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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 … Continue reading

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#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 … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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NARA’s Inaugural Tumblr Answer Time with Amending America Curators

Today’s post comes from our Tumblr guru and Today’s Document lead, Darren Cole.  “Where are the aliens?” “Did Nicholas Cage ever return the Declaration of Independence?” “What’s the worst amendment ever proposed?” These are just a sampling of the questions recently … Continue reading

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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 … 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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Announcing NARA’s Digitization Priorities

We asked! You told us! A few weeks ago, we asked the public for suggestions and feedback about NARA’s digitization priorities to help us develop an agency-wide priority list.  This list will guide the work of the digitization program over … Continue reading

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Thank You for Feedback on Renewal of the Partnership Agreement

Recently on NARAtions we announced that the Ancestry partnership agreement was up for renewal and available for public comment until August 21, 2015. We received almost 70 responses (thank you!), from which a number of themes emerged.  Digitization Division director, … Continue reading

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