New York World's Fair 1939-1940 records, 1935-1945, bulk (1939-1940).


New York World's Fair (1939-1940). New York World's Fair 1939-1940 records, 1935-1945, bulk (1939-1940).

New York World's Fair 1939-1940 records, 1935-1945, bulk (1939-1940).

Collection consists of administrative files containing correspondence, reports, minutes, financial and legal records, memoranda, photographs, phonograph records, printed matter, and other materials from the central office and thirty-three departments of the Fair.

12 Sound recordings.

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