The text of the document contains letters, reports and accounting sheets from various agencies and departments associated with the exposition. The report contains over 650 pages of typescript copy.
At the time of its writing, the original typescript and a carbon copy were given to the Omaha Public Library to insure that the history of the Expostion would be preserved. Due to the fragile and priceless nature of these original documents, access to th em has been extremely limited.
In 1992, under the direction of Tom Heenan, the Secretary's Report was entered into a computer system. Editing was completed by Gregory Mickells and a hard bound copy of the report was produced.
In 1998, the Marian High School TransMississippi Team, took the original electronic text, and converted it into an ensemble of web documents. Wherever possible the original spacing, tab characters and layout were retained. In some cases additional break down of the material was done in the table of contents to ease access to various parts of the document. It was John Wakefield's intent to preserve the story of the TransMississippi Exposition by the reports of the people who presented the exposition. Hi s report is now available to the world.