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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Content Note

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Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series 1: Executive Officers

University of Texas San Antonio

A Guide to the San Antonio Fair, Inc., Records. Series 01. Executive Officers, 1962-1993



Descriptive Summary

Creator San Antonio Fair, Inc.
Title: San Antonio Fair, Inc., Records
Dates: 1960-1995
Dates: (Bulk 1964-1968)
Creator Abstract: San Antonio Fair, Inc., incorporated in December 1962 to formally organize the planning, fundraising and designing of HemisFair '68 (the 1968 World's Fair) in San Antonio, Texas.
Content Abstract: The records of the San Antonio Fair, Inc., document the planning, lobbying, financing and construction of HemisFair '68. The records consist of correspondence, meeting minutes, committee reports, financial records, newspaper and magazine articles, press releases, photographic materials, blueprints, maps and plats, artwork, oral history interview transcripts, scrapbooks of clippings and ephemera, and audiovisual materials (film and sound recordings). Most of the records predate the opening of the fair.
Identification: MS 31
Extent: 276.4 linear feet (560 Boxes)
Language Materials are primarily in English, with some materials in Spanish, French, and Portuguese.
Repository: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Historical Note

San Antonio Fair, Inc., incorporated in December 1962 to formally organize the planning, fundraising and designing of HemisFair '68. When HemisFair '68 opened on April 6, 1968, it held the honor of being the only "world's fair" that year to be sanctioned by the Paris-based Bureau of International Expositions and the first world's fair ever to be held in Texas. The fair, held in downtown San Antonio, Texas, was open for six months from April 6, 1968 to October 6, 1968.

The idea for HemisFair '68 originated in 1958, with a handful of San Antonio businessmen who had a vision of a world's fair in San Antonio, Texas. Department store executive Jerome K. Harris proposed a fair to be held in 1968 to celebrate 250th anniversary of the founding of San Antonio and the shared cultural heritage of San Antonio and its Latin American neighbors. His idea gained the support of San Antonio Congressman Henry B. Gonzalez, and local businessmen William R. Sinkin, H. B. (Pat) Zachry, and James Gaines, who soon began to cultivate support for HemisFair '68.

The organizing of the fair demanded years of planning, coordinated investment, the support of all levels of city, state, and federal government, and massive time and commitment from the persons involved. HemisFair '68 was financed by: 450 San Antonio underwriters (local business firms and individuals); voter-approved San Antonio City bonds; Urban Renewal Agency funds; an appropriation of $4,500,000 by the Texas State Legislature; and two appropriations ($125,000 in 1965 and $6.75 million in 1966) by the U.S. Congress.

In keeping with Jerome K. Harris's original idea of celebrating the shared cultural heritage of San Antonio and its neighbors, the theme of HemisFair '68 was "The Confluence of Civilizations in the Americas." Approximately twenty governments and ten corporations participated and sponsored educational and entertainment pavilions communicating the theme to visitors.

Figures for attendance fell short of the initial predictions of 7.2 million persons, and were actually closer to 6.4 million people. Contributing factors which may have influenced the lower-than-expected attendance included the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King two days before the fair opened and the assassination of presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy in June 1968.

Despite the organizers' disappointment regarding attendance, hosting and constructing HemisFair '68 had a broad impact on San Antonio, including fostering urban renewal in the downtown area, retail development along the San Antonio River Walk, and expansion of the local tourism industry.

HemisFair '68, the 1968 World's Fair, was the only formally sanctioned world's fair held in the world during 1968 and was the first officially recognized world's fair ever held in the southern half of the United States.

Following is a chronology of the events related to the planning of the HemisFair.

Chronology of Events, 1962-1968

January 28, 1962 U.S. Representative Henry B. Gonzalez meets with William Sinkin, a leading local department store executive to discuss a "Fair of the Americas" to celebrate the 250th Anniversary of the founding of San Antonio.
February 15, 1962 Gonzalez and William R. Sinkin meet with 38 other leading civic leaders at the Grenada Hotel. A nine-man Planning Council is established and spends the remainder of the year collecting and analyzing data and meeting with, and lobbying, local business, political and commercial leaders.
December 29, 1962 San Antonio Fair, Inc., is granted a charter by the State of Texas. Incorporators for the organization are Sinkin, James M. Gaines (a broadcasting executive with WOAI radio and television stations), and H. B. (Pat) Zachry (industrialist, construction magnate and philanthropist).
January-March 1963 Economics Research Associates (ERA) of Los Angeles is commissioned by the San Antonio Fair, Inc., to conduct a preliminary economic feasibility study of a fair in San Antonio. Favorable results are released on April 3. ERA conducts a series of subsequent studies as well.
April 1963 Underwriting campaign under the direction of businessman Marshall T. Steves is officially launched. National Bank of Commerce makes the initial pledge of $100,000 on March 23.
April 11, 1963 The first Executive Committee of San Antonio Fair, Inc., is formed. Permanent officers are: Honorary Co-Chairmen of the Board, Congressman Henry B. Gonzalez and Mayor Walter W. McAllister; Chairman of the Board, H.B. (Pat) Zachry; President, William Sinkin; Vice-Presidents, Marshall Steves and James M. Gaines; Secretary, John Daniels; and Treasurer, Bill Flannery.
October 9, 1963 The original underwriting goal of $6 million is surpassed. More than $7.5 million in pledges had been received by the end of September 1963.
December 23, 1963 Ewen C. Dingwall, former Vice-President and General Manager of Century 21, the 1962 Seattle World's Fair, is named Executive Vice-President.
January 23, 1964 The historic German-English School, built in 1868, is chosen as headquarters for HemisFair executive offices.
January 28, 1964 A seven-proposition $30 million bond issue, which includes provisions for a new civic center and the city's portion of the Urban Renewal land purchase price is overwhelmingly approved by local voters in every city precinct.
February 1, 1964 A 90-acre site in downtown San Antonio is selected and approved and site architects engineers begin correlating designs.
February 18, 1964 First annual meeting of Board of Directors.
March 11, 1964 Frank Manupelli is named General Manager.
April 1964 O'Neil Ford and Allison Peery are named as coordinating and site planning architects.
April-May 1964 Robert Benjamin, of InfoPlan, a Mexico City public relations firm, tour Central and South America and begin cultivating contacts for HemisFair.
June 29, 1964 HemisFair staff moves from temporary quarters to the newly renovated top floor of the north building of the German-English School.
August 1964 Promotional tours begin in major Mexican cities.
October 1, 1964 Formal discussions regarding federal participation begin at a seminar in Washington D.C. featuring keynote speaker Assistant Secretary of State Thomas Mann, President Lyndon Baines Johnson's top Latin American expert.
October 1, 1964 William W. Phillips of Paris, France, appoint HemisFair European Coordinator and official liaison to the Bureau of International Expositions (B.I.E.), the official governing body recognizing and regulating world's fairs.
October 28, 1964 Urban Renewal Agency allocates nearly $12.5 million for purchase of the fair site. By the end of October 1964, a total of nearly $50 million had been pledged to support HemisFair.
November 24, 1964 William Sinkin resigns as President due to business pressures. He remains as an advisor and is named an additional Honorary Co-Chairman and head of the Opening Events Coordinating Committee.
November 26, 1964 The initial land purchase of the fair site is made.
December 8, 1964 Marshall Steves is elected President to replace Sinkin. John H. White is elected First Vice-President. Seven other vice presidents are named in a radical realignment of the board structure.
January 1, 1965 Architectural offices open in HemisFair headquarters.
February 9, 1965 Texas Secretary of State Ben Barnes addresses the second annual Board of Directors meeting.
March 2, 1965 Formal application for U.S. participation and endorsement is submitted.
April 6, 1965 Official rules and regulations conforming to B.I.E. standards are adopted.
May 4, 1965 Ewen C. Dingwall resigns as Executive Vice-President over a difference of opinion on policies with the Executive Committe. Dingwall remains actively involved with the fair, becoming a Washington consultant and publishing a weekly newsletter for HemisFair executives regarding federal participation.
May 12, 1965 William Phillips gives preliminary presentation to B.I.E. in Paris. Texas State Senate passes HemisFair Bill appropriating $7.5 million.
May 27-28, 1965 Texas State House of Representatives passes bill of $4.5 million at request of Governor John Connally.
June 21, 1965 Companion Bills are introduced in U.S. House of Representatives by Congressman Henry B. Gonzalez and the U.S. Senate by Senate Ralph Yarborough requesting funding for a study of federal participation in HemisFair.
August 2, 1965 Fair dates (April 6 through October 6, 1968) are set by Executive Committee.
August 12, 1965 James Gaines is named Executive Vice-President.
September 14, 1965 Governor John Connally accepts appointment as Commissioner General of Fair.
September 28, 1965 Senate Passage of HemisFair bill. HemisFair symbol is developed and officially adopted.
October 1965 Marshall Steves, Paul Howell and Carlos Freymann tour 13 European capitols lobbying for B.I.E. support.
October 6, 1965 HemisFair bill passes unanimously by House.
October 21, 1965 Favorable review of HemisFair application by B.I.E. classification committee.
October 22, 1965 House and Senate agree on HemisFair bill. President Johnson signs the bill officially recognizing the HemisFair and appropriating $125,000 for a preliminary study and architectural fees.
November 11, 1965 President Johnson signs a proclamation authorizing Secretary of State Dean Rusk to invite foreign countries to participate in the HemisFair and also recognizing Governor Connally as Commissioner General of the Fair.
November 17, 1965 Official approval by the Bureau of International Expositions.
December 29, 1965 Secretary of State Rusk sends invitations to 114 countries to participate in HemisFair.
January, 1966 Urban Renewal Agency turns site over to the city.
January 15, 1966 Governor Connally unveils plans for Institute of Texan Cultures (Texas State Pavilion) at press conference.
January 28, 1966 Pearl Brewing Co. becomes the first of 19 industrial exhibitors to announce participation.
March 1966 HemisFair medal is signed into law by President Johnson.
April 1, 1966 Lady Bird Johnson visits fair site.
April 7, 1966 Mexico becomes the first of 23 foreign governments to announce participation.
July 24-August 1, 1966 Governor Connally leaves for a Latin American good will tour. He signs Panama on July 26. On August 1, he has to cut his trip short because of the Charles Whitman sniper shootings at the University of Texas at Austin.
August 9, 1966 Agreement is reached on preservation of 20 historic homes on fair site. Tower of the Americas construction let to H.A. Lott, Inc. and Darragh & Lyda, Inc. ("Lyda-Lott").
September 1, 1966 House passes $10 Million HemisFair bill.
September 14, 1966 James Gaines resigns.
September 15, 1966 Official visiting B.I.E. delegation arrives.
October 6-7, 1966 Senate and House pass $7.5 million HemisFair bill.
October 8, 1966 Final home on site is turned over to the fair.
October 16, 1966 President Johnson signs HemisFair bill.
October 21, 1966 Senate-House Committee vote $6.75 million appropriation for federal participation.
October 26, 1966 President Johnson signs appropriation bill.
November 16, 1966 Frank Manupelli named Executive Vice-President, replacing Gaines.
December 3, 1966 Bonds for Tower of the Americas construction is approved 2-1 by voters.
December 6, 1966 Mural by Carlos Merida is commissioned.
February 15, 1967 Pearl Pavilion groundbreaking
February 20, 1967 Institute of Texan Cultures groundbreaking
February 28, 1967 James Gaines recalled (he would later resign again).
March 2, 1967 New York Press Conference
March-April 1967 Latin American Ambassadors Visit
April 8, 1967 Federal Pavilion groundbreaking
September 19, 1967 Texas International Trade Center is announced.
September 26, 1967 Woman's Pavilion is announced.
April 6, 1968 HemisFair '68 opens.
October 6, 1968 HemisFair '68 closes.

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Scope and Content Note

The records of the San Antonio Fair, Inc. span the years 1962 through 1995 and document the planning, lobbying, financing and construction that resulted in HemisFair '68. The records consist of correspondence; minutes of meetings; committee reports; financial records; newspaper and magazine articles; press releases; photographic materials; audio recordings; oversized maps and plats; artwork; and scrapbooks of clippings and ephemera. The bulk of the records are correspondence to and from Fair executives. Also well documented in the records is demolition on the site and construction of the fairgrounds. Most of the records predate the opening of the fair, with the bulk dates 1964-1968. There are a few materials from after the Fair, particularly from the 20th anniversary in 1988.

This collection is housed at UTSA's HemisFair Park Campus, though off-site access is also available at UTSA's John Peace Library.

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Arrangement

Due to size, this inventory has been divided into 12 separate units which can be accessed by clicking on the highlighted text:
Series 1: Executive Officers
Series 2: Comptroller's Office
Series 3: Legal Department
Series 4: Entertainment Department
Series 5: Visitor and Exhibitor Relations Department
Series 6: Site Development Department
Series 7: Public Relations Department
Series 8: Printed Materials and Scrapbooks
Series 9: Trinity University Archives
Series 10: Ephemera
Series 11: Oversize Architectural Drawings, Blueprints, and Plans
Series 12: Audiovisual Materials

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Researchers are required to wear gloves provided by staff when reviewing photographic materials.

Original audiovisual materials are closed to patron use. Some use copies are available in the collection.

Otherwise, there are no restrictions on these materials.

Usage Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the San Antonio Fair, Inc., Records must be obtained from University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Gaines, James.
Gonzalez, Henry B. (Henry Barbosa), 1916-
Harris, Jerome K.
Sinkin, William, 1913-
Steves, Marshall T.
Zachry, Henry Bartell, 1901-1984
Organizations
HemisFair (1968 : San Antonio, Tex.)--Buildings.
HemisFair (1968 : San Antonio, Tex.)--History.
HemisFair (1968 : San Antonio, Tex.). Woman's Pavilion.
San Antonio Fair, Inc.
Subjects
Exhibitions--Texas--San Antonio--Planning.
Fairs--Texas--San Antonio.
Tourism--Texas--San Antonio.
Urban renewal--Texas--San Antonio.
Locations
San Antonio (Tex.)--History.
Genres/Formats
45 rpm records.
Audiotapes.
Audiovisual materials.
Black-and-white film.
Blueprints (reprographic copies).
Clippings.
Color film (film).
Correspondence.
Maps.
Minutes.
Oral histories.
Photographs.
Reports.
Scrapbooks.
Sound recordings.
Videocassettes.
Local Subjects
HemisFair '68 (The 1968 World's Fair)
San Antonio History
Travel and Tourism
Urban Development and Growth

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], San Antonio Fair, Inc., Records, MS 31, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

The San Antonio Fair, Inc. Records were donated to the Trinity University Library in October 1968, immediately following the closing of HemisFair '68. The records came to Trinity from the executive offices of San Antonio Fair, Inc., at the fair's headquarters in the German-English School. They remained at the Trinity University Library until May 1985. During this time, many records were lost due to mold and a lack of proper preservation. When the records were transferred to the San Antonio Public Library (SAPL) in 1985, they were stored in the Library's Hertzberg annex, where they were reBoxed and given some preservation treatment. The SAPL donated the records to University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections in 1992 (Acc. 1992-05).

Processing Information

Processed by T. Matthew De Waelsche, April 1998, and Angela McClendon, October 2007.

This collection was processed with support from Marshall Steves of San Antonio, Tex. Preservation reformatting of audiovisual materials was completed in 2007 with support from the National Film Preservation Foundation and the Institute of Texan Cultures.

Accessions described in this finding aid: 1992-05, 1998-06, 1998-42, 2001-41, 2004-27.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, and TARO 2 EAD Editing Instructions.

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Series 1: Executive Officers

Series Abstract
This series consists of correspondence of executive officers, general administrative papers, minutes of meetings, and oral history transcripts. The executive officers include: H.B. (Pat) Zachry, Chairman of the Board (1963-1968) and C.E.O. (1968) (includes an unpublished manuscript describing his involvement in running the fair); William Sinkin, 1st President of the Fair (1963-1964) and Honorary Co-Chairman of the Board (1964-1968); Marshall Steves, 1st Vice-President (1963-1964) and 2nd President of the Fair (1964-1969); John White, 1st Vice-President of the Fair (1964-1968); Ewen C. Dingwall, Executive Vice-President (1964-1965) and Washington Consultant (1965-1968); James M. Gaines, Executive Vice-President (1965-1966) and C.E.O. (1967-1968); Frank Manupelli, General Manager (1964-1966) and Executive Vice-President (1966-1968).
General Administrative Papers include correspondence from the executive offices not directed to any particular officer. Meeting minutes include the Executive Committee, Board of Directors, staff meetings and various other committees.
Records generated after HemisFair, as part of special projects postdating the fair, are included here as two subseries: Oral History Interviews and Anniversary Events.
Papers of Executive Officers
H. B. (Pat) Zachry, Chairman of the Board, C.E.O.
Box Folder
1 1 Attendance (estimates and visitor surveys), 1968
2 Cameron Fountain
3 Correspondence with Jay Casell, 1968
4 Cash Flow Endeavor (financial documents)
5 City of San Antonio
6 Claims Against HemisFair (accidents, injuries)
7 Closing Day Ceremonies
8 Community Affairs
9 Concessions
10 Construction Complaints
11 Consultants (Public Relations and Promotion)
12 Contractor Progress Reports, 1967
13 Courtesies
14 Entertainment
15 Exhibitor Relations
16-17 Finance (financial reports and documents, correspondence), 1968
Box Folder
2 1 Finance - Emergency Third Underwriting
2 General Correspondence, 1968
3 Correspondence re: Jerome K. Harris, 1968
4 Infoplan P.R. Reports
5 Legal
6 Oak Court (Commissioner General's Residence)
7 Operations (correspondence with Bill Jackson), 1968
8 Organization
9 Post Fair Plans for HemisFair Site
10 Procedures
11 Promotion and Advertising
12 Promotional Committee - B.J. "Red" McCombs
13 Reduced Parking Rates and Gate Admission
14 Requests (for complimentary tickets, etc.)
15 SAPMA (San Antonio Personnel and Management Association) Membership Rosters
16 Sculptures
Box Folder
3 1-2 Suggestions, Compliments and Complaints from the Public
3 Underwriters (lists and amounts) 1963-1964
4 Visitor Relations
5 WOAI TV
6 Woman's Pavilion
Box
4 "Data on HemisFair" (typed unpublished manuscript), November 1968
1 Zachry's Participation in San Antonio Fair, Inc.
2 State Appropriation for HemisFair
3 Federal Apporpriation and Conflict of Interest Amendment
4 Construction Delays
5 Necessity of Third Underwriting and Zachry's Appointment as C.E.O.
6 Finale
7 Oral History Interview Transcript, 1980
Box
5 William Sinkin, 1st President
Arrangement altered in 2007 to incorporate a 1999 addition (3 linear feet, approximately 2250 items) from William and Fay Sinkin.
1 Biographical Sketch and Statement on Resignation as President, 1964
2 Board of Directors, 1964
3 Board of Trustees, Trust Indenture, 1963
4 Brochure for exhibition, "El Encanto de un Pueblo" / "The Magic of a People", 1968
5 Brochure, Institute of Texan Cultures, undated
6 Conflict of Interest Policy Statement, 1966
7-12 Correspondence, General HemisFair, 1962-1965
Box Folder
6 1-6 Correspondence, General HemisFair, 1965-1968
7 Correspondence, Economic Research Associates (E.R.A.), 1962-63
Box Folder
7 1 Dedication and Flag Raising Ceremony at HemisFair Executive Headquarters, 1964 June 28
2 Educational TV (KLRN)
3 Embroidered piece with Sinkin's name
4 Good Neighbor Commission of Texas, 1963-1964
Governmental Participation
5 Local Participation: City of San Antonio Agreement with HemisFair, 1963-1964
6 State Participation: General Correspondence, 1963-1964
Federal Participation
7-10 General Correspondence, 1964-1966
Box Folder
8 1 Correspondence with Ewen C. Dingwall (Washington Liaison), 1965-1966
2 Correspondence with Albert C. Peña (Bexar County Commissioner), 1966
Department of Commerce
3-6 General Correspondence, 1964-1967
7 Final Report on HemisFair, 1971
8 Federal Commissioner to HemisFair, 1967
9 Foreign Trade Zones Board
Federal Pavilion
10 National Advisory Council, 1965-1966
11 Groundbreaking Ceremony, 1967
12 Military Coordination, 1964
13 Yarborough, Senator Ralph, 1964
Box
9 International Participation
1 Bureau of International Expositions (B.I.E.), 1965-1966
2 Commissioners General and Deputies, 1968
3 El Salvador, 1963-1964
4 Guatemala, 1962-1966
5 Honduras, 1963-1964
6 Latin America, 1964-1967
7-8 Mexico, 1963-1968
Box Folder
10 4 Panama, 1964
5 Paraguay, 1964
6 Portugal, 1964-1969
7 Puerto Rico, 1963
8 Spain, 1964-1965
9 International Participation Reports, 1965-1966
10 Health Facility Planning
11 Ideas and Suggestions, 1964
12-13 Inter-American Educational Center (IAEC), General Correspondence, 1964-1966
Box Folder
506 1 Inter-American Educational Center (IAEC), General Correspondence, 1967-1968
2 International Training Program, 1962
3 Legal, General Correspondence, 1963
4 Loan Agreement, 1963
5 Master Publicist Award, 1964
6 Mechanical Contractors Association, 1964
7 Mexican Olympic Camp for World Youth, 1968
Opening Events, 1968
8 Opening Events Committee: general correspondence, 1968
9 Opening Events Committee: meeting minutes, 1968
10 Opening Events: general correspondence, 1968
11 Opening Events: invitations, 1968
12 Opening Events: Invitations to Foreign Ambassadors and Heads of State
13 Opening Day Ceremonies: Invitations to Texas Legislative Delegation
14 Opening Day Inauguration Program
15 Oral history interview, 1980
Box
507 Personal
1 Fair Personal, 1962-1964
2 William Sinkin Personal, 1964-1965
Photographs
The three photograph albums here primarily contain photographs of award presentations. Most are 8x10 black-and-white photographs, with some color photographs. Some photographs are autographed.
Photograph album materials were removed from binders for preservation purposes.
3-4 Photograph album 1
Inside cover contains label: "From D. Shaw"
Box Folder
508 1-2 Photograph album 2
3-4 Photograph album 3
5 Photographs, loose, "HemisFair Pictures 1968" (color)
6 Presidential inauguration of Gustavo Diaz Ordaz, 1964
Box
509 Project Y
1 General files, 1968
2 Press clippings, 1968
3-5 Public Relations, General Correspondence, 1963-1967
3-5 Press conference: history and impact of Fair and related materials, 1968
Box Folder
510 1 Publicity (printed materials and copies of articles), 1963-1967
2 Report, Summary and Conclusions, 1963
3 Scrapbook, "Sinkin Memorabilia", 1963
Box
OM47 Oversize Materials from Sinkin Memorabilia scrapbook
Box Folder
510 4 Site Selection and Development, General Correspondence, 1963-1964
5 Site Development and Management, General Correspondence, 1963-1964
6 Site Development and Management: Selection process for architects, 1964-1965
7 Special Projects, 1964
Speeches
