Music Sheet, "The Official Song of the Safety Patrol," 1937

Summary

In 1937, Lucille Oldham wrote this song about the duties of the American Automobile Association's (AAA) Safety Patrol. AAA had launched the Safety Patrol program in 1920 to protect school children from traffic dangers. School-aged patrollers, under adult supervision, wear belts and badges and continue to help their classmates make it safely to school.

In 1937, Lucille Oldham wrote this song about the duties of the American Automobile Association's (AAA) Safety Patrol. AAA had launched the Safety Patrol program in 1920 to protect school children from traffic dangers. School-aged patrollers, under adult supervision, wear belts and badges and continue to help their classmates make it safely to school.

Artifact

Sheet music

Date Made

1937

Subject Date

1937

Creators

Automobile Club of Michigan 

Oldham, Lucille 

Place of Creation

United States, Michigan, Detroit 

Creator Notes

Music and lyrics by Lucille Oldham, published for the Automobile Club of Michigan, Detroit, Michigan.

Collection Title

Music Sheet Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

87.135.1661

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of the Automobile Club of Michigan.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 12.25 in  (16.5" unfolded)

Width: 9.25 in  (15.5" unfolded)

Inscriptions

Text under image: Dedicated to the 300,000 / Safety Patrols / who stand out in all kinds of weather / to protect the children on the way / to and from school

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