Guest blogger Elizabeth Lieutenant, a Master’s student in Library and Information Science at The Catholic University of America, is a virtual intern in the Office of Innovation. Here at the National Archives, we’ve been busy watching the Olympics and rooting for Team U.S.A. All the excitement of watching snowboarders fly through the air and figure … Continue reading Ski jumping into our Olympic Archives
Thanksgiving is an anticipated time of year…unless you’re a turkey! While our traditions today may not even include the iconic bird (hello, Tofurkey!), this holiday is still cherished as a time to gather with friends and family and give thanks. But before you start setting the table, enjoy a “harvest” of some of our favorite … Continue reading Ten Records We're Thankful to Have at the National Archives
Today’s post comes from Alyssa Young and Yvonne Ruiz, student interns at the National Archives at Fort Worth, who came across an unexpected and eye-opening find amid the Galveston District U.S. Commissioner’s case files. While perusing digitized records, Fort Worth Archives Director Meg Hacker found an interesting document in the midst of a seemingly unrelated … Continue reading A Love Letter Like No Other
Today's post is written by Katie Dishman, of the National Archives at Chicago. So many songs, so many lawsuits. As February brings a plethora of romantic tunes to the airwaves and to people’s hearts, a copyright case recalls how one of the most popular Motown creations was alleged to have been plagiarized from another source. … Continue reading Motown Was Not Afraid
Today's Tag It Tuesday is going Hollywood! Did you know that every once in a while there's a star sighting in the records of the National Archives? You just might find a poor little rich girl, a future Godfather, or a Top Gun making a guest appearance in our holdings. Tammy Kelly, a colleague from the Truman Library, … Continue reading Tag It Tuesday! Lights, Camera, Archives?
Today's post is written by Katie Dishman, of the National Archives at Chicago. “Sock it to me!” That is, in a way, what happened to Richard Havilland. And he never got to utter that phrase on the television show that made it famous, Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In. He did, however, fight back and socked Playboy … Continue reading No Laugh-In Matter
Today, guest blogger Elizabeth Carrington from the National Archives at Kansas City has written a special NARA Coast-to-Coast post announcing the opening of over 300,000 Alien Case Files from the records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service. I find when I approach new records what I really want to understand is how a particular item … Continue reading The National Archives at Kansas City Opens over 300,000 Alien Case Files for Research!
In anticipation of our upcoming 'What Are You Working On?' blog series, Rachel Sutcliffe, an Archives Technician in the Holdings Maintenance Division at NARA, shares her experiences and insights on some very interesting records. One of the best things about working with the National Archives' records as an employee is that you get to discover something … Continue reading Hidden Treasures from within Navy Deck Logs
This guest blog post was written by NARA Archives Specialist Jerry Simmons. Earth Day turns 40 today! To mark this great, green event, I wanted to highlight the Environmental Protection Agency’s Project DOCUMERICA collection held in the Still Pictures branch of the National Archives at College Park. Though none of these images depict actual Earth … Continue reading Forty Years of Cleaning Up America: Honoring Earth Day with a Look at Photographs from Project DOCUMERICA
We’ve loved reading your suggestions and comments about sharing NARA’s holdings on Flickr, and it’s been interesting to see which images people are marking as favorites. All of this got us wondering about which records NARA insiders are particularly fond of, so we asked a few of our experienced colleagues for their picks. This week’s … Continue reading NARA Staff Favorites- Online Records