Monthly Archives: December 2011

'Tis the Season to Participate Online!

Throughout this holiday season, we encourage you to participate in the exciting activities featured on the Citizen Archivist Dashboard, which is available starting today. Check it out and try tagging, transcription, editing articles, uploading digital scans, and participating in contests all … Continue reading

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What Are You Working On, Shirley Baker?

Ever wonder what exciting new projects the many employees at NARA are working on? The “What are You Working On?” blog feature aims to introduce a variety of NARA employees and highlight some of the exciting projects we are working … Continue reading

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Tag It Tuesday! Elvis Edition

Tag It Tuesday’s all shook up!  Our pals over at the Our Presidents tumbler are celebrating “Elvis in the Archives” week and we thought we’d join the fun.  Sure, the King is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame … Continue reading

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NARA Coast to Coast: The Coupon Craze of the 1940s

The economy has been at the top of the newscasts, not to mention peoples’ thoughts, for several years now with no end in sight.  Although there has been prosperity since World War II, during the difficult war years the government … Continue reading

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Family Tree Friday: The 1940 Census–Were You at Work (Part 2)

This week’s post comes once again from guest blogger Diane Petro, who is an Archives Technician in the Archives I Research Support Branch (RD-DC), Research Services, Archival Operations – Washington, DC.  Diane helps staff the research rooms at the National … Continue reading

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What Are You Working On, Jodie Steck?

Ever wonder what exciting new projects the many employees at NARA are working on? The “What are You Working On?” blog feature aims to introduce a variety of NARA employees and highlight some of the exciting projects we are working … Continue reading

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DC Area Researcher Forum to be Held on January 27, 2012

We hope that you will be able to join us for the next meeting of the Researcher Forum on Friday, January 27, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. in Room G-24 at Archives I in Washington, DC.  Archivist David Ferriero will join … Continue reading

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Tag It Tuesday! Lights, Camera, Archives?

Today’s Tag It Tuesday is going Hollywood!  Did you know that every once in a while there’s a star sighting in the records of the National Archives?   You just might find a poor little rich girl, a future Godfather, or a Top Gun … Continue reading

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What Are You Working On, Tally Fugate?

Ever wonder what exciting new projects the many employees at NARA are working on? The “What are You Working On?” blog feature aims to introduce a variety of NARA employees and highlight some of the exciting projects we are working … Continue reading

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Tag It Tuesday! Remembering Pearl Harbor

Tomorrow marks the 70th anniversary of what President Franklin Roosevelt proclaimed  “a date which will live in infamy,” the attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese Navy.  Thousands of American naval personnel were killed or wounded and U.S. ships and aircraft were sunk or … Continue reading

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