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Initial part of the project is a archival treasure hunt through library and museum catalogs. We hope to find images from the interior of the Phoenix Hall structure. So far we have been able to identify following sources of material. Please contact us via email with additional sources you might know. We really appreciate your help. If you are interested in details of each source for your own research place contact us as well.

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ID #
Item Description Photos
001
Book: Ho-d den / prepared by George S. Cooley and Arthur P. Traczyk exterior, plans
002 Book: The Hō-ō-den (Phoenix hall) An illustrated description of the buildings erected by the Japanese government at the World's Columbian exposition, Jackson Park, Chicago; by Okakura Kakudzo.
interior, exterior, plans,
paintings
003 Book: A history of the World's Columbian exposition held in Chicago in 1893 vol. 1-4 / by ed. by Rossiter Johnson. exterior
004 Magazine: Inland Architect and News Record, Vol 22, October 1893 record incomplete, more detailed source requested
005 Magazine: Inland Architect and News Record, Vol 20, no. 6 1892 interior, exterior plans, text descriptions
006 Book: Artistic Japan at Chicago: a description of Jpanese works of art sent to the World's fair: works in metal, glyptic works, textile fabrics, laquer, enamel, pictures, porcelains, by Frank Brinkley
TBD
007 Book: Advertisements of The Japanese Representations in The World's Columbian Exposition, 1893
TBD
008 Book: A descriptive catalogue of Japanese forage plants exhibited in the World's Columbian exposition, Agricultural Bureau, Department of Agriculture and Commerce, 1893, N.p.: n.p.,n.d.
TBD
009 The World's fair; its meaning and scope; its old-world friends, their countries, customs and religions; what they will exhibit. The United States at the fair. The city and the site. The colossal structures. By H.G. Cutler. not relevant
010 Book: Architects sketch of the World's Fair to be held at Chicago, 1893.
not relevant
011 Book: Art gems from the World's Columbian Exposition.
not relevant
012 Book:  Art and architecture, by William Walton.
exterior, interior?, paintings?
013 Book: American architectural history : a contemporary reader / edited by Keith L. Eggener.
not relevant
014 Book: A trip through the Columbian exposition with a camera : a selection of instantaneous photographs of the principal buildings and general views, from negatives made in August and September, 1893 / by Thos. Harrison.
not relevant
015 Book: 1893 Columbian Exposition, admission and concession tickets / written & published by James P. Doolin
not relevant
016 Book: A season of renewal : the Columbian Exposition and Victorian America / Dennis B. Downey
not relevant
017 Book: A Cidade de Manaus e o país da seringueira : recordação da Exposição Columbiana, Chicago, 1893 not relevant
018
Two ramma panels from the Ho-o-den that survived the fire. (AI)
interior
019
Two scrapbooks from the fair (AI)
exterior
020
Tapestry / Book (FM)
exterior
021
Panels surviving from the Ho-o-den are on permanent public display (UIC)
interior
022
Book: The Book of the Fair by Hubert Howe Bancroft
exterior, interior
023
Book: The Dream City by Halsey C. Ives. 
exterior
024
Book: The Vanishing Fair by H. H. Van Meter; illustrated and embellished by William and Charles Ottman. 
not relevant
025
Book: The World's Columbian Exposition : a centennial bibliographic guide / David J. Bertuca, senior compiler, Donald K. Hartman and Susan M. Neumeister, co-compilers
not relevant 
026
The marvels in art of the fin de sieÃÄcle; containing the most notable paintings of to-day selected from the modern masterpieces of the great World's Columbian exhibition; one hundred large plates (photogravures) also one hundred typogravures, with descriptive text, by Henri Sylvestre, jr.
