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Register of the McNeilly (Janice) Golden Gate International Exposition Collection, 1939-1940
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: McNeilly (Janice) Golden Gate International Exposition Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1939-1940
    Collection number: Ms22
    Creator: Janice McNeilly
    Extent: 1 linear ft.
    Repository: San Joaquin County Museum.
    Lodi, CA 95241
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open for research by appointment only.

    Publication Rights

    The library can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claimants of literary property.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], McNeilly (Janice) Golden Gate International Exposition Collection, Ms22, San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum.

    Access Points

    corporate name

    Golden Gate International Exposition, San Francisco (Calif.), 1939-1940

    subject

    Fairs - California - San Francisco
    Exhibitions - California - San Francisco
    Exhibition buildings - California - San Francisco

    geographic name

    San Francisco (Calif.) - Description and travel

    Biography

    The Golden Gate Exposition site on Treasure Island, San Francisco Bay, was created by filling in a shoal off Yerba Buena Island (1932-1938) at the time of the construction of the San Francisco Bay Bridge. The new island was created by the U.S. Army as the eventual site of an international airport. To celebrate the completion of the Bay Bridge and the Golden Gate Bridge, however, it was first determined to sponsor a two year long World's Fair on Treasure Island. Janice McNeilly, a young San Joaquin County woman, attended this Golden Gate Exposition (1939-1940). While there she collected materials published by organizers of the Exposition as well as others provided by exhibitors there.

    Scope and Content

    The McNeilly Collection consists of pamphlets, flyers, programs, maps, postcards and ephemera pertaining to the San Francisco Golden Gate Exposition (1939-1940).