A History of the TransMississippi & International Exposition
by: John Wakefield
May 1903
TABLE OF CONTENTS

About the Secretary's Report

Cover Letter

INTRODUCTORY

OFFICERS

STATE COMMISSIONS

ORIGIN

ORGANIZATION

EXPLOITATION

REORGANIZATION

LOCATING THE EXPOSITION

GENERAL OPERATION

DIRECTORS

BUREAU OF SUBSCRIPTIONS

DISBURSEMENTS

WAYS & MEANS DEPARTMENT

BUREAU OF ADMISSIONS

BUREAU OF SOUVENIR COINS

THE MUSIC OF THE EXPOSITIONS

BUREAU OF SPECIAL ATTRACTIONS

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLICITY & PROMOTION

BUILDINGS & GROUNDS DEPARTMENT
Landscaping
Machinery & Electricity
Water System
Fire Protection
Losses by Fire
Insurance
Emergency Hospital
Guard Force
Lost & Found Bureau
General Statement of Expenses

DEPARTMENT OF EXHIBITS

Bureau of Education
Bureau of Fine Arts
Bureau of Mines & Mining
Ladies Bureau of Entertainment
Bureaus of Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, and Irrigation
Bureaus of Live Stock, Dairy Products, and Pet Animals
Cattle Awards
Horse Awards
Sheep Awards
Swine Awards
Fat Stock Awards
Poultry Awards
Dairy and Dairy Products Awards
Nebraska Farmer Magazine Awards
Bureau of Bee Industries
Bureau of Machinery & Electric Exhibits
Bureau of Manufactures & International Exhibits
Bureau of Liberal Arts
Bureau of Machinery & Agricultural Implements
Bureau of Awards
List of Exhibitors (Award Winners)
Report of Assistant to the Manager,
Department of Exhibits

CONCESSIONS & PRIVILEGES DEPARTMENT

TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT

THE PRESIDENT, DAILY PROGRAMMES, SPECIAL DAYS
Laying of the Corner Stone
Opening Day.
Nebraska Dedication Day
Wisconsin Dedication Day
National Federation of Women's Clubs
Illinois Dedication Day
Kansas Dedication Day
Iowa Dedication Day
Dedication of Pottawattamie County Wigwam
Swedish-American Day
Royal Arcanum Day
Montana Dedication Day
Turners Day and Musical Congress Day
Texas Melon Day
National Council of Congregational Churches
Independence Day
Massachusetts Day
Children's Day
Military Day
Minnesota Dedication Day
Indian Day
Flower Day
National, State & City Days
Kansas City Day
Redmen's Day
United States Life-Saving Service Day
St. Joseph Day
Texas Day
Des Moines Day
Omaha World-Herald & Nebraska Editor's Day
Sioux City Day
Bohemian Day
Cody Day
Kansas Day
Nebraska Peach & Pottawattamie County, Iowa,
Grape Day

National Editorial Day
Montana Day
Military Day
Lumbermen's Day
Hoo-Hoo Day
Shriner Day
Oklahoma Day
Iowa Day
Modern Woodmen Day
22nd U.S. Infantry Day
Swedish Day
Georgia Day
Chicago Day
Live-Stock Day
Pennsylvania Day
Ohio Day
New York Day
Peace Jubilee Week
Mayor's Day
Governor's Day
President's Arrival
President's Day
Army & Navy Day
Civil Government Day
Children's Day
German Day
Ancient Order of United Workmen Days
Nebraska Day
Utah Day
Railroad Week
Tri-City Day
Omaha Day

SUMMARY OF EXPO

DAILY PROGRAMMES

BUREAU OF EDUCATION

GENERAL MANAGER

BUREAU OF ENTERTAINMENT

LEGAL AFFAIRS OF THE EXPOSITION

THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT EXHIBIT

REPORT OF THE BOARD OF MANAGEMENT, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
EXHIBIT, TRANS-MISSISSIPPI AND INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION,
OMAHA, NEBRASKA, 1898

Report of the Board Proper
Organization of Board of Management
Apportionment of Funds
The Government Building
Awards
Pamphlets Distributed
Cost of the Exhibit
Exposition Postal Service
Exhibitions of Life-Saving Service
Indian Congress
Co-Operation of Exposition Officials
Efficient Assistants

HISTORY OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS INTRODUCED IN THE UNITED STATES SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, RELATING TO THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI AND INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION

REPORT OF THE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DEPT OF STATE
Relics Exhibited
Cost of Exhibit

REPORT OF THE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE TREASURY DEPT
Bureau of the Mint
Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Register of the Treasury
Coast and Geodetic Survey
Internal Revenue Bureau
Office of the Secretary of the Treasury
Marine Hospital Service
Lighthouse Establishment
Life-Saving Service
Office of the Supervising Architect
Cost of the Exhibit

REPORT OF THE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE WAR DEPT
Adjutant General's Department
Quartermaster's Department
Engineer's Department
Ordnance Department
Medical Department
Signal Corps
Cost of Exhibit

REPORT OF THE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DEPT OF JUSTICE List of Exhibits
Prisons and Prisoners
Cost of Exhibit

REPORT OF THE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE POST OFFICE DEPT
Stamp Division
Equipment Division
Dead Letter Division
Division of Mail Depredations
Division of History, Records and Statistics
Cost of Exhibit

REPORT OF THE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE NAVY DEPT
List of Exhibits
Bureau of Ordnance
Bureau of Steam Engineering
Cost of Exhibit

REPORT OF THE REPRESENTATIVE OF DEPT OF THE INTERIOR
Cost of Exhibit
Patent Office
General Land Office
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Bureau of Education
Geological Survey

REPORT OF THE REPRESENTATIVE OF DEPT OF AGRICULTURE
Weather Bureau .
Division of Pomology
Division of Entomology
Division of Chemistry
Bureau of Animal Industry
Division of Botany
Division of Vegetable Physiology & Pathology
Division of Forestry
Office of Fiber Investigations
Cost of Exhibit

REPORT OF THE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION
AND NATIONAL MUSEUM

Smithsonian Institution Proper
Bureau of American Ethnology
National Zoological Park
Bureau of International Exchanges
Astrophysical Observatory
National Museum
Department of Anthropology
Department of Biology
Cost of Exhibit

REPORT OF THE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE COMMISSION OF FISH
AND FISHERIES.

Aquarium
Scientific Inquiry Section
Fish Culture Section
Fisheries Section
Live Fish Display
Cost of Exhibit

INDIAN CONGRESS
Report of Captain Mercer
Name of Tribe,Reservation & Number in Delegation
Report of Mr. James Mooney

REVIEW

CONCLUSION

ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION OF THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI AND
INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION

BY-LAWS OF TRANS-MISSISSIPPI AND INTERNATIONAL
EXPOSITION

RULES OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI
AND INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION