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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
Item Type: Text

Amusement rides

Description: 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.
Date: October 1966
Item Type: Photograph

Boat tour

Description: 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.
Date: October 1966
Item Type: Photograph

Canopies over a sidewalk at a park

Description: 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.
Date: October 1966
Item Type: Photograph

Carlos Merida at work on the design of a mosaic glass tile

Description: Photograph of famed Guatemalan artist Carlos Merida at work in his Mexico City studio on the design of the spectacular mosaic glass tile that will grace part of a wall in the Exhibit Hall of San Antonio's new civic center, a three-building complex that will be an important part of HemisFair 1968.
Date: 1966~
Item Type: Photograph

The Cave

Description: Photograph of a boy walking into the Cave amusement ride at Six Flags Over Texas. The entrance to the ride is simulated like a cave entrance with rockery surrounding the opening. The ride was opened in 1964 and featured floating through a dark tunnel inhabited by creatures called Spee-Lunkers. This photograph was taken during a planning trip for HemisFair '68.
Date: October 1966
Item Type: Photograph

Clearing land for HemisFair '68

Description: Land is being cleared for the HemisFair construction site. In the center of the photograph a worker operates a bulldozer. Around him are bare trees, some of which have been uprooted. A lone shack can be seen in the background.
Date: 1966~
Item Type: Photograph

Construction Site

Description: Image of construction site for the 1968 World's Fair known as HemisFair '68, held from April to October 1968 in San Antonio.
Date: June 1966
Item Type: Photograph

Construction Site

Description: Image of construction site for the 1968 World's Fair known as HemisFair '68, held from April to October 1968 in San Antonio.
Date: June 1966
Item Type: Photograph

Entrance area to a park

Description: Image of an entrance area at a park. This area features a paved walkway and few trees and tall plants that provide shade. The walkway is bordered with orange brick. In the background there is a wooden western-style building with a grass/straw type of roof. This photograph was taken during a planning trip for HemisFair '68.
Date: October 1966
Item Type: Photograph

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.
Item Type: Text

Himalaya ride

Description: Image taken at an amusement park of people standing in line for a ride called the Himalaya. This photograph was taken during a planning trip for HemisFair '68.
Date: October 1966
Item Type: Photograph

[Letter from Alma K. Inge to Christine Meade - March 19, 1966]

Description: Letter from Alma K. Inge of the San Antonio Chapter of the Links, Inc., to Link member Christine Meade. She writes to inform her that they will be unable to send a delegate to the Western Area Conference in California due to preoccupations with their "Fine Arts for Freedom" program and an upcoming concert.
Date: March 19, 1966
Creator: Links, Inc. San Antonio Chapter.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Alma K. Inge to Dorothy Price - April 14, 1966]

Description: Letter from Alma K. Inge, general chairman of fine arts at the San Antonio Chapter of Links, Inc., to Mrs. Dorothy Price. She is writing to thank her for her assistance in a concert event, one of the many local projects undertaken by the organization.
Date: April 14, 1966
Creator: Links, Inc. San Antonio Chapter.
Item Type: Letter