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United States Centennial Commission records, 1876-1879

United States. Centennial Commission


Collection Information

Size: 3 Microfilm reels

Summary: Records relating primarily to the Fine Arts Section of the Centennial Exhibition, including 1 volume signed receipts for items exhibited at Photographic Hall; John Sartian's Art Department report; 1 volume of supply requisitions for the Fine Arts Section; and applications for space listing number, date, name, and address of applicant, description of article to be exhibited, and some bureau regulations and correspondence.

Biographical/Historical Note

Organized the 1876 United States Centennial Exhibition held in Philadelphia.


Lent for microfilming 1985 by the Philadelphia City Archives.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals in: Philadelphia City Archives.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 3602-3604 available at Archives of American Art offices, through interlibrary loan and at the Free Library of Philadelphia.

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

United States Centennial Commission records, 1876-1879. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.