Guide to Collection on the 1939-1940 New York World’s Fair 1933-2009 (Bulk 1939-1940)
Description: This finding aid intellectually unifies collections on the 1939-1940 New York World’s Fair held physically at the Museum of the City of New York (MCNY) and the Queens Museum (QM) in order facilitate more efficient researcher access to these two related collections. The collection at the QM is about 2 ½ times larger than the collection at MCNY. Parallels and divergences in the holdings are noted throughout the finding aid. Based on researcher interest, appointments to examine materials must be made with staff at the appropriate institution(s). The collections include books, pamphlets, printed ephemera, architectural drawings and blueprints, original artworks, film and audio recordings, photographic prints and negatives, architectural models, textiles, and souvenirs. The varied formats and subjects of the materials provide a uniquely holistic perspective on events that shaped the physical and cultural landscape of the city, even as their impact was felt around the globe.
Bader, George B.; Ballard, Frank W., 1893-1975; Blum, John A.; Dali, Gala; Dali, Salvador, 1904-1989; Dobak, William A., 1905-1987; Fox, Sam; Gadaleta, Cosmo; Geddes, Norman Bel, 1893-1958; Golby, Bob; Gottscho, Samuel H. (Samuel Herman), 1875-1971; Jaffe, Morris; Levy, Julien; Maŕquez, Luis, 1899-1978; Montiel, Pierre; Mueller, William J., 1910-1999; Neva, John; Radoslovich, Michael L.; Schaal, Eric; Seckendorf, Joe; Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964; Whalen, Grover A. (Grover Aloysius), 1886-1962; Woodner, Ian; Wurts, Richard; Zurkow, Gladys Hatos; Gottscho-Schleisner, Inc.; Waddell and Hardesty; New York World’s Fair 1964-1965 Corporation; Wurts Brothers (New York, N.Y.); Amusements; Architecture; Corporations, American; Exhibitions; Fairs; Industrial design; Industries; New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.); Popular culture; Sculpture; Technology; Tourism; Transportation