1964 & 1965 Official Guidebook Entries


The description of this exhibit from the 1964 Official Guide Book

Cover- 1964 Guidebook

The description of this exhibit from the 1965 Official Guide Book

Cover - 1965 Guidebook

The location of this exhibit on the 1964 Official Souvenir Map

Cover - 1964 Official Souvenir Map

PARKER PEN
The launching of a million international friendships is the primary aim of this pavilion, which offers visitors the names of pen friends from other nations. There are 90 writing desks, and hostesses supply pens, postcards and stationery for this (or any other) correspondence. An exhibit in the pavilion traces the 75-year history of Parker handwriting implements; another displays photographs of various historic occasions when Parker pens were used.
* Admission: free.
Highlights
INTERNATIONAL PEN FRIENDS. Furthering the Fair's theme of Peace through Understanding, and in cooperation with People-to-People Inc., headed by former President Eisenhower, the company supplies any interested visitor with a form on which he may fill in his name, address, age and his interests. A computer matches this information with the data on participants abroad, and within seconds supplies the name and address of a foreign pen friend on a special overseas mailer. Parker expects to supply more than a million names during the Fair's two years.
HISTORIC SIGNATURES. Pictures show the signing of historic documents, among them the German and Japanese treaties of surrender ending World War II.

PARKER PEN

Visitors to the pavilion are put in touch with "pen friends" of similar age and interests in many parts of the world.

The aim is to launch a million friendships. In keeping with the Fair's theme of "Peace through Understanding," and in cooperation with People-to-People, Inc., any interested visitor may fill in a form with his name, address, age and interests. A computer then matches these with similar details provided by participants abroad and in seconds supplies the name and address of someone in another country with whom the fairgoer may correspond. There are 90 writing desks with multilingual hostesses on hand to give assistance.

Admission: free.

3.15.08

In the spirit of Peace through Understanding, Parker Pen inaugurates the biggest international letter-writing program ever conducted.

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