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The Ultimate Failure

By Jessica Romanz The Philippine Exposition at the St. Louis World’s Fair was meant to demonstrate how successful the United States was at civilizing the Filipino people.1 The fair failed to demonstrate the idea of societal mobility and equality.…

Industry and Industriousness at the St. Louis World's Fair

By Mary Wise  University of Iowa Professor Charles Nutting, curator of the then new Museum of Natural History, and Professor William Patterson arrived in St. Louis in early November.[1]The St. Louis World’s Fair was closing and fair administrators…

Failure of Anthropology Days Reflects 1904 World’s Fair

By Dave ShowalterAnthropology Days at the 1904 World’s Fair were a bridge between the Olympics and the Philippine Exposition. Filipino participants competed in conventional Olympic events and in contrived indigenous activities. James Sullivan, who…

Datu Facundo: Chief of the Unrespected

By Robert Schnurr Datu Facundo and 39 other Samal Moros tribesmen attended the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair as part of the Philippine Exhibit.[1] There they found worse treatment than other Filipinos experienced at Spain’s 1887 Madrid Exposition,…

Iowa City businessman Tom Bender recalls his experiences in the 2008 flood

Hear Tom Bender describe how over eighty volunteers attempted to save the two buildings he leased in Iowa City. He describes how many tenants refused to believe the flood would happen, let alone prove as devastating as it did. Their skepticism, he…

Former University of Iowa President Willard "Sandy" Boyd discusses the 2008 flood

Former UI President Willard ?Sandy? Boyd describes his flood experience, noting how most of the bridges and major highways around Iowa City shut down during the flood, effectively cutting some residents off from the rest of the community. He also…