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“Mr. Smith Goes to Washington”: Ambassador Joseph P. Kennedy as Movie Critic

Today’s post is written by David Langbart, Archivist at the National Archives in College Park. “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” is considered one of the great motion pictures produced by the American movie industry.  In 1989, the Library of Congress added this masterpiece to the United States National Film Registry as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” […]

Before She Became The Ardelia Hall of the Department of State, Part I: Miss Hall and the Office of Strategic Services

Today’s post was written by Dr. Greg Bradsher, Senior Archivist at the National Archives in College Park, MD. Anyone studying World War II and postwar issues regarding cultural property knows the name Ardelia Hall, either because they know of her work as Monuments and Fine Arts adviser at the Department of State from 1946 to 1962 and/or […]

Researching Foreign Affairs Records, Part IV: The Foreign Affairs Records Web Pages

Today’s post is written by David Langbart. This is the fourth (and last) in a series of posts about conducting research in the records of agencies specifically responsible for U.S. foreign relations.  It is derived from information on the NARA web pages devoted to that topic. Please visit Part I, Part II, and Part III. To assist […]

Researching Foreign Affairs Records Part III: Research Hints

Today’s post is written by David Langbart. This is the third in a series of posts about conducting research in the records of agencies specifically responsible for U.S. foreign relations.  It is derived from information on the NARA web pages devoted to that topic. Please visit Part I and Part II. Here are some very basic hints […]

Researching Foreign Affairs Records, Part II: Getting Started

Today’s blog is written by David Langbart. This is the second in a series of posts about conducting research in the records of agencies specifically responsible for U.S. foreign relations.  It is derived from information on the NARA web pages devoted to that topic.  The recommendations herein are applicable to other records, too. The first part is […]

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