There are also Exhibition grounds situation plans and topographical maps of Fairmount Park, ground plans, installation plans, and elevations chiefly of the Main Exhibition Building, Machinery Hall, and the Agricultural Building. Other buildings are represented as well. The series also contain specifications for grounds grading, level books showing installation locations of water and gas lines and railroads, and descriptions of lots allocated for erection of private buildings.

Locations: Box A-1552 and map case.

230-24. Bureau of Fine Arts.

Scope and Contents note

For the final report of the Bureau of Fine Arts, see Record Series 230-2.1, Final Report of the Director-General.

Also known as the Bureau of Art, it was formally organized with a Chief of Bureau in September 1875. The Bureau was responsible for three buildings: Memorial Hall (the Art Gallery), the Art Annex and Photographic Hall. The Bureau was aided by several committees, including an Advisory Committee, a Committee on Selection and a Committee on Arrangement. The Committee on Selection was to view American works gathered in Boston, New York and Philadelphia and select those to be exhibited at the Centennial. The Committee on Arrangement, composed principally of professional artists and an architect, was to assist the Bureau in the proper arrangement of the art works. The total number of exhibitors represented at the Centennial Exhibition was 2,472 with 7,147 pieces of art and photography.

230-24.1. Correspondence and Applications for Space, 1876. 1 cubic foot, partial index.
Scope and Contents note

The applications list number, date, applicant?s name, address, description of article to be exhibited, dimensions of space desired. These applications are all indexed by the name of the exhibitor, type of exhibit and exhibit number. There is also some relevant Bureau correspondence, printed regulations concerning transportation and display of exhibits, and blank permit forms. In addition, there is a list of the statuary located on the grounds of the Exhibition.

Location: Box A-1524

Box

Forms, 1876.

A-1524

Correspondence Received.

A-1524

Applications for Space--Various Arts: #1707, #3605--3969, #4000--4652, #7258--7963 #8052-8981, #9013--9747, #10057--10965, #11019--11102.

A-1524

Applications for Space-- Sculpture: #1378--1979, #2653--287, #3024--3995, #4132--4805, #5000--5900, #6029--6925, #7017--7842, #8057--8871, #9014--9384, #10063--10977.

A-1524

List of Statuary on Grounds.

A-1524

Applications for Space-- Industrial Art: #30--221, #1306--1954, #2004--2975, #3094--3997, #4081--4947, #5009--5703, #6053--6997, #7000--7967, #8308--8754. Applications for Space-- Oils: #194--606, #1642--1895, #2111--2952, #3048--3556, #4653--4998, #5086--5997, #6110--6993, #7001--7964, #8051--8980, #9006--9658, #10056--10982, #11034--11143.

A-1524

Applications for Space-- Photography: #100, 212, 253, 1304, 1872, #2005--2993, #3025--3962, #4014--4963, #5008--5715, #6076--6995, #7011--7966, #8049--8965, #9007--9650, #10066--10983, #13268.

A-1524
230-24.2. Official Catalogue, Department of Art, 1876. 1 volume, index.
Scope and Contents note

The entries in this volume list the artist?s name, name of the work, exhibition catalogue number and the exhibit class number.

Location: Box A-1524

Box

Centennial Loan-- Negatives/Moran Exhibit. Philadelphia, 1875.

A-1524

Art-- Centennial Loan Exhibition.

A-1524

Italy-- Special Catalogue of the Collection of Antiques.

A-1524

Catalogue-- Cabinet of Gems Collected-- Eur./Asia/Africa.

A-1524

Address to Artists of the U.S. Intl. Exhibition/ Philadelphia, 1876.

A-1524
Box
230-24.3. Supply Requisitions, 1876. 1 volume (1 volume, no index).
Scope and Contents note

For supplies received from the Committee on Revision and Supplies, each entry list the requisition number, date, article and quantity received, and the signature of the Chief of the Bureau.

A-1524
230-24.4. Exhibits Removed from the Photographic Hall, 1876-1877. 1 volume, no index.
Scope and Contents note

Entries within this ledger list the catalogue number, date, item removed and signature of claimant. This material does not have an index.

A-1524

230-25. Foreign Bureau, 1874-1878. 1 Cubic feet.

Scope and Contents note

At its first session, the Commission created a Committee on Foreign Affairs, charged with the duty of securing the participation of foreign governments in the Exhibition. On 3 July 1873, the President of the United States issued a proclamation announcing the Exhibition, which foreign governments did not construe to be an invitation. Subsequently, on 5 June 1874, an Act of Congress was passed requesting the President to extend, in the name of the United States, a respectful and cordial invitation to foreign governments to participate. This the President did, through the offices of the Department of State.

In accordance with the general regulations of the Commission, no communication was held directly between the Centennial Commission and the individual foreign exhibitors. Instead, all matters relating to the exhibits and space allotments were handled by the Director-General and the heads of the respective foreign Commissions. For the register of foreign commissioners, see Record Series 230-1.3, Registers of Centennial Commissioners

230-25.1. Foreign Bureau, Correspondence, 1874-1878. 3 cubic feet, partial index.
Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence sent and received, chiefly with foreign commissioners; also included are catalogues, publications, statistic sheets, drawings regarding foreign exhibits, reports to Parliament on the Centennial Exhibition and Moscow Polytechnic Exhibition; London Times account of the Centennial Commission?s projected plans; and copies of the proclamation of the Centennial Commission and Centennial Board of Finance expressing gratitude for Great Britain?s participation.

Location: Box A-1525 ? A-1527

Box

Correspondence Received: Argentine, Australia/Queensland, Australia, New South Wales, Australia/South Australia, Azores, Bahamas Islands, Belgium, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, Burma, Canada, Cape of Good Hope, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, France, German, Empire, Hawaii, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Greece, Guatemala, Italy, Jamaica, Japan.

A-1525

Correspondence Received: Liberia, Luxembourg, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Norway, Orange Free State, Persia, Peru, Portugal, Russia, San Salvador, Siam, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tunis, Turkey, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Venezuela, 1874-1878.

A-1526

Publications: Australia/New South Wales, Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Germany, Great Britain, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Orange Free State, Philippines, Peru, Portugal, Russia, Siam, Sweden, Venezuela.

A-1527

Foreign Bureau Excerpt Times (London).

A-1527

Foreign Bur. Parliamentary Report/Great Britain.

A-1527

Correspondence Received by Dir. General: from Prof. Thomas C. Archer, Edinburgh.

A-1527
Box
230-25.2. Lists of Foreign Commissioners. 1 volume.
Scope and Contents note

Official lists of Foreign Commissioners accredited to the Exhibition. These lists include their names, titles, nations represented, and U.S. addresses.

Location: Box A-1527

A-1527

230-26. Bureau of Horticulture [THERE ARE NO RECORDS SURVIVING FROM THIS BUREAU].

Scope and Contents note

For the final report of the Bureau of Horticulture, see Record Series 230-2.1, Final Report of the Director-General.

The Bureau of Horticulture was established in early 1875. One of the major buildings of the Exhibition, Horticultural Hall, a large greenhouse and conservatory, was already planned to be one of the permanent memorials of the Centennial. The Bureau was responsible for the exhibits within this Hall as well as the landscaping of a 20-acre site around it.

There are no records surviving from this bureau.

230-27: Bureau of Installation, 1876-1877.

Scope and Contents note

For the final report of the Bureau of Installation, see Record Series 230-2.1, Final Report of the Director-General.

The Bureau of Installation was created by resolution of the Executive Committee of the United States Centennial Commission on 14 January 1875 and officially announced by the Director-General in March 1875. The special duties given to the Bureau were:

1. The classification and distribution to the other Bureaus of all applications for space in the American departments of the Exhibition.

2. The general installation of foreign countries within the Main Building.

3. The installation in detail of the American Department, Main Building, including allotment of space to American exhibitors.

4. The superintendence of the Main Building during the period of the Exhibition.

5. The general supervision of special structures.

Note: Many of the records of this Bureau reside in the collections of the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington, D.C.

230-27.1. Papers, 1876-1877. 1 cubic foot, no index.
Scope and Contents note

Includes incoming correspondence only along with applications for space. Also included is the ground plan of the Main Exhibition Building (3rd & 4th editions), and samples of the blank forms used by the Bureau.

Location: Box A-1506

Box

Correspondence.

A-1506

Applications for space.

A-1506

230-28: Bureau of Machinery.

Scope and Contents note

For the final report of the Bureau of Machinery, see Record Series 230-2.1, Final Report of the Director-General.

The Bureau of Machinery was organized on 1 March 1875. It was originally charged with the responsibility of allotting space to exhibitors and maintenance of the Machinery Building. Subsequently, it took charge of additional buildings surrounding the Machinery Building, including those of many privately-erected structures, including the Shoe and Leather Building, the Nevada Quartz-Mill, the Glass Factory, the Printing Press Building, the Paint Building, the Ross Saw-Mill, the Chilean Building and others.

230-28.1. Correspondence and Papers, 1875-1877. 19 volumes, 2 cubic feet, partial index.
Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, both incoming and outgoing, chiefly concerning the exhibits in Machinery Hall and the Shoe & Leather Building; applications for space in both buildings list number, exhibitor?s name and address, description of article to be exhibited (often with photograph or drawing or article), required space dimensions and location, exhibit group and class numbers; printed location list of exhibitors, showing names, addresses and location by site numbers; permits and passes issued by Bureau to contractors, exhibitors, Bureau personnel bearing name, date, permit or pass number; those issued to exhibitors also show locations and floor plans of their exhibits and, in some cases, exhibitors? signatures and home addresses; alphabetical lists of Bureau personnel listing names and positions of each, and a Bureau payroll book (1876?) containing same data to which is added the rates of pay; Bureau chief?s bank book with Centennial National Bank for his account ?for exhibitors of water wheel.?

