MS 51 WPA Prospectus of the 1915 Exposition

Summary Information

Repository
San Diego History Center Document Collection
Creator
United States. Works Progress Administration.
Title
WPA Prospectus of the 1915 Exposition
ID
MS 51
Date
1915
Extent
0.5 Linear feet (1 box)
Language
English
Abstract
This collection contains one large volume of planning and descriptive documents regarding the grounds, buildings, and exhibits of the San Diego Panama-California Exposition of 1915, bound by the WPA City Library Extension Project.

Preferred Citation

WPA Prospectus of the 1915 Exposition, MS 51, San Diego History Center Document Archives, San Diego, CA.

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Biographical / Historical Notes

With the completion of the Panama Canal in 1914 the promise of easier trading and improved goods excited the American people. In 1915 Balboa Park held the Panama-California Exposition to celebrate the opening of the canal and to show off the beautiful and rich history of one of America’s most important ports, San Diego. The Exposition lasted for almost three years and established Balboa Park as a San Diego cultural landmark. Many of the buildings at Balboa Park were created solely for the fair, and landmarks like the San Diego Zoo were later created from one of the fairs exhibits. People came from around the world to see and to celebrate the beautiful architecture, art, and cultural history of San Diego.

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Scope and Content

This collection contains one large volume of planning and descriptive documents regarding the grounds, buildings, and exhibits of the San Diego Panama-California Exposition of 1915, bound by the WPA City Library Extension Project. Subjects include architecture and archaeology, women, agriculture and horticulture, exhibitors, concessions, individual buildings and exhibits, tours, art and music, exposition history, general summaries, and general descriptions of the landscaping, opening, displays, and more.

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Arrangement

The collection consists of one bound volume. Articles are listed in the order in which they were bound.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

San Diego History Center Document Collection February 16, 2017

1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA, 92101
619-232-6203

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The San Diego History Center (SDHC) holds the copyright to any unpublished materials. SDHC Library regulations do apply.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Andrew Wolfson on February 22, 2008.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Panama-California Exposition (1915 : San Diego, Calif.).

Geographic Name(s)

  • San Diego (Calif.)

Personal Name(s)

  • Allen, Russell C.
  • Hutchison, S.A.
  • Marston, George White, 1850-1946
  • O’Halloran, Thomas

Subject(s)

