Monthly Archives: June 2012

The Fourth on Foursquare!

This post was written by Ryan Butler, a student intern with the Social Media Team at the National Archives. “Photograph of fireworks going off in the night sky by the Washington Monument, during ceremonies celebrating the 175th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence., … Continue reading

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Records Heading West to St. Louis

The following post is by guest bloggers Rebecca Warlow, Description and Digitization Supervisor, and Ann Cummings, Supervisory Archivist for Textual Records. At the DC-Area Researchers Forum in November we announced that some records would be moving from the National Archives … Continue reading

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National Archives at Kansas City hosts Wikipedians

Today’s post comes from National Archives at Kansas City staff members, Archivist Elizabeth Burnes and Exhibit Specialist Dee Harris. Photograph, Improvement Missouri River in Vicinity of Glasgow, MO, August 1881. RG 77, Records of the Office of the Chief of … Continue reading

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Progress Report on Construction Activities in the Archives I Research Center

We know that you must be wondering when the dust will settle in the Archives I research center. So far, the classroom, finding aids room, and microfilm research room have been reconfigured. The cork floor and the new wood paneling … Continue reading

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Communications Commission Creates Confrontational and Cacophonic Court Case

Today’s post is written by Katie Dishman, of the National Archives at Chicago. “The following program is brought to you in living color by CBS.”  Wait.  That’s not right.  But it might have been if the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) … Continue reading

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NARA’s Open Government Plan for 2012-2014

On Friday, the National Archives released the updated Open Government Plan that will guide our efforts in transparency, participation, and collaboration for 2012-2014. Over the past two years, we’ve implemented most of the 70 tasks we set out to accomplish … Continue reading

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Tagalong Tuesday! Celebrating Girl Scouts

The National Mall is just days away from an influx of thousands of Girl Scouts for Girl Scouts Rock the Mall:  100th Anniversary Sing-Along.  I hope they shipped in enough Thin Mints for the party! The National Archives has some … Continue reading

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DC-Area Researcher Forum Meeting Minutes from May 18th Available

Researchers are invited to read the minutes of the Researcher Forum meeting on May 18, 2012, posted to the DC-area Researcher Forum web page. The main feature of the meeting was a discussion with NARA’s digitization partners: Sabrina Petersen from … Continue reading

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We Can Do It! Let's Get Indexing!

Have you signed up yet to index the 1940 census?  Volunteers have indexed just over 70 million names in the census.   Your help is needed to finish indexing the millions of names that still remain. How can you help? Join … Continue reading

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