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Tennessee Centennial Exposition Visitor’s Registers

 Collection
Identifier: AR-0486

This collection consists of two registers showing visitors to the University of Tennessee Exhibit at the Tennessee Centennial Exposition in Nashville, Tennessee. The registers cover June 1 to October 30, 1897 and include the name and hometown of each guest.

Dates

  • 1897 June 1-1897 October 30

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

1.5 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection consists of two registers showing visitors to the University of Tennessee Exhibit at the Tennessee Centennial Exposition in Nashville, Tennessee. The registers cover June 1 to October 30, 1897 and include the name and hometown of each guest.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Tennessee Centennial and International Exposition was a World's Fair that was held from May 1, 1897 to October 31, 1897 in Nashville, Tennessee. Many cities and organizations built buildings and exposition halls for the occasion. This event was one of the few World's Fairs not to lose money, although its net profit was less than fifty dollars. The University of Tennessee's exhibit included new x-ray technology that had been discovered in 1895 by German physicist Wilhem Roentgen and an award-winning cotton display first used for the Atlanta Exposition in 1895.

Arrangement

Collection consists of two folders.

Acquisition Note

Collection was donated to University Archives.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480