World's Fairs and Expositions: Resources : Audio-Visual Recordings

A brief guide to resources about World's Fairs as available through Western Libraries and its Heritage Resources programs.

KVOS Channel 12 Films

These films are selected from the larger collection of KVOS Channel 12 Films housed at WWU's Center for Pacific Northwest Studies. A small number of these are available online, and others available to access at CPNWS.

Please contact the Center for Pacific Northwest Studies for more information.

Century 21 (Seattle World's Fair)

KVOS Webster Report, February 8, 1962.

Spliced sections of pre-broadcast footage. Partial sound. Jack Webster conducts short interview including with the director of the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair Gayway about prices and attractions, and Space Needle manager Hoge Sullivan about the Space Needle construction schedule and Space Needle statistics. There is also footage of construction crews at work high atop the almost completed Space Needle.

"Girls, Glitter and Gracie"

KVOS Special: Air-date August 10, 1962.

Cabaret producer and promoter Gracie Hansen is interviewed by KVOS News Director Al Swift. Her show "Gracie Hansen's Paradise" provided "Vegas-Style" entertainment at the 1962 Seattle World's Fair.

Heritage Resources


Western Libraries Heritage Resources provides for responsible stewardship of and access to unique and archival resources in support of teaching, learning and resarch at Western Washington University and beyond. The Center for Pacific Northwest Studies, Special Collections, and University Archives and Records Management work together to document the culture and history of Western, the local community and Pacific Northwest region, and to promote public and scholarly access to holdings.