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Private Mohammed Kahn: Civil War Soldier

Today’s post comes from Kate Mersiovsky, National Archives Technician Since I’ve become an archives technician in the Innovation Hub Scanning Room at the National Archives, I’ve seen my fair share of interesting records. Researchers have digitized the pension of presidential … Continue reading

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Join us for #JFK100 Social Media Day

Join us for #JFK100 Social Media Day on Tuesday, May 23! Archives, museums, and cultural organizations will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s birth. Learn about the life, Presidency, and legacy of JFK through social media activities hosted … Continue reading

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Searching the Dawes Rolls

Today’s post comes from Jason Clingerman, Digital Public Access Branch Chief at the National Archives. Are you looking to sharpen your research skills? We’re exploring some of the most requested records at the National Archives and how to search for … Continue reading

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The Wartime Films Project: Remembering WWI

This post comes from the team working on the Wartime Films engagement project, and is part of a series outlining how NARA is using design thinking to reach new and existing audiences. This project was made possible in part by … Continue reading

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The Wartime Films Project: Design Workshops and Feedback for our Pilot App

This post comes from the team working on the Wartime Films engagement project, and is part of a series outlining how NARA is using design thinking to reach new and existing audiences. This project was made possible in part by … Continue reading

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Hands-on Research with THATClass and the National Archives

Today’s post comes from Dina Herbert, Innovation Hub Coordinator. Dina recently chatted with Patrick Cronin and Thomas Neville about THATClass, their project-based archival education program for Washington, DC students. Tell me about THATClass.  What do students learn by participating in … Continue reading

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The Wartime Films Project: Choosing our User-Centered Design Pilot – A WWI App

This post comes from the team working on the Wartime Films engagement project, and is part of a series outlining how NARA is using design thinking to reach new and existing audiences. This project was made possible in part by … Continue reading

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The Making of Women’s Equality Day

Today’s post was written by Christine Blackerby, Education and Public Outreach Specialist in the Center for Legislative Archives. Today is Women’s Equality Day, which marks the date in 1920 when the 19th Amendment providing for women’s suffrage was declared to be … Continue reading

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The Wartime Films Project: Setting Goals and Intended Outcomes for User-Centered Design Pilots

This post comes from the team working on the Wartime Films engagement project, and is part of a series outlining how NARA is using design thinking to reach new and existing audiences. This project was made possible in part by … Continue reading

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The Wartime Films Project: Narrowing the Focus of our User-Centered Design Pilot

This post comes from the team working on the Wartime Films engagement project, and is part of a series outlining how NARA is using design thinking to reach new and existing audiences. This project was made possible in part by … Continue reading

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