Enter the World of Tomorrow through one of the richest and most heavily used archival collections of the New York Public Library: the official corporate records of the 1939–40 New York World’s Fair. The Fair — like the Library — has something for everyone, from technological innovation and classical music, to pop culture and a world dealing with the crises of war and economic hardship. This website and the free Biblion iPad app take you all but literally into the Library’s legendary stacks, opening up hidden parts of the collections and the myriad storylines they hold and preserve. Experience documents, images, films, audio, and essays directly from the collections — and explore not only what the Fair teaches us about the past, but also the future…
Want to know more about the 1939-40 World’s Fair?
Experience and read more about the New York World’s Fair in:
- The New York Times 1851-2007. (tip: use “New York World’s Fair” for the search)
- U.S. History in Context
- American Decades