Keeping You in the Loop on the Warner Research Center Transformation

Construction is taking place over the next 10 months to make the Robert M. Warner Research Center a more efficient and effective environment for research in the National Archives Building in Washington, DC.  During this period, we will be keeping you in the loop on developments that may affect your ability to carry out your … Continue reading Keeping You in the Loop on the Warner Research Center Transformation

The Scanners are Coming! The Scanners are Coming!

Today’s guest blog post comes from Rebecca Crawford of Research Services. The National Archives and Records Administration is pleased to announce the upcoming arrival of 12 ScanPro 2000s for the Microfilm Research Room in the National Archives Building in Washington, DC. The scanners will be in place by the end of October 2011. The ScanPro … Continue reading The Scanners are Coming! The Scanners are Coming!

Warner Research Center Reconfiguration News: A New Wall is Coming to the Microfilm Research Room

Today's guest blog post comes from Rebecca Crawford for Research Services We know many of you still use the Microfilm Research Room in Washington, DC. We see evidence of this every day, so we want to keep you up to date on construction activities that will affect the Microfilm Research Room as work proceeds on … Continue reading Warner Research Center Reconfiguration News: A New Wall is Coming to the Microfilm Research Room

Update on Temporary Move of the Finding Aids Room at the National Archives Building

In late September 2011, the first phase of construction began on the ground floor research area of the National Archives Building.  On Friday, September 23, the Finding Aids Room closed at 3:30 PM to begin the move to the temporary location. The bulk of the move took place over that weekend. On Monday, September 26, … Continue reading Update on Temporary Move of the Finding Aids Room at the National Archives Building

The Temporary Move of the Finding Aids Room at the National Archives Building

by guest blogger: Trevor Plante, Chief of Archives I Reference, National Archives in Washington, DC In late September 2011, the first phase of construction will begin in the ground floor research area of the National Archives Building. This will result in the temporary relocation of the Finding Aids Room and Consultation staff to the Pension … Continue reading The Temporary Move of the Finding Aids Room at the National Archives Building

Updated Responses to Questions about the Robert M. Warner Research Center Reconfiguration Project

Presenters at the Researcher Forum meeting on August 18 responded to several questions about the Archives I Reconfiguration Project during the Q & A portion of the program, which they promised to look into further and supplement as follows.  Availability of Print and Online Versions of the U.S. Congressional Serial Set NARA purchased the Digital … Continue reading Updated Responses to Questions about the Robert M. Warner Research Center Reconfiguration Project

DC Area Researcher Forum to be Held on September 16

We hope that you will be able to join us for the next meeting of the Researcher Users Group—now named the National Archives Researcher Forum­, to be led by Jen Nelson, Acting Executive for Research Services.  It will be held on Friday, September 16, at 1:00 p.m. in Room 105 at Archives I.  There are … Continue reading DC Area Researcher Forum to be Held on September 16

Money-Making and Public Art-Loving: The Image of Chicago

The following post is by guest blogger Kristina Maldre of the National Archives at Chicago.  Thanks Kristina! Kids slide down the base of the Picasso statue in Chicago. Tourists stare at themselves and the skyline in the surface of “The Bean.” Nine-to-fivers shuffle under the red Calder piece in the Federal Plaza to their offices five days … Continue reading Money-Making and Public Art-Loving: The Image of Chicago

National Archives joins Foursquare!

The National Archives and Presidential Libraries & Museums have joined Foursquare, a location-based social media network.  In order to find out why we joined let’s dive into what Foursquare is all about. Foursquare enables users to check-in and leave tips at nearby locations such as restaurants, businesses, landmarks, bars and other geographic locations from their … Continue reading National Archives joins Foursquare!

NARA Coast to Coast: Henry T. Elrod, U.S. Marine Corps Fighting Squadron 211

The following post is by guest blogger Corey Stewart of the Archival Programs Division at the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, Missouri.  Thanks Corey! Photograph, Capt. Henry T. Elrod, February 1, 1940 Just hours after the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor, the Japanese launched an attack on Wake Island, December 8, 1941.  The initial enemy bombing runs … Continue reading NARA Coast to Coast: Henry T. Elrod, U.S. Marine Corps Fighting Squadron 211