The collection consists of materials documenting the 1962 Seattle Worlds’ Fair, including brochures, a tourist guide to local dining and accommodations, a souvenir coloring book, a promotional photograph, a souvenir phonograph record and a Century 21 newspaper.
Other Descriptive Information
Over 10 million people attended the Seattle World’s Fair between April 21 and October 21, 1962, including large numbers of proud Northwest residents. Although the serious theme of the fair was science, the grounds were a compelling playground of modern architecture, art, amusements, restaurants and entertainments. Before the fair opened, promoters canvassed the country and press coverage about the upcoming fair appeared in films, magazines and newspapers. Over 2.5 million pieces of promotional materials were distributed in every state. During the fair, tourist and collectible items were marketed by entrepreneurs and companies. Over 50 original songs were written about the fair and recorded on souvenir vinyl discs. Thousands of people planned special vacations to Washington to visit Seattle and attend the Century 21 Exposition.
Restrictions on Use :
The Museum of History & Industry is the owner of the materials in the Sophie Frye Bass Library and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from MOHAI before any reproduction use. The museum does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners.Restrictions on Access :
The collection is open to the public by appointment.Preferred Citation :
Kathy Dockins Collection on the Century 21 Exposition, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle
Acquisition Information :
Gift of Kathy Dockins; received in November 2010.Processing Note :
Placemat and napkin were mounted on cardboard and wrapped with plastic at time of donation and were removed and placed in archival folders by Library staff.Separated Materials :
These materials are part of a donation that also included a number of artifacts. These artifacts are cataloged and stored separately by MOHAI's Collections Department.
Detailed Description of the Collection
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