Location: Boxes A-1528 ? A-1533; Row 27 (volumes USCC-17 - USCC-22)

Box

Correspondence Received-- Filebook (2): #7-50, #51-100, #101-150, #151-191, #201-250, #251-300, #301-336, #362-373.

A-1528

Correspondence Received-- Filebook (3): #24-43, #54-99, #103-146, #222--247.

A-1528

Correspondence Received-- Filebook (3): #259--290, #303.

A-1528

Correspondence Received-- Filebook (4): #39, #76, #116-135.

A-1528

Correspondence Received-- Filebook (5): #4-50, #51-100, #101-150, #152-198, #204-250, #251-299, #301-350, #351-400, #401-449, #451-480.

A-1528

Correspondence Received-- Filebook (6): #1-50, #51-100, #103-149, #161-199, #200-239, #286-295, #389-399, #445-447.

A-1528

Correspondence Received-- Filebook (8): #1-50, #51-98, #102-149, #152-200, #201-249, #251-299, #302-349, #352-400, #401-450, #451-460, 1875-1877.

A-1529

Correspondence Received-- Filebook (9): #1-47, #53-100, #101-150, #152-199, #202-250, #251-300, #301-350, #351-400, #401-450.

A-1529

Correspondence Received-- Filebook (9) # 451-461.

A-1529

Correspondence Received-- Filebook (10): #1-50, #52-99, #101-150, #151-200, #201-250, #251-299, #302-350, #352-398, #402-450, #451-479.

A-1529

Correspondence Received-- Filebook (11): #3-46, #51-86, #170-198, #201-244, #255-298, #311-350, #357-399, #403-438, #452-498, #502-549.

A-1529

Correspondence Received-- Filebook (12): #4-50, #51-93, #106-149, #152-198, #204-249, #251-297, #301-335.

A-1529

Correspondence Received-- Filebook (13): #1-49, #56-99, #107-110.

A-1529

Applications for Space: #21-50, #52-99, #104-142, #153-198, #203-271, #1280-1298, #1303-1345, #1369-1391, #1401-1441, #1454-1495, #1501-1545, #1551-1600, #1601-1646, #1654-1699, #1701-1749, #1756-1792, #1804-1850, #1856-1896, #1901-1949, #1952-1994, #2001-2050, #2056-2091, #2110-2144, #2154-2195, #2201-2250, #2263-2297, #2306-2333, #2353-2399.

A-1529

Applications for Space: #2403-2450, #2453-2499, #2507-2550, #2554-2592, #2601-2649, #2667-2695, #2706-2743, #2751-2798, #2805-2841, #2860-2887, #2901-2944, #2959-2992, #3007-3041, #3056-3095, #3108-3146, #3153-3197, #3153-3197, #3234, #3280, #3300-3338, #3353-3396, #3408-3450, #3452-3499, #3505-3521, #3557-3591, #3609-3647, #3663-3697, #3700-3742, #3751-3798, #3823-3835, #3860-3897, #3900-3950, #3951-3992, #4015-4031, #4051-4098, #4102-4149, #4153-4188, #4200-4245, #4256-4298, #4301-4343, #4355-4398, #4401-4440, #4452-4498, #4502-4547, #4561-4596, #4606-4643, #4674-4685, #4706-4742, #4763-4785, #4801-4837, #4855-4893, #4911-4934, #4983-4990, #5011-5047, #5053-5087, #5113-5150, #5155-5198, #5201-5250, #5277-5299, #5301-5347, #5351-5396, #5401-5426, #5467-5499, #5500-5536, #5558-5587,#5603-5650, #5654-5692, #5708-5739, #5778-5795, #5800-5848, #5865-5893, #5910-5943, #5953-5978, #6012-6044, #6054-6091.

A-1530

230-28.1.  Applications for Space: #6100-6134, #6162-6199, #6210-6247, #6252-6298, #6302-6350, #6351-6397, #6403-6450, #6451-6480, #6507-6550, #6552-6598, #6600-6649, #6651-6652, #6702-6721, #6776-6794, #6845-6865, #6910-6937, #6964-6999, #7002-7048 #7053-7081, #7186, #7219-7244, #7257-7292, #7303-7341, #7352, #7406-7430, #7456-7465, #7510-7513, #7616-7623, #7665-7669, #7727-7743, #7815-7827, #7888-7889, #7926, #7956-7957, #8060-8065, #8133, #8268-8286, #8308-8344, #8384-8386, #8455-8498, #8500-8550, #8552-8553, #8615-8616, #8670, #8780-8786, 8810-8824, #8888, #8900-8933, #9000-9027, #9059-9092, #9100-9107, #9178-9179, #9210, #9281-9286, #9318-9356, #9401-9437, #9470-9489, #9503-9533, #9562-9563, #9621-9624, #9778, #9801-9848, #9904-9950, #9951-9987, #10031-10041, #10166, #10220-10222, #10274, #10336, #10409-10450, #10451-10476, #10551-10553, #10614, #10660-10693, #10726, #10781, #10902-10936, #11042-11046, #11088-11089, #11104-11168, #11179-11199, #11201-11250, #11252-11257, #11306, #11360-11368, #11417- 11418.

A-1531

230-28.1.  Applications for Space: #11216, #11251, #11575-11549, #11559, #11635-11650, #11653-11654, #11728-11729, #11804-11843, #11916-11920, #12035-12050, #12076-12079, #12104-12127, #12153-12196, #12203-12223, #12256-12299, #12322-12333, #12256-12299, #12322-12333, #12352-12396, #12402-12443, #12456-12479, #12529-12550, #12573-12580, #12666-12683, #12818. #12855-12890, #12982, 13085.

A-1532

Applications for Space-- Not Accepted: Folder 1 of 4. Folder 2 of 4. Folder 3 of 4. Folder 4 of 4.

A-1532

Applications for Space-- Exhibits Displayed/Unregistered.

A-1532

Correspondence-- Miscellaneous.

A-1532

Shoe and Leather/Correspondence Received: #5-49, #52-95, #101-150, #151-200, #201-246, #258-300, #301-350, #352-372.

A-1532

Correspondence Received/W.E. Plummer, Shoe & Leather Building.

A-1532

Shoe & Leather Building--Applications for Space: #94, #133, #190, #228, #1318, #1368.

A-1532

Shoe & Leather Building--Applications for Space: #1425, #1461-1466, #1506-1515, #1594, #1625, #1793, #1816-1843, #1880-1899, #2067-2090, #2161-2188, #2273-2289 #2447-2449, #2496, #2558-2598, #2648, #2678-2696, #2744, #2754-2789, #2889, #2912, #2997, #3057, #3127-3149, #3192, #3326-3349, #3385-3392, #3501-3532, #3567, #3601-3649, #3651-3694, #3774, #3804-3819, #3856-3881, #3977-3990, #4005-4042, #4056, #4143, #4168, #4212, #4258-4276, #4340, #4379, #4444, #4627, #4748, #4782-4784, #4891, #4999, #5077, #5112, #5260-5273, #5407-5416, #5512-5545, #5618-5636, #5647-5668, #5734, #5801, #5862, #5925-5928, #6069, #6135, #6151-6171, #6222, #6251-6256, #6313-6339, #6396, #6470-6485, #6580, #6713, #6804, #6889, #7439-7449, #7451-7496, #7515, #7666, #7747-7749, #7787-7795, #7800-7827, #7871-7887, #7917-7935, #7976-7991, #8001-8048, #8066-8081, #8142-8150, #8151 8199, #8200-8247, #8252-8295, #8333-8337, #8381-8383, #8458-8463, #8503-8544, #8687-8690, #8787, #8935, #8956-8962, #9002-9004, #9051-9097, #9204, #9284-9285, #9385-9399, #9456-9490, #9505-9529, #9564-9590, #9627-9628, #9694-9697, #9756-9760, #9814, #9878-9887, #9933-9935, 9982-9998.

A-1532

Shoe & Leather Building/Applications for Space: #10036-10039, #10142-10164, #10223, #10262, #10300-10327, #10370, #10448, #10458-10496, #10554-10591, #10656-10694, #10762-10789, #10831-10832, #10908-10913, #11024-11025, #11090-11091, #11105, #11211-11224, #11363, #11447-11449, #11458-11490, #11552-11565, #11651-11652, #11736, #11793-11794, #11829, #11851-11856, #11914-11939, #11952-11954, #12070-12098, #12202-12207, #12261-12295, #12393, #12496, #13027, #13084, #13175, #13236-13237, #13301, #13427, #13655.

A-1533

Forms and Circulars.

A-1533

Permits for Space-- Shoe and Leather Building.

A-1533

Proposals-- File 1 of 2.

A-1533

Proposals-- File 2 of 2.

A-1533

Book of Permits Granted to Proceed With Work.

A-1533

Centennial National Bank Check Book.

A-1533

Boiler House Book #1.

A-1533

Boiler House Book #2.

A-1533

Boiler House Book #3.

A-1533

Boiler House Book #4.

A-1533

Boiler House Book #5.

A-1533

Boiler House Book #6.

A-1533

Pass Register #1.

A-1533

Pass Register #2.

A-1533

Pass Register #3.

A-1533

Letter Press Book A-- John Albert, Outgoing Correspondence, March 10, 1875-December 9, 1875.

