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State Fairs

Accession: 20171116-JTIdentifier: 20171116-JT-VIII.


  • From the Collection: Creation: 1870-2005
  • From the Collection: Creation: Majority of material found within 1920s-1960s

Scope and Contents

This series includes 105 items dating from 1883 to 2005. Box 153

State Fairs began in the nineteenth century as a way to promote agriculture, livestock and farm products. The earliest State Fair in the US was in 1841, in Syracuse, New York. As the US moved to a more industrial society, fairs began to offer more variety including displays of commercial products, carnival rides and concerts. This series includes brochures, programs, stickers, tickets and more from a variety of State Fairs, from Alaska to Wyoming.

Related item: Blue ribbon USA : prizewinning recipes from state and county fairs / by Georgia Orcutt and John Margolies. San Francisco : Chronicle Books, ©2007.


From the Collection: 45 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Additional Description

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Related Names


Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Published Collections Repository

PO Box 3630
Wilmington Delaware 19807 USA