Finding aid for the Gene Diamond Worlds Fair reels 2578

Sarah Jardini for History Associates Incorporated
USC Libraries Cinematic Arts Library
2022 June
Doheny Memorial Library G4
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California 90089-0185


This collection is housed with Collection #2572.

Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Cinematic Arts Library
Title: Gene Diamond Worlds Fair reels
Creator: Diamond, Gene
Identifier/Call Number: 2578
Physical Description: 0.1 Linear Feet 2 reels
Date (inclusive): 1939-1940
Abstract: This collection consists of two 16mm reels from the 1939 New York World's Fair donated by Gene Diamond.
Language of Material: English.
Container: 1

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of two 16mm reels from the 1939 New York World's Fair donated by Gene Diamond. Reels are housed in their original metal cases.

Biographical / Historical

The 1939-40 New York World's Fair was an international exhibition showcasing industrialization, cultural exchange, and national branding held in Flushing Meadows in Queens, New York. Many countries around the world participated, and over 44 million people attended its exhibits in two seasons. It was the first exposition to be based on the future, with an opening slogan of "Dawn of a New Day", and it allowed all visitors to take a look at "the world of tomorrow".

Conditions Governing Access

Advance notice required for access.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

Finding aid description and metadata are licensed under an Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Cinematic Arts Library at Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Cinematic Arts 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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Gene Diamond.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder no. or item name], Gene Diamond Worlds Fair reels, Collection no. 2578, Cinematic Arts Library, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

Processing Information

Collection is unprocessed. This collection is part of Special Collections' Performing Arts Division 100 series, and was originally marked 100-59. It is housed with Collection #2572.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.) -- Archival resources
Film reels