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Bravo

Description: Postcard from the 1968 World's Fair known as HemisFair '68, held from April to October 1968 in San Antonio, Texas. The illustration on the card shows a mustachioed grinning character wearing a sombrero with the word "Bravo" above it.
Date: 1968
Item Type: Postcard

[A Brief History of the San Antonio Chapter of the Links, Inc.]

Description: Brief history of the San Antonio Chapter of the Links, Inc. Handwritten and later photocopied, the document discusses the organization's beginnings and involvement in social outreach programs to disadvantaged youth spearheaded by women of color. An early writing in the organization's history, it discusses events between 1960 and 1964.
Date: 1964~
Creator: Links, Inc. San Antonio Chapter.
Item Type: Text

[Brief History of the San Antonio Chapter of the Links, Inc. and its Programs]

Description: Brief history of the San Antonio Chapter of the Links, Inc. The document discusses the organization's beginnings and involvement in social outreach programs to disadvantaged youth spearheaded by women of color. An early writing in the organization's history, it discusses events between 1960 and 1964.
Date: 1964~
Creator: Links, Inc. San Antonio Chapter.
Item Type: Text

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
Item Type: Text

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?
Item Type: Text

Calypso

Description: "Calypso, one of nearly 20 fantastic rides that dot the landscape of Fiesta Island and the areas about the Tower of the Americas. Many of these are imported; many to be shown here for the first time."
Date: 1967
Item Type: Postcard

The Calypso, HemisFair's amusement park ride

Description: Brightly colored carnival ride called the Calypso, that has both heart shaped windows and curls with vanity lights. The ride is made of round containers that are large enough for 4 people with an umbrella in the center. They revolve independently while going up and down at angles for the length of the ride.
Date: 1968
Item Type: Photograph

Canada Pavilion

Description: An artistic illustration of the Canada Pavilion at the 1968 World's Fair known as HemisFair '68, held from April to October 1968 in San Antonio, Texas. Canada was one of more than 20 nations to have pavilions at HemisFair '68. This illustration shows the exterior of the pavilion, with some abstract sculptures.
Date: 1968~
Item Type: Photograph

Canada Pavilion Interior

Description: A colorful conceptual sketch of the interior of the Canadian Pavilion. In the illustration, a kayak is shown on display, and in the lower left corner is a native Canadian dressed in winter clothing. Canada was one of almost thirty countries participating in HemisFair '68, held from April to October 1968 in San Antonio, Texas.
Date: 1968~
Item Type: Photograph

Canopies over a sidewalk at a park

Description: Image of a rest area at a park. This area features triangular "canopies", probably made from a canvas-like material, that are arranged in a semi-verticle, artistic sail-like fashion over a paved walk area with seating benches. The canopies are suspended by wires and central poles. This photograph was taken during a planning trip for HemisFair '68.
Date: October 1966
Item Type: Photograph

Carlos Merida at work on the design of a mosaic glass tile

Description: Photograph of famed Guatemalan artist Carlos Merida at work in his Mexico City studio on the design of the spectacular mosaic glass tile that will grace part of a wall in the Exhibit Hall of San Antonio's new civic center, a three-building complex that will be an important part of HemisFair 1968.
Date: 1966~
Item Type: Photograph

Carlos Merida mural

Description: "Abstract, impelling symbolism of Carlos Merida mural in San Antonio Convention Center captures the spirit of the HemisFair '68 theme: Confluence of Civilizations in the Americas."
Date: 1967
Item Type: Postcard

The Cave

Description: Photograph of a boy walking into the Cave amusement ride at Six Flags Over Texas. The entrance to the ride is simulated like a cave entrance with rockery surrounding the opening. The ride was opened in 1964 and featured floating through a dark tunnel inhabited by creatures called Spee-Lunkers. This photograph was taken during a planning trip for HemisFair '68.
Date: October 1966
Item Type: Photograph

[Chapter of the Links, Inc., Group Portrait During Formal Event]

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 elegant formal attire and stand in a long row. A cloth-covered table with cut-out lace trim is in the middle. A large punch bowl, a floral arrangement, candles, and stacked dishes have been placed on top.
Date: 1961
Creator: Links, Inc. San Antonio Chapter.
Item Type: Photograph

Choir members posing in formation

Description: Black and white photograph of choir members posing outdoors on a grassy field. The choir members, possibly from the First Baptist Church of Wichita Falls, Texas, are all wearing their choir robes and are standing in the formation of a treble clef. The reverse of the photograph has the detailed information of the organizations pertaining to the photograph stamped on to a sheet of paper: D. Neil Darnell First Baptist Church and Jimmie Collier's Studio.
Date: 1968?
Item Type: Photograph

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints exhibit hall

Description: A colored print/painting of the entrance to the exhibit hall of the Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints, with people coming and going from the exhibit. It is a one story stone building with the main entry being both entry and exit. This print was published in the Souvenir book of HemisFair.
Date: 1967?
Item Type: Photograph

The Church of Latter-Day Saints Pavilion

Description: An architectural illustration of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints pavilion at HemisFair '68. The Morman Church was among the earliest group to announce participation in HemisFair'68.
Date: 1968?
Item Type: Photograph

Clearing land for HemisFair '68

Description: Land is being cleared for the HemisFair construction site. In the center of the photograph a worker operates a bulldozer. Around him are bare trees, some of which have been uprooted. A lone shack can be seen in the background.
Date: 1966~
Item Type: Photograph