Documenting the Progress

FAIR NEWS

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From June, 1962 through March,1964 the Communications and Public Relations Department of the 1964/1965 New York World's Fair Corporation published FAIR NEWS, a newsletter to keep exhibitors and interested parties informed of the progress of the Fair.

Numbering twenty-one issues in all, the newsletters provided a wealth of information about on the progress of construction of the 1964/1965 New York World's Fair, reporting on new exhibits and exhibitors to the Fair (including many that never materialized), Walt Disney's involvement in the Fair, visits by important dignitaries and other red-letter events. Other topics included licensing programs, advance ticket sales progress and labor activities.

FAIR NEWS Inside 

PROGRESS REPORTS

PROGRESS REPORT #1  PROGRESS REPORT #2 PROGRESS REPORT #3 PROGRESS REPORT #4
PROGRESS REPORT #5  PROGRESS REPORT #6 PROGRESS REPORT #7 PROGRESS REPORT #8 

 PROGRESS REPORT #9

"The Fair in 1965"

From January, 1961 through September,1963 the Communications and Public Relations Department of the 1964/1965 New York World's Fair Corporation published a series of nine detailed reports to keep interested parties abreast of developments at the Fair.

These reports documented the work of the Fair Corporation including construction of the Administration Building, "World's Fair Preview Day," selection of Unisphere as the Theme Symbol of the Fair, efforts to attract exhibitors, artist's renderings and photos of models of pavilions never constructed and introduction of the Fair's logo. The reports issued in 1963 documented some of the Fair's greatest triumphs such as General Motors' participation with it's Futurama ride and the beginning of construction of major industrial and transportation exhibits. They present artist's conceptual drawings for international and state exhibits and show how the Fair defended itself against a growing chorus of critics amidst the controversy surrounding the lack of the Bureau of International Expositions endorsement of the Fair. The reports of 1964 documented the actual construction of the Fair. A tenth and final report, "The Fair in 1965," was published during the interim period between the 1964 and 1965 operting seasons and focused on plans for the second season of the Fair.

 

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Webmaster's note ... Complete sets of FAIR NEWS and all nine PROGRESS REPORTS are available on CD-Rom for purchase at nywf64.com.

 

 

GROUNDBREAKING BROCHURES

Cover - Argentina Groundbreaking Brochure From time to time the New York World's Fair Corporation issued two-tone brochures to commemorate groundbreaking ceremonies and other celebrations signaling the start of construction of pavilions. Not every exhibit was commemorated. Some eighty such pamphlets in all were issued. In the case of the 7-Up pavilion, a brochure commemorating their "ground uniting" ceremony was issued. Dirt from every country in the world that 7-Up had operations was sent to Flushing Meadows to be sprinkled over the site where their pavilion would stand! One brochure commemorated the visit of General Douglas MacArthur to the Fair.
 Cover - India Groundbreaking Brochure
 Cover - T&T Groundbreaking Brochure

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