World's Fairs and Expositions: Home
Images from Collections at WWU
Covers of pamphlets for NASA's Technical Exhibit at the Century 21 Exposition (Seattle WA, 1962) and the Panama Pacific Exposition (San Francisco CA, 1915). CPNWS Pamphlet Collection.
From the Libraries/Summit Catalogs
You may find it useful to search library and/or archival catalogs using some of the following subject search terms:
- Washington (State) Fairs and exhibitions.
- Seattle (Wash.) Fairs and exhibitions.
- Century 21 Exposition (1962 : Seattle, Wash.)
- New York World's Fair (1964-1965)
- World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)
- New York World's Fair (1939-1940)
- Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904 : Saint Louis, Mo.)
Consult with your instructors about recommended readings and ask us if you need help finding a specific title or type of resource. Some of the following titles (available through the Summit Library system) may be of interest:
Western Libraries provides access to a wide variety of article and research databases (a WWU log-in is required) in subject areas including history, art and architecture. Follow this link to the Libraries' online guide to Databases A-Z and/or ask staff at the Libraries' Reference Desk for assistance.
University Archives and Records Management, Goltz-Murray Building, 360-650-3124
Center for Pacific Northwest Studies, Goltz-Murray Building, 360-650-7534
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