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1982 World's Fair (Knoxville, Tennessee) materials

 Collection
Identifier: AC-162

Scope and Contents

This is a collection gathered from the 1982 World's Fair held in Knoxville, Tennessee by Mary Greene of Watauga County, North Carolina, who was a member of the World's Fair staff. This collection is divided into two series: 162A. Books and Official World's Fair Publications Series and 162B. Nonofficial World's Fair Materials Series. Oversized materials are stored separately.

Dates

  • 1981-1982, undated

Conditions Governing Access

No Interlibrary Loan.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Historical note

The 1982 World's Fair was originally called the Knoxville International Energy Exposition, and the theme was "Energy Turns the World." The fair opened on May 1, 1982, and closed on October 31, 1982. There were over 11 million visitors. Participating nations included Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Egypt, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, Panama, Peru, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, the United Kingdom, the United States, and West Germany. In 2007, the East Tennessee Historical Society opened an exhibit commemorating the 25th anniversary of the World's Fair.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (1 half-sized manuscript box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The 1982 World's Fair (Knoxville, Tennessee) materials were gathered from the 1982 World's Fair held in Knoxville, Tennessee by Mary Greene of Watauga County, North Carolina, who was a member of the World's Fair staff. This collection is divided into two series: 162A. Books and Official World's Fair Publications Series and 162B. Nonofficial World's Fair Materials Series. Oversized materials are stored separately.

Arrangement

This collection is divided into two series: 162A. Books and Official World's Fair Publications Series and 162B. Nonofficial World's Fair Materials Series. Oversized materials are stored separately.

Acquisitions Information

Provenance is unknown. The accession number is MWF. This collection was opened to the public on 12 September 2002.

Processing Information

Processed by Deborah Bell, 1994; Kathryn Staley, 12 September 2002; Encoded by Kathryn Staley, June 2005.

Missing Title

  1. Folk artists
  2. World's Fair of 1982 (Knoxville, Tenn.)
Title
AC.162: 1982 World's Fair (Knoxville, Tennessee) materials
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by: Deborah Bell and Kathryn Staley; machine-readable finding aid created by: Kathryn Staley
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Description is in English

Repository Details

Part of the Appalachian State University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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