8 Notices of Speaking Engagements, 1963-1967
9 Certificates of Appreciation, 1963
10 Transcripts of Speeches, 1962-1968 and undated
Box Folder
511 1 Transcripts of Speeches, 1962-1968 and undated
2 Speeches by Others, 1966-1967
3 Tower of the Americas, 1966
4 V.I.P. Visitors, 1967-1968
Writings by Others
5 Writings about HemisFair, 1968
6 Writings about Sinkin, 1968-1997
Box
11 Marshall Steves, 2nd President
1 Accounting Policy Manual
Architecture and Construction
2 Architecture and Construction Committee Meeting Minutes, 1964-1966
3-5 General Correspondence, 1963-1968
6 Correspondence with HemisFair Architects, 1962-1964
7 Architect's Status Report, 1964
8 Correspondence with Juan O'Gorman re: Kampmann Mosaic, 1966-1967
9 Mini-Monorail, 1965
10 Parking Structure, 1965
11 Stadium, 1964-1965
12 San Antonio Building and Construction Trades Council, 1967
13 Tower Structure Development Committee, 1965
14 Board of Directors, General Correspondence, 1963-1967
15 Budget and Finance, General Correspondence, 1964-1968
Box Folder
12 1 City and County Participation, 1963-1967
2 Committee Rosters and Charts
3 Community Services, 1964-1965
4 C.E.P. (San Antonio's Concentrated Employment Program), 1968
5 Conflict of Interest, 1966-1967
6 Conservation Society, 1964-1967
7 Critical Path, 1966-1967
8 Cultural Participation, 1964-1966
9 Domestic Participation, 1964-1966
10 Educational Center, 1964-1966
11 European Trip, 1965
12 Fair Syndicate, Inc., 1968
13-14 Federal Participation, 1965-1967
15 Department of Commerce Final Report on Federal Participation, 1971
Box
13 Foreign Exhibits
1 General Correspondence, 1964-1965
2 Foreign Exhibit Committee (includes Report, articles), 1964-1968
3 Correspondence with Foreign Committee Chairmen, 1964
4 Mexico, 1964-1966
5-6 General Administration, 1963-1968
Box Folder
14 1 HemisFair General Correspondence, 1963-1971
2 Inaugural Benediction, 1968
3 Industrial Participation, 1963-1967
4 Insurance Committee, 1964-1965
5 International Fair Consultants, Inc., Report
International Participation
6 General Correspondence, 1964-1967
7 Invitations to Monterrey Mexico Businessmen, 1967
8 Bureau of International Expositions (B.I.E.), 1965-1968
9 Trademart-Foreign Trade Zone, 1964
10 Labor Relations, 1963-1966
11 Legal Correspondence, 1965-1966
12 LULAC, 1966
13 Municipal Affairs Committee, 1965
14 Participant's Manual, 1965-1966
15 Public Relations, 1964
Box Folder
15 1-2 Public Relations, 1965-1968
3 Special Events Itinerary, 1968
Speeches given by Steves
4 1965-1968
5 Addresses to Board of Directors, 1966-1968
6 State Participation, 1964-1967
7 Steves Report to Administrative Policy Committee on HF Development Program, 1965
8 Tower of the Americas, Themes Structure, General Correspondence, 1964-1967
Box Folder
16 1 Tower Corporation Legal Documents, 1966
Underwriting
2 General Correspondence, 1963-1968
3-4 Correspondence with Underwriters re: Subscription Agreements 1963-1964
5 Underwriting Committee, 1963
6 Subscription Agreements, 1963
7 Contracts re: Ticket Sales, 1968
8 Lists of Subscribers
9 Notebook on Underwriters
10 Visitor Services, Inc., 1967-1968
11 Photographs (photocopies and negative contact strips)
Box
18 John White, 1st Vice-President
1 Administrative Correspondence, 1964-1968
2 Advance Ticket Sales, 1967-1968
Architecture and Construction
3-4 General Correspondence, 1964-1968
5 Cameron Fountain
6 Monorail, 1964-1966
7 Construction Progress Status Reports, 1966-1968
8 Construction Schedules and Site Plans, 1966-1968
9 Construction Budget, 1968
Architecture and Construction Committee
10 Report to Executive Committee, 1965
11 Minutes of Meetings, 1966-1967
Box
19 Budget and Finance
1-4 Financial Statements and Reports), 1965-1968
5 Total Income and Expense Budget, and Post-Fair, 1963-19681967
6 Conservation Society, 1964-1967
7 Critical Path, 1965-1968
8 Cultural Participation, 1966
9 Education Program, 1968
10-13 Executive Committee Correspondence, 1963-1968
14 Fair Syndicate, 1968
Box Folder
20 1 Federal Participation, 1964-71
2 Industrial Participation, 1964-1968
3 International Participation, 1964-1967
4 Columbia, 1964-1967
5 Legal, 1963-1965
6 Local Participation, 1964-1968
7 Participant's Manual, 1966
8 Personal Correspondence, 1964-1968
9 Public Relations, 1964-1968
Box Folder
21 1-2 Receptions and Special Events, 1966-1968
3 Speeches and Addresses, 1968 and undated
4 State Participation, 1964-1967
5 Tower Corporation, 1966-1967
6 Traffic Committee, 1967-1968
7 Trips to Other Fairs: New York and Montreal, 1965-1967
Underwriting
8 General Correspondence, 1963-1968
9 Subscription Agreements, 1963
10 Visitor Services Inc., Post- Fair Financial Report
11 Photographs
12 I.D. Cards and Ephemera
Box
22 Ewen C. Dingwall, Executive Vice President, Washington Consultant
1 Administrative Correspondence, 1964-1965
2 Advertising, 1965
3 Amusements, 1964
4 Architects, 1963-1965
5 Arts and Crafts, 1963-1965
6 Beautify San Antonio Association (O.P. Schnable), 1964
7 Board of Directors, 1963-1965
8 Bond Issue, 1963-1964
9 Brochure, 1964
10 B.I.E., 1964
11 Chambers of Commerce (outside of San Antonio), 1964-1965
12 Corpus Christi (Tex.), 1963-1964
13 Dallas-Fort Worth (Tex.), 1964
14 Domestic Participation, 1965
15 Economic Research Associates (E.R.A), 1964-1965
16 Executive Committee, 1965-1966
Exhibits
17 General Correspondence, 1963-1964
18 The Displayers, Inc. (Promotional Packet), 1964
Box Folder
23 1 Foreign Exhibits Committee, 1964
2 Prospective Exhibitors, 1964-1965
3 Federal Participation, 1964-1966
4 Fine Arts/Cultural Participation, 1963-1965
5 General Correspondence, 1963-1964
6 German-English School, 1965
7 Dedication/Flag-Raising Ceremonies at HemisFair Executive HQ, 1964
8 Government Participation (Report Drafts)
9 Governor's Study Committee, 1964
10 Heliport, 1964
11 International Participation Latin American Division, 1964-1965
12 Latin America, Background Materials, 1964
13 Mexico, General Correspondence 1964-1965
14 Labor Relations Committee, 1965
15 Labor Unions, 1964
16 Legal files, 1964-1965
17 Legislators, State and Local (includes correspondence with Governor Connally), 1964-1965
18 Military Participation, 1963-1964
19 Moving and Storage, 1964
20 Municipal Affairs Committee, 1965
21 National Association of Travel Organizations (NATO), 1964
22 Newspaper Article Transcirpts, 1964
23 Organization Chart, 1965
24 Other Fairs, 1964-1967
Box Folder
24 1 Paseo del Rio Association, 1963-1964
2 Proposal for an Inter-American Electronic Information Center, 1964
3 Public Relations, 1964-1966
4 InfoPlan de Mexico, 1964
5 Resignation as Executive Vice President, May 1965
6 San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, 1963-1965
7 San Antonio Real Estate Board, 1964
8 San Antonio Water Supply (Legal Briefs), 1963
9 Site Planning and Development, 1962-1965
10 Sports Committee, 1964-1965
11 State Support, 1964-1965
12 Texas State Pavilion; Exhibit, 1964-1965
13 Texas Industrial Commission Report, 1964
14 Texas Racing Association, 1964
15 Theme Structure, 1964-1965
Box Folder
25 1 Tourism, 1963-1965
2 Transportation, 1963-1965
3 Trademart, 1964
Trips
4 Minneapolis, 1964
5 Monterrey, Mexico, 1964
6 New Orleans, 1964
7 Europe, 1966
8 Underwriters, 1964
