The Father Emil Wesselsky Collection – LBJ and Lady Bird Visit the San Antonio World’s Fair (1968)

This home movie captures scenes of the preparations for the San Antonio World’s Fair, the HemisFair, in 1968; the celebrations in full swing; and President Lyndon B. Johnson, Lady Bird Johnson, and Governor John Connally visiting the HemisFair on July 4, 1968. In addition to the President and First Lady’s visit, other notable scenes include […]

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The Ramon Galindo Collection, no. 7 – Los Voladores de Papantla at the 1968 San Antonio Hemisfair

This film of the 1968 San Antonio Hemisfair features the highly popular Mexican showcase, Los Voladores de Papantla Flying Indians Spectacular. Also shown are scenes of the fairgrounds, including many of the international pavilions and the view from the Swiss Sky-Ride.

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The Ludeke Family Collection, no. 9 – 1968 HemisFair

James and Joreen Ludeke settled in Wichita County in 1954 and raised their 6 children on their ranch located on the former site of the Four Sixes Horse Ranch and the North West Oil field. Their film collection features scenes of farm life set against a backdrop of North Central Texas prairie, the Red River, […]

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