Collection MSG 1234 - Expo 67 Collection

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Expo 67 Collection

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  • 1963-1981, 1997 (Creation)

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75 cm of textual records
approximately 135 objects
5 audio discs
43 view-master reels : colour
28 bound volumes
3 posters
1 3D model
4 videocassettes

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The collection consists of ephemera, artifacts, and publications related chiefly to the Expo 67 World Fair in Montreal and some documents relating to its continuation, Man and His World (Terre des Hommes), an exhibition that was the successor to Expo 67. Many of the records and artifacts were produced by participant countries and sponsors or by the Canadian Corporation for the 1967 World Exhibition. Ephemera includes postcards, visitor passports, and ticket stubs, while other textual documents include guidebooks, magazines, catalogues, books, clippings, information manuals, and some unpublished planning documents. Artifacts include license plates, vinyl records, letter opener, bottle caps, shopping bags, and pins. The collection features pamphlets and brochures for numerous pavilions, events, services, and countries featured, as well as many maps for the Expo 67 grounds and documents related to subsequent seasons of Man and His World.

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Files in boxes R-1234-7 through R-1234-10, plus additional items: purchased from André Vincent, January 2019.
Files MSG 1234-5-13 and MSG 1234-1-31: purchased from Robert Campbell Bookseller, 2020.
Files MSG 1234-7-05, MSG 1234-2-22. MSG-7-04, and one item in file MSG 1234-2-03: purchased from From Here to Infinity Gallery, September 2022.


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  • English
  • French

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The RBCS Print Collection holds several original posters from Expo 67. The Safdie, Schoenauer, Schreiber, and Bland archival collections hold items related to projects associated with Expo 67. The Dickson Slide Collection contains many archival photographs taken during Expo 67.

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Please note that description of Series 3 is ongoing and not currently complete.

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Holdings originally inventoried by Tyler Hyde, summer 2014; updated by J. Garland, 2014 and March 2015; arrangement scheme modified by archivist, April 2019; accruals added December 2022.

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