History Detectives

Star Spangled Banner Manuscript

Clip: Season 10 Episode 9 | 14m 6s | Video has closed captioning.

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.

Aired: 01/08/13

Rating: NR

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