Archive for June, 2011
RG 93 (War Department Collection of Revolutionary War Records), Entry 50 (Music Book, n.d.) As most researchers are aware, the National Archives has many records that are administrative in nature. In some very rare cases, however, we do come across a document that is so much more interesting than the everyday letter sent to and [...]
Today’s post is the second in an occasional series where we will highlight some of the work of our volunteers. Jean Onufrak is a volunteer with the Volunteer Office at the National Archives at College Park. When you think of the term “chemical weapons”, you probably think of their use nowadays in terrorist actions or contentious [...]
Posted by Guest Blogger on June 20, 2011, under Military Records, Reference.
Today’s post is written by Dale Jackson, an enthusiastic archives technician with the Navy Records processing team at Archives II. Hello, here at the National Archives we the Archives Technicians have had the opportunity to process, preserve, and repair historical military records, specifically from the United States Navy. My undergraduate major is in Criminal Justice, [...]
Posted by Guest Blogger on June 15, 2011, under Archives II, Military Records.
Today’s post is written by James Rush, a supervisory archivist in the textual processing unit at Archives II. On June 8, 2011, the National Security Agency announced that it had declassified and released to the National Archives and Records Administration over 50,000 pages of historic records relating to cryptology and the history of intelligence gathering. [...]
Posted by Guest Blogger on June 14, 2011, under Civil Records, Reference.
Today’s post is written by Joe Gillette, a processing archivist at Archives II. During the Vietnam War, American army commands maintained daily journals documenting assorted events. Most entries were relatively mundane, documenting staff meetings, personnel travel, incoming or outgoing messages, and the like. Some were more administratively significant, such as changes in command, the awarding [...]
Today’s post is the first in an occasional series where we will highlight some of the work of our volunteers. Janet Hodges is a volunteer with the Volunteer Office at the National Archives at College Park. First, this isn’t about genealogy; I don’t like genealogy. I leave that exercise to my daughter who enjoys spending [...]
Posted by Guest Blogger on June 1, 2011, under Archives II, Genealogy, Military Records, Reference, Researchers, The Process.