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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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

[Minutes for the San Antonio Chapter of the Links, Inc. Meeting - November 17, 1968]

Description: Handwritten minutes from the November 17, 1968 meeting of the San Antonio chapter of The Links, Inc. Discusses the chapter's correspondence, finances, efforts to promote and support the local theater, conference planning, and other business. List of conference assignments attached.
Date: November 17, 1968
Creator: Links, Inc. San Antonio Chapter.

Official souvenir HemisFair 1968 map

Description: HemisFair souvenir map booklet with pictorial maps of buildings and attractions that make up the fair site. Included is a cut-out model of the Tower of the Americas with instructions on how to make it.
Date: 1968?

Remarks, Executive Committee Meeting

Description: Remarks made by H.B. Zachry, chairman of the board of San Antonio Fair, Inc. just before the closing of HemisFair '68. His remarks focus on financial aspects of the fair, in a 'setting the record straight' manner. He emphasises that all San Antonio Fair Inc. bills will be paid and that there would be no costs to taxpayers. He also talks about the income and jobs generated by the fair for the city of San Antonio and future benefits to the city resulting from having hosted the fair.
Date: October 1968
Creator: Zachry, Henry Bartell, 1901-1984

Report on Activities of HemisFair Promotion Committee

Description: A report that describes the activities of the HemisFair Promotion Committee in May 1968 for generating publicity about HemisFair '68. The report emphasises the need for a formal publicity department and the various channels for generating publicity, including promotional tours to other cities, billboards, radio, special day events, and working with schools to promote the fair.
Date: June 14, 1968

Report to Hemisfair Re-Use Committee

Description: A report outlining proposals for what to do with the HemisFair '68 site in San Antonio after the fair closes. The author emphasises that the focus should just not be on the HemisFair site, but also include the downtown area, and that the site re-use should capitalize on the cultural and educational heritage of the city. One of the chief proposals in the report is to use part of the fair site to establish a four-year state college.
Date: July 23, 1968
Creator: Harlan, Douglas S.

Two of HemisFair's high altitude attractions

Description: Information item about the Tower of the Americas and the Swiss Skyride. The Tower is 622 feet tall and features two observation decks and a revolving restaurant. Glass fronted elevators carry visitors from the base to the top in 43 second. Riders in the Skyride can enjoy panoramic views of the fair site from 80 feet above the ground.
Date: 1968?