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20th Anniversary Speech

Description: Text of speech given by William Sinkin at the 20th anniversary luncheon of HemisFair '68.
Date: April 4, 1968
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

El Abrazo Aug. 1966

Description: 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.
Date: August 1966
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

El Abrazo Sept/Oct/Nov 1967

Description: 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.
Date: September 1967
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

Arlington High School Commencement Program, 1924

Description: Pamphlet from the Arlington High School Commencement Exercises in May 1924 including class officers, the program for the ceremonies, and a class roll.
Date: May 1924
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

The Bru-it

Description: 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.
Date: 1968
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

Building : Tynan House

Description: 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.
Date: 1965?
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Certificate for Perfect Attendance]

Description: 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.
Date: May 17, 1946
Partner: Northeast Lakeview College

[Certificate of Promotion]

Description: 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.
Date: May 20, 1949
Partner: Northeast Lakeview College

Cover letter on HemisFair '68 meeting

Description: 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.
Date: August 27, 1968
Creator: Glass, Jim
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Demobilization Form for James Edgar Sutherlin]

Description: Demobilization form for James Edgar Sutherlin with orders on his protocol while he was berthed at the Kohler Building in Boston, Massachusetts.
Date: March 25, 1946
Creator: United States. Naval Receiving Station.
Partner: Private Collection of the Sutherlin Family

General Electric Company's Theaterama press release

Description: 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.
Date: March 28, 1968
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

HemisFair '68: 1968 World's Fair/April 6-October 6 news

Description: 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.
Date: 1968?
Creator: HemisFair (1968 : San Antonio, Tex). Public Relations Dept.
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

HemisFair '68: 1968 World's Fair/April 6-October 6 news

Description: 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.
Date: 1968?
Creator: HemisFair (1968 : San Antonio, Tex). Public Relations Dept.
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

HemisFair '68: 1968 World's Fair/April 6-October 6 news

Description: 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.
Date: 1968?
Creator: HemisFair (1968 : San Antonio, Tex). Public Relations Dept.
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

HemisFair '68: 1968 World's Fair/April 6-October 6 news

Description: 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.
Date: 1968?
Creator: HemisFair (1968 : San Antonio, Tex). Public Relations Dept.
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

HemisFair '68 souvenir booklet

Description: 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.
Date: 1967
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

HemisFair '68 - The San Antonio's World Fair

Description: 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.
Date: 1966~
Creator: Steves, Marshall T.
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

HemisFair $200 Million Dollar Dream

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

Hemisfair $200 Million Dollar Dream

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

HemisFair -- 1978

Description: Speech commemorating the 10th anniversary of HemisFair '68.
Date: 1978
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio