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Archive for July, 2011

…And Germany in Ruins Surrendered Unconditionally

Today’s post is written by Lopez D. Matthews, Jr., an Archives Technician in the Holdings Management Division at Archives II. Occasionally, as we work with records we come across a document that completely catches our attention. This was the case as we began describing the documents held in Record Group 498, the records of the European […]

Music at the Archives – John Philip Sousa

Today’s guest blogger is Trevor Plante, a supervisory archivist at Archives I.   Following up on two recent blog posts from our office by Juliette Arai and Mark Mollan I thought it would be a great opportunity to blog about one of my favorite Marine Corps documents that I often show Marines when we have them here for […]

Before "Your Show of Shows": Sid Caesar and the Coast Guard

Today’s guest blogger is Mark Mollan, a reference archivist specializing in records of the U.S. Navy and Maritime agencies. Not long ago, an Archives I reference staff member came across a Muster Roll for the USCG unit “Tars and Spars”–a touring entertainment troupe created to bolster the morale and support of World War II USCG […]