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Sonora Carver Papers

Creator:
Carver, Sonora Webster, 1904-2003  Search this
Names:
Lighthouse for the Blind.  Search this
Extent:
3 Cubic feet (8 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
Atlantic City (N.J.)
New Jersey
Date:
undated
1891-1994
Summary:
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:
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:
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:
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Provenance:
The collection was donated to the Archives Center by Sonora Carver, 1994.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
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.
Topic:
Horsemen and horsewomen  Search this
Diving  Search this
Blindness  Search this
Blind athletes  Search this
Women in horse sports  Search this
Steel Pier (Atlantic City, N.J.)  Search this
Horses  Search this
Citation:
Sonora Carver Papers, 1891-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0521
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0521
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