A-1534

Letter Press Book B-- John Albert, Outgoing Correspondence, December 9, 1875-February 15, 1876.

A-1534

Letter Press Book C-- John Albert, Outgoing Correspondence, February 15, 1876-March 21, 1876.

A-1534

Letter Press Book D-- John Albert, Outgoing Correspondence, March 21, 1876-April 25, 1876.

A-1534

Letter Press Book E-- John Albert, Correspondence & Papers, April 26, 1876-July 21, 1876.

A-1534

Letter Press Book F-- John Albert, Correspondence & Papers, July 21, 1876-May 25, 1877.

A-1534

Letter Press Book - Shoe and Leather Building (Letters), February 15, 1876-December 30, 1876.

A-1534
230-28.2. Construction and Maintenance Papers, 1875-1876. 6 volumes, 1 cubic foot, no index.
Scope and Contents note

This series includes drawings, elevations, floor plans, installation plans of Machinery Hall and Annexes, Shoe & Leather Building, Saw Mill and Boiler House; contractors? construction proposals and estimates; requirements of power supply (steam, gas, water, or number of pulleys and belts) for each exhibit; record of daily amounts of coal consumed in Boiler House; printed schedules of machine shop prices, foundation construction regulations, rules and information for exhibitors.

Location: Box A-1534

230-29: Bureau of Medical Service [THERE ARE NO SURVIVING RECORDS FROM THIS BUREAU].

Scope and Contents note

The functions of the Medical Department were to supply medical and surgical assistance within the Exhibition grounds; to advise with reference to sanitary questions; and to issue in authoritative form such information on the sanitary condition of Philadelphia and of the Exhibition as might be desirable. The important subjects of the drainage and water supply of the Exhibition grounds were placed entirely under the control of the Chief Engineer of the grounds. The Medical Department was organized in the early part of 1876, by the appointment of a Medical Director, a staff composed of six medical officers, and a secretary, who was also the Resident Physician at the Hospital in the Exhibition grounds.

For the final report of the Bureau of Medical Service, see Record Series 230-2.1, Final Report of the Director-General.

230-30. Bureau of Protection.

Scope and Contents note

For the final report of the Centennial Guard, the Centennial Police Force of the Philadelphia Police Department and the Centennial Fire Department, Final Report of the Director-General.

The Bureau of Protection consisted of the Centennial Guard and the Fire Patrol. Initially, the Commission hoped that the United States Government would detail a sufficient force from the regular army for guard duty. As this hope failed, the Commission organized a regiment of a thousand men, including officers, which would be recruited and equipped for the purposes of security on the grounds. Eventually, the Guard recruited a total of 1409 men to serve. On any given day, over 550 men would be on duty. The Bureau of Protection also oversaw the Centennial Fire Department, organized on 5 February 1876. In addition to two fire houses on the grounds, firemen were stationed at various buildings throughout the Exhibition in case of alarm.

230-30.1. Correspondence and Papers, 1875-1876. 1 cubic foot, no index.
Scope and Contents note

Includes incoming and ongoing correspondence which chiefly concerns violations of regulations on the Exhibition grounds, and supplies required or received; also included are lists of Centennial Guard personnel, copies of Guard and Bureau personnel rules and regulations; daily Guard reports of men on duty, absent, daily events, offenses on grounds (1875), receipts for lost goods, and sample search warrant.

Location: Box A-1506

Box
230-30.1.  Regulation Booklets, 1875-1876. 1 Cubic feet.
Scope and Contents note

The records of the Bureau of Protection includes incoming and ongoing correspondence which chiefly concerns violations of regulations on the Exhibition grounds, and supplies required or received; also included are lists of Centennial Guard personnel, copies of Guard and Bureau personnel rules and regulations; daily Guard reports of men on duty, absent, daily events, offenses on grounds (1875), receipts for lost goods, and sample search warrant. This material does not have an index.

A-1506

Daily Reports, January 1875-January 1876.

A-1506

Statements & Reports.

A-1506

Sample Receipts.

A-1506

Correspondence Received - Adjutant Hoyt, and others.

A-1506

Correspondence Received - A. T. Goshorn.

A-1506

Lists of Personnel.

A-1506

230-31: Bureau of Telegraphy [There are no records surviving from this Bureau].

Scope and Contents note

For the final report of the Bureau of Telegraphy, see Record Series 230-2.1, Final Report of the Director-General.

The Bureau of Telegraphy was responsible for the installation of telegraph lines between the offices of the Philadelphia Police & Fire Alarm Telegraph, Centennial Commission, the Centennial Board of Finance and the Exhibition grounds, which was started in 1873. During 1876, the Bureau of Telegraphy was responsible for the installation of many lines throughout the grounds in order to quicken communications.

There are no records surviving from this Bureau.

230-32. Bureau of Transportation.

Scope and Contents note

For the final report of the Bureau of Transportation, see Record Series 230-2.1, Final Report of the Director-General.

The duties of administration assigned to the Bureau of Transportation at the date of its organization on 1 April 1875 principally concerned the transportation of goods and visitors, both foreign and American, local transportation, warehousing, and customs regulations. In addition, it was responsible for transportation to the Exhibition grounds and within the grounds. The Bureau also arranged, along with the Centennial Lodging-House Agency, to have a number of new hotels erected and to canvass Philadelphia home-owners who would be willing to let visitors use spare rooms in private houses.

230-32.1. Correspondence and Papers, 1874-1876. 6 volumes, 1 cubic foot, partial index.
Box

Papers, Volume I (Pages 1-50, 51-100, 101-150, 151-200, 201-250, 251-284).

A-1535

Papers, Volume I, Unindexed.

A-1535

Papers, Volume I, Index.

A-1535

Papers, Volume II (Pages 1-50, 51-100, 101-150, 151-200, 201-250, 251-291).

A-1535

Papers, Volume II, Unindexed.

A-1535

Papers, Volume II, Index.

A-1535

Papers, Volume III (Pages 1-50, 51-100, 101-150,. 151-169).

A-1535

Papers, Volume III, Unindexed.

A-1535

Papers, Volume III, Index.

A-1535

Transportation Regulations.

A-1535

Forms.

A-1535

Correspondence Received.

A-1535

Miscellaneous Receipts.

A-1535

Adams Express Receipts.

A-1535

Pennsylvania Railroad Company receipts.

A-1535

Central Express receipts.

A-1535

230-33: Department of Water Supply [There are no records surviving from this department].

Scope and Contents note

For the final report of the Department of Water Supply, see Record Series 230-2.1, Final Report of the Director-General.

The Department of Water Supply was created to provide an adequate water supply to the Exhibition grounds which would not adversely impact the operations of the regular city service. A new waterworks, including an engine house, stand-pipe and supply mains, was commenced on 18 June 1875 and completed two days before the opening of the Exhibition.

There are no records surviving from this department.

Record Group 231. Centennial Board of Finance.

Scope and Contents note

The Centennial Board of Finance was created as an incorporated body by an Act of Congress of 1 June 1872 at the direct request of the United States Centennial Commission. The Board was composed of 749 Corporators named in the Act who, along with holders of the stock issued by the Board, annually chose twenty-five "Directors of the Board of Finance" who thereafter exercised the Board's duties. Nominees for these seats were chosen by the Centennial Commission. The Director's functions consisted primarily of the raising of funds through the sale of stock (governmental donations including $ 575,000 from the City of Philadelphia, $ 1,000,000 from the State of Pennsylvania and a loan of $ 1.5 million from the Federal government), and the construction and maintenance of the buildings and grounds subject to the general approval of the Centennial Commission. The accounts of the Board of Finance were audited and accepted by the Centennial Commission in January 1879 although contents of several record series listed within this group indicate that the Board was engaged in settling its affairs as least through 1881.

The Centennial Board of Finance had a number of standing committees to assist them with the work of financing the Exhibition, its buildings and grounds. These were:

Committee on Finance and Accounts

Committee on Grounds, Plans, & Buildings

Committee on Concessions

Committee of Revision and Supplies

Committee on Transportation, Custom Duties, etc.

Committee on Insurance

Committee on Admissions

Committee on Printing and Publishing

Committee on Music

Committee on Hotels

Committee on Boarding Accommodations for Visitors

Many of these committees worked closely with and oversaw the work of many of the executive departments of the United States Centennial Commission. As a result, the records of many of the activities may be found in both record groups.

231.1. Organization Meeting Minutes, 1873 April 22. 1 folder, no index.

Scope and Contents note

Minutes of the Board's organizational meeting

Location: Box A-1536

231.2. Election Materials, 1872-1876. 1 Cubic feet (no index).

Scope and Contents note

Includes lists of nominees for offices of Directors of Centennial Board of Finance selected by the Centennial Commission 1872, 1874, 1876; election judges' returns 1873; Corporators' proxies 1873, 1874; ticket of proposed candidates, undated.

Location: Box A-1536

Box

Election of Directors 1873.

A-1536

Election of Directors 1874.

A-1536

Election of Directors 1876.

A-1536

Election of Directors 1875?.

A-1536

231-1. Board of Directors.

231-1.1. Minutes, 1873-1879. 1 Cubic feet.
Scope and Contents note

Materials from April 1876 to April 1879 consist of the rough minutes only.

Location: Box A-1537

Box

January 1874-July 1878.

A-1537

April 1879.

A-1537

Book on list of Subscribers to Capital stock of Board of Finance.

A-1537
Box

231-1.2. Annual Reports, 1875-1876. 2 Volumes.

