Tomorrow marks the 70th anniversary of what President Franklin Roosevelt proclaimed "a date which will live in infamy," the attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese Navy. Thousands of American naval personnel were killed or wounded and U.S. ships and aircraft were sunk or damaged. As a result of the attack, the U.S. declared war on Japan and entered World War … Continue reading Tag It Tuesday! Remembering Pearl Harbor
All this month, the National Archives joined with the Library of Congress, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Gallery of Art, the National Park Service, the Smithsonian Institution and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum to pay tribute to the traditions of Native Americans during Native American Heritage Month. The National Archives has hundreds … Continue reading Tag It Tuesday! Native American Heritage Month
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!
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
We’re excited to kick off Tag It Tuesday! In this new weekly feature we’ll be highlighting content from our online catalog that we invite you to tag. Curious about what tagging means and how you can get involved? Check out our previous blog post, in which we introduced the Online Public Access catalog's new feature … Continue reading Tag It Tuesday!
The Online Public Access prototype (OPA) just got an exciting new feature -- tagging! As you search the catalog, we now invite you to tag any archival description, as well as person and organization name records, with the keywords or labels that are meaningful to you. Our hope is that crowdsourcing tags will enhance the … Continue reading Tag, You're It!
Since joining the Flickr Commons, several users have wowed us with their insightful comments and tags on our photos. After highlighting the work of TVL1970 a few months ago, we've interviewed another avid Flickr contributor. Penny Richards of Redondo Beach, CA, better known to Flickr users as Pennylrichardsca, has contributed tags, comments, and even shared … Continue reading Suffragettes, Wearable Art, and Flickr
The National Archives' photostream on Flickr has been a popular place for our users to view, comment, and discuss photos in our collection since June 2009. We recently hit 2 million views on our photos on Flickr. As we've seen the activity on our photostream grow (especially after joining the Flickr Commons in February 2010), … Continue reading Citizen Archivists on Flickr