9 Urban Renewal, 1963-1965
10 Western Union, 1964
11-12 Weekly Washington Summary Reports (sent to Manupelli and Gaines), 1965-1967
Box
26 James M. Gaines, Executive Vice President, C.E.O.
1 Biographical Sketch; Employment Contract, 1967
2 Administrative Service, 1967-1968
Advance Ticket Sales
3 Program, 1965-1967
4 Lists of Bonus Book Distribution headquarters, 1967
5 Transaction Sheets, 1968
6 Advertising/Promotional Tie-ins, 1967-1968
7 Airlines, 1966-1968
8 Attendance Projections, 1965-1966
9 Attendance Reports and Comparison to Seattle, 1968
Budget and Finance Committee
10 General Correspondence, 1965-1966
11 Insurance Committee, 1965-1966
12 Legal Committee, 1965-1966
13 Budget Forms
Box
27 Bureau of International Expositions (B.I.E.)
1 General Correspondence, 1965
2 HemisFair Delegation's Trip to Europe, 1965
3 HemisFair Report to B.I.E., May 1966
4 B.I.E. Delegates' Visit to San Antonio, 1966
5 B.I.E. Final Report, 1968
6-7 San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, General Correspondence, 1963-1968
8 Chilled Water Plant, 1965-1966
9 City of San Antonio, 1967-1968
10 Club Abrazo, 1967-1968
11 Commemorative Stamp, 1967-1968
12 Commissioner General Governor John Connally, 1967-1968
13 Comptroller, Jack Trawick, 1967-1968
Box Folder
28 1-2 Concessions, 1965-1968
3 Critical Path, 1965-1968
Cultural Participation Committee
4 General Correspondence, 1965-1968
5 Conservation Society Coordinating Committee, 1965-1967
6 Educational Committee, 1965-1967
7 Educational Committee Reports, 1965
8 Religious Expression Committee, 1966-1967
9 Diners' Club, 1967
10 Discover America, 1967
11 Economics Research Associates (E.R.A.), 1967
Box
29 Entertainment
1 General Correspondence 1965-1966
2 Cultural Entertainment, 1967-1968
3 Popular Entertainment, 1967-1968
4 Ticket Sales, Promotion and Administration, 1968
5 Entry Permit Committee, 1967-1968
6 Executive Committee Conflict of Interest Statement, 1965-1966
Exhibits
7 Exhibitors' Letter of Intent, 1965-1966
8 Department of Exhibits, 1966-1967
9 Exhibitor's Council, 1967-1968
10 Correspondence with Prospective Exhibitors, 1965-1967
11 Exhibits Ideas, 1966
Box
30 Industrial Exhibitors
1 ALCOA
2 Alive, Inc.
3 American Express
4 AMOCO
5 Anderson, Clayton & Co.
6 Automotive Industry (general)
7 AVCO
8 Carnation
9 Celanese
10 Chrysler
11 Clairol
12 Coca-Cola
13 DuPont
14 Eastman Kodak
15 Falstaff
16 Ford
17 Frito-Lay
18 General Electric (G.E.)
19 General Motors (G.M.)
20 Gulf Insurance Co.
21 Gulf Oil Corp.
22 Humble Oil Co.
Box Folder
31 1 I.B.M.
2 LTV (Ling-Temco-Vaught) Aerospace Corp.
3 Lone Star Brewing
4 3M
5 Mormon Church
6 NCR
7 Parker Pen
8 Pearl Brewing
9 Pepsi-Co.
10 R.C.A.
11 Reynolds Metal Co.
12 Shell Oil Co.
13 Southwestern Bell Telephone Co.
14 Texaco
15 U.S. Steel
16 Westinghouse
17 Xerox
Other Exhibits
18 Alexander Girard, "The Magic of a People," 1967-1968
19 Kino-Automat/Laterna Magika (Czech), 1967-1968
20 NASA, 1967
21 Trade Center, 1967-1968
22 Woman's Pavilion, 1966-1968
23 Private Exhibitors Recap, 1966
24 Exhibit Sales Reports, 1967
25 Exhibit Space and Building Costs, 1966
Box Folder
32 1 Fact Sheet
Federal Participation
2-3 Federal Participation Committee, 1965-1966
4-5 Correspondence with Ewen C. Dingwall in Washington Office, 1965-1968
6 Correspondence with Congressman Henry B. Gonzalez, 1967-1968
7 Federal Pavilion, 1967-1968
8 Correspondence with architect O'Neil Ford
Foreign Participation
9 General Correspondence, 1966
10 Latin America and South America, 1965-1966
11 Correspondence with Individual Countries (includes, Agentina, Bolivia, Canada, Colombia, England, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and the U.S.S.R.), 1966
Box Folder
33 1-3 General HemisFair Correspondence, 1965-1968
4 Guidebook, 1966-1968
5 Ideas, 1963-1965
6 Insurance - Fleet Damage Reports, 1968
7 Interama (Miami, Florida Exposition), 1966-1967
8 Inter-American Educational Center, 1965-1966
9 International Participation Committee, 1965-1966
10-11 International Relations, 1967-1968
Box Folder
34 1 Interoffice Memoranda, 1965-1966
2 Invitations to Public Functions, 1965-1966
3 Labor Relations, 1967-1968
4 Latin America, 1964-1965
5 Latin American Organizations (Image, LULAC, PASO), 1963-1966
6 Leases and Space Rental Rates, 1965
7 Legal files, 1967-1968
8 Correspondence with Frank Manupelli, 1965-1968
9 Medallion, 1966-1968
10 Media Associates, Inc., 1966-1967
11 Military Liaison, 1967-1968
12 Mini-Monorail, HCP Enterprises, 1966-1968
13 National League of Cities Sister City Program, 1965
14 National Association of Touris Organizations (NATO), 1965
Box Folder
35 1 New York Office, 1967-1968
2 Nut File (crank letters), 1965-1968
3 Officer of the Day, 1968
4 Opening Ceremonies
Other International Fair
5 Seattle, Century 21, 1962
6 New York World's Fair, 1964-1965
7 Munich, 1965
8 Expo '67, Montreal
9 Permanent Uses of Fairgrounds, 1965-1966
10-11 Correspondence with William Phillips, European Representative in Paris, 1965-1966
12 Phillips' correspondence with Foreign Repsresentatives, 1965
13 Press Accreditation Daily Reports, 1968
14 Progress Reports, 1966
Box Folder
36 1 Projects X, Y, Z, 1967
2 Protocol, 1967-1968
Public Relations
3-5 General Correspondence, 1966-1968
6 P.R. Committee, 1965-1966
7 P.R. Policy Committee, 1967-1968
Correspondence with P.R. and Advertising Firms
8 John Blair & Co., "Thiry One Years of World's Fairs, 1933-1964," Portfolio, 1964
9 Bernard M. Brooks Advertising, 1967-1968
10 Edward Gottlieb & Associates, Ltd., 1965
11-12 InfoPlan, 1966-1968
Box Folder
37 1 InfoPlan de Mexico, 1964-1966
2 Report on Director's Trip to South America, 1964
3 Pitluk Advertising Co., 1963-1966
4 Read-Poland, Inc., 1967-1968
5 The Displayers Inc., 1966
6 Transportation Displays, Inc., 1968
7 Publications, 1964-1966
Publicity and Promotion
8 General Correspondence, 1968
9 Macy's Department Store, 1965-1967
Includes correspondence regarding HemisFair participation in 1967 Thanksgiving Day Parade
10 Mexican Advertising, 1967-1968
11 Rides and Amusements, 1965-1967
12 Rotary Club, 1967
Site Development
13 Committee, 1965-1966
14 Design and Content, 1964-1966
15 General Correspondence, 1967-1968
Box Folder
38 1 Skyride, 1967-1968
2 Correspondence with Sterling Smith, Head of Security, 1967-1968
3 Souvenirs, 1965-1967
4 Sports Committee, 1965
5 Staff, 1965-1966
Includes organizational charts and minutes of staff meetings.
6 State Legislature, 1967-1968
7 State Participation, 1964-1966
8 State Pavilion - Institute of Texan Cultures, 1967
9 Correspondence with Alfred Stern, 1965-1966
10 Correspondence with Marshall Steves, 1965-1966
11-12 Correspondence with Martin Stone (Media Associates Inc.), 1965-1966
13 Stone correspondence with Companies, 1965-1966
14 Stone correspondence with Jane Welby in London, 1965-1966
15 Symbol, 1965
Box Folder
39 1 Taxes, 1964-1967
2 Thank You Letters, 1965-1966
3 Theaterama, Inc., 1965
4 Theme (undated report)
5 Tower, general, 1965-1966
6 Tower Corp. Lease and Agreement, 1966
7 Underwriters, 1968
8 Urban Renewal, 1964-1968
9 Utility Rates, 1967
10 VIP Visitor Schedules, 1967-1968
11 Visitor Relations, 1964-1968
12 Visitor Services, Inc., 1967-1968
13 Correspondence with John Watson, 1967-1968
