New York World's Fair 1964-1965 Corporation records 1959-1971 1963-1965


New York World's Fair 1964-1965 Corporation records, 1959-1971, 1963-1965

New York World's Fair 1964-1965 Corporation records 1959-1971 1963-1965

Collection consists of office files, which constitute the core of the administrative records of the corporation, plus contracts, minutes, press releases and clippings, photographs, phonotapes, phonograph recordings, and films. General files contain correspondence, memoranda and other records reflecting the activities of principal officers and departments involved in the administration, construction, maintenance, and promotion of the Fair and to the participation of public and private exhibitors including numerous foreign governments. Engineering files consist of records of the director of engineering and chief engineer concerning the construction and demolition of the Fair and include correspondence, memoranda, technical plans and drawings, progress reports, contracts, and invoices. Permit Office materials consist of correspondence, applications, permits, photographs, and architectural plans and drawings. Import Clearance Dept. records include correspondence and other papers related to the importation of exhibitors' goods. Secretary's files consist of minutes, 1959-1968, of the board of directors; minutes, 1959-1971, of meetings of members, directors and the executive committee; agendas; correspondence; and desk diaries. Labor Relations Counsel files contain correspondence, 1961-1966, with officials of trade unions, exhibitors, contractors, and concessionaires; minutes; memoranda; and contracts between exhibitors/concessionaires and labor unions.

1272 linear feet (1523 boxes and 193 v.)

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