Our National History and You

Today's post comes from Markus Most, Director of the Digitization Division at the National Archives. Here at the National Archives, we’re working on a new, cross-office project to make accessible audiovisual records of World War I and World War II. We are digitizing public domain films and photographs so that they will be available for … Continue reading Our National History and You

New Digitization Strategy now available

Today's post comes from Markus Most, Director of the Digitization Division at the National Archives. Based on your input, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has revised its digitization strategy, and we are once again asking for your feedback! The National Archives 2014-2018 Strategic Plan puts forth a bold vision for NARA in providing … Continue reading New Digitization Strategy now available

Digitization of Alaska Records

Your participation and feedback is essential to the operations of the National Archives. As part of ongoing budget adjustments, the National Archives at Anchorage will close in the coming months, and archival records will be moved to the National Archives at Seattle. In order to make the Alaska records more broadly available to the public, … Continue reading Digitization of Alaska Records

DC-Area Researcher Forum Meeting Minutes from May 18th Available

Researchers are invited to read the minutes of the Researcher Forum meeting on May 18, 2012, posted to the DC-area Researcher Forum web page. The main feature of the meeting was a discussion with NARA’s digitization partners: Sabrina Petersen from Ancestry.com; Aaron Spencer from Fold3 (formerly Footnote.com); and John de Jong from FamilySearch.org. Rebecca Warlow … Continue reading DC-Area Researcher Forum Meeting Minutes from May 18th Available

DC-Area Researcher Forum on Friday, May 18th

Join us for our next National Archives Researcher Forum! This forum will be held on Friday, May 18, at 1:00 p.m. in room G-25, the new classroom in the National Archives Building in Washington, DC (Archives I). NARA’s digitization partners will return for continued discussion of the digitization of archival records, begun at the September … Continue reading DC-Area Researcher Forum on Friday, May 18th

New Documerica set on Flickr

In honor of Earth Day, we have added a great new set of photographs from the Documerica collection to Flickr.  Boyd Norton, a photographer who is still greatly involved with nature photography, took photos of the National Parks in the southwest, and documented solar energy projects in Arizona and strip mining in Montana as a … Continue reading New Documerica set on Flickr

DC-Area Researcher Forum to be held on May 18

We hope that you will be able to join us for the next meeting of the National Archives Researcher Forum.  It will be held on Friday, May 18, at 1:00 p.m. in G-25, the new classroom in the National Archives Building in Washington, DC (Archives I).  NARA’s digitization partners will return for continued discussion of … Continue reading DC-Area Researcher Forum to be held on May 18

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

This post was written by guest blogger David McMillen, External Affairs Liaison in the Department of Strategy and Communications. Phillip Dick’s 1974 novel with this title is one of best treatments of the blurring line between man and machine. You may know it from the film based on the novel, Blade Runner. When machines are indistinguishable from … Continue reading Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?