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 ratified and therefore part of the U.S. Constitution. The drive for women’s voting rights had … Continue reading The Making of Women’s Equality Day

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 the National Archives Foundation and a generous gift from an anonymous donor. Read the whole … Continue reading The Wartime Films Project: Setting Goals and Intended Outcomes for User-Centered Design Pilots

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 the National Archives Foundation and a generous gift from an anonymous donor. Read the whole … Continue reading The Wartime Films Project: Narrowing the Focus of our User-Centered Design Pilot

National Archives and Law Library of Congress Host Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon on Proposed Amendments

The following guest post is by Andrew Weber, a legislative information systems manager at the Library of Congress. It is cross posted on the Law Library of Congress blog, In Custodia Legis. The National Archives and the Law Library of Congress are hosting a Wikipedia edit-a-thon for the proposed amendments to the U.S. Constitution at the National Archives Innovation Hub … Continue reading National Archives and Law Library of Congress Host Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon on Proposed Amendments

#ElectionCollection Challenge

Todays post comes from Jeannie Chen, Social Media Coordinator for the Office of Presidential Libraries at the National Archives. This post can also be found on the American Experience PBS blog. Share your quirky, cool, and surprising historic memorabilia! Get out your historic buttons, bumper stickers, hats, and banners! We’re starting a weekly Instagram challenge called … Continue reading #ElectionCollection Challenge

Pokemon Go has come to the FDR Presidential Library and that’s a good thing.

Today's post is written by Paul Sparrow, Director of the FDR Presidential Library and Museum, and was originally posted on the Library's Forward with Roosevelt blog. The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum is swarming with Pokemon Go characters. Visitors are wandering around staring at their phones, and catching them left and right. I’ve … Continue reading Pokemon Go has come to the FDR Presidential Library and that’s a good thing.

The Wartime Films Project: Taking a User-Centered Design Approach at NARA

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 the National Archives Foundation and a generous gift from an anonymous donor. Read the whole … Continue reading The Wartime Films Project: Taking a User-Centered Design Approach at NARA

“BEWARE: It’s Addicting!” Citizen Scanning in the Innovation Hub

Today’s post comes from Dina Herbert, Innovation Hub Coordinator at the National Archives in Washington, DC. I recently met Cindy Norton at the Innovation Hub in Washington, DC when she arrived to scan Civil War pension files. Once she started, she never stopped! We now see Cindy a few times a month; she even celebrated … Continue reading “BEWARE: It’s Addicting!” Citizen Scanning in the Innovation Hub

Civilian Records Round Table at Archives 1

If you're in the Washington, DC area and want to learn more about the Civilian Records held at the National Archives Building in the Nation's Capital, come participate in next week's Reference Round Table on March 30. Archivists will be available to discuss frequently requested records, share new discoveries, and answer researcher questions from 11 AM to … Continue reading Civilian Records Round Table at Archives 1

We want to help you crowd-source your research

Today's post comes from Kelly Osborn, History Hub Community Manager, and Naomi Lieberman, National Archives Intern. Do you have cable TV, a smart phone, or some other technological gadget? If you’re like me, when something breaks, you probably head to your favorite search engine and usually end up on a community forum where someone has asked a … Continue reading We want to help you crowd-source your research