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History Detectives | Star Spangled Banner Manuscript | PBS

Duration: 14:06
Program: History Detectives #1009
Broadcast Date: Jan. 8, 2013

A Eugene, Oregon woman was helping her father pack up his house when she found a yellowed document tucked away inside his desk for nearly sixty years. It is a handwritten manuscript for the The Star Spangled Banner which her father got in 1935 as a gift from his mentor, Arnold J. Gantvoort. Elyse Luray sets out to determine what role this document played in the creation of our national anthem.

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Post Date: January 9, 2013