You've probably heard that "Red Tails," a movie spotlighting the first African American military aviators, is now showing at a theater near you. Widely known as the Tuskegee Airmen, the pilots were part of the U.S. Army Air Corps' 332nd Fighter and 477th Bombardment Groups. But you don't have to go to the movies … Continue reading Tag It Tuesday! Tuskegee Airmen
Recently, the National Archives introduced the Citizen Archivist Dashboard where citizen archivists can crowd-source the records of the National Archives. The Dashboard contains several "tagging missions" that feature records and images from our holdings including over 2800 images of World War II posters, 483 photographs taken by photographer Lewis Hine, and the petition against the annexation of Hawaii which contains 21, … Continue reading Tag It Tuesday! Citizen Archivist Dashboard
Throughout this holiday season, we encourage you to participate in the exciting activities featured on the Citizen Archivist Dashboard, which is available starting today. Check it out and try tagging, transcription, editing articles, uploading digital scans, and participating in contests all related to the records of the National Archives. We hope that you’ll share any suggestions … Continue reading 'Tis the Season to Participate Online!
Tag It Tuesday's all shook up! Our pals over at the Our Presidents tumbler are celebrating "Elvis in the Archives" week and we thought we'd join the fun. Sure, the King is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame but you can also find him in the National Archives. Included in the Archives' holdings … Continue reading Tag It Tuesday! Elvis Edition
Imagine that you want to find electronic records related to a particular geographic location in a very large collection (40 TB and about 70 million files) of archival electronic records. Wouldn’t it be cool if you could pick up an iPad, have a map pop up on the screen, run your finger over the area … Continue reading Searching 40 TB of Electronic Records with the Swipe of a Finger
Thanksgiving rolls around once a year but at the National Archives you can tag our Thanksgiving related records every day. Our sample set is a little heavy on the turkey, so pass up dessert and tag a few records instead! Here are some of my favorite images: Look at her perfect form. To achieve the … Continue reading Tag It! Thanksgiving Edition
48 years ago today at 12:30 PM Central Standard Time, President John F. Kennedy was shot while riding in a motorcade through Dallas, Texas. Half an hour later, the President was pronounced dead at Parkland Hospital. The National Archives has custody of records and artifacts relating to President Kennedy's assassination and the investigation conducted by … Continue reading Tag It Tuesday – A Shocking Day in Dallas
Today is America Recycles Day, a day dedicated to encouraging Americans to recycle and buy recycled products. To show that recycling isn’t a load of rubbish, today’s Tag It Tuesday challenge is to tag our records related to recycling. Tag our digitized recycling records here. Here are a few of our favorites - If disco wasn't … Continue reading Tag It Tuesday! America Recycles!
Friday marks the annual observance of Veterans Day, a day on which we honor the millions of brave men and women who have served in the Armed Forces. This Tag It Tuesday, in tribute to our military veterans, we’re asking you to tag records in the Online Public Access (OPA) that relate to veterans and the military. … Continue reading Tag It Tuesday! Honoring Our Veterans
On this day 141 years ago, the forerunner of today's National Weather Service - the Signal Service Corps' Division of Telegrams and Reports for the Benefit of Commerce - made its first meteorological observations and reports and the weather hasn't been the same since. "Weather" you like singing in the rain, chasing storms, or checking the daily … Continue reading Tag It Tuesday! The Weather Report