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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.
  • The record of an October 1985, NHPRC grant
    to George Washington University for the Documentary History of the First Federal Congress, in Records About Grants, Insurance, Loans, Subsidies and Other Economic Assistance Awarded by Federal Agencies.
  • 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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