@ThisisArchives staff Twitter account

Are you interested in learning more about the many different projects and employees at the National Archives? We are excited to introduce a new staff-run Twitter account: @ThisisArchives!

Each week, a different National Archives employee will take a turn on Twitter, sharing details about our profession, projects we are working on, and what it’s like to be an employee at the National Archives.

We think this will be a fun way to show the diversity of NARA staff and jobs across the country, and give you an opportunity to get to know our staff while we provide an inside look at some of our current projects.

Image of Women in county vocational school, 1942.
What are you working on, NARA employees?
Image from Record Group 208: Records of the Office of War Information, 1926 – 1951. National Archives Identifier 535579

This project is inspired by similar projects from the State of Vermont (@ThisisVT) and Wikipedia (@WeAreWikipedia).

We’ll be kicking off the project on March 16, just in time for Sunshine Week. You can follow along at @ThisisArchives. We can’t wait to introduce you to some of the great people and projects at the National Archives!

For Sunshine week, we will also be kicking off a Transcription Challenge with the goal of transcribing more than 1,000 pages in a week!  We need your help to meet that goal.  We hope you’ll join us in working to transcribe historical records in our new National Archives Catalog and join in on Twitter with the hashtag #1000pages.

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