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AAD Highlights

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.

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