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  Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2009
Land area covered by HemisFair 1968

Land area covered by HemisFair 1968

Date: 1962~
Creator: unknown
Description: This photograph shows the area occupied by HemisFair '68 highlighted before construction began. Houses, streets and other buildings that had to be demolished are faintly visible. The HemisFair site occupied 92.6 acres and was located on the edge of downtown San Antonio, Texas.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
Minutes of initial meeting of interested citizens pertinent to the "Fair of the America's"

Minutes of initial meeting of interested citizens pertinent to the "Fair of the America's"

Date: 1962
Creator: Daniels, John A.
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
Fair of the Americas Fact Sheet

Fair of the Americas Fact Sheet

Date: January 1, 1963
Creator: unknown
Description: Fact sheet for the Fair of the Americas.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
Notes on Summary and Conclusions

Notes on Summary and Conclusions

Date: 1963
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
Letter from Ray Ellison Homes to the Hemisfair Planning Committee

Letter from Ray Ellison Homes to the Hemisfair Planning Committee

Date: January 2, 1963
Creator: Legan, Pat
Description: A letter from Pat Legan of Ray Ellison Enterprises to members of the HemisFair Planning Committee (Henry B. Gonzales, W.M. McAllister, Sr., and William Sinkin) discussing the possibility of donating land for the HemisFair site. The suggested area is 70 to 100 acres approximately 8 miles from downtown San Antonio.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
Report to the Board of Directors of San Antonio Fair, Inc.

Report to the Board of Directors of San Antonio Fair, Inc.

Date: November 12, 1963
Creator: unknown
Description: Report of the members of the Executive Committee to the Board of Directors of the San Antonio Fair, Inc.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
"Your HemisFair - 1968"

"Your HemisFair - 1968"

Date: December 29, 1963
Creator: unknown
Description: Summary of answers to frequently asked questions about HemisFair '68.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
Executive Headquarters at HemisFair '68

Executive Headquarters at HemisFair '68

Date: 1964
Creator: unknown
Description: Image of the executive headquarters at the 1968 World's Fair known as HemisFair '68, held from April to October 1968 in San Antonio, Texas.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
Executive Headquarters at  HemisFair '68

Executive Headquarters at HemisFair '68

Date: 1964
Creator: unknown
Description: Image of the executive headquarters at the 1968 World's Fair known as HemisFair '68, held from April to October 1968 in San Antonio, Texas.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
HemisFair $200 Million Dollar Dream

HemisFair $200 Million Dollar Dream

Date: 1964
Creator: Sinkin, William, 1913-
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
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