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1964 New York World's Fair memorabilia

1965
 Collection
Identifier: 2538

Abstract

World's Fairs or International Expositions are large-scale exhibitions that highlight technology, agriculture, and other innovations of national or cultural significance. The 1964 New York World's Fair was held in Flushing Meadows, New York, from April 22, 1964 to October 18, 1964, and then again from April 25, 1965 to October 17, 1965. The theme was "Peace through Understanding." This small collection consists of eight items from the 1964 New York World's Fair.

Dates

  • 1965

Creator

Extent

8 item(s)

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 1964 New York World's Fair was held in Flushing Meadows, New York, from April 22, 1964 to October 18, 1964, and then again from April 25, 1965 to October 17, 1965. The theme was "Peace through Understanding." The fair had more than 50 million visitors. The fair is remembered as emphasizing technology and space exploration, and has often been described as "Space Age." Highlights of the fair were a twelve-story, stainless steel globe called the Unisphere; the New York State Pavilion, which still remains today; the General Motors "Futurama II' exhibit, showing superhighways and ultramodern architecture; Radio Corporation of America's color television; and Ford's Mustang car.

Scope and Contents

This small collection consists of eight items from the 1964 New York World's Fair. These handouts and brochures were collected by the mother of the donor as souvenirs of a July 1965 trip to New York and the World's Fair.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Language of Materials

English


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Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
1964 New York World's Fair memorabilia
Status:
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Revision Statements

  • 2020: Laurie Sather

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

Contact:
PO Box 3630
Wilmington Delaware 19807 USA
302-658-2400