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Guide to the Golden Gate International Exposition Collection, 1936-1946
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Golden Gate International Exposition Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1936-1946
    Box Number: 1325
    Creator: San Francisco Bay Exposition Company
    Extent: 1 box
    Repository: California State Library
    Sacramento, California
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information



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    Please credit California State Library.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to California State Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing. Permission for publication is given on behalf of California State 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 by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Golden Gate International Exposition Collection, California State Library.

    Access Points

    Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940 : San Francisco)
    San Francisco Bay Exposition Company
    Exhibitions - California - San Francisco


    Correspondence, legal papers, and miscellaneous corporation papers relating to the establishment, bankruptcy and dissolution of San Francisco Bay Exposition, sponsor of the Golden Gate International Exposition, San Francisco, 1939-1940.


    San Francisco Bay Exposition, a non-profit California corporation, was organized in 1934 as sponsor and organizer of the Golden Gate International Exposition in 1939. The purpose of the exposition was to celebrate completion of the San Francisco-Oakland and Golden Gate Bridges
    At the close of the exposition in 1939, bankruptcy proceedings were instituted under Chapter XI of the Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. District Court in San Francisco. An arrangement was made with approval of the Court to reopen the exposition in 1940, following which creditors were paid off at about eighty-two cents to the dollar.
    The corporation was voluntarily dissolved in 1946.


    Major Correspondents

    • Wright and Larson

    Other Correspondents

    • Bottorf, Harrison C.
    • Brainard, G. W.
    • Dahlquist, T. W.
    • Denslow, L. Alton
    • Dill, Marshall
    • Dolan, A.
    • Gay, Winifred
    • Heil, Walter, 1890-
    • Howe, Thomas Carr
    • Jordan, Frank M. (Frank Morrill), 1888-1970
    • Kemper, George W.
    • Larson, Randall
    • LeRoy and Denslow
    • Ludwig, H. A.
    • Rechendorff, J.
    • San Francisco Bay Exposition Company
    • Wallace, Bruce
    • Wilson, Jacqueline
    • Wyman, Burton J.