Guide to the Sonora Carver Papers
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Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0521
Creators:
Carver, Sonora Webster, 1904-2003
Dates:
undated
1891-1994
Languages:
English
Collection is in English.
Physical Description:
3 Cubic feet
8 boxes, 1 oversize folder
Repository:
The collection consists primarily of materials collected by Sonora Webster Carver documenting her career as a diving horse rider and later in life her advocacy work with the Lighthouse for the Blind.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The collection consists primarily of materials collected by Sonora Webster Carver relating to her career as a diving horse rider and later in life her advocacy work with the Lighthouse for the Blind. It is arranged into six series. Series one contains biographical information about Sonora Webster Carver and her family and dates from 1924-1994. Series two includes material relating to Carver's career as a diving horse rider on the Steel Pier in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Series three documents Carver's later life and career and also her advocacy work on behalf of people with visual impairments dating from 1953-1977. Series four contains material relating to the creation of the Walt Disney Pictures film Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken dating from 1990-1993. Series five consists of materials relating to Dr. William Frank "Doc" Carver and the Wild West dating from 1891-1975. Series six contains miscellaneous materials dating from 1962-1991.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged into six series.
Series 1: Biographical Information, 1924-1994, undated
Series 2: Diving Horses Career and Atlantic City, 1924-1986, undated
Series 3: Visual Impairment and Advocacy, 1953-1977, undated
Series 4: Walt Disney Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken Movie, 1990-1993, undated
Series 5: Dr. William Frank "Doc" Carver and the Wild West, 1891-1975, undated
Series 6: Miscellaneous, 1962-1991, undated

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
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Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by Kelly Sanford, intern, 1996 and Vanessa Broussard Simmons, archivist, 1996.
Author
Vanessa Broussard Simmons
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated to the Archives Center by Sonora Carver, 1994.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Sonora Carver Papers, 1891-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
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.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Atlantic City (N.J.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Horsemen and horsewomen Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Diving Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Blindness Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Blind athletes Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women in horse sports Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Steel Pier (Atlantic City, N.J.) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
New Jersey Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Horses Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lighthouse for the Blind. 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
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives