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KNOWLES, Squire (designer); KNOWLES, Evelyn (illustrator)

Program : Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, 1945. Presented by the United Nations Conference Committee of the City and County of San Francisco.

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[Drop title]. San Francisco, CA : The United Nations Conference Committee of the City and County of San Francisco (printed by Pisani Printing Company), 1945. Quarto (280 x 220 mm), stapled blue wrappers lettered in gold (lightly rubbed), 15 pp., sepia tone illustrations (including double-page view of the San Francisco Civic Center Buildings, the venue for the conference), and double-page program for Yehudi Menuhin’s concert with the SFSO at the Civic Auditorium on Saturday evening, April 28 1945; internally excellent, a very good example.

Scarce program produced in honour of the delegates to the Conference of the United Nations, held in San Francisco in 1945. Delegates of fifty nations met in San Francisco, California, USA, between 25 April and 26 June 1945 at the United Nations Conference on International Organization. Working on the Dumbarton Oaks proposals, the Yalta Agreement, and amendments proposed by various governments, the Conference agreed upon the Charter of the United Nations and the Statute of the new International Court of Justice. This conference in fact pre-dated the official birth of the UN by four months: the UN Charter would be ratified on 24 October 1945, by China, France, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, the United States and by a majority of other signatories.