Golden Gate International Exposition Publicity Records
Scope and Contents
The publicity records contain output of the public relations arm of the 1940 Golden Gate International Exposition. The records document the activities of the exposition and the promotional effort required of the exposition's public relations department. The public relations documents comprise the bulk of the records and are newspaper, magazine, and radio press releases, typescript mimeographed. The public relations documents concern the 1940 exposition, but one file of background information on the 1939 exposition is also present. The publicity materials include one folder of a series of forty-five feature stories, typescript mimeographed, by the California editor and writer Jack Cook, presenting a daily tour of the exposition's exhibits.
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
The Golden Gate International Exposition Records are the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased from Marc Selvaggio on the Arthur Corbitt Hoskins Memorial Fund, 2008
Organized into two series: I. Public Relations Documents, 1938-1940. II. Publicity Materials, 1940.
1 Linear Feet (1 box)
Language of Materials
Golden Gate International Exposition
The Golden Gate International Exposition was held in California in 1940 on Treasure Island in the San Francisco Bay. The 1940 exposition, themed "Fun in the Forties," was the second iteration of the exposition, after 1939's "Pageant of the Pacific" exposition.
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Information included in the Description of Papers note and Collection Contents section is drawn from information supplied with the collection and from an initial survey of the contents. Folder titles appearing in the contents list below are often based on those provided by the creator or previous custodian. Titles have not been verified against the contents of the folders in all cases. Otherwise, folder titles are supplied by staff during initial processing.
This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
- Guide to the Golden Gate International Exposition Publicity Records
- Under Revision
- by Alison Clemens
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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