GIs Particpate in Soldier Shows while Waiting to Ship Out for Home

Earlier this fall an inquiry came to SC&A about the John C. Becher Soldier Show Collection (see Veronica Fisher’s post from Tuesday, October 20, 2009). Further correspondence revealed that the researcher had actually taken part in the World War II soldier show “Fall Out for Fun.” Excited by the prospect Continue Reading

The Copyright Slider

Jordan Patty, SC&A’s processing archivist, recently introduced me to this cool online tool for figuring out copyright protection offered by the Copyright Advisory Network: The Copyright Slider Found at the url: The Copyright Advisory Network is a wonderful resource for librarians, scholars, students, and educators.  I highly recommend the Continue Reading

“The Road to Happiness” and Fairfax County, Virginia

This introduction to The Road to Happiness (1924) explains how the producers used Fairfax County, Virginia, as the location but used a different name in the film so that the real county would remain anonymous. Real people that lived in Fairfax County are featured in the film. You can view Continue Reading