A-1536
231-1.3. Correspondence & Papers, 1871-1881. Boxes A-1536, A-1538, A-1551, A-1552; Row 27 (volumes USCC-23 & USCC-24).
Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence concerning official buildings' construction and grounds preparation, employment applications, and railroads' participation in the Exhibition; memorials to Congress concerning Centennial financial affairs, including a request that funds of the federal appropriation of $1,500,000 of 1876 be distributed among stockholders rather than repaid to government; ms. and printed forms of Boards of Finance's published statements recounting receipts, expenditures, current financial states, and estimated future receipts and expenditures; treasurer's report to Directors, as approved by Committee on Finance and Accounts, entries in which list balances as of dates and expenditures, warrant numbers, dates, amounts; treasurer's report to Director-General of Executive Committee of Centennial Commission; reports of Press Committee, Committee on Tickets and Admissions, Committee on Grounds, Plans, and Buildings; contracts for construction of official buildings, for grading, draining, paving of grounds, and for restoration of them for park purposes after Exhibition, listing contractors' name, material or service supplied, building specifications, costs; construction progress reports and drawings; plan of Centennial grounds and buildings; printed and ms. opinions of Director's legal counsel concerning relative powers and duties of Board of Finance and the Centennial Commission, the distribution of the Board's assets, and advice in suits in which Board was involved; copies of Board's resolutions excerpted from their Minutes; papers and vouchers of distribution of federally-appropriated funds; insurance policies and premium books; papers and catalogues of public auctions of Centennial buildings and unclaimed articles; contracts with printing companies; papers re: dividend payments to Pennsylvania Railroad and Jay Cooke and Co.; register of messages sent and received on Centennial Telegraph; contract bid advertisements and records of their placements in newspapers; samples of Board's business forms and certificates.

Location: Boxes A-1536, A-1538; Row 27 (volumes USCC-23 & USCC-24)

Box

Auction materials.

A-1536

Jay Cooke -- Estate records.

A-1536

Employment correspondence.

A-1536

Letters, J. Janey to Fraley, treasurer.

A-1536

Address from Corporators of PA to People of PA.

A-1536

Stock certificates, cancelled.

A-1536

Agreement of railroads to purchase stock.

A-1536

Board of Directors correspondence and papers.

A-1536

Correspondence and papers received by F. Fraley, Treasurer.

A-1536

Powers and duties.

A-1536

Insurance papers.

A-1536

Treasurer's statements, 1875.

A-1536

Treasurer's report to director -- general.

A-1536

Copies of Board resolutions.

A-1536

Correspondence from U.S. Treasurer/Schedule of Vouchers suspend.

A-1536

Opinion of the Court and Counsel/Final distribution of assets.

A-1536

Correspondence received by J. Welsh, President, 1873-1877.

A-1536

Memorials to U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

A-1536

Committee records.

A-1536

Papers re: advertising business.

A-1536

Book of telegraph messages, 1874-1875.

A-1536

Fred Graff.

A-1538

Contracts and proposals -- miscellaneous (4 files).

A-1538

Forms.

A-1538

Art gallery.

A-1538

Bond indemnity -- Pennsylvania Railroad.

A-1538

Miscellaneous advertisements for bids.

A-1538

Agricultural Hall.

A-1538

Art Gallery annex.

A-1538

Boiler houses.

A-1538

Carriage annex.

A-1538

Horticultural Hall.

A-1538

Judges Hall.

A-1538

Machine Shop.

A-1538

Machinery Hall.

A-1538

Photograph Exhibition Building.

A-1538

Pomological Building.

A-1538

Office buildings.

A-1538

Shoe and Leather Building.

A-1538

Women's Pavilion.

A-1538

Contracts re: Fairmount Park Restoration.

A-1538

Main Exhibition Building.

A-1538

Business forms, circulars, announcements, etc., 1876.

A-1538

Miscellaneous newspaper clippings.

A-1551

Booklet on Centennial Newspaper Exhibition.

A-1551

Book of newspaper clippings.

A-1551

Miscellaneous Centennial Portfolio, Miscellaneous papers, 1876.

A-1552

Miscellaneous Centennial Portfolio, Miscellaneous-- Nameplates of Centennial Officials.

A-1552

Miscellaneous Centennial Portfolio, Centennial-- Opening Ceremonies, 1876.

A-1552

Miscellaneous Centennial Portfolio, Miscellaneous-- American Institute of Mining Engineer Papers.

A-1552

Miscellaneous Centennial Portfolio, Miscellaneous Papers-- United States Smithsonian Institution.

A-1552

Miscellaneous Centennial Portfolio, Miscellaneous Books-- Centennial Committee.

A-1552

Miscellaneous Centennial Portfolio, Miscellaneous Books and papers-- Centennial, 1876.

A-1552

Miscellaneous Centennial Portfolio, Miscellaneous Photographs of Aveling and Porter's Steam Roller.

A-1552

Miscellaneous Centennial Portfolio, Miscellaneous Correspondence-- Centennial, 1876.

A-1552

Miscellaneous Centennial Portfolio, Fitler correspondence.

A-1552

Miscellaneous Centennial Portfolio, Miscellaneous posters-- Centennial, 1876.

A-1552

Miscellaneous papers, Palmieri, H., NYC.

A-1552

Miscellaneous papers, Bureau of Horticulture.

A-1552

Miscellaneous papers, Bureau of Administration.

A-1552

Miscellaneous papers, Boston Daily News.

A-1552

Miscellaneous papers, New York Tribune.

A-1552

Miscellaneous papers, Fire Bureau.

A-1552

Miscellaneous papers, Committee on Celebration.

A-1552

Miscellaneous papers, Bureau of Admissions.

A-1552

Miscellaneous papers, Allissoff, M.

A-1552

Miscellaneous papers, Philippine Islands-- Correspondence Committee, Foreign.

A-1552

Miscellaneous papers, Newspaper Exhibition.

A-1552

Miscellaneous papers, United States Treasury, Internal Revenue.

A-1552

Miscellaneous papers, Fairmount Park model.

A-1552

Miscellaneous papers, Reardon, Chas. W.

A-1552

Miscellaneous papers, Autograph register.

A-1552

Miscellaneous Posters.

A-1552

Miscellaneous Centennial Photographic Prints-- Unique Prints.

A-1552
231-1.4. Financial Records, 1872-1881. 25 volumes, 6 cubic feet, no index.
Scope and Contents note

Includes balance sheets, account books, bills, vouchers of accounts of Centennial Commission with Board of Finance; account records of Board's Department of Admissions; Board's bank account books and warrants for expenditures from those accounts; payrolls listing Board of Finance and Centennial Commission personnel's names, positions, home addresses, rates of pay, time worked, amounts of salaries due, payees' and witnesses' signatures, also include those for personnel of Collector of Customs of Port of Philadelphia assigned to duty at Exhibition grounds which bear his signature also; some correspondence related to payroll matters; daily and weekly time sheets of (chiefly) laborers and personnel of Bureau of Awards listing their names and those of foremen and assistants, dates, numbers engaged on specific projects, amount of time spent upon each, salary rates, total costs, workers suspended; records of water assessments indicating amounts of water used in each building, charges, bills from and payments to Centennial Water Department, dates, amounts; bills, warrants, cancelled checks, payment receipts varying in form but listing dates, creditors' and payees' names, amounts due or paid, reasons for payment which include materials or services purchased, cash awards, final distribution of assets; auditors' account books, balance sheets, reports and statements.

Location: Boxes A-1539- A-1547; A-1551 ? A-1552

Box

Receipts for Payroll of Judges, June 13, 1876-November 11, 1876.

A-1539

Warrants-- Receipts of J. Janey for Funds.

A-1539

Warrants-- Receipts for Terminal Charges.

A-1539

Warrants-- For Payment of Special Awards-- Lists of Donors.

A-1539

Warrants-- Bills for Supplies and Equipment.

A-1539

Warrants-- Payable: Distribution Assets to Stockholders.

A-1539

Warrants-- Payable: Closing Committee.

A-1539

Warrants-- Original Dummy File.

A-1539

Book of Bills, November 1872 to May 1873.

A-1539

Book of Bills, May 1873 to June 1873.

A-1539

231-1.4.  Architects and Engineers Payroll, July 1874-September 1874.

A-1540

Architects and Engineers Payroll, May 1874-August 1875.

A-1540

Architects and Engineers Payroll, January 1876-March 1876.

A-1540

Paymaster-- Receipts for Uniforms.

A-1540

Time Reports.

A-1540

Weekly Report-- Foreman.

A-1540

Payrolls-- Draftsmen, Engineers, Clerks-- Various Accts.

A-1540

Payroll Lists.

A-1540

Customs Payroll.

A-1540

Laborers= Payroll, May 1875-July 1875.

A-1540

Laborers=Acct./Grading and Drainage, March 1875-August 1875.

Box

Book of Bills Purchased, 1874-1876.

A-1541

Diary, 1876-1877.

A-1541

Book of Bill Receipts, April 1875-May 1876.

A-1541

Book of Receipted Bills, March 1873-March 1875.

A-1542

Book of Receipted Bills, 1873-1875.

A-1542

Book of Receipted Bills, 1875-1877.

A-1542

Office Register (Police Payroll).

A-1542

Fidelity Stubs (8 books), 1872-1881.

A-1543

Redemption Account-- Department of Admissions.

A-1544

State of USCC Account, January 4, 1876.

A-1544

Bank Books.

A-1544

Account of USCC w/CBF: Expenditures, May 1873-May 1874.

A-1544

Account of USCC w/CBF: Requisition for Funds, May 1873-April 1878.

A-1544

Receipt Book for Payment of Water Bills.

