The Catalog is Cooking!

You might already know that jelly beans were a staple in Cabinet meetings with President Reagan, or that President George H. W. Bush was not a particular fan of broccoli, but did you know the National Archives Catalog contains many food related records, including recipes from the White House chefs and First Families? The holdings … Continue reading The Catalog is Cooking!

Get More from Archives.gov with our New Search

Today’s post is the third (and last) in a series about recent enhancements to NARA’s flagship website, Archives.gov. On average, about 180,000 queries are entered into the search box on Archives.gov each month. Roughly 8-10% of those queries originate on our homepage. What these statistics tell us is that search is a critical pathway for … Continue reading Get More from Archives.gov with our New Search

#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 your historic buttons, bumper stickers, hats, and banners! We’re starting a weekly Instagram challenge called … Continue reading #ElectionCollection Challenge

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. Visitors are wandering around staring at their phones, and catching them left and right. I’ve … Continue reading Pokemon Go has come to the FDR Presidential Library and that’s a good thing.

President's Day at the National Archives

Guest blogger Elizabeth Lieutenant, a Master’s student in Library and Information Science at The Catholic University of America, is a virtual intern in the Office of Innovation. This week we celebrated President’s Day, a U.S. federal holiday that officially honors George Washington’s birthday. While the holiday may be for George, we at the National Archives … Continue reading President's Day at the National Archives

Ten Records We're Thankful to Have at the National Archives

Thanksgiving is an anticipated time of year…unless you’re a turkey!  While our traditions today may not even include the iconic bird (hello, Tofurkey!), this holiday is still cherished as a time to gather with friends and family and give thanks.  But before you start setting the table, enjoy a “harvest” of some of our favorite … Continue reading Ten Records We're Thankful to Have at the National Archives

What Are You Working On, Shirley Baker?

Ever wonder what exciting new projects the many employees at NARA are working on? The “What are You Working On?” blog feature aims to introduce a variety of NARA employees and highlight some of the exciting projects we are working on around the agency. Check for this blog series on Wednesdays! Continuing our series-within-a-series on … Continue reading What Are You Working On, Shirley Baker?

What Are You Working On, Jodie Steck?

Ever wonder what exciting new projects the many employees at NARA are working on? The “What are You Working On?” blog feature aims to introduce a variety of NARA employees and highlight some of the exciting projects we are working on around the agency. Check for this blog series on Wednesdays! Continuing our series-within-a-series on … Continue reading What Are You Working On, Jodie Steck?

Remembering 9/11: Photos from the George W. Bush Presidential Library Now Available on Flickr

This Sunday will mark the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.  As we remember the events of that day, the George W. Bush Presidential Library has posted more than 150 photos from their collection on Flickr.  The photos from September and October 2001 offer a glimpse into the world of President Bush … Continue reading Remembering 9/11: Photos from the George W. Bush Presidential Library Now Available on Flickr

"What Are You Working On, Ernest Webby?" Volunteer Edition!

In early December, the Archivist of the United States, David Ferriero, awarded Weidman Outstanding Volunteer Service Awards to three National Archives volunteers.  Ernest Webby was honored for his ingenuity and achievement in establishing a program to enhance Web resources for the John F. Kennedy Library. What’s your name and where do you volunteer at NARA? … Continue reading "What Are You Working On, Ernest Webby?" Volunteer Edition!