Century 21 Exposition collection, 1956-1963  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Century 21 Exposition (1962 : Seattle, Wash.)
Title
Century 21 Exposition collection
Dates
1956-1963 (inclusive)
Quantity
2.81 cubic feet (8 boxes and 1 oversize folder)
Collection Number
0507 (Accession No. 0507-006)
Summary
Planning records for the 1962 World's fair held in Seattle, WA
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Open to all users.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was partially provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

In 1962, Seattle hosted the World's Fair, otherwise known as Century 21. The event, which focused on the possibilities of the future, drew in almost 10 million visitors and earned the city of Seattle world-wide recognition. Introduced by City Councilman Al Rochesters in 1955, planning for fair spanned the years of 1956-1961 and eventually led to an extravagant opening ceremony on April 21st, 1962. The event continued until October 21st and became a lasting legacy in the history of Seattle.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Correspondence, minutes, reports, ephemera, newsclippings, press releases, and objects originating from the Century 21 Exposition.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Copyrights retained by creator. Contact University of Washington Libraries Special Collections for details.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Series 1:  Planning and Committee Materials - General Century 21Return to Top

Mainly consisting of fact sheets, meeting minutes, reports, and correspondence

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Timeline
1961
1/2
Laws, Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation
1957-1958
1/3
Officers
1958
1/4
Legal Records
1958-1959
1/5
Fact Sheet Proposal from Barry Upson to Dingwall
1959
1/6
Development Plan
1959
1/7
Financial Statements and Expenditures
1958-1962
1/8
Status Reports (No. 1-15)
1960
1/9
Status Reports (No. 16-30)
1961
1/10
Status Reports (No. 31-45)
1961
1/11
Status Reports (No. 46-60)
1961
1/12
Status Reports (No. 61-75)
1961-1962
1/13
Status Reports (No. 76-90)
1962
1/14
Misc. Boards and Committees (A-C)
1958-1959
1/15
Misc. Boards and Committees (O-P)
1958-1959
1/16
Misc. Boards and Committees (S)
1958-1959
1/17
Misc. Boards and Committee Minutes (T-U)
1958-1959
2/1
Beautification Committee
1960
2/2
Community Plans Exhibit Committee
1960-1961
2/3
Civic Center Advisory Commission
1956-1960
2/4
Design Standards Advisory Board
1957
2/5
Design Standards Advisory Board
1957-1958
2/6
Executive Committee
1958-1959
2/7
Joint Executive Committee
1957-1958
2/8
Lodging Services
1960
2/9
National Science Planning Board
1958-1960
2/10
Philatelic Activities Committee
1962
3/1
Steering Committee
1959-1962
3/2
Board of Trustees
1958-1960
3/3
World Fair Commission
1958

Series 2:  Press ReleasesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
3/4
"New Digest" Press Release
1958-1959
3/5
"News" Press Release
1961
3/6
"News" Press Release
1962

Series 3:  Newspaper and Magazine ClippingsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
3/7
Pacific Northwest Publications
1957-1963
3/8
Pacific Northwest Publications
1957-1963
3/9
Non-Pacific Northwest Publications
1959-1962
3/10
Non-Pacific Northwest Publications
1962-1963
6/1
Non-Pacific Northwest Publications
1959-1962
6/2
Century 21 Countdown
1959-1962
6/3
World's Fair Calendar of Events
April 13 - June 1, 1962
6/4
World's Fair Calendar of Events
June 8 - August 3, 1962
6/5
World's Fair Calendar of Events
August 10 - October 15, 1962
6/6
This Week at the Fair
April 20 - June 8, 1962
6/7
This Week at the Fair
June 15 - October 12, 1962

Series 4:   Planning Materials - Exhibition/Pavilion-SpecificReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
4/1
Exhibition Fact Sheets
1961-1962
4/2
China Club
1962
4/3
Fine Art Exhibit
1962
4/4
Korean General Consulate
1962
4/5
Library 21 (American Library Association)
1960-1961
4/6
Library 21 (American Library Association)
1961-1962

Ephemera - General Century 21 MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s): Item Series 5

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
4/7
Century 21 Exposition Announcement
1961
4/8
Opening Day Program
1962
4/9
Official Guidebook
1962
4/10
Special Events Schedule
1962
4/11
Postcards
1962
4/12
Trade Dollars
1962
4/13
Maps
1962
4/14
Tickets
1962
4/15
Stamps
1962
4/16
Programs
1962
5/1
General Century 21 Epehemra
1962

Series 6:  Ephemera - Exhibition/Pavilion-Specific MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
5/2
Bulova Time Center
1962
5/3
Carnation Milk
1962
5/4
Christian Witness
1962
5/5
Dentistry through the Ages (Colorado Dental Association)
1962
5/6
The Heinz Company
1962
5/7
Library 21 (American Library Association)
1962
5/8
Man Against Cancer (American Cancer Society)
1962
5/9
Man's Life in the Space Age
1962
5/10
National Aeronatic and Space Administration (NASA)
1962
5/11
National Broadcasting Company (NBC)
1962
5/12
Operation Smile
1962
5/13
Pan American Airways
1962
5/14
Sermons from Science (Christ for the World)
1962
5/15
United States Science Exhibit
1962
5/16
Alaska
1962
5/17
Brazil
1962
5/18
Britain
1962
5/19
Canada
1962
5/20
China
1962
5/21
Denmark
1962
5/22
France
1962
5/23
Germany
1962
5/24
India
1962
5/25
Japan
1962
5/26
Mexico
1962
5/27
Sweden
1962
5/28
United States Travel
1962
5/29
Collector's Clubs Exhibits
1962
5/30
Fashion and Culture Exhibits
1962
5/31
Industry Exhibits
1962
5/32
Religious Exhibits
1962
5/33
Technology Exhibits
1962

Series 7:  Commemorative ObjectsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
6
Poster by E. Carpenter
1962
7
Beer Mug
1962
7
Cup and Saucer
1962
7
Salt Shaker
1962
7
Small Ceramic Dish
1962
7
Rain Poncho
1962
7
Gold Medal
1962
7
Lapel Pin
1962
7
Snowglobe
1962
8
Decanter
1962
Oversize Folder
Pennant
1962

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Exhibitions--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Exhibitions--Washington (State)--Seattle--20th century
  • Menus--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Space Needle (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Corporate Names :
  • Century 21 Exposition (1962 : Seattle, Wash.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Ephemera

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)