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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

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

[Letter from James W. Francis and A. R. Nelson to Doris Horne - November 18, 1965]

Description: Letter from Beryl Francis and Wilhelmina Nelson to Doris Horne requesting financial support for the YWCA. The San Antonio YWCA is raising funds to renovate its Pine Street Building, which has historically served African-Americans, and is soliciting funds from civic groups, including the San Antonio chapter of The Links, Inc.
Date: November 18, 1965
Creator: Francis, Beryl & Nelson, Wilhelmina
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 James Spaights to Doris Horne - November 10, 1965]

Description: Letter from Doris Horne to James Spaights confirming that he will play at a concert hosted by the San Antonio chapter of The Links, Inc. They have agreed to hold the concert on March 27, 1966, and she has enclosed a check for $100 to validate the contract. Per their contract, the chapter will pay him another $200 at a later date.
Date: November 10, 1965
Creator: Horne, Doris
Item Type: Text

[Letter from James Spaights to Doris Horne - October 25, 1965]

Description: Letter from Doris Horne to James Spaights confirming that he will play at a concert hosted by the San Antonio chapter of The Links, Inc. Spaights provided an acceptable contract to play the concert, but it stated the date incorrectly. The chapter would like to hold the concert on March 28, 1966. If Spaights sends the chapter a contract with the corrected date, they will sign it and forward him the binder fee.
Date: October 25, 1965
Creator: Horne, Doris
Item Type: Text

[Letter from Sterling Houston - March 1967]

Description: Letter from Sterling Houston to his mother. He writes to inform that he received money sent and sends word of updates in his professional career. His theater company is being threatened by the police to close down after producing a play about the Indian prime minister. Personal and family matters are discussed in the second page.
Date: March 1967
Creator: Houston, Sterling, 1945-
Item Type: Letter

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

National Links, Inc. Newsletter to All Chapter Presidents: Report from Your Executive Council - October 1965

Description: This newsletter is a publication of the national office of The Links, Inc., issued by the organization's president. It contains a letter from the president as well as information about the national assembly, finances, service programs, The Links Creed, and fundraising and support efforts for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
Date: October 1965
Creator: Links, Inc.

[Memo from Esther G. Nelson to delegates and consultants]

Description: Memo from Esther G. Nelson to area officers, chapter presidents, delegates, alternate delegates, and consultants to the Tenth Western Area Conference. The letter outlines tasks that must be completed.
Date: May 30, 1963
Creator: Links, Inc. Dallas Chapter.
Item Type: Text

[1961 Chapter of the Links, Inc., Group Portrait]

Description: Photograph of several unidentified women, gathered together for a group picture inside a home residence. They belong to the 1961 San Antonio Chapter of the Links, Inc., a service organization advocating cultural and economic empowerment for African-American women. They wear formal attire and are grouped into two rows. Living room furniture and decor can be seen around them.
Date: 1961
Creator: Links, Inc. San Antonio Chapter.
Item Type: Photograph