Innovation Hub Celebrates 300,000th Page Uploaded to Catalog

Today's post comes from Catherine Brandsen, National Archives Innovation Hub Coordinator Earlier this month, the Innovation Hub uploaded its 300,000th page for inclusion in the National Archives Catalog. Amazingly, this milestone took less than three years to achieve. Digitization opens up access to our records. Of the 13 billion paper records in the National Archives, … Continue reading Innovation Hub Celebrates 300,000th Page Uploaded to Catalog

Hispanic Heritage Month Wikipedia Edit-a-thon announcement with Wikipedia logo

Join us for an Hispanic Heritage Month Edit-a-thon on October 11, 2017

Come out to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 from 10 AM - 1 PM in the Innovation Hub at the National Archives in Washington, DC. Register for this free event on Eventbrite. This event is hosted by Wikimedia DC, the National Archives’ Hispanic and Latino Organization … Continue reading Join us for an Hispanic Heritage Month Edit-a-thon on October 11, 2017

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 widow Lucretia Garfield, the pension of Harriet Tubman, and the Supreme Court cases In Re … Continue reading Private Mohammed Kahn: Civil War Soldier

Are you a Writer? Come Join us for NaNoWriMo Write Ins!

November is known for many things: Autumn weather, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving. It’s also known as NaNoWriMo - National Novel Writing Month. Every November thousands of folks (over 430,000 people signed up in 2015) spend November completing life dreams of novel writing. The goal is to write 50,000 words in the month of November. Many of … Continue reading Are you a Writer? Come Join us for NaNoWriMo Write Ins!

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 THATClass that they wouldn’t necessarily get from their regular school year lessons? THATClass (The Humanities … Continue reading Hands-on Research with THATClass and the National Archives

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

“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

Open Government Forum for Researchers

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 3:00 p.m. Eastern National Archives at College Park, MD Lecture Rooms C and D Join remotely at: http://www.connectmeeting.att.com Meeting: 8883316674 Access code: 5335828 Please join us to discuss the agency’s next Open Government Plan and initiatives and seek your suggestions, ideas, and feedback on how we can improve. We are looking … Continue reading Open Government Forum for Researchers

Archives Library and Information Center Roundtable

Please join us on Wednesday September 30, 2015 at 11:00 am for our next Reference Roundtable, hosted by the Textual Reference Services Branch at the National Archives at College Park (Archives II). Jeff Hartley, NARA's Chief Librarian, will be discussing the Archives Library and Information Center (ALIC). Join us to meet Jeff and learn more about ALIC at … Continue reading Archives Library and Information Center Roundtable

Relocation of Bankruptcy Records to National Archives at Kansas City

Today's post comes from Sarah Herman, Supervisory Archivist in the Textual Processing branch at the National Archives in Washington, DC UPDATE, 9/14/15: Due to the arrival of his Holiness Pope Francis in the Washington, DC area on September 22nd, the closure date at the National Archives at Washington, DC has been changed to September 17, 2015. … Continue reading Relocation of Bankruptcy Records to National Archives at Kansas City