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Today’s post is written by Alfie Paul, a processing archivist at Archives II. On July 20, 1969 the world watched as the first human beings landed on the moon. That day 42 years ago was the culmination of a race to the moon that President John F. Kennedy began in 1961 saying he believed “that […]
In honor of the passing of former First Lady Betty Ford, we thought we would find her in the records. Obviously, there is more to be found in the Ford Presidential Library but she can be found in our corner of NARA as well. Elizabeth Ann Bloomer Warren Ford, Betty, was First Lady of the United […]
A couple of weeks ago I overheard a converstation between some colleagues discussing OPA. “Try finding it in OPA,” one said. They went on to discuss OPA functionality and benefits and use. I assumed OPA was one of those things above my pay-grade about which I did not need to know. As it turns out, […]
Today’s salute to Women’s History Month is written by Alfie Paul, a processing archivist who works with civilian textual records. “We didn’t want women, but now they’re here we’ve found they are just as fast and just as capable as the men. They are all right.” From “When You Hire Women,” Special Bulletin #14, 1944 […]
Posted by Alfie Paul on March 31, 2011, under Archives II, Civil Records.
Today’s post is written by Alfie Paul, a processing archivist who works with civilian textual records. On an August day in 1991, the body of free-lance reporter Danny Casolaro was found dead in a Martinsburg, West Virginia motel bathtub by two maids. Ruled a suicide, Casolaro’s death was just a small piece of a larger […]
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