Panama Pacific International Exposition Records
About this CollectionThe Panama Pacific International Exposition Records consist of the official records from the offices of the world's fair held in San Francisco, California in 1915. The bulk of the records range in date from 1911, when San Francisco was officially declared the site for the Exposition, to the dissolution of Exposition property in 1916. The records have been arranged into nine series, documenting the major divisions of the Exposition: Executive and Administrative Files, the Office of the Comptroller, Division of Works; Division of Exploitation, Division of Concessions and Admissions, Division of Exhibits, Foreign Office Files, Office of the Historian, and Legal Division Office Files. The collection includes material relating to the organization, planning, and administration of the Exposition by President Charles C. Moore and the Board of Directors; raising money and maintaining accurate accounting for the Exposition; designing and building the fairgrounds; advertising the Exposition at home and abroad; managing admissions and concessions; and arranging exhibits on a wide array of topics ranging from arts to industry.
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