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Louisiana Purchase Exposition records

Identifier: LaRC-830

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of material relating to the Louisiana Purchase Exposition held in St. Louis, Missouri in 1904 collected by William C. Stubbs, Executive Commissioner of the Louisiana Board of Commissioners, as well as his assistant, Robert Glenk. This collection contains meeting minutes (1903-1906), letters of acceptance and other correspondence, (1904-1906) as well as invitations to state days and openings and from foreign countries. In addition, there is an invitation booklet with images of some of the sites, including the Palace of Machinery and the Japanese Gardens; there are also the administrative papers of the Hostesses Association.


  • 1903-1906


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Biographical / Historical

The Louisiana Board of Commissioners for the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis Missouri in 1904 was headed by William C. Stubbs, executive commissioner. His assistant was Robert Glenk. The material in the exhibit eventually formed the nucleus of the Louisiana State Museum, which was established in 1907. The Exposition itself celebrated the centennial of the Louisiana Purchase (1803), one year late. It was delayed from a planned opening in 1903 to 1904, to allow for full-scale participation by more states and foreign countries.


1.00 Boxes

Language of Materials



The collection is arranged by topic, as follows: minutes (chronologically), letters (chronologically), invitations (alphabetically), Hostess Association, other records. The collection consists of one box.

Processing Information

Collection processed in 1991 by HB and ML.

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Repository Details

Part of the Tulane University Special Collections Repository

Jones Hall Room 202
6801 Freret Street
New Orleans 70118 US