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Transcript of meeting on HemisFair '68

Description: Transcript of a meeting held August 24, 1965 with Allison Peery, Richard Wilson, and Jim Glass. The meeting discussed the HemisFair project, why it was proposed, how it would be financed, the space planning, what facilities and attractions would be offered, as well as what the fair symbols should be. The transcript is typed, with annotations in hand, on "Culberson, Slaughter, Glass & DuBose, inc." corporate letterhead.
Date: August 27, 1965

William Sinkin

Description: Photograph of William "Bill" Sinkin signing a HemisFair document at his desk. Sinkin served as President of the Board of Directors of San Antonio Fair, Inc. from April 1963 to November 1964.
Date: 196?

Surveyor report for 142 Goliad Street

Description: A one page surveyor report for the multi-story residence at 142 Goliad Street, also known as Joske House. The report was undertaken by Reyes, Garcia. The building's exterior and interior, garages, and outbuildings are rated. In most case a "good" or "fair" rating has been given to building parts or features surveyed.
Date: 196~

Santa Clara house

Description: A booklet with information about a historic house located at 426 Santa Clara, which was on the HemisFair '68 site. It was built in 1891 by George Heinrich. Included are illustrations of the house from different directions, a floor plan, maps showing its location on the HemisFair site and a cost estimate for land, restoration of the house, moving of the house, and land features.
Date: 196~

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?

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-

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

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

'68 Sweaters' stage production

Description: Three women on a stage with their backs to the camera are wearing dark sweaters with the numbers "68" on them. They are standing immediately in front of five flags, with the American flag being in the middle. A stage mural is painted with an amusement park design with fireworks and a large ferris wheel.
Date: 196u

G. E. Theaterama Opening

Description: Image of the General Electric Theaterama, show hostess Margye Burleson performs one of five new songs in a two act musical entitled " The Wonderful World of Progress." The musical employs a variety of op-art techniques as the on-stage show hostess sings and intracts with filmed "GEnie of the Southwest" at the 1968 World’s Fair known as HemisFair ’68, held from April to October 1968 in San Antonio.
Date: 1968

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

Kinky & Nandos Grill

Description: A photograph of Kinky & Nandos Grill located on S. Alamo, San Antonio. The building in which the restaurant and bar is located was originally built as a domestic residence. It has the commonly seen style of a front sheltered porch supported by four thin columns. The restaurant's name is displayed on the front of the building, with round Coca Cola medallions on either side of the restaurant sign. Two cars are parked in front of the establishment. It is located in an area that was redeveloped because of HemisFair '68.
Date: 196u

440-442 East Commerce floor plans

Description: Image of floor plans of two buildings at 440 and 442 East Commerce, San Antonio. The building at 440 East Commerce is described as a one story masonry residence. The area in square feet is given and the dimensions of each side of the house are given in feet and inches. The building at 442 East Commerce is described as a two story masonry store with the area given in square feet for each floor as well as for the building's length and width in feet and inches. Many residences and buildings in the area occupied by HemisFair '68 were demolished to make way for the fair.
Date: 196u