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Letter from W. C. Dix to Felipe Buencamino

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W. C. Dix suggests that the Philippines follow the example of Japan and push for a more western outlook and encourage commerce. He would like there to be a Filipino exhibit at the upcoming Louisiana Purchase Exposition, which would then be followed by a similar exhibition in Manila, Philippines, in 1904. Dix sees great opportunities for the development of industry and science in the Philippines. He hopes to meet with President Roosevelt to discuss the Philippines.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Louisiana Purchase Exposition; East and West; Exhibitions; Industrial policy; Economic development; Philippines; Philippines--Manila; Japan; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1901-10-15

Negro at the world's fair

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Arguments were given in support of including a Negro exhibit at the World’s Fair. Hale G. Parker believes including this exhibit will not only increase gate receipts but also “affect public opinion on the mental and industrial status of the negro.” Parker believes Negros will be able to identify more with the World’s Fair if it includes exhibits that highlight their “progress since emancipation."

Resource Type: Newspaper article

Subject: Louisiana Purchase Exposition; Museum exhibits; African Americans--Race identity; Missouri--Saint Louis

Date: 1901-10-17

Letter from Thomas Henry Carter to Theodore Roosevelt

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Thomas Henry Carter was surprised to learn of Archibald Stevenson's objection to the appointment of Mrs. Ernest as "lady commissioner." Mrs. Ernest had the support of leading citizens, including the Denver postmaster, whom Carter presumed to represent Stevenson. Carter will meet with Stevenson to resolve the matter. The Exposition Company is forming a commission to visit the capitals of Europe, and Carter asks if President Roosevelt has any friends that are well equipped for such work and would enjoy a trip abroad.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Americans--Politics and government; Travel; Louisiana Purchase Exposition Co. (Saint Louis, Mo.)

Date: 1902-01-13

Letter from John Hay to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Baron Takahira announced his government's intention of sending Prince Arisugawa and his wife, Yasuko Maeda, to meet with President Roosevelt and attend the Louisiana Purchase Exposition. Secretary of State Hay attempted to explain Roosevelt's policy of not inviting royalty to the exposition but eventually consented to informing Roosevelt of the Japanese government's intentions.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Louisiana Purchase Exposition; International relations; Diplomatic etiquette; Japan; Takahira, Kogoro, Baron, 1854-1926; Maeda, Yasuko, 1864-1923; Arisugawa no Miya Takehito, Shinno, 1862-1913

Date: 1902-03-05?

Commissioner Barrett arrives in Honolulu

Description:

John Barrett, Commissioner General to Asia, Australia, and the Philippines for the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, arrived in Hawaii and made a brief statement expressing his hope that Hawaii will send an exhibit to the exposition.

Resource Type: Newspaper article

Subject: Louisiana Purchase Exposition; Hawaii; Barrett, John, 1866-1938

Date: 1902-04-30

Commissioner Barrett arrives in Honolulu

Description:

John Barrett, Commissioner General to Asia, Australia, and the Philippines for the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, arrived in Hawaii and made a brief statement expressing his hope that Hawaii will send an exhibit to the exposition.

Resource Type: Newspaper article

Subject: Louisiana Purchase Exposition; Hawaii; Barrett, John, 1866-1938

Date: 1902-04-30

World's fair envoy arouses interest of business community

Description:

John Barrett, Commissioner General of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, spoke at a gathering hosted by Acting Governor Cooper on the possibilities and opportunities available to Hawaii if the territory participates in the exposition.

Resource Type: Newspaper article

Subject: Louisiana Purchase Exposition; Exhibitions--Planning; United States territories and possessions; Hawaii; Barrett, John, 1866-1938; Cooper, Henry E. (Henry Ernest), 1857-1929

Date: 1902-05-02

The work started

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With the assistance of John Barrett, commissioner of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, Hawaii is moving towards being represented at the exposition. Acting Governor Cooper was named chairman of the preliminary committee. It is hoped that all sections of the populace can participate and that the work will be "broadly Territorial."

Resource Type: Newspaper article

Subject: Louisiana Purchase Exposition; Exhibitions--Planning; Hawaii; Barrett, John, 1866-1938; Cooper, Henry E. (Henry Ernest), 1857-1929

Date: 1902-05?

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to James Sullivan Clarkson

Description:

President Roosevelt encloses a letter from the head of the Hungarian Club, Marcus Braun, who has done excellent work for the Republican Party. Roosevelt would like James Sullivan Clarkson to meet with Braun and hopefully find a position for him.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Louisiana Purchase Exposition; Hungarian Americans; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Braun, Marcus

Date: 1902-07-18

Letter from David Rowland Francis to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Louisiana Purchase Exposition President Francis would like President Roosevelt's help because several foreign governments have not responded to their invitations and the delay is causing problems.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Louisiana Purchase Exposition; Great Britain; Germany

Date: 1902-08-09

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