History Detectives Star Spangled Banner Manuscript
Was this handwritten sheet of music central to deciding our national anthem? Details
Program: History Detectives
Episode: Star Spangled Banner Manuscript
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.
Premiere Date: 01/08/2013
Episode Expires: Never
TV Rating: NR
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