A-1544

Reports of Auditor to Treasurer.

A-1544

Distribution of Assets (1877) Auditor's Balance Sheet.

A-1544

Bills Paid. Adams Express Co.

A-1545

Bills paid. Abbott Pavement Co.

A-1545

Bills paid. Thos. Alcorn and Co.

A-1545

Bills paid. Allen, Lane, and Scott.

A-1545

Bills paid. W.C. Allison and Son American District Telegraph.

A-1545

Bills paid. American Paper Box Co.

A-1545

Bills paid. American Reflector Co.

A-1545

Bills paid. A.J. Andrews and Son.

A-1545

Bills paid. William Armstrong Austin, Obdyke Co.

A-1545

Bills paid. Baker Bros. and Co.

A-1545

Bills paid. Baker, Arnold, and Co.

A-1545

Bills paid. Lemuel Bannister and Co.

A-1545

Bills paid. Balderston and Hutton.

A-1545

Bills paid. J.W. Bartlett.

A-1545

Bills paid. T.B. Bickerton and Co.

A-1545

Bills paid. Biddle Hardware Co.

A-1545

Bills paid. Bines and Scheaff.

A-1545

Bills paid. Bisler Bros.

A-1545

Bills paid. George Booth and Co.

A-1545

Bills paid. F. Bourquin.

A-1545

Bills paid. William F. Boyle.

A-1545

Bills paid. C.L. Brock.

A-1545

Bills paid. Brognard-Agent.

A-1545

Bills paid. A.G. Brooks.

A-1545

Bills paid. James H. Brown and Co.

A-1545

Bills paid. Bruner and Davis.

A-1545

Bills paid. James G. Bryan.

A-1545

Bills paid. Wm. C. Bryant and Co.

A-1545

Bills paid. A.C. Bryson and Co.

A-1545

Bills paid. Michael Buehler.

A-1545

Bills paid. R. Buist.

A-1545

Bills paid. Bullock and Crenshaw.

A-1545

Bills paid. A. Burgess and Son.

A-1545

Bills paid. George J. Burkhard Co.

A-1545

Bills paid. Chas. Burnham and Co.

A-1545

Bills paid. H.H. Burton.

A-1545

Bills paid. John Burton.

A-1545

Bills paid. Butcher?s Ice and Coal Co.

A-1545

Bills paid. Cambria Iron Works John H.

A-1545

Bills paid. Camp Carlile and Joy.

A-1545

Bills paid. Carson and Culin.

A-1545

Bills paid. Centennial Photographic Co.

A-1545

Bills paid. Chalmers and Spence Co.

A-1545

Bills paid. Charles M. Chriskey.

A-1545

Bills paid. Joseph Chapman.

A-1545

Bills paid. Chas. E. Clark.

A-1545

Bills paid. Claxton, Remsen, and Haffelfinger.

A-1545

Bills paid. E. Clinton and Co.

A-1545

Bills paid. A.M. Collins, Son and Co.

A-1545

Bills paid. Commercial List Consumers Ice Co.

A-1545

Bills paid. William Conway.

A-1545

Bills paid. H.C. Cook.

A-1545

Bills paid. B.J. Cooke.

A-1545

Bills paid. A.L. Coolidge.

A-1545

Bills paid. A. Combs and Son.

A-1545

Bills paid. A.B. Cook and Co.

A-1545

Bills paid. Cornelius and Sons.

A-1545

Bills paid. Frank Cosgrove.

A-1545

Bills paid. Geo. V. Cresson.

A-1545

Bills paid. H.W. Crotzer.

A-1545

Bills paid. J.P. Danfield.

A-1545

Bills paid. Thomas S. Dando.

A-1545

Bills paid. M.A. Davis and Sons.

A-1545

Bills paid. John Dick.

A-1545

Bills paid. Aaron Doan.

A-1545

Bills paid. R. J. Robbins.

A-1545

Bills paid. Dorlan and Anderson.

A-1545

Bills paid. Henry A. Dreer.

A-1545

Bills paid. Louis Dreka.

A-1545

Bills paid. Edwards and Lawrence.

A-1545

Bills paid. R.W. Ellicott and Son.

A-1545

Bills paid. Evening Bulletin.

A-1545

Bills paid. Evening Chronicle.

A-1545

Bills paid. Evening Express.

A-1545

Bills paid. Evening Herald.

A-1545

Bills paid. Evening Telegraph.

A-1545

Bills paid. Farrel, Herring, and Co.

A-1545

Bills paid. Fetterolf & Rosenberger.

A-1545

Bills paid. Field and Hardie.

A-1545

Bills paid. Edwin H. Fitler.

A-1545

Bills paid. William S. Fogg and Son.

A-1545

Bills paid. J.W. Forsyth.

A-1545

Bills paid. Franklin Telegraph Co.

A-1545

Bills paid. A. Freeman; French, Richards, and Co.

A-1545

Bills paid. Fulton, Walker,and Co.

A-1545

Bills paid. Samuel Gardiner Garrett and Buchanan.

A-1545

Bills paid. Garrett and Etherington.

A-1545

Bills paid. W.F. Geddes and Son.

A-1545

Bills paid. Charles M. Ghriskey.

A-1545

Bills paid. Gloucester Terra Cotta Works.

A-1545

Bills paid. Gorrell Norton and Co.

A-1545

Bills paid. Gould and Co.

A-1545

Bills paid. Frederick Graff.

A-1545

Bills paid. Graham, Emlen, and Passmore.

A-1545

Bills paid. Samuel Y. Greer.

A-1545

Bills paid. P.P. Gustine and Son.

A-1545

Bills paid. Abraham W. Haines.

A-1545

Bills paid. George E. Hall.

A-1545

Bills paid. Hall and Carpenter.

A-1545

Bills paid. Hallowell and Co.

A-1545

Bills paid. Hall, Kern, and Co.

A-1545

Bills paid. Hance Bros. and White.

A-1545

Bills paid. Harvey and Adamson.

A-1545

Bills paid. Helfenstein, Lewis, and Greene.

A-1545

Bills paid. Heller and Brightley.

A-1545

Bills paid. Heywood Bros. and Co.

A-1545

Bills paid. Thomas L. Hicks.

A-1545

Bills paid. Horstmann Bros. and Co.

A-1545

Bills paid. Howell and Bourke.

A-1545

Bills paid. C. Hulbert and Co.

A-1545

Bills paid. Thomas Hunter.

A-1545

Bills paid. Janentzky and Company.

A-1545

Bills paid. Jones and Laughlins.

A-1545

Bills paid. Philip S. Justice.

A-1545

Bills paid. H. Kampe and Company.

A-1545

Bills paid. Kaub, Frymier, and Edwards.

A-1545

Bills paid. Kay and Brother.

A-1545

Bills paid. Kennedy, Willing, and Co.

A-1545

Bills paid. B. Ketcham.

A-1545

Bills paid. Keystone Battery, PNG.

A-1545

Bills paid. Keystone Settee Co.

A-1545

Bills paid. William King.

A-1545

Bills paid. King and Baird.

A-1545

Bills paid. King Iron Bridge Mfg. Co.

A-1545

Bills paid. Kittredge Cornice and Ornament Company.

A-1545

Bills paid. Klautsheck, Thomas and Stewart.

A-1545

Bills paid. Kline and Brother.

A-1545

Bills paid. Knickerbocker Ice Co.

A-1545

Bills paid. L. Koder.

A-1545

Bills paid. Eugene G. Kuhn.

A-1545

Bills paid. Kuebler and Seelhorst.

A-1545

Bills paid. Charles Laing.

A-1545

Bills paid. Lammon-McCreight.

A-1545

Bills paid. Burnet Landreth--Bureau of Agriculture.

A-1545

Bills paid. David Landreth and Son.

A-1545

Bills paid. Martin Leans.

A-1545

Bills paid. Samuel W. Leinau Leonard and Ellis Richard Levick, Son Co.

A-1545

Bills paid. Lewis and Brother.

A-1545

Bills paid. J.B. Lippincott & Co.

A-1545

Bills paid. Lloyd, Supplee, and Walton.

A-1545

Bills paid. W.E. and E. Lockwood.

A-1545

Bills paid. George W. Lord.

A-1545

Bills paid. Edwin Louderback.

A-1545

Bills paid. Michael Magee.

A-1545

Bills paid. Maguire Brothers.

A-1545

Bills paid. Mackellar, Smith, and Jordan.

A-1545

Bills paid. William Mann.

A-1545

Bills paid. John Maxwell.

A-1545

Bills paid. Thomas McCafferty.

A-1545

Bills paid. John H. McFetrich.

A-1545

Bills paid. Thomas Meehan.

A-1545

Bills paid. G. Meyer.

A-1545

Bills paid. Nathan Middleton.

A-1545

Bills paid. B.T. Milligan.

A-1545

Bills paid. George Milliken and Son.

A-1545

Bills paid. Miller and Hayes.

A-1545

Bills paid. Edward L. Mintzer.

A-1545

Bills paid. Mahlon Moon.

A-1545

Bills paid. J.L. Mott Iron Works.

A-1545

Bills paid. Morris, Tasker, and Co.

A-1545

Bills paid. Mueller, Quackenboss and Company.

A-1545

Bills paid. Mumford and Hanson.

A-1545

Bills paid. Wm. F. Murphy?s Sons.

A-1545

Bills paid. Murphy, Young, and Co.

A-1545

Bills paid. A.G. Meyers.

A-1545

Bills paid. National Bank Note Co.

A-1545

Bills paid. National Tube Works.

A-1545

Bills paid. George C. Newman.

A-1545

Bills paid. New York Lithographing & Engraving Co.

A-1545

Bills paid. Odorless Excavating Co.

A-1545

Bills paid. W.P. Ogelsby.

A-1545

Bills paid. J., F., V., E., B. Orne.

A-1545

Bills paid. Jas. H. Orne Son & Co.

A-1545

Bills paid. Jas. R. Osgood and Co.

A-1545

Bills paid. J.D. and E. Ottey.

A-1545

Bills paid. William R. Park.

A-1545

Bills paid. H.H. Peacock.

A-1545

Bills paid. Peaslee and Company.

A-1545

Bills paid. Peart, Scofield, and Co.

A-1545

Bills paid. Patrick and Carter.

A-1545

Bills paid. Pennock Brothers.

A-1545

Bills paid. Penna. Globe Gaslight Company.

A-1545

Bills paid. Pennsylvania Railroad.

A-1545

Bills paid. Pennsylvania Working Home for the Blind.

A-1545

Bills paid. H.A. Perkins.

A-1545

Bills paid. Peters and Berger.

A-1545

Bills paid. Henry Pettit.

A-1545

Bills paid. Philadelphia Architectural Iron Co.

A-1545

Bills paid. Philadelphia Bank Note Co.

A-1545

Bills paid. Philadelphia Beton Stone Co.

A-1545

Bills paid. Philadelphia Democrat.

A-1545

Bills paid. Philadelphia Evening Bulletin.

A-1545

Bills paid. Philadelphia Gas Works.

A-1545

Bills paid. Philadelphia Hydraulic Works.

A-1545

Bills paid. Philadelphia Inquirer.

A-1545

Bills paid. Philadelphia Press.

A-1545

Bills paid. Philadelphia & Reading Coal & Iron Co.

A-1545

Bills paid. Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Co.

A-1545

Bills paid. Philadelphia Record.

A-1545

Bills paid. Philadelphia Sunday Dispatch.

A-1545

Bills paid. Philadelphia Sunday Dispatch.

A-1545

Bills paid. Philadelphia Sunday Mercury.

A-1545

Bills paid. Philadelphia Sunday Transcript.

A-1545

Bills paid. Philadelphia Sunday Times.

A-1545

Bills paid. Philadelphia Times.

A-1545

Bills paid. Philadelphia Volksblatt.

A-1545

Bills paid. Philadelphia, Wilmington, & Baltimore Railroad.

A-1545

Bills paid. Eugene F. Phillips.

A-1545

Bills paid. R. Picken and Son.

A-1545

Bills paid. Pitkin and Thomas.

A-1545

Bills paid. C.B. Porter and Co.

A-1545

Bills paid. Potter and Hoffman.

A-1545

Bills paid. Powers and Weightman.

A-1545

Bills paid. Thomas W. Price.

A-1545

Bills paid. A. Proskauer.

A-1545

Bills paid. Public Ledger.

A-1545

Bills paid. Public Record.

A-1545

Bills paid. Quackenboss and Company.

A-1545

Bills paid. Quaker City Stencil Works.

A-1545

Bills paid. James W. Queen and Co.

A-1545

Bills paid. Philip Quigley.

A-1545

Bills paid. George W. Quintard.

A-1545

Bills paid. Rabenau and Winneberger.

A-1545

Bills paid. Jacob Reed.

A-1545

Bills paid. J.F. Reifsneider, Son.

A-1545

Bills paid. Review Publishing Co.

A-1545

Bills paid. Wm. G. Rhoads.

A-1545

Bills paid. Richardson and Lehnert.

A-1545

Bills paid. A.W. Richmond.

A-1545

Bills paid. J. Chandler Roach.

A-1545

Bills paid. S. Robbins and Son.

A-1545

Bills paid. W. Ellwood Rowan.

A-1545

Bills paid. Royer Bros.

A-1545

Bills paid. J. Rue.

A-1545

Bills paid. James Ryan.

A-1545

Bills paid. Sailer and Stevenson.

A-1545

Bills paid. Saint Nicholas Hotel.

A-1545

Bills paid. W. Sanderson.

A-1545

Bills paid. John G. Salter.

A-1545

Bills paid. E.C. Sargent.

A-1545

Bills paid. C. Schanz.

A-1545

Bills paid. G. Sauter.

A-1545

Bills paid. C.C. Schleunes.

A-1545

Bills paid. Schwartz and Graff.

A-1545

Bills paid. Wm. Sellers and Company.

A-1545

Bills paid. Sevill Schofield.

A-1545

Bills paid. Schreiber and Son.

A-1545

Bills paid. Wm. F. Scheible.

A-1545

Bills paid. F.A. Seaver.

A-1545

Bills paid. H.J. Schwarzmann.

A-1545

Bills paid. J.B. Shannon.

A-1545

Bills paid. W.D. Sherrard and Co.

A-1545

Bills paid. Schoch and Kimball.

A-1545

Bills paid. Benjamin H. Shoemaker.

A-1545

Bills paid. Robert Shoemaker and Co.

A-1545

Bills paid. James Spear and Co.

A-1545

Bills paid. J.L. Smith.

A-1545

Bills paid. Sower, Potts, and Co.

A-1545

Bills paid. Jesse W. Starr and Son.

A-1545

Bills paid. Stokes and Parrish.

A-1545

Bills paid. Swift, Courtney, and Beecher.

A-1545

Bills paid. Strawbridge & Clothier.

A-1545

Bills paid. Street and Sprinkling Co.

A-1545

Bills paid. Sullender and Pascal.

A-1545

Bills paid. Edward W. Taxis.

A-1545

Bills paid. Taylor and Smith.

A-1545

Bills paid. Thackara, Buck, and Co.

A-1545

Bills paid. Theodore Thomas.

A-1545

Bills paid. Lewis Thompson and Co.

A-1545

Bills paid. John J. Tower.

A-1545

Bills paid. Joseph L. Travis.

A-1545

Bills paid. Edward K. Tryon.

A-1545

Bills paid. George W. Uber.

A-1545

Bills paid. United States Mint.

A-1545

Bills paid. U.S. Telegraph Mfg. and Supply Co.

A-1545

Bills paid. Louis Wagner.

A-1545

Bills paid. Walker, Tucker, and Co.

A-1545

Bills paid. Wallace and Wagner.

A-1545

Bills paid. I.E. Walraver.

A-1545

Bills paid. Thomas Walter.

A-1545

Bills paid. Walton and Scott.

A-1545

Bills paid. F.A. Wenderoth and Co.

A-1545

Bills paid. Western Electric Telegraph.

A-1545

Bills paid. Western Union Telegraph.

A-1545

Bills paid. Robert Wetherill and Co.

A-1545

Bills paid. Joseph S.L.Wharton.

A-1545

Bills paid. William Wharton, Jr.

A-1545

Bills paid. Jerome Wheelock.

A-1545

Bills paid. White, Lentz, and White.

A-1545

Bills paid. White and Lindsey.

A-1545

Bills paid. Wickersham and Bro.

A-1545

Bills paid. Willard and Rochersperger.

A-1545

Bills paid. T.J. Williamson.

A-1545

Bills paid. James S. Wilson.

A-1545

Bills paid. W.C. Wilson.

A-1545

Bills paid. Willard?s Hotel.

A-1545

Bills paid. Wilson, Childs, and Co.

A-1545

Bills paid. James H. Windrim.

A-1545

Bills paid. William L. Wilson.

A-1545

Bills paid. Robert Wood and Co.

A-1545

Bills paid. R.D. Wood and Co.

A-1545

Bills paid. Theodore J. Wright.

A-1545

Bills paid. Yale Lock Mfg. Co.

A-1545

Bills paid. David G. Yates.

A-1545

Bills paid. Wm. J. Young and Son.

A-1545

Bills paid. Frederick Zaiss and Co.

A-1545

231.7. Architects and Engineers Office.

Box

Correspondence and papers. Level blocks (4).

A-1548

Correspondence and papers. Specifications for grading Centennial Grounds.

A-1548

Correspondence and papers. Description of grounds.

A-1548

Correspondence and papers. Tracings.

A-1548

Correspondence and papers. Correspondence received.

A-1548

231-3.1. Arrangements Committee, 1875. 1 volume.

Scope and Contents note

Accounts of disbursals for Fourth of July celebration; entries list dates, amounts, payee names.

Location: Box A-1548

Box

Account book, 1875.

A-1548
231-5.1. Committee on Concessions, 1876. 1 Cubic feet (no index).
Scope and Contents note

Includes report of monies collected on concession percentages; copies of committee's rules and regulations; sample permits for sale of articles manufactures at Exhibition.

Location: Box A-1548

Box

Files, 1876.

A-1548

231-6.1. Committee on Finance and Accounts, 1874. 1 folder.

Scope and Contents note

The records of the Committee on Finance and Accounts include verification of committee's balances in banks as of June 1, 1874. This material does not have an index.

Box

Bank Balances, 1874.

A-1548

231-7. Committee on Grounds, Plans, Buildings.

Scope and Contents note

This is one of the permanent committees of the Board of Finance. The Chief Engineer of the Grounds reported to the Committee on a monthly basis. This committee was responsible for awarding contracts for various projects on the grounds. For similar records relating to the actual work done on the grounds, see Record Sub-Group 230-23, Department of the Engineer of the Centennial Grounds. For similar records relating to the initial plans and architectural competitions for the Exhibition, see Record Sub-Group 230-6, Committee on Plans and Architecture

231.7.1. Minutes.
Volume

1873-1876.

USCC-25 (row 27)
Box

1874 to June 1876.

