TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Historical Note

Scope and Content

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Container List

Records 1905-1908

RG 080, Commission for Jamestown Tercentennial Exposition

Inventory of Records

Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.

Copyright © 2008 by the Connecticut State Library



Overview of the Collection

Repository: Connecticut State Library
Creator: Connecticut. Commission, Jamestown Ter-centennial Exposition (1907)
Title: Commission for Jamestown Tercentennial Exposition records
Dates: 1905-1908
Quantity: 3 cubic feet
Abstract: The Jamestown Tercentennial Exposition was held in Hampton Roads, Virginia, April 29 to November 30, 1907, to celebrate the three hundredth anniversary of the first English-speaking colony.
Identification: RG080
Accession: T002741
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

The Jamestown Tercentennial Exposition was held in Hampton Roads, Virginia, April 29 to November 30, 1907, to celebrate the three hundredth anniversary of the first English-speaking colony. A Connecticut General Assembly resolution provided for representation and authorized the Governor to appoint a three-member commission. Commission members included Samuel A. Eddy, William J. Barber and Thomas Hamilton, and Mrs. John M. Holcombe, Frank L. Wilcox and Samuel Hart served as an advisory committee with George D. Curtis as manager. The Commission oversaw the construction and furnishing of the Connecticut building and the State’s exhibit hall at the Exposition.

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Scope and Content

The records consist of correspondence, shipping costs, scrapbooks, and the register of visitors from the Exposition Hall.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

See the Rules and Procedures for Researchers Using Archival Records and Secured Collections policy.

Restrictions on Use

See the Reproduction and Publications of State Library Collections policy.

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Related Material

PG120, Connecticut Photograph Exhibit for the Jamestown Tercentennial Exposition, 1907.

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Index Terms

Organizations:

Connecticut. Commission, Jamestown Ter-centennial Exposition (1907)

Persons:

Curtis, George D
Eddy, Samuel A

Subjects:

Connecticut. Commission, Jamestown Ter-centennial Exposition (1907) -- Records and correspondence
Jamestown Ter-centennial Exposition (1907) -- Connecticut

Document Types:

Clippings
Correspondence
Minutes
Registers
Reports
Scrapbooks

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Container List

Records, 1905-1908
Box
1. Commission report, 1907, 1 volume 1
2. Letterbooks
Primarily letters of George D. Curtis.
1906 June - 1907 March, 1 volume
1907 May - December, 1 volume
3. Shipping record of furnishings and exhibit prices, 1907 December, 1 volume
4. Check stubs, 1906-1908, 1 volume 2
5. Scrapbooks , 1905-1907, 3 volumes
Contains clippings, reports, correspondence and pamphlets pertaining to the Exposition.
Index to the 3 volumes is in the front of volume 1.
6. Register of visitors, 1 volume Item 3