The Resource World's Fair Guest Book of the Virginia Conservation Commission

World's Fair Guest Book of the Virginia Conservation Commission

Label
World's Fair Guest Book of the Virginia Conservation Commission, 1939
Title
World's Fair Guest Book of the Virginia Conservation Commission
Inclusive dates
1939
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Guest book, 1939, from the Virginia Room in the Court of States at the 1939 World's Fair in New York. Includes the name of the guest, their home address, city, and state, as well as the date on which they visited the Virginia Room in the Court of States at the 1939 World's Fair
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Described
Biographical or historical data
The Virginia Room was a part of the Court of States of the 1939 World's Fair and was designed by Leslie Cheek, Jr., and its centerpiece was an ornamental fountain, surrounded by clipped boxwoods and seating for visitors to the Fair. The room also contained photograph albums created by the Virginia State Chamber of Commerce and the Virginia Conservation Commission, which depict all aspects of life from across the Commonwealth. Each album features an average of twenty-five black-and-white photos, with short descriptive captions, which covered one of twelve broad subject categories: agriculture; colonial archaeology; cultural and intellectual aspects; education; government and the people; historic homes; history; industry, commerce, and transportation; physiography; recreation; scenery and natural wonders; and Virginia tours, with from six to sixteen volumes devoted to each. Over 1 million people visited the Virginia Room throughout the course of the World's Fair.
Cataloging source
VIC
Label
World's Fair Guest Book of the Virginia Conservation Commission
Note
These records are part of the Virginia Dept. of Conservation and Recreation record group (RG# 18)
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  • The Library of Virginia
Cumulative index finding aids
Inventory
Extent
1
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Virginia Conservation Commission
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001693553
Terms governing use
There are no use restrictions.
Type of unit
cu. ft. (1 box)

Library Locations

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      800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA, 23219, US
      37.5415632 -77.4360805
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