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Guide to the Golden Gate International Exposition Records, 1936-1939
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Description
This collection consists of 2 folders and three volumes documenting the history and financial aspects of the 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition. Folder 1 contains undated building and cost estimates, recommendations for estimates and drawings detailing cross sections of the sea wall.
Background
It has been said that with two great bridges in the course of construction, there began in San Francisco, in about 1933, a substantial feeling that a celebration or exposition should be held to commemorate their completion. As the plans for an exposition developed, it seemed fitting that its theme should be man's progress in communication, transportation, trade and industry, since these were the fields symbolized by the bridges. The San Francisco business community promoted a celebration because it would probably stimulate business activity as the expositions in San Francisco in 1915, Chicago in 1933 and San Diego in 1935-1936 had done.
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to The North Baker Research Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Library Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The North Baker Research Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research.