A-1549
231-7.2. Correspondence & Paper, 1873-1876. 2 cubic feet, no index.
Scope and Contents note

Includes incoming and outgoing correspondence, which chiefly concerns construction and police matters. Specific categories in this group include construction proposals and contracts listing contractors? names, material or labor to be furnished, costs, building specifications; reports on construction inspections and progress; papers concerning disputes with contractors; progress reports from the office of the Architect and Engineer; requests for building repairs or improvements; and a register of applications for employment listing applicant?s name and address, date of application, name of person recommending applicant, dates of employment and discharge, and department where employed.

Location: Boxes A-1548 ? A-1549; Row 27 (volume USCC-26)

Box
231-7.2.  Correspondence Received. 2 Cubic feet.
Scope and Contents note

The records of the Committee on Grounds, Plans, Buildings includes incoming and outgoing correspondence, which chiefly concerns construction and police matters. Specific categories in this group include construction proposals and contracts listing contractors? names, material or labor to be furnished, costs, building specifications; reports on construction inspections and progress; papers concerning disputes with contractors; progress reports from the office of the Architect and Engineer; requests for building repairs or improvements; and a register of applications for employment listing applicant?s name and address, date of application, name of person recommending applicant, dates of employment and discharge, and department where employed. This material does not have an index.

A-1548

Estimates-- Art Gallery?Annex.

A-1548

Estimates-- Memorial Hall (1).

A-1548

Estimates-- Memorial Hall (2).

A-1548

C & P Estimates (Stokes & Parrish).

A-1548

Entrances, Drainage, Rustic Railing.

A-1548

Estimates?Paving. Estimates (Fence).

A-1548

Estimates Eating Barracks, Music Pavilion, Grand Platform.

A-1548

Estimates-- Machinery Building.

A-1548

C & P Progress Report-- Schwarzmann, October 1, 1873.

A-1548

Progress Reports-- Schwarzmann, December 1873.

A-1548

Estimates. Annex/Main Building.

A-1549

Estimates. New Office Building.

A-1549

Estimates. Grading.

A-1549

Estimates. Horticultural Hall.

A-1549

Estimates. Judges Hall, Hose Houses.

A-1549

Estimates. Police Stations, Grounds Drainage.

A-1549

Estimates. Women?s Pavilion.

A-1549

Estimates. Kansas Building.

A-1549

Estimates. USCC Building, Telegraph.

A-1549

Estimates. Department, Boiler Rooms, Pomological Rooms.

A-1549

Estimates. Photographic.

A-1549

Estimates. Exhibition Building.

A-1549

Progress Reports: Schwarzmann, February 7, 1874-June 27, 1874.

A-1549

Progress Reports: Schwarzmann, July 4, 1874-September 26, 1874.

A-1549

Progress reports: Schwarzmann, October 3, 1874-October 16, 1874.

A-1549

Progress reports, May 1, 1875-June 26, 1875.

A-1549

Progress reports, July 3, 1875-October 2, 1875.

A-1549

Progress reports: Petit, 1875-1876.

A-1549

Progress reports: Windrim, 1875.

A-1549

Progress reports: Report on State of Buildings.

A-1549

Progress reports: Proposals-- Stock Exhibition Building.

A-1549

Progress reports: Specifications and Contracts (2 folders).

A-1549

Request for Repairs.

A-1549

Rules for the Supply of Water.

A-1549

Inspectors= Reports.

A-1549

Referred to Thomas Chochran.

A-1549

Miscellaneous Building Papers.

A-1549

Cochran Correspondence-- Received, November 1873-December 1874.

A-1549

Cochran Correspondence-- Received, February 8, 1875-December 28, 1875.

A-1549

Cochran Correspondence-- Received (1), January 31, 1876-April 29, 1876.

A-1549

Cochran Correspondence-- Received (2), January 31, 1876-April 29, 1876.

A-1549

Cochran Correspondence-- Received (1), May 1, 1876-September 30, 1876.

A-1549

Cochran Correspondence-- Received (2), May 1, 1876-September 30, 1876.

A-1549

Cochran Correspondence-- Received, October 4, 1876-November 23, 1876.

A-1549

Complementary Passes of Thomas Cochran.

A-1549

231-8. Committee on Hotels.

Scope and Contents note

This is one of the permanent committees of the Board of Finance. There are no extant records of this Committee. The executive department associated with this committee is the Bureau of Transportation, Record Sub-Group 230-32.

231-9. Committee on Insurance.

Scope and Contents note

This is one of the permanent committees of the Board of Finance. There are no extant records of this Committee.

231-10. Committee on Music.

Scope and Contents note

This is one of the permanent committees of the Board of Finance. There are no extant records of this Committee. The Women?s Centennial Executive Committee (Record Sub-Group 230-8) raised funds for some of the musical events.

231-11. Committee on Printing and Publishing, 1874-1876. 1 folder.

Scope and Contents note

This is one of the permanent committees of the Board of Finance.

Box
231-11.1. Correspondence and Papers, 1874-1876. 1 volume, 1 folder, no index.
Scope and Contents note

This series includes incoming correspondence primarily about newspaper advertising, copies of general orders, circulars, announcements of all agencies of Centennial Commission and Board of Finance.

Location: Box A-1548

A-1548

231-12; Committee on Revision and Supplies. 1 folder.

Scope and Contents note

This is one of the permanent committees of the Board of Finance.

231-12.1. Minutes, 1876. 1 folder, no index.
Scope and Contents note

This series also includes the statement of the Committee?s powers and duties.

Locations: A-1548

231-12.2. Correspondence and Papers, 1876-1877. 1 cubic foot, no index.
Scope and Contents note

Correspondence chiefly concerning the acquisition of supplies and equipment and disposal of excess at the end of the Exhibition. The series also includes inventories of articles and quantities of equipment in the Main Exhibition Building, Supply Department, and Centennial Water Works after the close of the Exhibition; monthly statements from each Exhibition office of articles and values received from the Committee; supply receiving reports listing dates, articles, and quantities received, suppliers? name, price, requisition numbers, office for which ordered; lists of employees returning uniforms containing names and positions; samples of Committee forms.

Location: Box A-1548

Box
231-12.2.  Statements Season, 1876. 1 Cubic feet.
Scope and Contents note

This part of the records of the Committee on Revision and Supplies includes correspondence chiefly concerning the acquisition of supplies and equipment and disposal of excess at the end of the Exhibition. The series also includes inventories of articles and quantities of equipment in the Main Exhibition Building, Supply Department, and Centennial Water Works after the close of the Exhibition; monthly statements from each Exhibition office of articles and values received from the Committee; supply receiving reports listing dates, articles, and quantities received, suppliers? name, price, requisition numbers, office for which ordered; lists of employees returning uniforms containing names and positions; samples of Committee forms. This material does not have an index.

A-1548

Statements, April--May 1876.

A-1548

Statements, June 1876.

A-1548

Statements, July 1876.

A-1548

Statements, August 1876.

A-1548

Statements, September 1876.

A-1548

Statements, October 1876.

A-1548

Statements, November 1876.

A-1548

Statements, 1877.

A-1548

Correspondence and Papers-- Powers and Duties.

A-1548

Correspondence Receiving Reports, 1876.

A-1548

Correspondence Sample Forms & Explanations.

A-1548

Correspondence Miscellaneous Papers.

A-1548

Correspondence Received-- C.M. Biddle, Chair.

A-1548

Correspondence Supt. Supply Dept.

A-1548

231-13. Committee on Stock Certificates, 1874. 1 folder.

Scope and Contents note

This is one of the special committees of the Board.

231-13.1. Correspondence received, 1874. 1 folder, no index.
Scope and Contents note

Letters from the U.S. Treasury Department concerning the engraving of the certificates.

Location: Box A-1548

231-14: Committee on Transportation, Custom Duties, Etc., 1876. 3 folder.

Scope and Contents note

This is one of the permanent committee of the Board of Finance. The executive department associated with this committee is the Bureau of Transportation, Record Sub-Group 230-32.

231-14.1. Receipts and Disbursals, 1876. 3 folders, no index.
Scope and Contents note

Includes bills from Centennial Terminal Agency, Ltd.; lists of payments made to that Agency each entry of which shows dates, amounts, weights of shipments, rates charged, signatures of Transportation Committee chairman and auditor of Terminal Agency; returns of Terminal Agency charges refunded lists dates, amounts.

Location: Box A-1548

Box

Returns of Terminal charges refunded.

A-1548

Bills of Terminal Agency.

A-1548

List of payments of CBF to Terminal Agency.

A-1548

231-15. Bureau of Revenue.

Scope and Contents note

The Bureau of Revenue was organized in 1874 with John Wanamaker as president. According to their rules and regulations, as adopted on 25 Jun 1874,

?The object of this Bureau shall be to raise revenue through a system of compensation to agents, and to this end, there shall be organized in each State and Territory, such auxiliaries to the Bureau of Revenue, as may be deemed expedient, to aid in the sale of Stock and Medals, and, to be composed of any number of earnest friends of the Centennial cause, who may be willing to give their services free of charge.?

The Bureau had several committees to assist them in their work, principally a Committee on Medals.

231-15.1. Minutes, 1874-1876. 1 volume (1 volume, no index).
Scope and Contents note

Location: Row 27 (volume USCC-27)

231-15.2. Correspondence and Papers, 1873-1876. 2 volumes, 1 cubic foot, no index.
Scope and Contents note

Incoming and outgoing correspondence chiefly concerning stock subscriptions and general financing of Exhibition; records of sub-committees formed to seek stock subscriptions from specialized groups or geographical areas include names of committee members, lists of subscribers and of those individuals or companies unsuccessfully solicited, receipts for stock certificates, agents? contracts, list of agents and canvassers by states, cash receipts statements, instructions to canvassers, records of subscription books? distributions, progress reports, population data on state and county levels compiled from 1870 census for canvassers? guidance; sales reports of Bureau?s Medal Department listing dates, amounts received, sellers? names and commissions for sales of Exhibition Souvenir Medals.

Location: Boxes A-1550, A-1552

Box

Correspondence Received by William Bigler, Financial Agent. 6/18/1874--9/18/1876 (1), 1873-1876.

A-1550

Correspondence Received by William Bigler, Financial Agent (2), June 18, 1874-September 18, 1876.

A-1550

Medal Department-- Sales Reports.

A-1550

Western Subscription Circulars.

A-1550

Centennial Stock Subscriptions.

A-1550

Correspondence Received by Whitby-Registar/Medals and Stock.

A-1550

Western Subcommittee Correspondence (1), 1873.

A-1550

Western Subcommittee Correspondence (2), 1873.

A-1550

Western Subscription Committee Correspondence (1), January-February 1874.

A-1550

Western Subscription Committee Correspondence (2), January-February 1874.

A-1550

Western Subscription Committee Correspondence, March-December 1874.

A-1550

Western Correspondence (1), January-April 1875.

A-1550

Western Correspondence (2), January-April 1875.

A-1550

Western Correspondence (1), May 1875-February 1876.

A-1550

Western Correspondence (2), May 1875-February 1876.

A-1550

Correspondence Received by Chairman, October 1874- May 1875.

A-1550

Correspondence Received by Chairman, June 1875-October 1875.

A-1550

Correspondence Received by Chairman, November 1875- May 1876.

A-1550

Correspondence Received by C.B. Norton, Secty.

A-1550

Correspondence from Peasless and Co., NYC.

A-1550

Receipt Book for Adams Express.

A-1550

Correspondence Received by H.S. Lansing, Auditor.

A-1550

Booklet on Ninth Census of the United States of America, 1870.

A-1550

Subscriptions-- Materials.

A-1550

Papers from and by General Lansing (1).

A-1550

Papers from and by General Lansing (2).

A-1550

Miscellaneous papers -- Centennial, 1876.

A-1552

Miscellaneous box of cards from Centennial.

A-1552

231-20. Private Committees.

Scope and Contents note

The records of the Private Committees consist of records of citizens? groups formed prior to or in support of Bureau of Finance; includes minutes of the Executive Committee of the Citizens? Centennial Committee, 1873-1875; minutes of the Sub-Committee to Solicit Subscriptions to the Board of Finance, 1872 (?) ? 1873; minutes of the Committee of Capitalists, 1875, and that committee?s correspondence, memoranda, lists of subscribers? names and amounts of their subscriptions, and names of persons unsuccessfully solicited or still to be solicited. This material is not indexed.

231-20.1. Minutes and Papers, 1872-1875. 6 volumes, 1 cubic foot, no index.
Scope and Contents note

Records of citizens? groups formed prior to or in support of Bureau of Finance; includes minutes of the Executive Committee of the Citizens? Centennial Committee, 1873-1875; minutes of the Sub-Committee to Solicit Subscriptions to the Board of Finance, 1872 (?) ? 1873; minutes of the Committee of Capitalists, 1875, and that committee?s correspondence, memoranda, lists of subscribers? names and amounts of their subscriptions, and names of persons unsuccessfully solicited or still to be solicited.

Box

Stock Subscriptions-- Pledge Forms.

A-1551

Stock Subscriptions-- Pledge Forms.

A-1551

Commission on Subscriptions. Philadelphia and New York, Pennsylvania.

A-1551

Citizens= Centennial Committee-- Executive Committee, filed copies of all printed documents.

A-1551

Citizens= Centennial Committee-- Executive Committee, Correspondence received by C.N. Norton.

A-1551

Citizens= Centennial Committee-- Executive Committee, Correspondence of Chairman Dell Noblit, January 7, 1874-August 14, 1875.

A-1551

Citizens= Centennial Committee-- Executive Committee, Minutes, April 3, 1874-April 9, 1874.

A-1551

Citizens= Centennial Committee-- Executive Committee, Correspondence received-- J. Wannamaker, 1874.

A-1551

Citizens= Centennial Committee-- Executive Committee, Minutes, Committee lists.

A-1551

Citizens= Centennial Committee-- Finance Committee, Minutes of Subcommittee to Solicit Subscriptions.

A-1551

Citizens= Centennial Committee of Fifty, Minutes.

A-1551

Citizens= Centennial Committee of Fifty, Lists of Collectors.

A-1551

Citizens= Centennial Committee of Fifty, Clippings.

A-1551

Citizens= Centennial Committee of Fifty, Correspondence.

A-1551

Stock subscription books-- Samples.

A-1551

Committee on Capitalists.

A-1551

Lists of Subscribers.

A-1551

Book of Subscriptions.

A-1551

Report for Reference and Record of the Canvass For Subscriptions.

A-1551

231-25. Centennial Photographic Company, 1876. 1 Cubic feet.

231-25.1. Photographs, 1876. 1 cubic foot, no index.
Scope and Contents note

This company was a concessionaire of the Board of Finance. Subjects covered in the photographs include Centennial grounds, construction and buildings; also included is a photocopy of the Company?s Catalogue of all photographs taken, which indicates a total of 2820 shots.

Location: Boxes A-1489, A-1552

Scrapbooks.

Scope and Contents note

The 56-volume scrapbook collection assembled by J. C. Foulkrod, Bookkeeper, contains newspaper clippings of the Centennial exhibition and its preparation. The scrapbooks are organized by date and according to geographic area, or specific topic. Other scrapbooks in the series contain clippings relating to the 1873 Vienna Exhibition, smaller American exhibitions between 1873 and 1876, and Centennial celebrations of the American Revolution.

The current (September 1999) order of the scrapbooks does not reflect the order in which Mr. Foulkrod assembled them. For many years, these scrapbooks were located at the Free Library of Philadelphia which arbitrarily assigned volume numbers to them.

Volume

Philadelphia, 1872 August-1876 May.

44

Philadelphia (possibly some as early as 1870), 1873 April-1874 February.

18

Philadelphia, 1872 November-1873 April.

27

Philadelphia, 1873 April-October.

23

Philadelphia, 1873 November-1874 February.

24

Philadelphia, 1874 July-1875 May.

25

Philadelphia, 1875 July-1876 February.

35

Philadelphia, 1875 May-1876 March.

20

Philadelphia, 1876 March-October.

26

Philadelphia, 1876 May-August.

17

Philadelphia, 1876 August-October.

22

Philadelphia, 1876 October-December.

21

Philadelphia, 1876 October-April 1877.

11

Centennial Bill, 1874 March-July.

28

Countrywide reports of exhibition planning, 1872 December-1874 January.

40

Countrywide reports of exhibition planning, 1874 January-July.

41

Countrywide reports of exhibition planning, 1874 July-December.

39

Countrywide reports of exhibition planning, 1872 August-1874 March.

45

Countrywide reports of exhibition planning, 1874 May-1875 July.

46

Countrywide centennial celebrations, 1876 June-July.

37

New York City, 1875 January-1876 February.

13

New York City and some New York State, 1876 February-1877 March.

14

New York City and some New York State, 1876 May-September.

15

Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Michigan & Indiana, 1876 January-May.

1

Louisiana, Michigan and Kansas, 1876 May-September.

2

Nevada, Wisconsin, California, Minnesota & Michigan, 1875 March-1876 June.

3

Michigan, Nebraska, California, Wisconsin, Minnesota & Kansas, 1876 May-1876 August.

4

Colorado, 1876 May-August.

5

Arizona, Colorado & Texas, 1875 January-1876 May.

6

Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island & Maine, 1875 January-1876 May.

7

Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island & Maine, 1876 May-November.

8

New Jersey, Delaware & Maryland, 1875 January-1876 June.

10

New Jersey, Delaware & Maryland, 1876 May-September.

9

Illinois, Ohio, Iowa, Missouri, Kentucky and Oregon, 1876 May-September.

16

Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana, Missouri & Ohio, 1875 January-1876 May.

51

South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia & Tennessee, 1875 January-1876 June.

29

Virginia & West Virginia, 1876 May-September.

30

Washington, D.C, 1876 May-November.

31

Washington, D.C, 1875 January-1876 May.

32

Illustrations of the Centennial, 1875 September-1876 November.

38

European coverage of Centennial, 1875 January-1876 July.

34

Sporting events, including Centennial & International Regattas, rifle matches; Military encampment. (Countrywide coverage), 1876 February-November.

36

Exhibitions, 1874 September-1875 August.

47

Industrial Exhibition, New York City, 1872 December-1876 February.

12

American and international exhibitions, 1873 March-October.

43

Franklin Institute exhibitions, 1874 April-October.

19

Smaller exhibitions, i.e., Cincinnati Exposition, 1874 August-September.

42

Cincinnati Industrial Exposition, 1875 February-October.

49

Lexington & Concord Centennial celebrations, 1875 April-June.

48

Bunker Hill, Gloucester Centennial celebrations, 1875 May-September.

50

Evacuation Day centennial, 1875 January-May.

33

Vienna exhibition, 1873 July.

52

Vienna exhibition, 1873 July-November.

53

Vienna exhibition, 1873 January-November.

54

Vienna exhibition, 1873 May-June.

55

Chili exhibition, 1874 January-March.

56