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Westward the Empire : Omaha's world fair of 1898


Scope and Contents

This television documentary, the first produced on the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition of 1898, discusses the culture, values, and economy at the turn of the century. It examines the incredible construction project and the fair itself, a major historical event, which heralded the many accomplishments of the states west of the Mississippi River.


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Existence and Location of Copies

VHS in Criss Library Archives and Special Collections. Digitized and made available online by Criss Library on May 20, 2015.

Related Materials

Guide, a companion volume, written by Liz Cajka; includes bibliography.


A production of UNO Television for the Nebraska ETV Network.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nebraska at Omaha Archives & Special Collections Repository

Archives & Special Collections
Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library
6001 Dodge St.
Omaha Nebraska 68182-0237 United States