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Box: 1 Fold: 1 "Canal Zone" - Scrapbook
01/01/1904 - 04/17/1936

DESCRIPTION: 1 scrapbook containing clippings, pamphlets and other memorabilia relating to the Panama Canal and the Canal Zone. Includes the following items: 2 price lists of items sold at the commissariat of the Panama Rail Road Company (1904 & 1905), 1 paper drinking cup commemorating the Byrd Antarctic Expedition signed by Byrd and others on the expedition (flattened; 1928), 1 photo of Byrd, and many tourism brochures and maps.

Box: 1 Fold: 2 "Climate & Health" - Scrapbook
03/15/1918 - 04/01/1943

DESCRIPTION: 1 scrapbook containing clippings and pamphlets about the climate and health conditions in Panama. Includes 5 typescript portions of the Tropical Diseases Bulletin and "Twenty-five Years of American Medical Activity on the Isthmus of Panama" by Weston P. Chamberlain of the Medical Corps of the U.S. Army.

Box: 1 Fold: 3 "Fauna & Flora" - Scrapbook
03/20/1942 - 01/01/1944

DESCRIPTION: 1 scrapbook containing 4 booklets regarding plants in Panama: "Survival on Land & Sea," a U.S. Navy publication (1944); "Edible Poisonous and Medicinal Fruits of Central America," by Ammon B. Godshall (1942); "A Catalogue of the Powell Collection of Orchids at the Tropical Station of the Missouri Botanical Garden, Balboa, Canal Zone"; and the "Supplement to the American Journal of Tropical Medicine" containing an article by Paul H. Allen, "Poisonous and Injurious Plants of Panama" (1943).

Box: 1 Fold: 4 "Gorgas Hospital" - Scrapbook
02/28/1931 - 06/21/1938

DESCRIPTION: 1 scrapbook containing clippings about Gorgas Hospital, A. W. French's employer, and about other matters in Panama. Numerous references to malaria and yellow fever situations.

Box: 1 Fold: 5 "Panama Canal 1" - Scrapbook
07/01/1939 - 08/07/1942

DESCRIPTION: 1 scrapbook containing clippings, pamphlets and various typed manuscripts about the Canal Zone. Includes a "Reference Book on the Panama Canal" by Ralph Z. Kirkpatrick about maintenance of the canal (1939); "Medical Treatment, Regulations and Rates" published by the Panama Rail Road Company; and "The Gospel among the San Blas and Other Indians of Central America" (1938).

Box: 1 Fold: 6 "Panama Canal 2" - Scrapbook
11/04/1903 - 06/01/1938

DESCRIPTION: 1 scrapbook containing clippings and brochures about tourism and history in Panama. Includes references the San Blas Indians and archaeological finds.

Box: 1 Fold: 7 "Panama Canal 3" - Scrapbook
11/03/1933 - 02/11/1940

DESCRIPTION: 1 scrapbook containing clippings especially focussing on Franklin D. Roosevelt's trip to the Canal Zone in August, 1938, and negotiations between the U.S. and Panama during this period. Reference to the San Blas Indians.

Box: 1 Fold: 8 "Panama Canal 4" - Scrapbook
08/15/1939 - 01/01/1943

DESCRIPTION: 1 scrapbook containing 6 pamphlets and booklets about Panama with a focus on tourism and history of the Canal Zone. Includes "A Manual of Information Concerning Employments for the Panama Canal" telling about regulations and government facilities of the Panama Canal Zone; "Panama in Your Pocket" published by the United Women's Service Organization (1943?); and "High Lights of Panama" by Cecil L. Morgan.

Box: 1 Fold: 9 "Panama Canal 5" - Scrapbook
01/17/1923 - 01/01/1934

DESCRIPTION: 1 scrapbook containing 7 booklets on Panama and the Canal Zone including 2 booklets by Col. Jay J. Morrow: "The Maintenance and Operation of the Panama Canal" and "A Great People's Great Canal;" "Malaria: Its Cause and Cure," by W. E. Deeks; "The Panama Canal: General Information," a U.S. Government publication; "Panama-U.S. Relations" put out by the Sociedad Panamena de Accion Internacional (the Panamanian Society for International Action); and "Health and Sanitation in Cities of South America" by Oscar Dowling.

Box: 1 Fold: 10 "Panama 1" - Scrapbook
12/01/1938 - 02/01/1941

DESCRIPTION: 1 scrapbook containing articles about Panama, especially about native cultures. Includes 1 article about the San Blas Indians, 1 article about the Fiesta of the Black Christ in Puerto Bello and 1 article about the Guaymie Indians of the Chiriqui Province.

Box: 1 Fold: 11 "Panama 2 (Panama Turismo)" - Scrapbook
01/01/1940 - 11/01/1943

DESCRIPTION: 1 scrapbook containing 8 brochures about tourism in Panama. Numerous references to the San Blas and other Indians.

Box: 1 Fold: 12 Clippings
03/30/1945 - 04/01/1945

DESCRIPTION: 2 clippings from local Panamanian newspapers: the first discussing journalism in Panama, the containing an article by A. W. French, "Holy Week in Ocu: Colorful Spectacle."

Box: 1 Fold: 13 "The Panama Canal: 25th Anniversary"
08/25/1939

DESCRIPTION: 1 booklet, "The Panama Canal: 25th Anniversary (1914 -1939), giving the history of the Canal. Reference to Archie W. French, p. 56.

Box: 1 Fold: 14 Pamphlets
01/02/1928 - 05/01/1945

DESCRIPTION: 4 pamphlets about the Panama Canal including "The Canal Diggers in Panama" by the Panama Canal Retirement Association; "Portobelo: Recuerdos de su Glorioso Pasado;" a memorial tribute to Franklin D. Roosevelt by the Isthmian Negro Youth Congress and a tourism pamphlet.

Box: 1 Fold: 15 Photo Album - Natives & Countryside
01/01/1940

DESCRIPTION: 1 photo album containing photos of Panamanian Indians, the countryside and an old church, all undated and unlabelled.

Box: 2 Fold: 1 Scrapbook - Clippings
08/15/1939

DESCRIPTION: 1 oversize scrapbook containing clippings from August 15, 1939, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Panama Canal.

Box: 2 Fold: 2 Scrapbook - Clippings
08/17/1939 - 06/07/1941

DESCRIPTION: 1 scrapbook containing various clippings about the Panama Canal.

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