14 Correspondence with H. B. Zachry, 1967-1968
Box
40 Frank Manupelli, General Manager, Executive Vice-President
1 Accounting, Budget and Finance memoranda, 1964-1968
2 Budget and Finance correspondence and figures, 1964
3 Brochures, Manuals and Printed Materials memoranda, 1964-1966
Committees
Box
505 Committee Index binder, 1968 and undated
Box Folder
40 4 Committee Descriptions, 1964-1966
5 Administrative Policy committee
6-7 Architecture and Construction Committee, 1964-1968
8 Budget and Finance Committee, 1964-1967
9 Central Power and Utilities Distribution Committee, 1965-1967
10 Community Services - Visitor Relations Committee, 1964-1966
Box Folder
41 1-2 Conservation Society Coordinating Committee, 1964-1968
3 Cultural Participation Committee, 1963-1967
4 Domestic Participation Committee, 1965
5 Educational Committee, 1964-1966
6 Fair Dates Committee, 1965
7-8 Federal Participation Committee, 1964-1968
9 Garden Area Development Committee, 1964-1965
Box Folder
42 1 Insurance Committee, 1963-1967
2 Language Coordinating Committee, 1964-1965
3 Municipal Affairs Committee, 1965
4 Opening Events Committee, 1968
5 Parking Committee, 1963-1967
6 Pass Policy Committee, 1967-1968
7 Public Relations Committee, 1964-1967
8 Real Estate Committee, 1964
9 Religious Expression and Religious Exhibits Committees, 1966-1968
10 San Antonio Rose Committee, 1964-1968
11 Site Development Coordinating Committee, 1964-1967
12 Speaker's Bureau Committee, 1964-1968
13 Sports Committee, 1964-1968
14 Stadium Development Committee, (E.R.A.Report) 1964
15-16 Tower Development Committee, 1964-1968
17 Miscellaneous Committees
17 Chamber of Commerce Expressways and Streets, 1964
17 HemisFair Tower Fire Protection, 1965;
17 Volunteer Committee for Official Apppointments, 1967;
17 Project Y Evaluation, 1968
17 Site Selection, 1966
17 Stamp, 1967
17 Symbol, 1965
17 Wall Decorating, 1965
Box Folder
43 1 Communist Countries, 1966-1967
2 Concentrated Employment Program (C.E.P.), 1968
3 Concessions and Licensing memoranda, 1965-1968
4 Concessions (NY) and General Correspondence, 1964-1968
5 Condemnation Studies, 1964
6 Conflict of Interest, 1964-1966
7 Conservation Society, 1964-1967
8 Construction - Remodeling of German-English School, HemisFair Executive HQ, 1964-1966
Contracts
9 Employment Contract Forms and Correspondence with John Daniels, 1965
HemisFair Staff Contracts
10 James M. Gaines, 1965-1966
11 Ewen C. Dingwall, 1963-1968
12 O'Neill Ford, 1964-1966
13 Allison Peery, 1964-1965
14 John Daniels, 1964
HemisFair Foreign Representatives
15 Robert S. Benjamin, InfoPlan de Mexico, 1964-1968
16 William W. Phillips, Western European Consultant, 1964-1968
Box
44 Correspondence re: Contracts with Companies and Individuals
1 Benay-Albee Novelty Co., 1965
2 Century Souvenir Co., 1966-1968
3 The Displayers, Inc., 1964-1965
4 Frank Duane, 1964-1966
5 Economic Research Associates (E.R.A.), 1964-1967
6 InfoPlan, 1966-1968
7 Jimmy Johnson (Playland Park), 1964-1966
8 Nick Jorgesen (Concessions Consultant for Food Operations) 1963-1967
9 Media Associates, Inc., (NY Office) 1965-1966
10 Charles R. Meeker, Jr. (Entertainment Associates, Ltd), 1966-1967
11 Trash and Garbage Removal, 1967
12 Universal Match Corp., 1964-1967
13 Miscellaneous, 1965-1967
Includes Annin & Co. (flags and banners), Bernard M. Brooks Advertising, Diamond Match Corp., Lytle Gosling & Co. Insurance, Harris & Jones Architects, Robert Indiana, Polytechnical Industries Corp., Read-Poland P.R., D.J. Rheiner Construction Co., Silber & Wallis Consulting Engineers (Central Utilities).
Box
45 Contractor Brochures, Proposals and Solicitations
1 Advertising and Promotion, 1965
Includes Fidelity Advertising, Pitluck Advertising Co., Texas Neon, Top Value Enterprises.
Architects, 1964-1965
2 Atlee B. & Robert M. Ayers; Barlett Cocke & Associates; Marian A. Floyd & Associates
3 Edward R. Gondeck; Wm. D. Jones; Marmon & Mok; Mario Pani
4 Phelps & Simmons; Pitts & Stevens; Stanley B. Schuster & Associates
Consultants, 1963-1966
5 John M. Hickman; International Fair Consultants, Inc.; Herb Rosenthal & Associates; American Congress on International Meetings, Inc.
Construction General Contractors, 1964-1966
6 Harwell & Harwell, Inc.; Charles C. Madden; Wm. Matera; Robert E. McKee, Inc.; Mes-Tex Steel Buildings; Sealite, Inc.
Designers, 1965-1967
7 Astrolux Lights; Clifton-Boorman-Creelman & Associates; Design Unlimited; Displaycraft; The Displayers, Inc.; Dave Ellis Industrial Design, Inc.; Imagenetics, Inc.; Information Concepts
8 Kissiloff & Wimmershoff (K&W)
9 Messmore & Damon; Richard Roeder Assocs., Inc.; Stewart -Warner Corp.; Walter Darwin Teague Assocs.; Wide Lite; Witteberg & Williams; Ann Wilson (women's fashion clothes designer)
Engineers, 1964-1965
10 Beckwith Electonic Engineering Co.; W.F. Castella & Assoc.; Frank T. Drought; Wyatt C. Hedrick; Johnson & Marquis; Lockwood Andrews and Newman, Inc.
11 Lodal and Assocs.; Homer M. Matthews; George Rhine & Co..; R. Marvin Shipman & Co.; Martin E. Staley; Trinity Testing Laboratories
Box
46 Legal, 1964-1965
1 JAC Agency, Desilu Studios (concession licensing agreements and merchandising)
2 Parking, 1964-1967
2 Allright Auto Parks; Richard C. Rich & Assocs.; Taller & Cooper, Inc.; Tishman Research Corp.
Safety, 1965-1967
3 General Fire Extinguisher Corp.
3 Security, 1964-1967
4 Armored Motor Service, Inc.; Charles S. Bond, P.I.; Wm. J. Burns International Detective Agency; National Protective Systems
5 Pinkerton's
6 Pre/Con Inventory Control Systems, Inc.; Robotguard; Stanley Smith Detective, Inc.; Smith Protection Sevices, Inc.; Universal Investigation Bureau; Wackenhut Corp.; Wells Fargo, Inc.
Tickets, 1965
7 National Ticket Co.; Weldon, Williams & Lick
Transportation, 1965-1966
8 American Airlines (proposal); Electric Carrier Corp. (golf carts); General American Transportation Corp.; Haight & DeWees; Skylift Sytems; Teletrans Corp.
Uniforms, 1965-1966
9 The Donis Shop; Kaufman's; Van Hardeveld
Miscellaneous Services, 1964-1967
10 Allied Maintenance Corp.; Amusement Consultants; Express Publishing Co.; Andy Frain, Inc.Crowd Engineering, Jesse & Chandler, Electrical Contractors; KT International, Inc.; Manpower, Inc.; Muzak; Perey Turnstile Co.; Pow'r Sweep Co.; Rain Jet Fountains; Schulmerich Carillons; TX Industrial Surveys Inc.; Traveler's Aid Society
11 Convention Center, 1964-1966
12 Gertude Harris Cook, (author of The Golden Land) 1966
13 Countdown Machine, 1967
14 Critical Path Method (CPM), 1967
Box Folder
47 1 Cultural and Entertainment Section Memoranda, 1966-1968
2 Daily Revenue Reports, 1968
3 Economic Opportunities Development Corp., 1967
4 Ender Associates Advertising, 1966-1968
Entertainment
5 Entertainment Department, General Correspondence, 1966-1968
Correspondence re: Prospective Acts
6 Tommy Bartlett Water Ski Show, 1966-1968
7 Bel-Aire Artists Corp., 1966
7 Cohen Entertainment Enterprises, 1967
8 Dancing Waters, 1966-1968
9 Fiesta Gardens, 1967
10 Walter Amusements, Inc. (Wax Museum), 1965-1966
11 Miscellaneous, 1966-1968
Alamo Fireworks, Bill Fontana (Canadian Logroller); John Palm (Midget Car Racing); Danny Sailor (Canadian Tree Climber); Wells Fireworks; Jack Wylie Water Ski Show
