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Migration Fountain at HemisFair '68

Description: Close-up photograph of the Migration Fountain at the 1968 World's Fair known as HemisFair '68, held from April to October 1968 in San Antonio, Texas. Created by the artist Bill Bristow.
Date: 1968
Creator: Bill Bristow
Item Type: Photograph

Sculptures of birds in water at HemisFair '68

Description: Image of Sculptures of birds in water at the 1968 World's Fair known as HemisFair '68, held from April to October 1968 in San Antonio, Texas. The fountain, located outside the United States Pavilion, was called Migration Fountain. Created by Bill Bristow, artist and Trinity University Art Professor.
Date: 1968
Creator: Bill Bristow
Item Type: Photograph

United States Pavilion and Migration Fountain

Description: Photograph of a portion of the U.S. pavilion at HemisFair '68. Outside of the pavilion is the Migration Fountain, with a 100 foot wide cascade of water. The fountain decoration includes sculptures of stylized birds attached to metal rods. Created by Bill Bristow, artist and Trinity University Art Professor.
Date: 1968~
Creator: Bill Bristow
Item Type: Photograph

Publicity release for Les Poupées de Paris

Description: A publicity release from Bill Doll and Company of New York, N.Y. to accompany the photograph of the celebrity puppet of Liberace from Sid and Marty Krofft's Les Poupées de Paris show. The release mentions the names of other celebrity puppets in the show, which was part of the entertainment at the New York World's Fair.
Date: 196?
Creator: Bill Doll and Company
Item Type: Text

Minutes of initial meeting of interested citizens pertinent to the "Fair of the America's"

Description: Minutes taken by John A Daniels, of a meeting held Feb. 15th, 1962, at the Granada Hotel of civic leaders to discuss the idea of hosting a "Fair of the America's" in San Antonio, Texas. Those present expressed enthusiasm for the idea. At this meeting is was agreed that an executive committee be formed to investigate the feasibility of staging such a fair.
Date: 1962
Creator: Daniels, John A.
Item Type: Text

Joske House : 142 Goliad, San Antonio

Description: Measurements and drawings of Joske House, located at 142 Goliad Street, on the site of HemisFair '68. Includes floor plans, drawings of the house from different directions, and drawings of architectural features of the house, including the staircase, balusters, and cornices.
Date: 1968~
Creator: Garcia, M.

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
Item Type: Text

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.
Item Type: Text

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.
Item Type: Text

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.
Item Type: Text

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.
Item Type: Text

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.
Item Type: Text

Letter from Ray Ellison Homes to the Hemisfair Planning Committee

Description: A letter from Pat Legan of Ray Ellison Enterprises to members of the HemisFair Planning Committee (Henry B. Gonzales, W.M. McAllister, Sr., and William Sinkin) discussing the possibility of donating land for the HemisFair site. The suggested area is 70 to 100 acres approximately 8 miles from downtown San Antonio.
Date: January 2, 1963
Creator: Legan, Pat
Item Type: Letter

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-
Item Type: Text

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-
Item Type: Text

Leon Valley PTA Speaking Engagement

Description: Text of a talk given by William Sinkin to the Leon Valley PTA on February 9th, 1967. The title of the talk was "HemisFair '68: a Progress Report". Mr. Sinkin first gave some general remarks about HemisFair and then talked about HemisFair financing and the economic impact that HemisFair '68 would have on San Antonio.
Date: 1967
Creator: Sinkin, William, 1913-
Item Type: Text

Major purposes of the Hemis-Fair : speech by William Sinkin.

Description: Text of a speech given by William Sinkin who served as President of the Board of Directors of San Antonio Fair, Inc. from April 1963 to November 1964. He outlines the major purposes of HemisFair '68 in five points: how it will benefit San Antonio, build community leadership, promote ties between San Antonio and Latin America, economic advantages for staging the fair, and leaving a heritage of permanent facilities and institutions for San Antonio.
Date: 196?
Creator: Sinkin, William, 1913-
Item Type: Text

Speech by William Sinkin about HemisFair '68

Description: Draft of a promotional speech by William Sinkin, the first president of the Executive Board of San Antonio Fair, Inc., about HemisFair '68. He describes progress made in planning for the fair and some of the benefits that would result, including cultural, and educational. There are numerous hand-written annotations and revisions to the typed text.
Date: 1966?
Creator: Sinkin, William, 1913-
Item Type: Text

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

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
Item Type: Text

'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
Item Type: Photograph

105 Wyoming Lot No. 307-single family dwelling

Description: Three black and white photographs of the house on 105 Wyoming Street, San Antonio. The top photograph shows the house from the front, right-hand side. The second photograph shows the house from the left-hand side. The third photograph also shows the house from the left-hand side, but is a more distant view of it. The house is a one story house with a front porch. It has a single pointed metal roof that extends over the front porch, and extends more gradual and further towards the back. The front porch features a small, curved canopy-type structure in the center, and fixed awning-like structures on either side. Two bushes are directly below these awning-like structues. The house also features a stone chimney that runs along the exterior left-hand side. A Ford pickup truck and a portion of another automobile are shown parked next to the house. The house is located in an area that was redeveloped because of HemisFair '68.
Date: 196u
Item Type: Photograph

106 Victoria Lot No. 241-multi-family dwelling

Description: This two-story narrow stucco building sits on a small lot at 106 Victoria, San Antonio. There is a small porch that provides access to the first floor and an outdoor flight of stairs to access the second floor. The second floor entry is through a set of French doors with shutters. 3 much smaller photographs show the building from different perspectives. The building is located in an area that was redeveloped because of HemisFair ’68.
Date: 196u
Item Type: Photograph