not relevant
027
The Columbian Exposition album, containing views of the grounds, main and state buildings, statuary, architectural details, interiors, midway plaisance scenes, and other interesting objects at the World's Columbian Exposition TBD
028
Rand, McNally & co.'s A week at the fair, illustrating the exhibits and wonders of the World's Columbian exposition, with special descriptive articles by Mrs. Potter Palmer, the Countess of Aberdeen, Mrs. Schuyler Van Rensselaer. TBD
029
Chicago and its two fairs, 1893-1933 by Chicago, Geographical Publishing Co. [c1933]
not relevant
030
The Chicago World's Fair of 1893 : a photographic record, photos from the collections of the Avery Library of Columbia University and the Chicago Historical Society / with text by Stanley Appelbaum. Exterior, placement on island
031
Chicago day at the World's Columbian Exposition : illustrated with candid photographs / G.L. Dybwad and Joy V. Bliss ; notes by Ruth Owen Jones and Thomas Yanul. not relevant
032
Contesting images : photography and the World's Columbian Exposition / Julie K. Brown TBD
033
The magic city [microform] : a massive portfolio of original photographic views of the great World's fair ; with graphic descriptions. by James W. Buel
exterior
034
Pictorial album and history, World's fair and midway. not relevant
035
The art of the world : illustrated in the paintings, statuary, and architecture of the World's Columbian Exposition ... / Edited by Ripley Hitchcock. not relevant 
036 Jackson's famous pictures of the World's Fair / [descriptive text by] Stanley Wood
not relevant
037
Glimpses of the World's Fair : a selection of gems of the White City seen through a camera Two photos of the exterior
038
The White City (as it was) ... / the artist who made these pictures is ... W. H. Jackson ... signed Stanley Wood Exterior shot of the building in Volume 1
039
The Century World's fair book for boys and girls; being the adventures of Harry and Philip with their tutor, Mr. Douglass, at the World's Columbian exposition One exterior photo
040
Picturesque Chicago and guide to the World's fair; issued by the Religious herald, and presented to its subscribers as a souvenir of fifty years publication of the paper not relevant 
041
Portfolio of photographs of the World's Fair
Interior photo
042
World's Fair through a camera: An interesting collection of views of grounds, exhibition buildings, foreign buildings, state buildings, interiors and other views of general interest
Photos of exterior
043
World's Fair through a camera: snap shots by an artist: from recent photographs
Photos of exterior (same as photos in 042)
044
World's Columbian exposition, MDCCCXCIII; the art and architecture Sketch of pavillion
045
The World's Columbian exposition, Chicago, 1893 / by Trumbull White and Wm. Igleheart. A complete history of the enterprise with an introduction by Col. George R. Davis. And an introduction to the Woman's department by Mrs. Potter Palmer. With special chapters by Hon. Thomas B. Bryan, Prof. F.W. Putnam. Description of Japanese art
046
World's Columbian Exposition Illustrated
Drawings, picture of a plant and mural
047
La Exposición Universal de Chicago en colores á la aguada not relevant
048
A trip through the Columbian exposition with a camera : a selection of instantaneous photographs of the principal buildings and general views, from negatives made in August and September, 1893 not relevant
049
In remembrance of the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893 not relevant
050
Jackson's famous pictures not relevant
051
Martin's World's Fair album-atlas and family souvenir not relevant
052
Oriental and occidental northern and southern portrait types of the Midway plaisance : a collection of photographs of individual types of various nations from all parts of the world who represented, in the Department of ethnology, the manners, customs, dress, religions, music and other distinctive traits and peculiarities of their race not relevant
053
Photographs of the world's fair : an elaborate collection of photographs of the buildings, grounds and exhibits of the World's Columbian Exposition, with a special description of the famous Midway Plaisance not relevant
054
Picturesque World's Fair. An elaborate collection of colored views published with the endorsement and approval of George R. Davis not relevant
055
Shepp's World's Fair photographed exterior photographs
056
Clippings from the Standard on the World's Columbian exposition, Chicago, 1893 not relevant
057
Vistas of the fair in color : a portfolio of familiar views of the World's Columbian Exposition not relevant
058
World's fair photographs not relevant
059
World's Columbian exposition souvenier containing a story of Christopher Columbus and his discoveries a treatise on Illinois and Chicago also the Columbian exposition : personal memoirs of leading citizens of Illinois not relevant
060
Chicago weltausstellung 1893 : 32 blatt nach photographischen original-aufnahmen not relevant
