New York World's Fair (1964-1965 : New York, N.Y.) | Locations discussed: Flushing Meadow-Corona Park, Queens, NY

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Date: Time Period: 1968 - 1965
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19421
Description: Richard Post is a World's Fair historian and an ardent advocate for Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. He first visited the 1964-65 World's Fair at age 10, which he describes as the "perfect age" to be ins ... More
Date: Time Period: 1967 - 1965
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19418
Description: Richard talks about the state of Flushing Meadows Park after the World's Fair. People stopped visiting it much because they were afraid of the new people who frequented the park, like the growing Hisp ... More
Date: Time Period: 1966 - 1965
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19420
Description: Richard visited the fair when he was 10 and 11 years old. He remembers the positive techno future it represented and felt he was the perfect age to really appreciate the fair. He has spoken to others ... More
Date: Time Period: 1965 - 1965
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19417
Description: Richard Post stresses that the NY World's Fair had a huge influence on himself and his entire generation. Many people decided to take on a career related to a field - art, technology, etc. - which the ... More
Date: Time Period: 1964 - 1965
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19356
Description: Jim Gast discusses the rides at the 1964-1965 World's Fair and how they depicted the modern space age, including space travel and the future.
Date: Time Period: 1964 - 1965
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19419
Description: Richard talks about how Robert Moses had a friend named David Oats. He was a personal friend of Robert Moses and would be 65-66 years old now (he died at 58). Oats lived in the Flushing Projects when ... More
Authors: James Wynne
Date: Time Period: 1962 - 2015
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20440
Description: Jim Wynne was born in Brooklyn and raised in Great Neck, NY. After graduating from Harvard University, he has worked as a physicist for IBM since 1969, first in Zurich, Switzerland and now in New York ... More
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