Over the last decade, NARA has engaged in digitization partnerships to increase digital access to the records in our custody and we continue to look for opportunities to grow those partnerships. We are pleased to announce a new partnership agreement with the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). The DAR was founded in 1890 and … Continue reading Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Partnership Agreement for Public Comment
We asked! You told us! A few weeks ago, we asked the public for suggestions and feedback about NARA’s digitization priorities to help us develop an agency-wide priority list. This list will guide the work of the digitization program over the next couple of years. After putting out that call, responses flooded into us with … Continue reading Announcing NARA’s Digitization Priorities
As the National Archives sets out on its ambitious goal to digitize all of its holdings, planning just how we’re going to accomplish this is critical to our success. One of the first steps in that plan is prioritizing what will be digitized. National Archives staff spent the early part of this summer doing just … Continue reading Do You Have Suggestions for NARA’s Digitization Priorities?
NARA is excited to participate in Government-wide Sunshine Week activities by launching our first Transcription Challenge in the National Archives Catalog! Here at the Archives, we like to say that there is a story in every box. Help us unlock those stories by transcribing the digitized records in the catalog. Our goal this week is … Continue reading Transcribe #1000pages for Sunshine Week
Today, the National Archives will roll out the new, updated National Archives Catalog. For over a year, NARA staff worked with the firm Search Technologies to design and develop a robust catalog that will facilitate the Agency's big, hairy, audacious goal to Make Access Happen. While at first glance, it doesn't look much different from … Continue reading Introducing the Updated National Archives Catalog
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 great events planned coinciding with the Girl Scouts' centennial celebration - including exhibits, a film, … Continue reading Tagalong Tuesday! Celebrating Girl Scouts
As a little girl, I was fascinated by the tragic side of history - assassinations, kidnappings, earthquakes, floods, and other disasters. I was a very cheerful child. One of the tragedies that still holds my interest today is that of the Titanic. 100 years later, people are still fascinated by stories about the Titanic and … Continue reading Titanic Tag It Tuesday!
You've probably heard that "Red Tails," a movie spotlighting the first African American military aviators, is now showing at a theater near you. Widely known as the Tuskegee Airmen, the pilots were part of the U.S. Army Air Corps' 332nd Fighter and 477th Bombardment Groups. But you don't have to go to the movies … Continue reading Tag It Tuesday! Tuskegee Airmen
Recently, the National Archives introduced the Citizen Archivist Dashboard where citizen archivists can crowd-source the records of the National Archives. The Dashboard contains several "tagging missions" that feature records and images from our holdings including over 2800 images of World War II posters, 483 photographs taken by photographer Lewis Hine, and the petition against the annexation of Hawaii which contains 21, … Continue reading Tag It Tuesday! Citizen Archivist Dashboard
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 but you can also find him in the National Archives. Included in the Archives' holdings … Continue reading Tag It Tuesday! Elvis Edition