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TitleEmpire Exhibition, Glasgow, 1938
Admin/Biog HistoryThe Empire Exhibition of 1938, held at Bellahouston Park in Glasgow, was intended to demonstrate the unity of the British Empire and promote the economy of Scotland after the depression of the early 1930s. The exhibition, which was opened by King George VI and Elizabeth Bowes Lyon (the Queen Mother), was a showcase for sport, music and architecture and attracted visitors from all over the world. The exhibition was organised by Scottish architect, Thomas S. Tait, who headed a team of nine architects.
DescriptionContains research material and memorabilia relating to the Empire Exhibition, including:

-souvenir programme of the opening on 3 May 1938
-a feature length article on the Empire Exhibition in The Illustrated London News, 7 May 1938
-daily programme dated 14 May 1938
-promotional literature
-newspaper cuttings

Also includes a letter, dated 1980, to Sharp from the Scottish Record Office concerning his research on the Empire Exhibition.
Date1938-1980
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Extent1 file
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