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 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2009
20th Anniversary Speech
Text of speech given by William Sinkin at the 20th anniversary luncheon of HemisFair '68. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth65825/
El Abrazo Aug. 1966
Issue of El Abrazo journal devoted to HemisFair '68. The issue cover depicts sailing ships on a blue ocean relating to David Bowen's work in the planning for the 1968 World’s Fair and especially the Youth Pavilion. HemisFair ’68, was held from April to October 1968 in San Antonio. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth66125/
El Abrazo Sept/Oct/Nov 1967
El Abrazo journal issue devoted to HemisFair '68. The cover relates to David Bowen's work in the planning for the 1968 World’s Fair and especially the Youth Pavilion. HemisFair ’68, was held from April to October 1968 in San Antonio. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth66126/
Arlington High School Commencement Program, 1924
Pamphlet from the Arlington High School Commencement Exercises in May 1924 including class officers, the program for the ceremonies, and a class roll. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth65056/
[E.B. Sutherlin Jeweler and Watchmaker Insruction Envelope]
Envelope from E.B. Sutherlin Jeweler and Watchmaker business with written instructions by James Sutherlin for engraving a piece of jewelry. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth66992/
The Bru-it
March-April 1968 issue of the magazine of the Lone Star Brewing Company. Most of the issue is devoted to HemisFair '68, with historical information, and information about facilities, attractions, exhibits, and participants. There are many illustrations of the fair. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth66273/
Building : Tynan House
Several pages of information about the Tynan House, which was one of the historic houses on the HemisFair '68 site. It was built in the 1860s and located at 117 Goliad Street. Included in this 4 page set is a drawing of the front of the house, and a map showing its location on the HemisFair site. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth66120/
[CASU #22 GTAB Ground Training Certification Card for James E. Sutherlin]
A CASU #22 GTAB Ground Training Certification Card for James Edgar Sutherlin issued to him when he completed the 12 Day Plane Captain's Course at the base. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth67084/
[Certificate for Perfect Attendance]
Certificate of award for perfect attendance presented to Dorothy Katt, a student at Lower Valley School. The certificate has a picture of a ship on the left. It is signed by teacher Maxine Watts and Max Weinert. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth65336/
[Certificate of Promotion]
Certificate of Promotion presented to Dorothy Anna Katt for promotion from elementary school to high school. There is a gold, metallic sticker in the upper right corner. The certificate is signed by Lower Valley School teachers Maxine and Lutrell Watts, as well as Max Weinert and Richard H. Wiederstein. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth65299/
Cover letter on HemisFair '68 meeting
Letter to accompany the transcript of a meeting held August 24, 1965 about HemisFair '68. The letter, from Jim Glass, is addressed to one of the fellow meeting attendees, Mr. Allison Peery. Mr. Peery was one of the site planning architects for HemisFair. The letter is written on "Culberson, Slaughter, Glass & DuBose, inc." letterhead. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth66121/
[Demobilization Form for James Edgar Sutherlin]
Demobilization form for James Edgar Sutherlin with orders on his protocol while he was berthed at the Kohler Building in Boston, Massachusetts. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth67166/
[Dictionary Entry for U.S.S. Kasaan Bay-CVE-69]
Entry for the U.S.S. Kasaan Bay from the "Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth66967/
Fair of the Americas Fact Sheet
Fact sheet for the Fair of the Americas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth65818/
General Electric Company's Theaterama press release
Text is The General Electric Company's press release describing the Theaterama experience at the 1968 World’s Fair known as HemisFair ’68, held from April to October 1968 in San Antonio entitled "The Wonderful World of Progress." The Circular theater used a variety of audio visual techniques, including live-to-film, film-to-live, “op art,” “blue mat” and magic effects as well as music and lyrics. Featured was a mythical Genie of the Southwest, who spoke and interacted with the onstage hostess-housewife. The release details the writers of the show, its musical score, the 16 hostesses, the "genie" portrayed by television performer Bill McCutcheon and many of the special effects used. The release goes on to include the seating capacity of 16,100 persons and the length of the show, 20 minutes. The release also describes the performance as well as its objective at HemisFair ’68. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth66139/
HemisFair '68: 1968 World's Fair/April 6-October 6 news
A news release from the Public Relations Department of HemisFair '68. It highlights the Goliad Food Plaza, one of the food clusters at HemisFair '68, and lists a couple of food items available there. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth66231/
HemisFair '68: 1968 World's Fair/April 6-October 6 news
A news release from the Public Relations Department of HemisFair '68. It highlights the lagoon cruise boats and the Mini-Monorail as on-grounds transportation at HemisFair '68. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth66232/
HemisFair '68: 1968 World's Fair/April 6-October 6 news
A news release from the Public Relations Department of HemisFair '68. It highlights some of the main buildings that have been constructed for the fair, including the Tower of the Americas, the Arena, Theatre for the Performing Arts, and Convention Hall. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth66173/
HemisFair '68: 1968 World's Fair/April 6-October 6 news
A news release from the Public Relations Department of HemisFair '68. It highlights how HemisFair '68 represents an urban renaissance for San Antonio, with the construction of the Tower of the Americas and other satellite buildings. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth66179/
HemisFair '68 souvenir booklet
Souvenir booklet for HemisFair'68. The text is printed in both English and Spanish. The colorful cover illustration shows smiling characters representing many different nations dressed in national costumes. More than 20 countries participated in HemisFair '68. The booklet is colorfully illustrated with views of the many attractions the world's fair has to offer visitors. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth66525/
HemisFair '68 - The San Antonio's World Fair
A brief history of the World's Fair by Marshall T. Steves. The speech must have been given several years before HemisFair '68 opened as most of his comments refer to designs and planning for the fair. Marshall Steves was president of HemisFair '68. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth65822/
HemisFair $200 Million Dollar Dream
Typed document by William Sinkin, President of San Antonio Fair, Inc. about San Antonio hosting a world's fair in 1968, called HemisFair. The document summarizes the administrative and financial work accomplished to date and outlines the road ahead for financial, local and state government support in order for the fair to become a reality. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth66123/
Hemisfair $200 Million Dollar Dream
Typed document by William Sinkin, President of San Antonio Fair, Inc. about San Antonio hosting a world's fair in 1968, called HemisFair. The document summarizes the administrative and financial work accomplished to date and outlines the road ahead for financial, local and state government support in order for the fair to become a reality. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth66527/
HemisFair -- 1978
Speech commemorating the 10th anniversary of HemisFair '68. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth65824/
HemisFair Luncheon, 1988
Speech given at HemisFair Luncheon commemorating the 20th anniversary of HemisFair '68. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth65763/
HemisFair's 25th Anniversary Celebration
Statement release: City Marks HemisFair's 25th Anniversary with Citywide Celebration texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth65766/
[Honorable Discharge Ceremony Pamphlet for US Naval Personnel Held at Camp Wallace, Texas]
Pamphlet for the Honorable Discharge ceremony for sailors of the U.S. Navy, held at the U.S.S. Houston Memorial Chapel. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth67083/
[Honorable Disharge Certificate for James Edgar Sutherlin]
Copy of James Edgar Sutherlin's Honorable Discharge certificate from the United States Navy. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth67165/
The Legacy of HemisFair Fact Sheet -- 25th Anniversary
The Legacy of HemisFair Fact Sheet -- 25th Anniversary texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth65765/
Leon Valley PTA Speaking Engagement
Text of a talk given by William Sinkin to the Leon Valley PTA on February 9th, 1967. The title of the talk was "HemisFair '68: a Progress Report". Mr. Sinkin first gave some general remarks about HemisFair and then talked about HemisFair financing and the economic impact that HemisFair '68 would have on San Antonio. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth65821/
[Letter by James Sutherlin to his parents - 12/24/1944]
Letter from James Edgar Sutherlin to his parents where he comments on his relationship with his girlfriend, Arlene, and his views on his personal growth since he entered the Navy. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth67096/
[Letter from James Forrestal to James Edgar Sutherlin - 04/26/1946]
Letter from James Forrestal (Secretary of the Navy) to James E. Sutherlin wishing him luck as he is separated from active service and goes into civilian life. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth67168/
[Liberty Pass Card for James E. Sutherlin]
Liberty Pass, a card issued to James E. Sutherlin "allowing him to leave on liberty and pass through gate" of his station. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth67089/
Major purposes of the Hemis-Fair : speech by William Sinkin.
