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United States Navy, American, founded 1775  Search this
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Alton Augustus Adams Sr., Danish West Indian American, 1889 - 1987  Search this
ink on paper, cardboard, fabric, metal
closed: 6 1/4 × 3 3/4 × 1 5/8 in. (15.9 × 9.5 × 4.1 cm)
open: 6 1/4 × 14 1/8 × 1 in. (15.9 × 35.9 × 2.5 cm)
A tri-fold booklet holding Alton Augustus Adam’s Continuous Service Records from 1917-1945. The notebook has five interior pages that are off-white with black type. The pages are divided by titled columns at the top, with fill-in-the-blank squares below. The pages are filled in with typed and handwritten text throughout. Each page is filled out on the front and back. The pages are fastened on the left with two metal clasps. The clasps are bent over on the interior with button ends on the exterior. The cover is cardboard covered with a green fabric. The cover folds with the pages. Glued to the inside in the back is an off-white paper with black type. This paper is titled “INSTRUCTIONS / BUREAU OF NAVIGATION / NAVY DEPARTMENT / May 9, 1921.” There is also a round edged tab above the instructions page, with an off-white sticker, and black ink hand writing, reading “Alton A. Adams / 67782” at center.
African American  Search this
Band (Music)  Search this
Marching bands (Music)  Search this
Military  Search this
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Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Alton A. Adams, Jr. Trustee
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