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Preserving Memories
Negro Betsy Ross

Experts from various Washington-area museums (from the military services, American Red Cross, Library of Congress, National Park Service, and Smithsonian Institution) advised veterans and their families on how best to preserve the documents and material culture of World War II (letters, scrapbooks, diaries, maps, photographs, memorabilia, medals, uniforms, etc.).


  • American Red Cross
  • Naval Historical Center
  • Smithsonian Center for Materials Research and Education
  • U.S. Air Force, History and Museums Division
  • U.S. Army Center of Military History
  • U.S. Coast Guard Museum
  • U.S. Library of Congress, Preservation Directorate
  • U.S. Marine Corps History and Museums Division

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