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World's Fairs: Bibliography

History of World's Fairs and World Expos from 1851 to 2015

Books Used in the Exhibit

Books used in an exhibit (with call numbers if owned by the MSU Libraries)


The world for a shilling: the story of the great exhibition of 1851 / Michael Leapman (2002)
T690.B1 L43 2002

Ephemeral vistas: a history of the expositions universelles, great exhibitions and world's fairs, 1851-1939 / Paul Greenhalgh (1988)
T395 .G745 1988

Eiffel's tower: and the World's Fair where Buffalo Bill beguiled Paris, the artists quarreled, and Thomas Edison became a count / Jill Jonnes (2009)
T803.D6 E54 2009

The World's Columbian Exposition: the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 / Norman Bolotin, Christine Laing (1992)
T500.B1 B65 1992

Photographs of the World's fair: an elaborate collection of photographs of the buildings, grounds and exhibits of the World's Columbian exposition (1894)
OVERSIZE T500.C1 W39 1894a

Building a century of progress: the architecture of Chicago's 1933-34 World's Fair / Lisa D. Schrenk (2007)
ART NA6750.C45 C467 2007

Official guide book of the world's fair of 1934 (1934)
T501.A1 C42 1934

The 1933 Chicago World’s Fair: a century of progress / Cheryl R. Ganz (2008)

Beyond the ice cream cone / Pamela J. Vaccaro (2004)

World of fairs: the century-of-progress expositions / Robert W. Rydell (1993)
T395.5.U6 R94 1993

Official guide book of the New York World's Fair, 1939
T785 .A1 1939

Exit to tomorrow: World's Fair architecture, design, fashion, 1933-2005 / Andrew Garn (2007)

Century 21: the story of the Seattle World's Fair, 1962 / by Murray Morgan (1963)
T890.2 1962 .M6

New York World's Fair, 1964/1965: official souvenir book (1964)
OVERSIZE T786 1964 .T48

The end of the innocence: the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair / Lawrence R Samuel (2007)

Expo '70 official guide (1970)
T796.7 1970.A1 E9

The 2005 World Exposition, Aichi, Japan official guidebook (2005)

The World Expo 2010 Shanghai China: China's 159-year endeavor (2010)

Expo 2010 Shanghai China official album (2010)
T896.D6 Z6213 2010 

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