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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
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

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~
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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~
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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?
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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-
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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Report on Activities of HemisFair Promotion Committee

Description: A report that describes the activities of the HemisFair Promotion Committee in May 1968 for generating publicity about HemisFair '68. The report emphasises the need for a formal publicity department and the various channels for generating publicity, including promotional tours to other cities, billboards, radio, special day events, and working with schools to promote the fair.
Date: June 14, 1968
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News release : Governor and Mrs. Connally to visit Latin America.

Description: News release announcing Governor and Mrs. John Connally's three-weeks visit to Latin American countries in July/August 1966 on behalf of HemisFair '68. He will invite countries to participate in the fair. Prior to his departure he will be honored at a reception in Washington, D.C. for his role as Commissioner General of the fair. The news release also mentions countries and corporations who have already signed up to participate in HemisFair '68.
Date: July 12, 1966
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Official souvenir HemisFair 1968 map

Description: HemisFair souvenir map booklet with pictorial maps of buildings and attractions that make up the fair site. Included is a cut-out model of the Tower of the Americas with instructions on how to make it.
Date: 1968?
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

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
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Notes on Summary and Conclusions

Description: Collection of correspondence, reports, and summaries from 1963 of cost estimates for land acquisition, construction, public relations, and miscellaneous other expenses associated with staging a World's Fair in San Antonio, Texas.
Date: 1963
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

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-
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

20th Anniversary Speech

Description: Text of speech given by William Sinkin at the 20th anniversary luncheon of HemisFair '68.
Date: April 4, 1968
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"Your HemisFair - 1968"

Description: Summary of answers to frequently asked questions about HemisFair '68.
Date: December 29, 1963
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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-
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

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.
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