  • Expositions — California — San Diego

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Collection Inventory

Appropriations and commissions of various states and counties, 1915               (unnumbered pages at beginning)
Page
Architecture, San Diego History, 19151-8
Architecture, San Diego History (copy), 19159-16
“Organ,” 191517-20
“Women at Exposition,” 191521-24
“Women at Exposition” (copy), 191525-28
“Horticultural,” 191529-32
“Horticultural” (copy), 191533-36
Pala Chief Gem Mine, 191537-38
Pala Chief Gem Mine (copy), 191539-40
Exhibitor list, 191541-42
Exhibitor list (copy), 191543-44
List of signed concessionaries contracts, 1915 January 2745-47
List of signed concessionaries contracts (copy), 191548-50
“Anthropological,” 191551-60
“Anthropological” (copy) , 191561-70
“Sacramento Valley Building,” 191570a-73
“Sacramento Valley Building” (copy), 191574-77
“Naval Exhibit,” 191578
“Naval Exhibit” (copy), 191579
“Kern & Tulare,” 191580-82
“Kern & Tulare” (copy) , 191583-85
“Mission History,” 191586-94
“Mission History” (copy), 191595-103
“Automobiles,” 1915104-113
“Automobiles” (copy), 1915114-123
Architecture, 1915124-127
Architecture (copy), 1915128-131
Agriculture, 1915132-139
Agriculture (copy), 1915140-146
“Architecture,” 1915147
“Architecture” (copy), 1915148
General, 1915149-154
General (copy), 1915155-160
State and county buildings, 1915161-165
State and county buildings (copy), 1915166-170
“San Joaquin Building,” 1915171-173a
“San Joaquin Building” (copy), 1915174-176a
Archeology, 1915177-184
Archeology (copy), 1915185-191
Home Economy Building, 1915192-193
Home Economy Building (copy), 1915194-195
Building and Interior Exhibits, 1915196-198
Building and Interior Exhibits (copy), 1915199-201
Utah Building, 1915202-203
Utah Building (copy), 1915204-205
Montana State Building, 1915206-207
Montana State Building (copy), 1915208-209
Missions, 1915210-215
Missions (copy), 1915216-221
Forestry, 1915222-224
Forestry (copy), 1915225-227
Information Bureau, 1915228-230
Information Bureau (copy), 1915231-233
Permanency, 1915234-235
Permanency (copy), 1915236-237
Confectionery Concession, 1915238-241
Confectionery Concession (copy), 1915242-245
Education, 1915246-249
Education (copy), 1915250-253
Department of Tours by S.A. Hutchison – “First Class All-Expense Personally Escorted Tours to the California Exposition,” 1915254-255
Department of Tours by S.A. Hutchison – “First Class All-Expense Personally Escorted Tours to the California Exposition” (copy), 1915256-257
Economics, 1915258-268
Economics (copy), 1915269-279
Women & Household Appliances, 1915280-287
Women & Household Appliances (copy), 1915288-295
Art, 1915296-297
Art (copy), 1915298-299
Music, 1915300-305
Music (copy), 1915306-311
Automobiles, 1915312-318
Automobiles (copy), 1915319-324
Automobiles, 1915325-332
Automobiles (copy), 1915333-340
Exposition History, 1915401-406
Exposition History (copy), 1915407-412
Architecture, 1915413-418
Architecture (copy), 1915419-424
“The Isthmus,” 1915425-430
“The Isthmus” (copy), 1915431-436
“Isthmus – Painted Desert,” 1915437-440
“Isthmus – Painted Desert” (copy), 1915441-444
Electrical, 1915445-446
Electrical (copy), 1915447-448
Electrical, 1915449-452
Electrical (copy), 1915453-456
Horticultural, 1915457-459
Horticultural (copy), 1915460-462
Horticultural, 1915463-467
Horticultural (copy), 1915468-472
Horticultural, 1915473-477
Horticultural (copy), 1915478-482
Agricultural: International Harvester Co., 1915483-486
Agricultural: International Harvester Co. (copy), 1915487-490
Agricultural, 1915491-494
Agricultural (copy), 1915495-498
Agriculture: San Diego’s lack of “back country,” 1915499-506
Agriculture: San Diego’s lack of “back country” (copy), 1915507-515
Agriculture, 1915516-524
Agriculture (copy), 1915525-533
Agriculture: Development of the Southwest, 1915534-545
Agriculture: Development of the Southwest (copy), 1915546-557
General Summary: San Diego Sites & Exposition, 1915558-561
General Summary: San Diego Sites & Exposition (copy), 1915562-565
General informative letter, 1915566-570
General informative letter (copy), 1915571-575
General description of the vistas and agricultural displays, 1915576
General description of the vistas and agricultural displays (copy), 1915577
General descriptions of the buildings and the grounds, 1915578
General descriptions of the buildings and the grounds (copy), 1915579
General description of the landscape and architecture, 1915580-581
General description of the landscape and architecture (copy), 1915582-583
General description of the landscape, 1915584-585
General description of the landscape (copy), 1915586-587
General description of the opening of the Panama-California Exposition, 1915588-589
General description of the opening of the Panama-California Exposition (copy), 1915590-591
General description of the climate, grounds, and agriculture, 1915592-594
General description of the climate, grounds, and agriculture (copy), 1915595-596
General description of the opening of the exposition, 1915597-599
General description of the opening of the exposition (copy), 1915600-602
General description of the display of processes, 1915603-606
General description of the display of processes (copy), 1915607-610
General description of the novelty of the exposition, 1915611-613
General description of the novelty of the exposition (copy), 1915614-616
General description of the architecture and the Spanish influence, 1915617-620
General description of the architecture and the Spanish influence (copy), 1915621-624
General description of the agricultural gardens, 1915625-628
General description of the agricultural gardens (copy), 1915629-632
General description of educational aspects of the displays, 1915633-636
General description of the educational aspects of the displays (copy), 1915637-640
General description of the painted desert, 1915641-643a
General description of the painted desert (copy), 1915644-648
General description of early San Diego history, 1915649-653
General description of early San Diego history (copy), 1915654-657
General description: walkthrough of the exposition, 1915658-662
General description: walkthrough of the exposition (copy), 1915663-667
General description of the geography, 1915668-672
General description of the geography (copy), 1915673-677
General description of the purpose of the exposition, 1915678-682
General description of the purpose of the exposition (copy), 1915683-687
General description of the machinery and teaching aspects, 1915688-693
General description of the machinery and teaching aspects (copy), 1915694-699
General description of the farming exhibit, 1915700-705
General description of the Spanish colonial architectural exhibit, 1915706-712
General description of the tea exhibit, Smithsonian exhibit and the importance of the canal, 1915713-719
General description of the tea exhibit, Smithsonian exhibit and the importance of the canal (copy), 1915720-726
General description of Father Serra, 1915727-733
General description of Father Serra (copy), 1915734-740
General description of Indian crafts, 1915741-746
General description of Indian crafts (copy), 1915747-752
General description of farm and archeology exhibits, 1915753-759
General description of farm and archeology exhibits (copy), 1915760-766
General description of the exhibits and history, 1915767-774
General description of the exhibits and history (copy), 1915775-782
General description of the streets, architecture, and gardens, 1915783-790
General description of the streets, architecture, and gardens (copy), 1915791-798
General description of the history of San Diego, food exhibits, and old fair ideas v. new fair ideas, 1915799-806
General description of the Isthmus, 1915801-816
General description of the Isthmus (copy), 1915817-826
General description of the Spanish influenced buildings and process v. product, 1915827-841
General description of the Spanish influenced buildings and process v. product (copy), 1915842-856
General description of early San Diego history, climate, gardens, agricultural display, freight lines, Isthmus and Indian exhibit, 1915857-870
General description of early San Diego history, climate, gardens, agricultural display, freight lines, Isthmus and Indian exhibit (copy), 1915871-884
General description of the architecture, steel shipment, machinery, Indian exhibits, and buildings, 1915885-905
General description of the architecture, steel shipment, machinery, Indian exhibits, and buildings (copy), 1915905-926

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