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  Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
 Decade: 1960-1969
134 South Lot No. 144- single family dwelling
Black and white photographs of home at 134 South Street, San Antonio. The home is single story, white, with a covered porched. There are two windows on each side of the front door. A fence in front of the house is covered with overgrown foliage. The second photograph shows the house from the side, at an angle. There are two cars parked in a driveway. The house is located in an area that was redeveloped because of HemisFair '68. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth66366/
[1961 Chapter of the Links, Inc., Group Portrait]
Photograph of several unidentified women, gathered together for a group picture inside a home residence. They belong to the 1961 San Antonio Chapter of the Links, Inc., a service organization advocating cultural and economic empowerment for African-American women. They wear formal attire and are grouped into two rows. Living room furniture and decor can be seen around them. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth306381/
1968 TEXAS HEMISFAIR license plate
In a picture, a blonde woman is holding a HemisFair license plate issued to promote the international exposition in San Antonio. Next to her is a world globe with North and South Americas visible. The license plate has "TEXAS" in small capital letters along the top with "68 HEMISFAIR 68" at the bottom of the plate. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth66227/
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/
Actors at HemisFair '68
Photograph of actors acting out a play at HemisFair '68. All of the actors are female. There are two adult actors standing to the left, one of them wearing a tiger-like costume. The other standing actor is dressed in an oriental-patterned robe. There is a small group of child actors kneeling in the background, and some are wearing Oriental-type dresses. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth66207/
Aerial photo of HemisFair '68
An aerial photo looking straight down on the HemisFair site before it opened. The roofs of the circular United States Exhibit Pavilion and of the Confluence Theater are visible right of center. The roof of the Texas Pavilion is in the back middle ground, and the roofs of the Convention Center, Theater, and Arena buildings are visible just to the left of the photo center. Squarely in the center of the photograph only the top of the Tower of the Americas is visible with the tower itself casting a long shadow. A San Antonio public housing development is visible across the highway from the Texas Pavilion. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth66177/
Aerial view of downtown San Antonio, Texas
A view of downtown San Antonio, Texas. Visible in the background are the central concrete shaft of the Tower of the Americas (without the tophouse) and the HemisFair Arena. The Tower of the Americas and the HemisFair Arena were constructed for HemisFair '68. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth66150/
Aerial view of HemisFair '68
View from a helicopter of HemisFair '68 in San Antonio, Texas, a few weeks from opening day. Prominent structures and buildings that can be seen include the 622 foot high Tower of the Americas, the United States Confluence Theater and United States Exhibit Pavilion at left foreground, and the Convention Center, Arena, and Theater in mid-ground. Downtown San Antonio buildings can be seen behind the fairgrounds. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth66171/
Aerial view of HemisFair '68
An aerial view of the HemisFair '68 site. In the center the 622 foot Tower of the America rises. To the right are the 10,500 seat Arena, the Convention Center, and Theater. Left of the Tower, the circular United States Confluence Theater and Exhibit Pavilion can be seen. Buildings of downtown San Antonio, Texas are in the background to the right. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth66178/
Aerial view of HemisFair '68
An aerial view of HemisFair '68 with downtown San Antonio, Texas behind it. At the center stands the 622 foot Tower of the Americas, and among other buildings, the circular Arena can also be prominantly seen. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth66166/
Aerial view of HemisFair '68
A view of the HemisFair '68 site. The 622 foot Tower of the Americas is still under construction but is nearing completion. The circular buildings are the Arena, at center, and the United States Exhibit Pavilion, at left foreground. Buildings of downtown San Antonio, Texas can be seen in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth66170/
Aerial view of HemisFair '68
An aerial view of the HemisFair '68 site. In the center the 622 foot Tower of the America rises. To the right are the 10,500 seat Arena, the Convention Center, and Theater. Left of the Tower, the circular United States Confluence Theater and Exhibit Pavilion can be seen. Buildings of downtown San Antonio, Texas are in the background to the right. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth66172/
Aerial view of HemisFair '68
An aerial view of HemisFair '68 with downtown San Antonio, Texas behind it. At the center stands the 622 foot Tower of the Americas, and among other buildings, the circular Arena can also be prominantly seen. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth66174/
Aerial view of HemisFair '68 construction site
