Guide to the Joe Britton Panama Canal Zone Photographs
NMAH.AC.1234

Administrative Information

Repository Information

Archives Center, National Museum of American History

P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C., 20013-7012
Phone: 202-633-3270
archivescenter@si.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use note

Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no gurantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The collection was donated by Carol Matheis-Kraft on April 11, 2011.

Processing Information note

Processed by Alison Oswald, archivist, February 2012.

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Summary Information

Repository
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Creator - (creator,
Britton, Joe
Creator - (donor).
Matheis-Kraft, Carol
Title
Joe Britton Panama Canal Zone Photographs
ID
NMAH.AC.1234
Date
1945
Extent
0.15 Cubic feet, 1 box (110 slides)
Language
English
Abstract
Collection documents Panama, the Panama Canal, the Canal Zone, the San Blas Islands, military installations in Panama, villages, local buildings, people, flora and fauna, circa 1945.

Preferred Citation note

Joe Britton Panama Canal Zone Photographs, Archives Center, National Museum of American History

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Biographical/Historical note

The slides of Panama, the Panama Canal, the Canal Zone, the San Blas Islands, military installations in Panama, villages, local buildings, people, flora and fauna were taken by Private First Class Joe Britton while he was stationed there circa 1945. Joseph Henry Britton was born March 14, 1922 in Midland, Michigan. Britton served in the Army during World War II in Panama. After the war, he graduated from Albion College and earned a doctorate from the University of Chicago. Britton taught at the Pennsylvania State College (now Pennsylvania State University) Health and Human Development School. His research focused on gerontology. Britton died on August 17, 2011.

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Scope and Contents note

A collection of 110 color slides of Panama, the Panama Canal, the Canal Zone, the San Blas Islands, military installations in Panama, villages, local buildings, people, flora and fauna, circa 1945.

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Arrangement note

The collection is arranged into one series in slide number order.

Series 1, Slides, 1945 and undated

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Materials in the Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Panama Canal Commission Photonegatives, 1903-circa 1939 (AC1116)

Richard Fisher Panama Canal Collection, 1902-1968 (AC1045)

Charles Edwards Wood Panama Canal Photograph Album (AC1114)

Katherine Kingsford Panama Canal Photograph Album, circa 1904-1914 (AC1040)

W.P. Stine Panama Canal Papers, 1904-1911 (AC1039)

W.A. Fishbaugh Panama Canal Photograph Album, 1905-1908 (AC1021)

Robert Dearborn Panama Canal Photonegatives, undated (AC1111)

John Frances Little Panama Canal Scrapbook, 1907-1914 (AC0708)

Underwood and Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, 1895-1921 (AC0143)

Materials at the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Exhibition Records, 1971-2002, "Make the Dirt Fly!: Building the Panama Canal" (SIA Acc. 08-051)

Exhibition Records, 1979-1999, "Make the Dirt Fly!: Building the Panama Canal" (SIA Acc. 03-089)

Smithsonian Human Studies Film Archives

Reuben Miller's Travel Footage of the Panama Canal circa 1927 [supplied] 93.7.5 circa 1927 (HSFA 93.7.5)

The Panama Canal circa 1962 (HSFA 98.21.9)

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)

  • Canal Zone
  • Panama
  • Panama Canal (Panama)

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Collection Inventory

 Series 1, Slides, 1945, undated

Box
1