The National Archives has identified several records with in the
AAD system that may be of interest. These records and a brief description
are listed below in no particular order.
- Irving Berlin
Composed "God Bless America" and immigrated to America from Russia with his family when he was 5 years old. See his passenger record.
- Apollo-Soyuz Test Project
This was a joint U.S.-Soviet space flight in July 1975. See a record relating to the success of the project in the Central Foreign Policy Files.
- Grace Murray Hopper
Popularized the term "debugging" for fixing computer glitches. See a record of one of her Navy awards.
- Albert Baez
Contributed to the development of the x-ray microscope. See his record in the 1954 National Register of Scientific and Technical Personnel.
- Robert T. Matsui
Former member of the U.S. House of Representatives. See his record from Records About Japanese-Americans Relocated During World War II.
- Kurt Vonnegut
well-known author. See his record in the World War II Prisoners of War Data file.
- One of the records of the use of ammunition by the 527th Military Police Company
in defense of the U.S. embassy in Saigon during the TET offensive, January 31, 1968.
- Jack R. Robinson (Jackie Robinson)
Broke the color barrier in baseball. See his Army Enlistment Card Record.
- Daniel K. Inouye
First American of Japanese descent in the House of Representatives. See his Army Enlistment Card Record.
- Joseph L. Barrow (Joe Louis)
Heavyweight boxing champion. See his Army Enlistment Card Record.
- Iwao Takamoto
Creator of the cartoon character Scooby-Doo, and others, who learned some of his illustration techniques while at a WRA camp. See his World War II War Relocation Authority (WRA) record.