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Access Title:Allen Park VAMC Salutes Hospitalized Vets
Person/People: Starr, Bobbi
File Type: Newspapers
Description: During the week of February 13th Allen Park VA observed the annual National Salute to Hospitalized Veterans. First photo is of the students from Allen Park's Lindemann Grade School who visited the veterans in the Nursing Home Care Unit. Also pictured are Bobbi Starr of WCXI Radio, Debbie Lollo, Miss Allen Park 1984,Nancy Boileau, Miss Dearborn 1984.
Date: 1984

Access Title:Four Veteran Patients at the Carnival
File Type: Photographs
Description: Four unidentified veteran patients enjoying themselves at a Carnival on hospital grounds. Three of them are wearing sombreros.
Date: 1955

Access Title:Games in one of the 'Greenhouses'
File Type: Photographs
Description: One of the greenhouses on the lawn of the Allen Park Veterans Hospital is set up with games for the veterans
Date: 1955

Access Title:26 Groups Entertain Hospitalized Vets
Person/People: Kirkwood, Mrs Arthur
File Type: Clippings
Description: Veteran patients were entertained at the annual VAVA party staged by 26 organizations. The program was done in cabaret style with hostesses in formals, and Santa Claus made an appearance.
Date: 1955-01-06

Access Title:Veterans and Volunteers on the Park-Like Grounds
File Type: Photographs
Description: Park like setting on the grounds of the Allen Park Veterans Hospital. Patients and volunteers are a day outside
Date: 1955

Access Title:Stage for Entertainers at the Carnival
File Type: Photographs
Description: Stage set up in the midst of tents for the annual Carnival on the grounds of the Allen Park Veterans Hospital.
Date: 1955

Access Title:Lucile Ball with Two Patients
Person/People: Ball, Lucille
File Type: Photographs
Description: Actress Lucille Ball pictured seated with two veteran patients in wheelchairs.
Date: 194x

Access Title:Disabled American Veterans Auxillary Presenting Television for Patients' Use
Person/People: Rudd, Donna
File Type: Photographs
Description: Five members of the Ladies Auxillary of the Disabled American Veterans are holding a small TV that they purchased for veterans to use.
Date: 195X?

Access Title:Outing at the Detroit Zoo
File Type: Photographs
Description: Black and white photograph of people on train at the Detroit Zoo. There are women who are probably Red Cross volunteers and men who are probably patients.
Date: unknown

Access Title:Interview with Virgina McElhone
Person/People: McElhone, Virgina Crane
File Type: Sound Recordings
Description: Ms McElhone is the daughter of Dr. Crane who was the first physician Director of Allen Park Veterans Hospital in the 1940's and 1950's. She grew up on the property and had her wedding reception there. She describes her memories of the early days of Allen Park. Issues discussed: Medical care around the time of World War II, 18:45min - Buildings on the hospital grounds,28:40min - Baseball games, 35:35min - Detroit replacement facility, 37:15min - Entertainers who came to the hospital included: Frankie Lane, Bob Hope, Lucille Ball, and Joey Brown, 43:48min - Race relations, 45:40min - The Ford Family, 48:40min - Drs. Gotleib and Kukudo, 50:55min - Thoughts on veterans 57:00 - 'Lightening and fireflys' 1:01:23min - Wedding memories
Date: 2006-01-07

Access Title:Acrobats Performing at the Carnival
File Type: Photographs
Description: Three acrobats performing on stage that was set up on the grounds of the Allen Park Veterans Hospital.
Date: 1949

Access Title:Patients Exercising on the Lawn
File Type: Photographs
Description: Photgraph of a group of nine patients exercising on the lawn of the Allen Park Veterans hospital.
Date: Unknown

Access Title:Chuck Norris at Reception
Person/People: Norris, Chuck
File Type: Photographs
Description: Actor Chuck Norris is speaking with woman holding a microphone. They are in front of a table set up with refreshments. Vague view of neighborhood through window.
Date: 1988

Access Title:Donating Radios
File Type: Photographs
Description: Photograph of six men whose hats say Dearborn Michigan 'Squirrel' and 'M.O.C. are shown donating new Motorola radios for patients at the Allen Park Veterans Hospital.
Date: unknown

Access Title:Gathering of Veterans in Front of Hospital
File Type: Photographs
Description: Black and white photograph (8x10) of a group of about sixty men, some in hospital garb posing for photograph. Some of the men appear in military uniform with a Persian influence. Several others are wearing Persian-style hats. Looks to be a gathering of veterans.
Date: unknown

Access Title:Inside of Van Designed for a Handicapped Driver
Person/People: Siguredson, Kenneth
File Type: Photographs
Description: Photograph showing the back of the driver's area which has been designed for a driver who is physically handicapped. Mr Siguredson is demonstrating. The wheelchair is accessible from the back of the van.
Date: Unknown

Access Title:Ford Swimming Pool Helpful in Rehabilitating Veterans
Person/People: Yangolf, Walter
File Type: Clippings
Description: Disabled veterans from the Veterans Administration Hopsital use the Ford Recreation swimming pool for therapy three days each week.
Date: 1950

Access Title:All Male Chorus
File Type: Photographs
Description: Man is leading a group of possibly high school boys in what appears to be a Christmas concert. They are on stage in the auditorium of the hospital.
Date: unknown

Access Title:Lucille Ball with an Unidentified Veteran in a Wheelchair
Person/People: Ball, Lucille
File Type: Photographs
Description: Photograph of actress Lucille Ball with a veteran patient in a wheelchair
Date: 194x

Access Title:Patients and Staff Member in Patient Library
File Type: Photographs
Description: Patient showing book to woman at desk in Patient Library while another patient reads at nearby table. Woman at desk is possibly Ms. Beatty, Chief Librarian.
Date: 1955

Access Title:Lucille Mader
Person/People: Mader, Lucille
File Type: Photographs
Description: Photograph of Lucille Mader enjoying a party honoring Women in the Military
Date: 1993