Today's post comes from Kristina Maldre, Education Specialist at the National Archives at Chicago. Protestors are planning numerous demonstrations for this week, when world leaders will gather in Chicago for the 2012 NATO Summit. But assembling in the streets of the Windy City to oppose governmental policies is nothing new. This past year the Occupy … Continue reading Taking the Streets in Chicago: The 1968 Democratic National Convention on Historypin
Today’s guest blog post comes from Rick Blondo, management and program analyst involved with NARA building projects. A new Microfilm Research Room is scheduled to open on Monday, May 21, 2012, in the Robert M. Warner Research Center in the National Archives Building, Washington, DC. It will house 27 researcher carrels, 5 public use computers … Continue reading New Microfilm Research Room Set to Open at Archives I on May 21
Today's post comes from Peter A. Shulman, Assistant Professor of History at Case Western Reserve University. In 2011 he held the inaugural Legislative Archives Fellowship at the National Archives. The National Archives is now accepting applications for the 2012 Fellowship position. For an application and more information, please visit the Center for Legislative Archives. I’d … Continue reading Legislative Archives Fellowship
Today’s post comes from Stephanie Greenhut, Education Technology Specialist, in the Education and Public Programs division. Today we announced the release of the DocsTeach App for iPad, extending the dynamic learning opportunities available from the DocsTeach.org website to iPad users. Using the app, you can choose a topic, such as “Civics & Government” or “Postwar … Continue reading The New DocsTeach App for iPad!
Today's post comes from Senior Archivist Bob Coren. There are some recent and upcoming changes that impact both National Archives researchers and staff. The Help Us Protect the Records - Orientation for Researchers at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) presentation is now available on the Archives.gov website. This online presentation is identical to … Continue reading Research Changes Coming Your Way
Today’s post comes from Michael Horsley, a Digital Imaging Specialist with the Digitization Services Team. During a long day of scanning glass plate negatives in the Digital Image lab a fleeting image with an intriguing caption caught my eye during a quality control inspection session. As hundreds of images depicting various scenes of the Brooklyn … Continue reading Finding FDR in the Brooklyn Navy Yard: An example of “One NARA” at work.
Today’s post comes from Stephanie Greenhut, Education Technology Specialist, in the Education and Public Programs division. March is Women’s History Month! To celebrate, we’ve created four new collections focusing on women of the past in the National Archives’ profile on Historypin. We began partnering with Historypin back in November, and have since been pinning historic … Continue reading Putting Women on the Map: New Women’s History Collections on Historypin
This is a guest post by Lori Byrd Phillips, US Cultural Partnerships Coordinator for the Wikimedia Foundation. Lori has also served as the Wikipedian in Residence at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis since 2010 and is currently a museum studies graduate student at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. It’s a well-known fact that Wikipedians love NARA … Continue reading NARA plays host for Wikipedians at GLAMcamp DC
Today's guest blog is from Trevor Plante, Chief of Archives I Reference, National Archives in Washington, DC In late September 2011, the first phase of construction began in the ground floor research area of the National Archives Building. The construction resulted in the temporary relocation of the Finding Aids Room and Consultation staff to the … Continue reading The move of the Finding Aids Room at the National Archives Building
Here is another entry from guest blogger Diane Petro, Archives Technician in the Archives I Research Support Branch (RD-DC), Research Services, Archival Operations – Washington, DC. Diane helps staff the research rooms at the National Archives Building and has also been working on reference activities relating to the upcoming 1940 Census release. Time is moving … Continue reading Family Tree Friday: Interesting facts about the 1940 Census