Guide to the Clyde W. Stauffer Family Photograph Album
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Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0139
Creators:
Stauffer, Clyde Weaver, 1899-1984 (policeman)
Stauffer, Clyde Weaver, Mrs.
Dates:
1935 - 1940
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.1 cubic feet
1 box
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
The collection consists of a disassembled photograph album, featuring images from the travels of Stauffer and his wife.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This album consists of 109 loose pages, bearing a total of 134 black and white silver gelatin photoprints, some postcards, and a photomechanical reproduction clipped from a publication, with a 1939 World's Fair ticket stub. The subjects of the photographs include: Lincoln's birthplace and other sites in Kentucky; Tennessee; Georgia; Florida; Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts; the 1939 New York World's Fair, ships in Battery Park and Manhattan buildings; the ships The Normandie, The Queen Mary, and The U.S.S. Constitution and the Southern Clipper airplane; the Badlands and Black Hills of South Dakota, Cathedral Spires and Mount Rushmore portrait busts during construction; Yellowstone National Park and Wyoming; Rocky Mountain National Park, Pikes Peak and Denver, Colorado; Bryce Canyon, the Mormon Temple, Zion National Park, Salt Lake City and other areas of Utah; Boulder Dam; Santa Catalina Island; Carlsbad Caverns; and celebrities Bill Robinson and Eddie "Rochester" Anderson at a barbecue in Los Angeles. There are also photographs of the Stauffers and of friends whom they visited during their travels.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged into

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Born in Alliance, Ohio on November 28, 1899, Clyde Stauffer served in the U.S. Navy from November 8, 1917 to July 31, 1919. He later worked as a police officer in Detroit, Michigan. He and his wife were active in the Veterans of Foreign Wars police post in Detroit, serving terms as post commander and president of the Women's Auxiliary, respectively. They traveled extensively throughout the United States to attend VFW meetings, and the album forms a record of their travels during the years 1935-1940. After retirement from the Detroit police force, the Stauffers moved to Oscoda, Michigan, and he worked at Wurtsmith Air Force Base. Later they lived in Tucson, Arizona. Stauffer died in August, 1984.
Album forms a record of vacation travel by Mr. and Mrs. Clyde W. Stauffer, 1935-1940. Their travels were occasioned by Mr. Stauffer's position as commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars police post of Detroit, Michigan, and the need to attend V.F.W. meetings around the country. Mrs. Stauffer was president of the V.F.W. auxiliary. Mr. and Mrs. James H. Stern met the Stauffers in Oscoda, Michigan, and both families eventually relocated in Tucson, Arizona.

Administration
Processing Information
Processed by David Haberstich, July, 1986
Author
David Haberstich
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was bequeathed by Clyde W. Stauffer in August 1984. Mr. Stern, as administrator of the estate, sent the album to the Museum.

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Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Clyde W. Stauffer Family Photograph Album, 1935-1940, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Bryce Canyon National Park -- photographs -- 1930-1940 -- Utah Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wyoming -- photographs -- 1930-1940 Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Colorado -- photographs -- 1930-1940 Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- photographs -- 1930-1940 Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
South Dakota -- photographs -- 1930-1940 Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Florida -- photographs -- 1930-1940 Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Georgia -- photographs -- 1930-1940 Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tickets -- World's Fair, 1939 -- New York (N.Y.) Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tennessee -- photographs -- 1930-1940 Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Albums Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- 1900-1950 Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zion National Park (Utah) -- photographs -- 1930-1940 Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Automobile travel -- Photographs -- 1930-1940 -- U.S.A. Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National parks and reserves Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Vacations -- Photographs -- 1930-1940 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Travel -- Photographs -- 1930-1940 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Parks -- Photographs -- 1930-1940 -- U.S.A. Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Recreation -- Photographs -- 1930-1940 -- U.S.A. Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kentucky -- photographs -- 1930-1940 Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mt. Rushmore S.D. -- photographs -- 1930-1940 Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Black Hills (S.D. and Wyo.) -- photographs -- 1930-1940 Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Postcards Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Veterans -- societies, etc -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Badlands National Park (S.D.) -- 1930-1940 photographs Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
African American entertainers -- 20th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Veterans -- Photographs -- 1930-1940 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Exhibitions -- 1930-1940 -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Entertainers -- 1930-1940 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Anderson, Eddie "Rochester" Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States -- 1930-1940 Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Robinson, Bill, 1878-1949 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
New York World's Fair (1939-1940) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
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