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Lone Star Brewing Company Pavilion

Description: Photograph of a postcard with a caption that reads "The girls of the Mercury Outboard Water Ski Show pass in front of the Lone Star's lakeside Hall of Texas History. The pavilion features realistic life-size dioramas of scenes from Texas' rich history".
Date: 1968
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

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

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

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
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

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
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

'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
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

G. E. Theaterama Opening

Description: Image of the General Electric Theaterama, show hostess Margye Burleson performs one of five new songs in a two act musical entitled " The Wonderful World of Progress." The musical employs a variety of op-art techniques as the on-stage show hostess sings and intracts with filmed "GEnie of the Southwest" at the 1968 World’s Fair known as HemisFair ’68, held from April to October 1968 in San Antonio.
Date: 1968
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

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
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

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
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

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
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Aerial view of downtown San Antonio, Texas

Description: A view of downtown San Antonio, Texas. Visible in the background are the central concrete shaft of the Tower of the Americas (without the tophouse) and the HemisFair Arena. The Tower of the Americas and the HemisFair Arena were constructed for HemisFair '68.
Date: 1968?
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Pinata booth

Description: Two ladies are standing in front of a HemisFair '68 booth selling pinatas. The booth is attended by two men and another lady. Pinatas are placed on the booth table and are also hanging above the booth. Two signs say that the booth also sells souvenir postcards.
Date: 1968
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Aerial view of HemisFair '68 construction site

Description: A view of the HemisFair '68 construction site. The Institute of Texan Cultures, the Tower of the Americas, and the HemisFair Arena are the three prominent structures in the center, all three not fully completed. Buildings of downtown San Antonio, Texas can be seen in the background.
Date: 1968?
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections