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Archive for November, 2013
Today’s post is written by Dr. Greg Bradsher. In 1935 the State Department asked the United States Embassy in Moscow for copies of documents from the Russian archives relating to the American purchase of Alaska in 1867. The Embassy responded in 1936 by sending along copies, and in some cases translations, of 45 documents which […]
Posted by Guest Blogger on November 26, 2013, under Archives II, Civil Records, History.
Tags: Alaska, Albert Sidney Johnston, Black's Fork on Green River, Brigham Young, Buchanan's Blunder, Colonel Albert Sidney Johnston, Daily National Intelligencer, Edward A. de Stoeckel, Fort Laramie, Fort Leavenworth, Grand Duke Constantine, James Buchanan, Kansas Territory, Lewis Robinson, martial law, Mormon Church, Mormon Rebellion, Mormon Treason, Nauvoo Legion, New York Times, President Buchanan, President James Buchanan, Prince Alexsandr M. Gorchakov, Russia, Russian Foreign Minister, Russian Minister, State Department, the Contractor's War, the Mormon War, Tsar Alexander II, U.S. Embassy in Moscow, U.S. State Department, Utah, Utah Territory, War Department
Today’s post is written by Alan Walker, a processing archivist at Archives II in College Park. Lt. General John L. DeWitt was in charge of the U.S. Army’s Western Defense Command in 1942 and was instrumental in the development of Executive Order 9066, which directed the internment of all Japanese Americans living on the […]
Posted by Guest Blogger on November 22, 2013, under Archives II, History, The Process.
Tags: Army and Navy Staff College, evacuation of Japanese, evacuation of Japanese Americans, Executive Order 9066, General George Veazey Strong, House Naval Affairs Committee, Japanese Americans, John McCloy, Lt. General John L. DeWitt, U.S. Army Chief for Intelligence, U.S. Army Western Defense Command
Today’s post is written by Dr. Greg Bradsher. During the past several weeks there has been great international interest in the art works that had been in the possession of Hildebrand Gurlitt before and during World War II, some of which were ultimately recovered at war’s end, stored at the United States Army’s Wiesbaden Central […]
Posted by Guest Blogger on November 18, 2013, under Digital Projects, History, Military Records, News, The Process.
Tags: 12th Army Group, 373rd Engineer General Service Regiment, Aachen, Allied Expeditionary Force, Ardelia Hall Collection, Captain Walter Hancock, Captain Walter Inge Farmer, Fold3, Greg Bradsher, Hildebrand Gurlitt, Hungarian Coronation Regalia, Landesmuseum, looted art, M1947, Marburg, Merkers, Metz Cathedral, MFA&A, Nazis, Reichsbank, SHAEF, Suermondt Museum, The Monuments Men, Theodor Fischer, U.S. 7th Army, Wiesbaden Central Collecting Point, World War II
Today’s post is written by Kylene Woods, a processing archivist at Archives II in College Park. You are interested in knowing more about the army unit your grandfather served with during World War II. Grandpa Jim served with the 1884th Engineer Aviation Battalion, and you want to know more about the type of work the […]
Posted by Guest Blogger on November 15, 2013, under Know Your Records, Military Records, Reference.
Tags: 1884th Engineer Aviation Battalion, After Action Reports, Army Unit Records, daily journals, file numbers, finding aids, Finding Your Father's War, general orders, Jonathan Gawne, Military Personnel Record, Military Service Record, National Archives in St Louis, off-site reference requests, on-site research, Online Public Access system, Personal Participation in World War II, pull slip, Records of the Adjutant General's Office, Records of the Office of the Surgeon General (Army), Records of the U.S. Army Operational Tactile and Support Organizations, Reference staff, RG 112, RG 338, RG 407, S-2 reports, staff reports, unit histories, World War II Army Unit Records
Know Your Records: U.S. Navy Deck Logs U.S. Navy deck logs and muster rolls are among the most popular U.S. Navy records in our holdings. Archivists here at Archives II frequently consult these records to answer researcher requests. Considering their popularity, we thought it might be helpful to dive a little deeper [pun intended!] into […]
Posted by Onaona on November 1, 2013, under Archives II, Know Your Records, Military Records, Reference, The Process.
Tags: Archives I Reference Section, Archives II Reference Section, DANFS, deck logs, Department of the Navy, Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, Know Your Records, Naval History and Heritage Command, Naval History and Heritage Command Histories Branch, Online Public Access, Reference, Requesting Records, Research, U.S. Navy, USS Bon Homme Richard, USS Borum, USS Mount McKinley