12 Ernst & Ernst C.P.A. Management Consultants, 1964-1968
13 European Trip (Freymann, Howell, Steves), 1965
14 Executive Committee Officers Memoranda, 1965-1968
15 Executive Committee (general correspondence), 1964-1968
Exhibits
16 Exhibits Ideas, 1964-1965
17 Memoranda, 1965-1968
18 Classification, 1965
18 Construction Schedule, 1966
18 Exhibitor Newsletter, 1966
19 Sales Plan, 1966
19 Weekly Sales Reports, 1966-1967
Box
48 Exhibitors
1 Lists
1 Corporate Sponsors
Includes correspondence with some potential sponsors who declined.
2 American Express, 1966-1967
3 A-C miscellaneous, 1965-1968
Agricultural Exhibit-USDA, Airlines (general), ALCOA, Anderson, Clayton & Co., Anheuser-Busch, Automotive Industry, (gen), Baptist General Convention of TX, Bobbie Brooks Inc., Braniff Airlines, CBS Musical Instruments, Canada Dry, Carnation, Carta Blanca; Mary Carter Paints, Caterpillar Tractor Co., Cattle Industry, Celanese Corp., Chemical Industry (general), Christian Men Inc., Chrysler, Container Corp. of America, CONOCO, Control Data Corp., Cowboy Exhibit (Hall of the Horsemen of the Americas)
4 Coca-Cola, 1966-1968
5 D-F miscellaneous, 1966-1968
Dr. Pepper, Doubleday (Worldwide Message Center in Project Y), DuPont, Eastman-Kodak, Encyclopdia Britannica, Equitable Life Assurance Society, Falstaff, FBI, Firestone
6 Ford, 1966-1968
7 General Electric (G.E.), 1966-1968
8 General Motors (G.M.), 1966-1968
9 Gestetner Corp., Great Western Investment Corp., 1967
10 Gulf Insurance Group, 1966-1968
11 Gulf Oil Corp., 1967-1968
12 Humble Oil Co., 1966-1968
13 IBM, 1966-1968
14 I-L miscellaneous, 1966-1968
Ideal Toy Corp., International Minerals and Chemical Corp., Johnson Wax, Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corp., Kroehler Manufacturing Co. Legal Exhibits (Inter-American Bar Association Resolution), LTV Aerospace Corp., Lions Club, Lowenbrau
15 Lone Star Brewing, 1966-1968
16 M-N miscellaneous, 1966-1968
3M, Monsanto, Mormon Church, NASA, NCR, National Dairy Products Corp.
17 P Miscellaneous, 1966-1967
Parker Pen Co., Patio Foods, Pearl Brewing, J.C. Penney, the Progressive Farmer
Box Folder
49 1 Pepsico/Frito-Lay, 1966-1968
2 R-S miscellaneous, 1966-1968
RCA, Reynolds Aluminum, Sealy, Inc., Shell Oil Co., Levi Strauss & Co., Sylvania
3 Southwestern Bell, 1966-1968
4 Texaco, Texas Instruments (TI), 1966-1968
5 T-X miscellaneous, 1965-1968
TX Capital Corp., TITC (Texas International Trade Center), Tex-Mex Co., Thoughtfulness Unlimited Roll-a-Seat, Unimark International, Westinghouse, Western Union, Xerox
6 Exhibitor's Council, 1967-1968
7 Expo '67, Montreal, 1965-1968
8 E miscellaneous, 1964-1967
El Paso County Board of Development, Employment for HemisFair (list of Positions); Employment Practices
9 Federation of Italian-American Organizations of San Antonio, 1967-1968
10 Fiesta - Festival San Jacinto Association, 1967-1968
11 Film Festival (HemisFilm at St. Mary's University), 1967
12 Film Sales, 1966
13 Flags, 1964-1966
14 Floats, 1964-1965
15 Folklore Area/Folk Festival, 1965-1966
16 Food Services, 1965-1967
17 Forms
18 Freedom '75 (Boston World Freedom Fair), 1966-1968
19 F miscellaneous, 1967-1968
FAA, Federation of Neighborhood Councils, Frontier Enterprises
20-21 General HemisFair Correspondence, 1964-1968
22 Gifts and Donations (Art, Fountains and Sculptures), 1968
23 Alexander Girard Art Exhibit, 1967-1968
Box Folder
50 1 Correspondence with Congressman Henry B. Gonzalez, 1967
2 Graphics meeting Minutes, Weekly Reports, 1966-1968
3 Guidebook, 1966-1967
4 Guides and Hostesses, 1968
5 G miscellaneous, 1967-1968
Galveston Chamber of Commerce - Sea Arama, Gary Job Corps
6 HemisFair Briefings, 1966
7 Holidays (Memoranda), 1964-1968
8 Housing/Urban Renewal, 1963-1967
9 Houston International Trade Fair, 1964-1965
9 Houston Chamber, 1967
10 Ideas, 1964-1968
11 Insurance (Memoranda), 1965-1968
12 Interama (Miami, FL Exposition), 1966-1968
13 InterAmerican Educational Center, 1966-1968
14 Internal Revenue service, 1966
15 International Division Memoranda, 1965-1968
16 International Participation (correspondence with representatives of foreign countries), 1964-1968
17 Mexico, 1965-1968
Box Folder
51 1 Job Descriptions
2 Lady Bird Johnson's Visit to Fairgrounds, 1966
3 Mary Faulk Koock HemisFair Cookbook, 1967-1968
4 Labor Agreements, 1964-1966
5 Latin American Division Program (Freymann Latin American Tour), 1964-1966
6 Lease Agreement Draft, 1965
Legal
7 General Correspondence, 1964-1968
8 Memoranda, 1965-1967
9 Customs, 1965-1966
10 Licensing, 1965-1966
11 Patents and Trademarks, 1964-1967
12 L miscellaneous, 1967
List of Larger Cities within an 800-900 Mile Radius of San Antonio; Lutcher Center
13 Manpower Projections (charts), undated
14 Maintenance Memoranda, 1967-1968
15 Medallions, 1963-1967
16 Medical Liaison, 1963-1968
17 Military Liaison, 1967
18 Mini-Monrail, 1964-1968
19 Mobile (AL) Historic Development Commission, 1964-1965
20 Montreal Trip (Executive Committee), 1967
21 M miscellaneous, 1965-1968
Mailing System, Marbo Productions, McDonnell Automation Co.
22 Miscellaneous Memoranda
Box Folder
52 1 New York Office, 1965-1967
2 New York Trips, 1964-1965
3 Office Equipment and Machinery, 1964-1966
4 Olympics, Mexico City, 1968
5 Operation Youth Lift, August 1968
6 Ordinances, 1964
7 Organizational Charts, 1966-1968
8 O miscellaneous, 1964-1966
Office Employees, Opportunity Workshop, Order of the Alamo
9 Pan-American Public Relations Association for HemisFair (PAPRAH), 1964
10 Parking Memoranda, 1966-1968
11 Parking-St. John's Lutheran Church Lot, 1967-1968
12 Performing Arts, 1965
13 Personnel Department Memoranda, 1967-1968
14 Personnel Policies and Procedures, 1968
15 Personnel Resignations, 1967-1968
16 Correspondence with Fred Picard, 1966, 1968
17 Pier 68
18 Plaza de Libertad, 1964-1965
19 Policy and Procedure Memoranda, 1965-1967
20 Press Accreditation Daily Reports, 1968
21 PERT (CPM Program and Evaluation Review Technique), 1964-1965
22 Progress Reports (miscellaneous), 1964-1966
23 Project Y, 1967-1968
24 Protocol Office Memoranda, 1967-1968
Box
53 Public Relations
1-2 Memoranda, 1964-1968
3-4 General Correspondence, 1964-1968
5 Bernard M. Brooks Advertising Reports, 1967-1968
6 Gregory Dawson Proposal, undated
7 InfoPlan Reports, 1967-1968
8 Read-Poland Progress Reports, 1967
9 Purchasing Memoranda, 1964-1968
10 Rides and Amusements, Riverwalk Commission, 1965-1967
11 Rules and Regulations, 1965-1967
12 St. Mary's University, 1967-1968
13 San Antonio Symphony Orchestra, 1964, 1967
14 San Antonio City Water Board Annual Report, 1967
Box Folder
54 1 Scroll Presentations to HemisFair Ambassadors, 1964-1968
Security
2 General Correspondence, 1964-1968
3 Memoranda, 1964-1968
4 Site Development Department, General Correspondence, 1964-1965
5 Site Development Memoranda, 1964-1968
6 Six Flags Over Texas, 1964-1968
7 Skyride, 1965-1967
8 South American Tour, 1965
9 Southwestern Bell Special Services, 1964-1967
10 Space Rental Rates, 1965
11 Special Events, 1967-1968
12 Staff Coordination Memoranda, 1966-1968
13 Staff Sales Meetings, 1966
14 Commemorative Postage Stamp, 1964-1968
15 State Building and Exhibit (Institute of Texan Cultures), 1965-1966
16 State Legislature, 1964-1967
17 State Participation, 1964-1965
