Friday, May 8, 2009

Special Collection's 1884 World's Fair holdings in the news

This morning, we had the pleasure to host John Snell and a camera man from Fox Channel 8, WVUE-New Orleans in our Special Collections reading room. Channel 8 is planning to run a short story marking the upcoming 125th anniversary later this year of the World's Fair. We pulled materials such as exhibition booklets and posters from the Louisiana collection, and admittance cards, letterhead, stock certificates, and photographs from Manuscripts. Ken Owen, head of the Louisiana collection, was on hand to speak about the significance of the materials.

The World's Fair, also known as the World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition, was open from December 16, 1884 through May 31, 1885.

If you live in the New Orleans area, the story will be running on Tuesday, May 12 during the 9:00 pm broadcast on Fox Channel 8, WVUE.

Posted by Eira Tansey.

(Image of the World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition, Special Collections, Tulane University Libraries. Image may not be reproduced without permission.)

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