Ann Moore Innovative Lives Presentation and Interview, 1999
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation
2 cu. ft.: 5 boxes
BetaCam SP (videotape format)
Oral histories (document genres)
Ann Moore was born in Ohio. Degree in pediatric nursing, University of Cincinnati. In 1962, Moore joined the Peace Corp and was assigned to Togo in Africa. While in Africa, Moore noticed that women used a long piece of fabric to tie babies onto their backs. She returned to the United States in 1964 and with the help of her mother, Lucy Auckerman, designed a soft fabric carrier for Ann's newborn daughter Mandela.
Ann Moore is the inventor of the Snugli baby carrier, and Air Lift oxygen carrier. The collection contains original, master and reference videos, audiocassette recordings, and transcripts documenting Moore's inventive career.
Ann Moore Innovative Lives Presentation and Interview, 1999, Archives Center, National Museum of American History