A view of the HemisFair '68 construction site. The Tower of the Americas and the HemisFair Arena are the two prominent structures in the center, both not fully completed. Buildings of downtown San Antonio, Texas can be seen in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth66148/
Aerial view of HemisFair '68 construction site
A view of the HemisFair '68 construction site. The Institute of Texan Cultures, the Tower of the Americas, and the HemisFair Arena are the three prominent structures in the center, all three not fully completed. Buildings of downtown San Antonio, Texas can be seen in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth66149/
Aerial view of the Tower of the Americas construction site
A view of the Tower of the Americas construction site. The 622 foot Tower of the Americas is still under construction but is nearing completion. In this photograph the tophouse has been attached to the top, but is clearly lacking its interior structures. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth66156/
Aerial view of the Tower of the Americas under construction
View of the construction of the central concrete shaft of the Tower of the Americas. Workers can be seen on the ground and at the top of the concrete shaft. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth66153/
After A Few Minor Problems
Postcard from the 1968 World's Fair known as HemisFair '68, held from April to October 1968 in San Antonio, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth66519/
The Agriculture Pavilion at HemisFair '68
Illustration of Agriculture Pavilion at the 1968 World's Fair known as HemisFair '68, held from April to October 1968 in San Antonio, Texas. The text reads, "Agricultura". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth65891/
Alamo City Jazz Band
Photograph of a jazz quintet performing on a stage in front of a small group of people who are seated at three small tables. The name of the quintet is "Alamo City Jazz Band". Most of the people visible in the foreground are drinking beer, and a woman is taking a photograph of the people that are sitting at one of the tables. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth66494/
Amusement rides
Image of people and amusement rides on the grounds at the State Fair of Texas in Dallas. Some people are standing next to the chain link fences that surround the rides. A portion of the Cotton Bowl stadium is visible in the background. This photograph was taken during a planning trip for HemisFair '68. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth66074/
Amusement rides
Photograph from the 1968 World's Fair of people lining up for amusement rides which includes a roller coaster, shown in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth66075/
An announcement for the next water ski show at HemisFair '68
Photograph of a woman and a man riding in a small motorized boat in the three-acre lake at Fiesta Island, at HemisFair '68. The man is wearing clown-like face paint, and is holding a sign announcing the next water ski show at 12 o'clock. The free show was sponsored by Mercury Outboard. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth66209/
[Annual Report: National Project Committee, 1962-1963]
Annual report of the National Project Committee of the San Antonio chapter of The Links, Inc. for 1962-1963. For the first time, the chapter embarked on a full-scale project to introduce selected local students to the fine arts through cultural events programs, which included visits to the symphony, opera, musicals, and art galleries. Both the students involved and school principals were supportive of the program and felt it was a great success. The committee recommends that the program be renewed for a second year. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth305768/
[Annual Report: National Project Committee, 1964-1965]
Annual report of the National Project Committee of the San Antonio chapter of The Links, Inc. for 1964-1965. The committee sponsored six cultural events for local students. Includes notes about chapter expenses and student attendance at these events. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth305769/
Architectural drawing of the Tower of the Americas
An aerial drawing of the Tower of the Americas and HemisFair '68 fairgrounds. At the center stands the 622 foot Tower of the Americas, and among other buildings, the circular Arena can also be prominantly seen. Photo has a description at the bottom. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth66160/
Arena at HemisFair '68
Image of the Arena at the 1968 World's Fair known as HemisFair '68, held from April to October 1968 in San Antonio, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth65804/
Beethoven Hall
An artistic illustration of Beethoven Hall. It was originally built in 1895 as the concert hall of the Beethoven Mannerchor. A fire destroyed the original structure in 1913 and the choir members built a new Beethoven Hall, which stands on the grounds where HemisFair '68 was held. During the fair the Hall was occupied by the "Laterna Magika". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth66486/
The Bell System pavilion at HemisFair '68
Photograph of a model of Southwestern Bell's pavilion at HemisFair '68. Inside the pavilion, visitors had the opportunity to play games with some of the most advanced telephone equipment that existed at the time. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth66275/
Bicycle riders in downtown San Antonio
