Aerial photo of HemisFair '68

Description

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 ... continued below

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1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.

Creation Information

Creator: Unknown. 1968?.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Rescuing Texas History, 2009 and was provided by University of Texas at San Antonio to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 1333 times , with 15 in the last month . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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University of Texas at San Antonio

Established in 1969, the University of Texas at San Antonio has grown to become a successful research institution and the largest university in the San Antonio region. Its mission to promote academic its embracing of multicultural traditions includes the HemisFair Park Campus, which houses the Institute of Texan Cultures.

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Description

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.

Physical Description

1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.

Source

  • University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries, Archives and Special Collections, San Antonio Fair, Inc., Records, 1962-1995 (bulk 1964-1968) MS 31, Box 433, Folder 9

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Rescuing Texas History, 2009

Photographs, oral histories, artwork, letters, and more. These more than 5,000 items give a glimpse into the diverse people that have called Texas home over the years. Funding provided by the Summerlee Foundation.

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  • 1968?

Start & End Dates

  • April 1968 - October 1968

Added to The The Portal to Texas History

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 8:38 a.m.

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  • Aug. 3, 2012, 10:10 a.m.

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Aerial photo of HemisFair '68, photograph, 1968?; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth66177/: accessed June 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas at San Antonio.