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Today’s post is written by David Langbart. To a large degree, working with the records at the National Archives is a never-ending series of fascinating encounters with the original documentation of U.S. history. The following document, a memorandum of conversation (memcon) drafted by Secretary of State John Foster Dulles in January 1954, gives an idea […]
What exactly is a “defendant jacket”? What does the charge “RLD” stand for? How do you find the records of a defendant if he or she had an alias or was charged with multiple co-defendants? These are just some of the questions faced by archivists, researchers, and volunteers working with Fort Smith’s criminal case files […]
Posted by Stephanie on May 13, 2013, under Civil Records, NARA beyond DC/MD, Reference.
Today’s post is written by College Park archivist Kylene Tucker. As part of my ADP (Archivist Development Program) rotation with the FOIA staff, I reviewed the FBI case file of Hunter S. Thompson from the Denver Field Office. The file covers 1965-1971 when Thompson lived in Colorado briefly, moved to California, and then returned to […]
Posted by Guest Blogger on May 6, 2013, under Archives II, Civil Records.
Today’s post is written by Dr. Greg Bradsher and is a continuation of yesterday’s post. On October 31, 1984, Leonard retired from the National Archives and the next day began turning over to Jim Hutson copies of all the documents he had collected. For the next fifteen months, in his 1952 DeSoto, Leonard traveled the same ground he […]
Posted by Guest Blogger on April 30, 2013, under Archives I, Civil Records, History, Policy and Procedures, Reference, Researchers, The Process.
Have you ever considered a career in archival work? This week, we’re publishing a two-part post by Dr. Greg Bradsher remembering one of NARA’s archivists. The National Archives and Records Administration has been very fortunate to have among its ranks many “giants” of the archival profession. It has also had its share of interesting characters. Leonard […]
Posted by Guest Blogger on April 29, 2013, under Archives I, Civil Records, History, Outside NARA, Reference, Researchers, The Process.
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