Photograph of girls riding bicycles on the street in front of an entrance to HemisFair '68, in downtown San Antonio, Texas. Many of the people standing outside of the fair's gates are watching the riders pass by. The central concrete shaft of the Tower of the Americas is visible in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth66233/
[Blank outline]
Fragmented outline with headings for educational, social, and other. There is blank space for remarks. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth305878/
Boat ride near the Texas Pavilion
Image of Boat rides near the Texas Pavilion at the 1968 World's Fair known as HemisFair '68, held from April to October 1968 in San Antonio. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth65964/
Boat tour
This image is of the LaSalle’s Riverboat Adventure at Six Flags over Texas. The picture is of the large concrete dry dock showing passengers embarking and disembarking two wooden looking riverboats. The waiting area is designed like an old wooden outpost and is decorated with palm trees and wooden barrels. The background of the outpost is overflowing with trees and lush foliage. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth66089/
Bolivia Pavilion at HemisFair '68
Image of Bolivia Pavilion at the 1968 World's Fair known as HemisFair '68, held from April to October 1968 in San Antonio, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth65768/
Bolivia Pavilion at HemisFair '68
Image of the Bolivia Pavilion at the 1968 World's Fair known as HemisFair '68, held from April to October 1968 in San Antonio, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth65810/
Bravo
Postcard from the 1968 World's Fair known as HemisFair '68, held from April to October 1968 in San Antonio, Texas. The illustration on the card shows a mustachioed grinning character wearing a sombrero with the word "Bravo" above it. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth66521/
[A Brief History of the San Antonio Chapter of the Links, Inc.]
Brief history of the San Antonio Chapter of the Links, Inc. Handwritten and later photocopied, the document discusses the organization's beginnings and involvement in social outreach programs to disadvantaged youth spearheaded by women of color. An early writing in the organization's history, it discusses events between 1960 and 1964. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth305798/
[Brief History of the San Antonio Chapter of the Links, Inc. and its Programs]
Brief history of the San Antonio Chapter of the Links, Inc. The document discusses the organization's beginnings and involvement in social outreach programs to disadvantaged youth spearheaded by women of color. An early writing in the organization's history, it discusses events between 1960 and 1964. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth305799/
Broadway and Jones
Image of Broadway and Jones before street renovations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth66029/
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/
[Calendar of events for 10th Western Annual Conference]
Memo from Esther Browne to presidents, delegates, and visitors. The memo is regarding a calendar of events for the 10th Western Area Conference. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth305874/
Calypso
"Calypso, one of nearly 20 fantastic rides that dot the landscape of Fiesta Island and the areas about the Tower of the Americas. Many of these are imported; many to be shown here for the first time." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth66296/
The Calypso, HemisFair's amusement park ride
Brightly colored carnival ride called the Calypso, that has both heart shaped windows and curls with vanity lights. The ride is made of round containers that are large enough for 4 people with an umbrella in the center. They revolve independently while going up and down at angles for the length of the ride. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth66287/
Canada Pavilion
An artistic illustration of the Canada Pavilion at the 1968 World's Fair known as HemisFair '68, held from April to October 1968 in San Antonio, Texas. Canada was one of more than 20 nations to have pavilions at HemisFair '68. This illustration shows the exterior of the pavilion, with some abstract sculptures. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth66460/
Canada Pavilion at HemisFair '68
Image of the Canada Pavilion at the 1968 World's Fair known as HemisFair '68, held from April to October 1968 in San Antonio, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth65773/
Canada Pavilion Interior
A colorful conceptual sketch of the interior of the Canadian Pavilion. In the illustration, a kayak is shown on display, and in the lower left corner is a native Canadian dressed in winter clothing. Canada was one of almost thirty countries participating in HemisFair '68, held from April to October 1968 in San Antonio, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth66459/
Canopies over a sidewalk at a park
Image of a rest area at a park. This area features triangular "canopies", probably made from a canvas-like material, that are arranged in a semi-verticle, artistic sail-like fashion over a paved walk area with seating benches. The canopies are suspended by wires and central poles. This photograph was taken during a planning trip for HemisFair '68. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth66109/
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