Guide to the Joe Britton Panama Canal Zone Photographs

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1234
Creators:
Britton, Joe
Matheis-Kraft, Carol
Dates:
1945
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.15 Cubic feet
1 box
Repository:
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.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
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.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged into one series in slide number order.
Series 1, Slides, 1945 and undated

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
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.

Administration
Processing Information
Processed by Alison Oswald, archivist, February 2012.
Author
Alison Oswald
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated by Carol Matheis-Kraft on April 11, 2011.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
Preferred Citation
Joe Britton Panama Canal Zone Photographs, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Conditions Governing Use
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.

Related Materials
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)

Other Finding Aids
Other Finding Aids
Inventory available.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Canal Zone Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Panama Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Panama Canal (Panama) Place 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