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Illinois Centennial State Fair collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 354

Scope and Contents

The Illinois Centennial State Fair collection, 1918, contains a bronze medal given to Augustana College for Best Exhibit by an Illinois College, news clippings from Augustana College publications announcing the award and the success of the booth, and guest log of people who visited the booth.

Dates

  • 1918

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from Augustana College Special Collections and the copyright holder.

Historical Note

In 1918, the state of Illinois celebrated its centennial with a state fair in Springfield. Several colleges and universities contributed booths to the fair, and Augustana College's booth was awarded a bronze medal for best exhibition. The Augustana exhibit consisted of pamphlets, photos, various souvenirs, and books written by faculty and alumni. In the spirit of the Centennial Fair, the booth displayed photos of early campus buildings and proposed plans for future developements.

Extent

0.3 Cubic Feet (/ 1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

In 1918, the state of Illinois celebrated its centennial with a state fair in Springfield. Several colleges and universities contributed booths to the fair, and Augustana College's booth was awarded a bronze medal for best exhibition. The Illinois Centennial State Fair collection, 1918, contains a bronze medal given to Augustana College for Best Exhibit by an Illinois College, news clippings from Augustana College publications, and a guest register.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Immediate source of acquisition unknown.

Processing Information

Processed by Julia G. Westblade, 2013. Revised by Atticus Garrison, September 2015.

Title
Illinois Centennial State Fair collection, 1918.
Status
Completed
Author
Atticus Garrison
Date
September 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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Script of description
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Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Augustana College Special Collections Repository

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