HISTORY: This collection was assembled from topical materials accumulated by the Mercantile Library throughout its long history.

SCOPE: The collection concerns the Mississippi Valley Sanitary Fair of 1864 and the Louisiana Purchase Exposition of 1904. It includes photographs, official fair newspapers, a typescript history, brochures, and other ephemera of two of St. Louis's most noteworthy and historic celebrations.

HOLDINGS: 2 prints boxes of photographs and ephemera

ACCESS: No guide to Special Collection M-164 exists. Portions of the material may be photocopied, digitally scanned or photographed, subject to condition.