Category Archives: Online Research

Cultural Institutions Invited to Participate in History Hub

This post was originally published on the History Hub blog. Last month, we were thrilled to host a few dozen colleagues from the Smithsonian Institution, the Library of Congress, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and other cultural institutions to … Continue reading

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Two Steps Every Researcher Should Take

Every time I hear a story about a researcher spending money to travel to a National Archives facility only to find out the records they seek aren’t at that location, are unavailable for research, or that the reference staff are … Continue reading

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Teaching from the Archives

Today’s post comes from Meredith Doviak, Community Manager for the National Archives Catalog.  Meredith recently spoke to Dr. Jaime Cantrell, Visiting Assistant Professor of English at The University of Mississippi. Dr. Cantrell has introduced undergraduate students to the importance of … Continue reading

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Join us for a Gender Equality Edit-a-thon on October 22, 2016

Come out and join us on Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm for a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Gender Equality in the Innovation Hub at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC. Register for this event today! … 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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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 … Continue reading

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Catalog Search Gets an Upgrade

In today’s edition of Catalog Updates, Jason Clingerman, the National Archives’ new Digital Public Access Branch Chief will focus on the improved search features that make it easier for you to find what you’re looking for.  What’s changed? You shouldn’t have to start … Continue reading

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Searching for Something? Try the New Catalog!

Today’s post comes from Jason Clingerman, archives specialist in the Office of Innovation, Digital Engagement Division  Have you visited the National Archives Catalog lately? Now’s a great time to stop by! The Catalog is the online public portal to National Archives records … Continue reading

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Special Report from WikiConference USA at NARA

As David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States David Ferriero, announced earlier on his blog, the National Archives was the 2015 host of WikiConference USA, the annual national conference for the Wikipedia editor community and enthusiasts. For NARA, the conference … Continue reading

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Since 2007, NARA has engaged in digitization partnerships to expand the online collections we can make available to the public. We are excited to announce that the partnership agreement with is ready for public comment. is a privately … Continue reading

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