Locations discussed: Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens, NY | New York World's Fair (1964-1965 : New York, N.Y.)
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    Date: Time Period: 2014
    Type: Oral history
    Identifier: aql:18395
    Description: New York Pavilion: Mr. Probert’s father was an engineer who did the controls for the elevators; His mother refused to ride the elevator because it was too high up. Description of the Hall of Magic: Sa ... More
    Date: Time Period: 2014
    Type: Oral history
    Identifier: aql:18416
    Description: Matthew Probert describes his trip to the 1964 World’s Fair with his family. He talks about his favorite foods and rides, a couple of things he missed out on because he was too young to do them, and t ... More
    Date: Time Period: 1965
    Type: Oral history
    Identifier: aql:18424
    Description: Florence Shuster describes the amount of walking at the World's Fair and gives a description of the cheap foot massage machines that would relieve the pain of walking all day.
    Date: Time Period: 1964 - 2015
    Type: Oral history
    Identifier: aql:19397
    Description: Al Musaffi worked at the World's Fair while also studying nearby at Queens College as an undergraduate. During the 1964 season he worked at the New York State Pavilion, and in 1965 at the Chrysler Pav ... More
    Date: Time Period: 1964; 2014
    Type: Oral history
    Identifier: aql:18413
    Description: Robin Asserson describes her favorite exhibit at the 1964 World's Fair. She frequently visited the GE exhibit and years later when she visited Disney World with her daughter, there was the same GE exh ... More
    Date: Time Period: 1964; 1967
    Type: Oral history
    Identifier: aql:18384
    Description: Beto Villa describes the way he experienced the World's Fair: by seeing Renny Ottila's show with ABC, which included interviews at the pavilions, and visiting the US World's Fair pavilion exhibits whe ... More
    Date: Time Period: 1964 - 1967
    Type: Oral history
    Identifier: aql:18404
    Description: Beto Villa is a sports reporter from Queens. Originally from Venezuela, he was inspired by the World's Fair to come to New York in the late 1960s. In his interview, he shared some of his memories of s ... More
    Authors: John Riccardelli
    Date: Time Period: 1964 - 1965; 1970
    Type: Oral history
    Identifier: aql:18389
    Description: John Riccardelli is an avid collector of World's Fair memorabilia. He describes how he became interested in the Fairs and collecting in high school, and why he continues to collect. He talks about the ... More
    Date: Time Period: 1964 - 1965
    Type: Oral history
    Identifier: aql:19396
    Description: Al Musaffi worked at the World's Fair while also studying nearby at Queens College as an undergraduate. During the 1964 season he worked at the New York State Pavilion, and in 1965 at the Chrysler Pav ... More
    Date: Time Period: 1964 - 1965
    Type: Oral history
    Identifier: aql:18385
    Description: Angela Christensen describes a vivid memory of coming to see the Unisphere and It's a Small World at the 1964 World's Fair with her Grandmother. She is unsure if it's an actual memory of her own exper ... More
    Date: Time Period: 1964 - 1965
    Type: Oral history
    Identifier: aql:18372
    Description: Angela Christensen describes a memory she has of taking her grandmother to see the It's a Small World ride at the World's Fair. She explains that she isn't certain it is her own memory because she has ... More
    Date: Time Period: 1964 - 1965
    Type: Oral history
    Identifier: aql:18408
    Description: Bob Gregson preferred the pavilions at the World's Fair that included rides. Among his favorites is the Ford Motors pavilion, which he describes at length. He also enjoyed the Futurama pavilion, which ... More
    Date: Time Period: 1964 - 1965
    Type: Oral history
    Identifier: aql:18429
    Description: Bob Gregson describes his visits to the 1964-1965 World's Fair. He was a teenager and came with his mother and his aunt, who lived in Queens. He describes his favorite exhibits, which almost all invol ... More
    Date: Time Period: 1964 - 1965
    Type: Oral history
    Identifier: aql:18383
    Description: Edward Tomas recounts some of his memories of the 1964-1965 World's Fair, including the week of vacation he and his wife took to visit the fair every day, losing his car in the parking lot, and steali ... More
    Date: Time Period: 1964 - 1965
    Type: Oral history
    Identifier: aql:18402
    Description: Edward Tomas recounts some of his memories of the 1964-1965 World's Fair, including the week of vacation he and his wife took to visit the fair every day, losing his car in the parking lot, and steali ... More