Text of a speech given by William Sinkin who served as President of the Board of Directors of San Antonio Fair, Inc. from April 1963 to November 1964. He outlines the major purposes of HemisFair '68 in five points: how it will benefit San Antonio, build community leadership, promote ties between San Antonio and Latin America, economic advantages for staging the fair, and leaving a heritage of permanent facilities and institutions for San Antonio. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth66312/
[Maxine & Lutrell Watts: Statement by Lutrell]
Statement written by Lutrell Watts giving a brief history of his and his wife's experience teaching the the Lower Valley Community and ultimately having an elementary school named after them. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth65283/
[Maxine & Lutrell Watts: Statement by Maxine]
Statement written by Maxine Watts giving a brief history of her own and her husband's experiences teaching the the Lower Valley Community and participation in the Lions Club. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth65296/
Minutes of initial meeting of interested citizens pertinent to the "Fair of the America's"
Minutes taken by John A Daniels, of a meeting held Feb. 15th, 1962, at the Granada Hotel of civic leaders to discuss the idea of hosting a "Fair of the America's" in San Antonio, Texas. Those present expressed enthusiasm for the idea. At this meeting is was agreed that an executive committee be formed to investigate the feasibility of staging such a fair. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth66264/
News release : Governor and Mrs. Connally to visit Latin America.
News release announcing Governor and Mrs. John Connally's three-weeks visit to Latin American countries in July/August 1966 on behalf of HemisFair '68. He will invite countries to participate in the fair. Prior to his departure he will be honored at a reception in Washington, D.C. for his role as Commissioner General of the fair. The news release also mentions countries and corporations who have already signed up to participate in HemisFair '68. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth66141/
[Note Placed over a Picture]
Text written on a piece of paper and placed on top of a photo. The text reads "Shoot on 100%" and "will cut." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth64617/
Notes on Summary and Conclusions
Collection of correspondence, reports, and summaries from 1963 of cost estimates for land acquisition, construction, public relations, and miscellaneous other expenses associated with staging a World's Fair in San Antonio, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth66526/
[Notes Written by Lyndon Baines Johnson]
Notes handwritten by Lyndon Baines Johnson. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth63703/
[Notes Written on a Cover Sheet]
Notes handwritten on a cover sheet for The Radio Post of Fredericksburg, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth63704/
[Notice to Active Personnel and Veterans ]
A US Navy message from the Commandant to all Navy personnel and veterans asking for continued interested in service. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth67167/
[Notification of Transfer Records for James E. Sutherlin]
Card notifying James E. Sutherlin that his records are being forwarded to the Federal Office Building in Houston, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth67087/
[Notification of Transfer Records for James E. Sutherlin]
Card notifying James E. Sutherlin that his records are being forwarded to an office in Rhode Island. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth67085/
Official souvenir HemisFair 1968 map
HemisFair souvenir map booklet with pictorial maps of buildings and attractions that make up the fair site. Included is a cut-out model of the Tower of the Americas with instructions on how to make it. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth66514/
[Paper Stamped with "The Radio Post, Inc."]
Paper stamped with "The Radio Post, Inc. Fredericksburg, Texas." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth63708/
[Presidential Letter In Gratitude of Service to James Edgar Sutherlin from Presiden Harry Truman]
A formal presidential letter from President Harry Truman to James Edgar Sutherlin thanking him for his service to his country. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth67170/
Press release given to the Washington press during Gov. Connally's visit, July 13, 1966.
One page press release about HemisFair '68. It details how many visitors are expected, what the theme of the fair is, how it has been endorsed by the Bureau of International Expositions, and the affect it is having on the host city, San Antonio in terms of urban renewal and change. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth66140/
Proposed tower = Torre en proyecto
Description of the Tower of the Americas concept drawing by O'Neil Ford. Description is in English and Spanish, and contains short information about the architect, cost, height, elevators, capacity, and tower facilities. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth66200/
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