061
The Winters Art Lithographing Company's popular portfolios of the World's Columbian Exposition not relevant
062
World's Columbian Exhibition at Chicago, 1492-1893-1892. not relevant
063
World's Columbian Exposition, Jackson Park, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A., May 1st to October 31st, 1893 not relevant
064
World's Fair album of Chicago 1893 not relevant
065
World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago not relevant
066
World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893 not relevant
067
World's Columbian Exposition not relevant
068
World's Columbian Exposition illustrated Drawings, a mural, picture of a plant
069
Arts of east and West from World Expositions Drawings of interior and interior art
070
Dream City
not relevant
071
Report of the Executive Commissioner for New South Wales
not relevant
072
World's Fair Photographs
not relevant
073
Illinois Board of World's Fair Commissioners
not relevant
074
Report of the President of the Chicago World's Columbian Exposition
not relevant
075
World's Columbian Exposition Chicago, ILL, 1893: United States World's Columbian Commission
not relevant
076
World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893
not relevant
077
Pamphlets on Chicago's World's Columbian Exposition--1893, v. 1 & v. 2
not relevant
078
Trip through the Columbian Exposition with a Camera
not relevant
079
Chicago Weltausstellung 1893
not relevant
080
Columbian Gallery
not relevant
081
Dream City
not relevant
082
Report Illinois Board of World's Fair Commissioners
not relevant
083
Grand Illusions: Chicago's World's Fair of 1893
not relevant
084
The Great American Fair
not relevant
085
White City Chips
not relevant
086
World's Columbian Exposition Chicago 1893
Brief Description of the building
087
Economizer
not relevant
088
"Kakuryu Sekai Hakurankai: Bijutsuhin Gafu (Sketches and illustrations of artworks in Chicago World's Fair in 1973), vols. 1-4" by KUBOTA Beisen interior sketches
089
World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 Revisited - 19th century Japanese art shown in Chicago, U.S.A - April 1997 Tokyo National Mueum / Umi o watatta Meiji no bijutsu:saiken! 海を渡った明治の美術:再見! interior, paintings, exterior, plans
090
Wooded island restoration project
placement on island
091
Official souvenir programme, dedicatory ceremonies World's Columbian Exposition. Chicago, Oct. 20th 21st & 22nd 1892. not relevant
092
Japan goes to the World's Fairs, Japanese Art at the Great Expositions in Europe and the United States 1867-1904
Exterior
093
The Official Directory of the World's Columbian Exposition
Interior description
094
Harper's Chicago and the World's Fair
Interior description
095
The Dream City
Exterior Photo
096
Frank Lloyd Wright's Light Screens: The influence of Japan
description
097
Frank Lloyd Wright and Japan, The Role of Traditional Japanese Art and Architecture in the Work of Frank Lloyd Wright TBD
098
Furnishing the Wooded Island site for the Japanese pavilion, Ho-o-den, at the Chicago World's Fair of 1893. (in Japanese)
placement on island
099
World's Fair Photograph - Lagoon Bird's-Eye View exterior
100
The factors surrounding the form of the ho-o-den in the world's Columbian exposition in Chicago, 1893 (in Japanese)
Plan with scale, Exterior
101
The factor and the motivation of the ho-o-den's construction in the world's columbian exposition in Chicago, 1893 (in Japanese) Exterior, placement on island, references
102
Frank Lloyd Wright and the Ho-o-den Revisited (in Japanese) TBD
103
Chicago Daily News [Japanese buildings in Jackson Park in the Hyde Park community area, covered with snow]  exterior
104
Japanese Buildings in the United States before 1900: Their Influence upon American Domestic Architecture, by Clay Lancaster interior, exterior, description
105
Chicago Historical Society Archives - Events Exhibitions IL Chicago World's Columbian Expo - Buildings Nations - dep - Hooden II
interior
106
Frank Lloyd Wright and the Art of Japan, Julia Meech
interior
107
The making of the White City / by H.C. Bunner ; the illustrations by W.T. Smedley. The decoration of the exposition / by F.D. Millet. Chicago's part in the World's Fair / by Franklin MacVeagh. not relevant
108
A World's Fair number : the Columbian Exposition / described by ex-president Harrison, Walter Besant ... [et al.]. exterior
109
The White city. The historical, biographical and philanthropical record of Illinois, by John Moses and Paul Selby. To which is added a sketch of the District of Columbia, the presidents of the United States, and Illinois at the World's Columbian Exposition ... not relevant
110
The Columbian World's Fair atlas : containing complete illustrations of the World's Fair grounds and buildings, general illustrations of the public buildings, parks, monuments, street scenes, etc., of Chicago, and maps of every state and territory of the United States and Canada, and general maps of the world.
not relevant
111
Columbian Exposition dedication ceremonies memorial. A graphic description of the ceremonies at Chicago, October, 1892, the 400th anniversary of the discovery of America. not relevant
112
The Chicago record's history of the World's Fair. not relevant
113
After the World's Fair. not relevant
114
World's Columbian exposition : the book of the builders, being the chronicle of the origin and plan of the World's fair ... / by David Hudson Burnham and Francis Davis Millet. not relevant
115
Oriental and occidental northern and southern portrait types of all nations; a collection of photographs of individual types of various nations from all parts of the world who represented, in the Department of Ethnology, the manners, customs, dress, religions, music and other distinctive traits and peculiarities of their race ... Together with an introduction by Prof. F.W. Putnam ... not relevant
116
The Graphic history of the fair : containing a sketch of international expositions, a review of the events leading to the discovery of America, and a history of the World's Columbian Exposition held in the City of Chicago, State of Illinois, May 1 to October 31, 1893. exterior
117
Campbell's illustrated history of the World's Columbian Exposition / compiled as the exposition progressed from the official reports, and most profusely illustrated with copperplate engravings. exterior and description
118
Six months at the World's Fair / by Mrs. Mark Stevens. not relevant
119
Chicago's white city of 1893 / David F. Burg. not relevant
120
Revisiting the white city : American art at the 1893 World's Fair / contributors, Carolyn Kinder Carr ... [et al.]. not relevant
121
Celebrating the New World : Chicago's Columbian Exposition of 1893 / Robert Muccigrosso. not relevant
122
White City recollections : the illustrated 1893 diary of Friend Pitts Williams' trip to the World's Columbian Exposition ; edited and illustrated by G.L. Dybwad and Joy V. Bliss. not relevant
123
Chicago's classical architecture : the legacy of the White City / David Stone ; with an introduction by Carroll William Westfall. not relevant
124
The Tectonics of Japanese Style: Architect and Carpenter in the Late Meiji Period Description
125
The White City, art series, 1894
not relevant
126
Beautiful Scenes of the White City: A Portfolio of Original Copper-plate half-tones of the World's Fair, art series, 1894 not relevant
127
Photographs, 1893 not relevant
128
Official Guides, regular and souvenir editions, 1893 not relevant
129
Wood, Robert Williams. Architectural Details from the Buildings at the World's Columbian Exposition, held in Chicago, 1893. Chicago: R.W. Wood, 1893 not relevant
130
Photographic Tour of the World, vol. 1, no. 4, 1894 not relevant
131
Portfolio of Photographs of Famous Scenes, Cities, and Paintings, art series, nos. 1-16, 1893 not relevant
132
Portrait Types of the Midway Plaisance, art series, vol. 2, nos. 1-9, 1894 not relevant
133
Watercolors, 1894 not relevant
134
Issues of The Columbian Serial, 1894 not relevant
135
The Art of the World: Illustrated in the Paintings, Statuary, and Architecture of the World's Columbian Exposition. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1893 not relevant 
136
Walton, William. Art and Architecture. Philadelphia: George Barrie and Son, 1893 not relevant
137
Photographs - Fair building exteriors, 1894 not relevant
138
Commemorative carf, 1893 not relevant
139
Negatives, 1893 (@uic)
not relevant
140
Dedicatory and opening ceremonies of the World's Columbian Exposition : historical and descriptive / as authorized by Board of Control not relevant
141
Japanese Buildings in the United States Before 1900: Their Influence upon American Domestic Architecture
not relevant
142
"Frank Lloyd Wright and the Fair of '93" / by Grant Carpenter Manson TBD
143
The Japanese influence in America / by Clay Lancaster TBD
144
"Japanese Buildings in the United States before 1900: Their Influence upon American Domestic Architecture" / by Lancaster TBD
145
The Japan idea: Art and Life in Victorian America / by William Hosley TBD
146
Japonisme Comes to America: The Japanese Impact on the Graphic Arts 1876-1925 / by Julia Meech and Gabriel P. Weisberg TBD
147
Frank Lloyd Wright and Japan: The Role of Traditional Japanese Art and Architecture in the Work of Frank Lloyd Wright / by Kevin Nute TBD
148
Oak Park [Illinois] Reporter, Wright's hometown newspaper, covered the construction of the Ho-o-den in detail TBD
149
Frank Lloyd Wright's Light Screens: The Influence of Japan / by Julie L. Sloan
Contains several references (listed above) that could be useful leads
150
Catalogue of objects exhibited at the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, U.S.A. TBD
151
Chicago Historical Society- Parks-Illinois-Chicago-Jackson Park (Japanese Teahouse and Garden)
exterior
152
UIC Columbian Exposition Collection
exterior
153
Memorial of the World's Columbian Exposition
exterior
154
Columbian Exposition Photographs by C.D. Arnold
exterior
155
CWAC slides
plans and interior
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