Contribute to The New Cocolí Dictionary

The New Cocolí Dictionary, compiled by Carl N. Berg and Patricia D. Propst, presents the most common definition or understanding of names, words, and phrases that were familiar during the American Era of… Continue reading

Happy Halloween from PCMC!

Hello, PCMC members! We hope you are having a wonderfully spooky Halloween. To celebrate, here is a photo with Halloween spirit! Our records say that these women were called the “Commissary Girls” and… Continue reading

Can you identify these club members?

Hello, PCMC members! We are on a quest to identify the members of the Pacific Sailfish Club pictured in this photograph: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/PCMI012589/00001/1x. If you think you know who someone is, please give us their… Continue reading

Can you identify these buildings?

Hello, PCMC members! Below are two images of unknown buildings in the Canal Zone. Can you tell us the names or purposes of these buildings, along with any other information about these places?… Continue reading

Kids in the Canal Zone

It looks like these kids put on quite the performance! We think these photographs are from an elementary school play at a school somewhere on the Atlantic side of the Canal Zone. Can… Continue reading

S.S. Panama: from cruise to transporter of famous art in World War II

On June 13, 1941, before the bombing at Pearl Harbor, the S.S. PANAMA was turned over to the Army Transport Service to carry troops. The ship was renamed the JAMES PARKER in honor… Continue reading

Champagne Complex

According to this newspaper article from The Panama American, the theatre troupe from the Cristobal Little Theatre brought their production of Leslie Steven’s Champagne Complex to the Fort Gulick Theatre in 1961. This… Continue reading

Coco Solo, birthplace of the late Senator John McCain

Today, in honor of the late Sen. John McCain’s funeral services, we’re sharing some photos of Coco Solo from our collections. Sen. McCain was born in the United States Navy submarine base and… Continue reading

An Afternoon with Queen Elizabeth II

We find the coolest things while reprocessing the collections! Here is an invitation from the Governor of the Canal Zone for a reception with Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh… Continue reading

From the Stacks: Model Planes at the Pool

Check out this summertime find from the collection! It looks like this group of young people is examining a display of model planes beside a community pool. Do you know what this event… Continue reading