18 State Support, 1964-1966
Box Folder
55 1 Alfred Stern, 1965-1966
2 Swiss Watchmakers, 1967-1968
3 Symbol, 1964-1966
4 S miscellaneous, 1965-1967
St. Anthony Hotel Club, San Antonio Air; Inc., San Antonio Council of Presidents, San Antonio Toros Minor League Professional Football Team, San Antonio Transit Co., Dude Skiles, Southern Legislative Council, Southwestern Industry Pavilion, Spanish Speaking Research and Development Assocs., State Dept. Invitation to Foreign Governments; Spiller Specialities, Stock Show Mexico Day
5 Taxes, 1964-1967
6 Telephone Memoranda, 1964-1967
7 Texas Employment Commission, 1964-1965
8 Texas Highway Department, 1965-1968
9 Texas Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1966-1967
10 Texas Liquor Control Board, Liquor by the Drink, 1964, 1967
11 Texas Manufacturers Association, 1965
12 Texas Pavilions at the New York World's Fair, 1963-1965
13 Texas State Fair, Texas Tourist Development Agency 1967;
14 Tickets Advance Sales, Allotments and Receipts, 1966-1968
15 Tower Naming Contest, 1965
16 Trade Dollar, 1966-1967
17 Transportation, 1964-1967
18 Trip Memoranda, 1964-1967
19 Union Labor Scales, 1964
20 U.S. Post Office, 1965-1968
21 Utility Rates, 1967-1968
Box
56 Underwriters
1 Correspondence, 1963-1968
2 Lists, 1968
3 Meetings, 1965-1966
4 VIP Boat, VIP Quarters, 1967-1968
5 Visitor Complaints, Compliments and Suggestions, 1968
6 Visitor Relations, 1967-1968
7 Visitor Services, Inc., 1967-1968
8 Volunteers, 1962-1965
9 Wage and Hour Laws (U.S. Department of Labor), Local San Antonio Wage Rates, 1963-1966
10 Waterway Study, 1964
11 Weather Forecasts, 1968
12 Peter Wolf Associates, Inc., 1966
13 Women's Pavilion, 1966-1968
14 W miscellaneous, 1966-1967
Walgreens, Washingon Contacts; Water Street Location; White House Press Corps
Box
57 General Administrative Papers
1 Attendance - Daily Summary Hourly Turnstile Reports
2 Comparative Daily Attendance Figures (Seattle Century 21)
3 Board of Directors, 1965-1967
4 Copyright Information
Directories
5 HemisFair, general
6 Diplomatic and Consular Corps
7 Miscellaneous directories
8 Exhibit Descriptions
9 Exhibitors
10 Educational Exhibits Committee Reports
Box Folder
58 1 Federal Participation in HemisFair, general
2 Department of Commerce Study
3 INS Annual Report, 1965
4 Henry B. Gonzalez
5 Forms
6 Maintenance
7 News Bulletins
8 Office Space
9 Officer of the Day
10 Outline on HemisFair for Speakers' Use
11 Personnel
12 Planning and Scheduling Manual Critical Path Method
13 Promotion Committee
14 Public Relations/Publicity
15 P.R. Profiles of HemisFair Staff
Box Folder
59 1 Site Planning and Development
2 State Participation
3 Texas Economic Indicators
4 Tourism
5 Union Contractors
6 Urban Renewal
7 Executive Officers Photographs
7 Oversized Organization Wall Charts (oversized materials)
Box
60 Minutes of Meetings
1-7 Executive Committee, 1962-1965
Box Folder
61 1-6 Executive Committee, 1966-1967
Box Folder
62 1-2 Executive Committee, 1968
3 Board Of Directors Meetings, 1964-1966
4-5 HemisFair Staff Meetings, 1964-1966
Box Folder
63 1-4 Budget and Finance Committee Meetings, 1964-1966
5 Cultural Participation Committee
6 Educational Exhibits Committee
7 Insurance Committee
8 Religious Expression Committee
9 Research & Statistics Committee
9 San Antonio Fair, Inc., Notebook Charter, By-Laws, Board Meeting Minutes, 1964
Box
Anniversary Events, 1968-1993 and undated
Materials in this subseries include records generated as part of the 10th, 20th, and 25th anniversaries of the Fair.
Arranged by event, and personal creator of the records therein. Materials in this subseries were created by William Sinkin (HemisFair President, 1962-1964) and Marshall Steves (HemisFair President, 1964-1969) and were donated to the UTSA Archives in 1998-1999.
Box Folder
511 7 10th Anniversary (1978), 1978
HemisFair's 10th anniversary was celebrated with a luncheon. Materials include a speech by William Sinkin, correspondence, and related materials.
20th Anniversary (1988), 1968-1988 and undated
Materials document the planning and execution of the 20th anniversary celebration of HemisFair, variously referred to as "HemisFair 20,""HemisFair '88," and "HemisFair '68 20th Anniversary & Grand Reopening" [of the Tower of the Americas].
William Sinkin Materials, 1987-1988
8 Executive Committee meeting minutes, agendas, notes, 1987-1988
Box Folder
512 1 General correspondence, 1987-1988
2 Invitations, 1988
3 Lists of HemisFair '68 staff and underwriters, undated
4 Photograph of HemisFair poster, 1988
5 Publicity, 1988
6 Report on the Employee Reunion and related correspondence, 1988
7 Schedules of events and guest lists, 1987-1988
8 Speech, "HemisFair: A Confluence," 1988
9 Other 20th Anniversary materials, undated
Box Folder
Marshall Steves Materials, 1987-1988
Box Folder
512 10 Executive Committee meeting minutes, 1987-88
11-12 General correspondence, 1987-1988
Box Folder
513 1 Invitations, 1988
2 Luncheon: address and agenda, 1988 April 6
3 Printed Materials: newsletter and articles, 1988
4 United States Postal Service commemorative stamp sheet and cancellation, 1988
25th Anniversary (1993), 1968-1993 and undated
William Sinkin Materials, 1968-1993 and undated
5 City of San Antonio Certificates of Appreciation, proposed by Sinkin, 1993
6 Invitations, [1993]
7 Keynote address by Tom Frost, HemisFair 25th Anniversary Luncheon, 1993
8 Luncheon menu from Tower of Americas Restaurant, [1993]
9 Mexican silver exhibit ("Mexican Viceregal Silver") at Mexican Cultural Institute, 1993
10 Photographs, 1993
Photographs appear to document the Steering Committee and the 25th Anniversary Luncheon.
Planning
11 Steering Committee meeting minutes and member lists, 1990-1993 and undated
12 General information, legacy, history, undated
13 General correspondence, 1992-1993
14 Schedules of events, 1993
15 Name lists of Executive Committee and others, 1993
16 Economic Legacy, 1968 and undated
17 Other planning files, 1968-1993
18 Programs, 1993
19-20 Publicity, 1993
Box
Marshall Steves Materials, 1992-1993
Box Folder
17 1 General Correspondence, 1992-1993
2 City of San Antonio Resolution of Appreciation, 1993 April 6
Box Folder
64 Oral History Interviews, 1979-1984 and undated
Transcripts of oral history interviews with HemisFair executive officers, conducted from 1979-1984 by the Bexar County Historical Commission. Also includes a binder created by Marshall Steves as a response to statements made by H.B. Zachry in Zachry's oral history interview for the Bexar County Historical Commission. Includes a written statement by Steves and information in support of Steves' response, chiefly comprised of correspondence and memoranda.
Arranged chronologically.
1 Jerome K. Harris, January 16, 1979
2 Jack Newman, September 12, 1979
3 Jack Trawick and General William A. Harris, October 22, 1979
4 Mrs. Fred Irby, October 25, 1979
5 Major General William A. Harris, January 22, 1980
6 Marshall Steves, February 1, 1980
7 H. B. (Pat) Zachry, March 20, 1980
8 William Sinkin, April 3, 1980
9 Joe Perry, June 5, 1984
10 Sue Flanagan, August 30, 1984
11 Robert K. Winn, undated
Box Folder
17 3-5 Marshall Steves binder

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