Arvill W. Bitting's Collection on World Expositions & Fairs | Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections
This collection was put together by Dr. Arvill Bitting, who graduated from Purdue University in 1891 (B.S. Agriculture). During his travels and professional career, Dr. Bitting became fascinated by the various World Expositions and Fairs, and he began collecting books and materials documenting various Expositions.
The books in this collection include both contemporary accounts and official reports, as well as guides published for the Expositions themselves.
The collection includes texts covering:
Paris Universal Exposition (1867)
World's Columbian Exposition (Chicago, 1893)
Paris Universal Exposition (1900)
Louisiana Purchase Exposition (St. Louis, 1904)
Panama-Pacific International Exposition (San Francisco, 1915)
Sesquincentinnial International Exposition (Philadelphia, 1926)
New York World's Fair, 1939-1940