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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

[Drafts of letters promoting a series of fine arts seminars for students]

Description: Drafts of letters by Vernis Hudgins to prospective participants in a series of seminars sponsored by the San Antonio chapter of The Links, Inc. to educate local students about the fine arts. The first letter is addressed to school principals and asks them to read an enclosed letter to students. The second letter invites students to attend the seminar series and is the one to be read by the principals. There is also a list of six principals who should receive these letters. Includes handwritten corrections.
Date: October 1964
Creator: Links, Inc. San Antonio Chapter.

[Envelope from Sterling Houston to Mrs. S. W. Houston - 1965]

Description: Manila envelope sent by Sterling Houston to a "Mrs. S. W. Houston" in San Antonio, Texas. Several stamps on the front and back side read, "PHOTOGRAPH DO NOT BEND", indicating that photographs were sent inside.
Date: 1965
Creator: Houston, Sterling, 1945-

[Expense Report for Nassau Beach Hotel Trip]

Description: Expense report written by Vernis Hudgins of the San Antonio Chapter of the Links, Inc. It provides an inventory of expenses for a trip taken to the Nassau Beach Hotel.
Date: July 2, 1964
Creator: Links, Inc. San Antonio Chapter.

[First Report on The National Projects Committee]

Description: First report on the National Projects Committee written by Alma K. Inge, general chairman of the San Antonio Chapter of the Links, Inc. The report discusses phase I and II of a cultural and arts outreach program at the local level. It includes seminars on music, drama, painting, and sculpture.
Date: 1965~
Creator: Links, Inc. San Antonio Chapter.

[Form letter from Venis Hudgins - November 22, 1964]

Description: Form letter from Vernis Hudgins thanking recipients for participating in a seminar about dance hosted by the San Antonio chapter of The Links, Inc. Recipients are invited to attend future seminars on drama and charm.
Date: November 22, 1964
Creator: Links, Inc. San Antonio Chapter.

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.

HemisFair '68 souvenir booklet

Description: Souvenir booklet for HemisFair'68. The text is printed in both English and Spanish. The colorful cover illustration shows smiling characters representing many different nations dressed in national costumes. More than 20 countries participated in HemisFair '68. The booklet is colorfully illustrated with views of the many attractions the world's fair has to offer visitors.
Date: 1967

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.

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-

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-

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-

[Letter from G. W. Mervin to Anna Harris - May 10, 1963]

Description: Letter from G. W. Mervin to Anna Harris thanking the San Antonio Chapter of The Links, Inc. for sponsoring cultural events and activities for the students of Dunbar Junior School during the past academic year.
Date: May 10, 1963
Creator: Links, Inc. San Antonio Chapter.

[Letter from James Spaights to Doris Horne - April 2, 1965]

Description: Letter from James Spaights to Doris Horne confirming his appearance at a meeting of the San Antonio chapter of The Links, Inc. Spaights is going out of town but will forward promotional materials to Horne upon his return. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mrs. Doris Horne." The back of the envelope has handwritten notes in a different script.
Date: April 2, 1965
Creator: Spaights, James

[Letter from James Spaights to Doris Horne - May 7, 1965]

Description: Letter from James Spaights to Doris Horne confirming that he will play at a concert hosted by the San Antonio chapter of The Links, Inc. Spaights was ill and unable to send the promotional materials that Horne had requested earlier. However, he has recovered and placed the materials in the mail.
Date: May 7, 1965
Creator: Spaights, James