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"For peace and freedom: The official song of the World's Fair of 1940 in New York" sheet music

1940
 Collection
Identifier: 2002-242

Abstract

World's Fairs or International Expositions are large-scale exhibitions that highlight technology, agriculture and other innovations of national or cultural significance. The New York World's Fair took place in Flushing Meadows, Queens from April 30, 1939 to October 31, 1940. The theme was "The World of Tomorrow." This item is the sheet music for the official song of the 1939/1940 New York's World's Fair.

Dates

  • 1940

Creator

Extent

1 item(s)

General Physical Description

1 score (6 p.) : ill. ; 12 in.

Historical Note

World's Fairs or International Expositions are large-scale exhibitions that highlight technology, agriculture and other innovations of national or cultural significance. These fairs are open to the general public and can run for three weeks to six months.

The New York World's Fair took place in Flushing Meadows, Queens from April 30, 1939 to October 31, 1940. Nearly 45 million people visited the New York World's Fair. The theme was "The World of Tomorrow." Notable structures of this fair was the 18-story Perisphere and the 700-foot Trylon obelisk.

Scope and Content

This item is the sheet music for the official song of the 1939/1940 New York's World's Fair. The sheet music includes the piano and vocal score, with guitar tablature. The front cover illustration shows Trylon and Perisphere. Back cover has map of fairgrounds. Inside back cover has map of amusement area. The words and music are by Eugene LaBarre. The score was published in New York by Paull-Pioneer Music Corporation in 1940.

Location

DF Box 14.

Access Restrictions

This item is open for research.

Language of Materials

English


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Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
For peace and freedom :The official song of the World's Fair of 1940 in New York sheet music
Status:
Date:
2015
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Audiovisual Collections Repository

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