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San Antonio de Bexar: A Guide and History

Description: This book serves as a guide and historical sketch of San Antonio, Texas. It includes descriptions of county and church records, interviews with memorable Texans, a discussion of the benefits of San Antonio climate to individuals suffering from lung disease, as well as descriptions of local churches, schools, public halls, parks and other establishments. Sidney Lanier's Historical Sketch is included beginning on page 68.
Date: 1890
Creator: Corner, William
Item Type: Book
Partner: University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries

Two men on a concrete platform

Description: Photograph of two men, one standing and the other kneeling, on a concrete platform in downtown San Antonio, Texas. One of the men has a hard hat on. In the background the sign for the Crockett Hotel can be seen.
Date: December 1966
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

Tour bus in front of the Alamo

Description: An air conditioned tour bus #730 parked in front of the Alamo. Two men are standing at the side of the bus. One of them is pointing to a sign on the bus that reads "HemisFair '68". Behind the Alamo the sign for the Crocket Hotel can be seen.
Date: 1968~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

HemisFair second annual dinner meeting

Description: Image of the HemisFair second annual dinner meeting held February 18, 1964 at the St. Anthony Hotel. William Sinkin is speaking to the dinner guests from a podium.
Date: February 18, 1964
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

1968 TEXAS HEMISFAIR license plate

Description: In a picture, a blonde woman is holding a HemisFair license plate issued to promote the international exposition in San Antonio. Next to her is a world globe with North and South Americas visible. The license plate has "TEXAS" in small capital letters along the top with "68 HEMISFAIR 68" at the bottom of the plate.
Date: 1968~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

'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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

Masons

Description: Photograph showing three masons constructing a structure with brick for HemisFair '68. The masons are wearing cowboy style hats and long sleeve shirts.
Date: 196?
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

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-
Item Type: Text
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

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
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

San Antonio River Construction

Description: Image of two men viewing blueprints at the San Antonio River construction site for the 1968 World's Fair known as HemisFair '68, held from April to October 1968 in San Antonio.
Date: June 1966
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

San Antonio River Construction

Description: Image of the San Antonio River construction site for the 1968 World's Fair known as HemisFair '68, held from April to October 1968 in San Antonio.
Date: 1966
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

San Antonio River Construction

Description: Image of the San Antonio River construction site for the 1968 World's Fair known as HemisFair '68, held from April to October 1968 in San Antonio.
Date: 1966
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

Monorail Car Fire at HemisFair '68

Description: Image of monorail car fire and fireman at the 1968 World's Fair known as HemisFair '68, held from April to October 1968 in San Antonio, Texas.
Date: November 1968
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

The San Antonio River Extension

Description: Image of the San Antonio River extension for the 1968 World's Fair known as HemisFair '68, held from April to October 1968 in San Antonio.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

Theatre Construction Site

Description: Image of theatre construction site for the 1968 World's Fair known as HemisFair '68, held from April to October 1968 in San Antonio.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

San Antonio River Construction

Description: Image of the San Antonio River construction site for the 1968 World's Fair known as HemisFair '68, held from April to October 1968 in San Antonio.
Date: 1966
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio