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International Cotton Exposition collection

Identifier: ahc.MSS697f

Scope and Content

This collection is comprised of souvenir cards, invitations, and articles pertaining to the International Cotton Exposition. Also included in the collection is a picture guide to Atlanta and the exposition. The two articles are excepts from The Century Magazine and Harper's New Monthly Magazine; both articles discuss the significance of the exposition and a summary of the participants and displays.


  • 1880-1946


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Administrative/Biographical History

The International Cotton Exposition of 1881, was an event to promote the cotton industry and those associated industries. The exposition took place from October 5, 1881 to December 31, 1881. Although the exposition attracted less than 200,000 paid attendees, it demonstrated the city's ability to organize a major event. The exposition, hosted in Atlanta's Oglethorpe Park, featured a central building devoted to textile manufacturing displays. Wings around the central building featured other southern products, including sugar, rice, and tobacco.


1 folder(s)



Description Control

This collection processed in 2012.
International Cotton Exposition collection
Melanie Stephan
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Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305