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Louisiana Purchase Exposition, Department of Art records, 1896-1908

Louisiana Purchase Exposition.


Collection Information

Size: 9 Linear feet, (on 20 microfilm reels)

Summary: Biographical sketch on Halsey Ives, Chief of the Department; Halsey Ives' files, including general correspondence, correspondence and material relating to the Art building, confidential letters, letters with artists' biographies for the Handbook for the Exposition, shipping department correspondence, and personal correspondence. Also included are Charles M. Kurtz's files of correspondence; Frederic Allen Whiting correspondence; Jury of Awards correspondence and lists; applications from artists to International, National, and Local Advisory Committees; monthly reports; clippings; printed material; and miscellaneous invitations.

Biographical/Historical Note

The art department of the Lousiana Exposition was responsible for the art exhibition for the St. Louis World's Fair, 1904. Halsey C. Ives was the chief of the department, Charles M. Kurtz was the chief assistant, and Frederic Allen Whiting was the superintendent of Applied Arts.


Lent for microfilming 1975 by the St. Louis Museum of Art.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to the St. Louis Museum of Art, St. Louis, Missouri after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 1734-1753 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Louisiana Purchase Exposition, Department of Art records, 1896-1908. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.