The HemisFair '68 collection in the UTSA digital repository contains materials from several HemisFair-related manuscript collections. Types of materials include: photographs, postcards, moving images, greeting cards, and manuscript materials, including entire digitized folders.
Image: Bolivia exhibit exterior, San Antonio Fair, Inc. records
Written by Hettie Mary Worley in 1968 for an American Studies course, this booklet provides a history of the area and land now occupied by HemisFair Park. Includes images and descriptions of structures present before HemisFair '68.
A selection of photographs and surveys of homes and businesses that were demolished or moved to make way for HemisFair '68 have been digitized and are available in the University of North Texas' Portal To Texas History. Additional images that have not been digitized can be found in UTSA's San Antonio Fair, Inc. Records, box OM43. Image: Cover of Houses at HemisFair booklet
This black-and-white film was created before HemisFair by KENS-TV (San Antonio CBS affiliate). Its producer and writer are Frank Rosengren, Jr. (pseudonym Frank Duane). The film discusses San Antonio's preparation for HemisFair, including budgetary concerns and urban redevelopment projects.
Image: Screenshot of Meet Me at the Fair intro, San Antonio Fair, Inc. Records
San Antonio Fair, Inc. officials conducted a contest to name the tower that was being built as part of HemisFair '68. The contest is documented in the San Antonio Fair, Inc. Records, Tower Naming Contest (Box 362:1), which includes correspondence, tower naming contest suggestions, and newspaper articles.
Image: Tower naming contest rules and entry form, San Antonio Fair, Inc. Records