"Oh yes, I knew John Gordon, and his daddy too." - a comrade of John and Charles Gordon John Gordon, later in life. National Archives ID 122162774 During the early nineteenth century, the tobacco industry in the Upper South declined as the cotton industry in the Deep South grew. To meet the growing demand for … Continue reading John and Charles Gordon, a Father and Son in the 49th U.S. Colored Infantry Regiment
We are all unique, but for most of us, our names are not. The same is true for authors, actors, and even major or minor historical figures who share the same or similar names. So how do libraries, archives and museums collocate the right name to the right item or collection? The answer is authority … Continue reading What’s in a Name?
It’s almost time for the December Archives Hashtag Party on Friday, December 14! Pour yourself some eggnog and get in the festive mood with #ArchivesGIFgiving. In the spirit of the season, we’ll be “giving” GIFs to other GLAM institutions. We hope you’ll share a GIF from your holdings, tag a fellow organization with a GIF … Continue reading ‘Tis the Season for #ArchivesGIFgiving
Today's post comes from Jessica Soden, National Archives Technician & former Innovation Hub Coordinator Detailee During my time as the Innovation Hub Coordinator detailee, the National Archives added deck logs from United States Coast Guard cutter vessels (USCGC) involved in the Vietnam War (RG 26, Entry 330; NAID 559642) to the list of records that … Continue reading Help Contribute by Scanning U.S. Coast Guard Records from the Vietnam War in the Innovation Hub!
Over the past decade, 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 Moon Collectors, LLC is ready for public comment. The agreement pertains to the digitization of motion picture films in NARA's holdings. Moon Collectors, … Continue reading Moon Collectors, LLC Partnership Agreement for Public Comment
The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) was founded in 1890 and is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America’s future through better education for children. To learn more, please visit their website: http://www.dar.org/ The agreement is available for review and public comment on our … Continue reading Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Partnership Agreement Available for Public Comment
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 discuss their potential participation in History Hub. Below we’ve provided a recap of the event, … Continue reading Cultural Institutions Invited to Participate in History Hub
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
Today’s post comes from Kerri Young of Historypin, app developer on the US National Archives’ recently completed Remembering WWI tablet app. You can learn more about the app’s initial launch on the blog of the American Association of State and Local History The US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) recently launched Remembering WWI, a tablet app that enables … Continue reading How Museums and Institutions Can Use Remembering WWI, featuring the Columbus Museum
Over the last decade, NARA has engaged in digitization partnerships to increase digital access to the records in our custody and we continue to look for opportunities to grow those partnerships. We are pleased to announce a new partnership agreement with the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). The DAR was founded in 1890 and … Continue reading Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Partnership Agreement for Public Comment