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
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.
One of the chief goals of the National Archives is making our records- regardless of format- more accessible. Sometimes this means digitizing records and adding them to our catalog, but it also means creating ways for all US citizens to experience our collections. Accessibility of videos for the hearing impaired is very important to us, … Continue reading Calling Citizen Archivists to Crowdsource Video Captions!
Today's post comes from Victoria Blue, staff writer at the National Archives Seven months after Hurricane Sandy swept over the Caribbean and up the Eastern seaboard of the United States, communities affected by this destructive storm are still working to rebuild their lives. Today, we remember the past and present of the storm’s impact with Historypin’s newest project: “Hurricane Sandy: … Continue reading Hurricane Sandy Remembered
The National Archives is glad to announce that you may now connect with us on Google+! Come on over and follow us for exciting posts about news, exhibits, research, genealogy tips, resources, citizen archivist updates and so much more. Google+ is an online social community that aims to make sharing on the web more like … Continue reading Circle the National Archives on Google+ and Hangout with the AOTUS!
This post was written by Ryan Butler, a student intern with the Social Media Team at the National Archives. "Photograph of fireworks going off in the night sky by the Washington Monument, during ceremonies celebrating the 175th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence., 07/04/1951." ARC ID 200339 Summer is upon us and Americans across the nation are … Continue reading The Fourth on Foursquare!
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
Every April 22nd, people around the world celebrate Earth Day, a coordinated event to bring awareness and show appreciation for the earth's natural beauty and resources. Earth Day had a really big kickoff in US during the early 1970s as a way to teach others about issues that threatened our environment. It is no coincidence … Continue reading Pitch In on Earth Day!
The National Archives and the Environmental Protection Agency have been working together to bring awareness to the 1970s Documerica photo collection. The EPA's State of the Environment project on Flickr asks people to upload their environmental photos to a group as a Documerica for the current generation. This guest post is a reblog of a … Continue reading Environment in a Day from the EPA
Students, do you ever look at the environment around you, and wonder about what it used to look like or what it will look like in the next few decades? Are you interested in doing something constructive to help raise awareness for environmental issues? Then we have the perfect contest for you! The National Archives … Continue reading Document Your Environment: Get Involved with Our Newest Student Contest!