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Florida Commission World's Fair Promotional Materials

Identifier: MSS 2016-004

Scope and Contents

Press releases, correspondence, and promotional publications issued by the Florida Commissions for the World's Fairs of 1933 (Chicago) and 1939 (New York City).


  • created: 1931-1939

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Biographical or Historical Information

The Florida Commission Of A Century Of Progress created the Department of Promotion in DeLand, Florida in 1931 in anticipation of the World’s Fair in Chicago in 1933. Its purpose was to report on stories of interest to Floridians that may not receive widespread news coverage in larger newspapers. Stories were sent via telegraph from staff located at the World’s Fair location in Chicago to the Department of Promotion in DeLand, for further distribution to Florida newspapers.

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Arrangement Note

Arranged into series chronologically by World's Fair. Series are subdivided by documentary format and chronologically thereunder.

Processing Information

Finding aid published November 30, 2016.

Florida Commission World's Fair Promotional Materials
Paige Downey
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

116 Honors Way
PO Box 3062047
Tallahassee FL 32306-2047 US