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One never knows what will be found in the files. While undertaking holdings maintenance on some records, the document described here appeared. In September 1945, just after the formal end of World War II, the British embassy in Washington sent a diplomatic note to the Department of State requesting some information. In Britain, the Committee […]
Posted by David Langbart on October 28, 2014, under Archives II, Civil Records, Reference.
Exploitation of Captured and Seized Japanese Records by the Pacific Military Intelligence Research Service (PACMIRS) 1945-Spring 1946
Today’s post was written by Dr. Greg Bradsher, Senior Archivist at the National Archives in College Park. The U.S. Army’s Pacific Military Intelligence Research Service (PACMIRS), located at Camp Ritchie, Maryland, had been established in September 1944 to exploit captured Japanese records. During 1945 it saw a steady increase in staff and workload–from 120 personnel in […]
Posted by Guest Blogger on October 23, 2014, under Archives II, Civil Records, History, Military Records, Reference.
“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.” The movie, starring James Stewart as Jefferson Smith (the “Mr. Smith” of the […]
Posted by David Langbart on October 14, 2014, under Civil Records, Reference.
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 […]
Posted by Netisha on July 15, 2014, under Archives II, Civil Records, History, Military Records, Monuments Men, Reference.
This is the fourth post in a four-part series 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 with preparing for a research visit and […]
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