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What do these three have in common? They all are properties within the District of Columbia, properties that appear in National Archives Textual series housed in Washington, DC. Initially, I had hoped to trace the property ownership of the land upon which the National Archives Building in Washington sits through a few series, which name […]
On April 14, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln attended a performance of “Our American Cousin” at Ford’s Theater. While there, he was shot in the head by John Wilkes Booth. He died the next morning. As part of the same murderous conspiracy, Secretary of State William Henry Seward was attacked at his home and seriously wounded. […]
Posted by David Langbart on April 15, 2015, under Archives II, Civil Records, History, Reference.
Today’s post is written by archivist David Pfeiffer. Yes, spring is here. Major League Baseball’s opening day is Monday, April 6. Finally. It has been a long cold winter. As Hall of Famer Rogers Hornsby once said “People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. […]
Posted by Guest Blogger on April 3, 2015, under NARA beyond DC/MD, Reference.
The development of the Cold War after World War II and America’s ascension to a position as the leading World power with its attendant dangers and complications led to somewhat of a removal of partisan politics from foreign policy issues. Underlying this move, referred to as bi-partisanship, was the idea that the President and Executive […]
Posted by David Langbart on March 26, 2015, under Archives II, NARA beyond DC/MD, Presidential Libraries, Reference.
In recent years, the subject of leaks of classified information from U.S. Government agencies has received a great deal of attention. This is not a new problem; I have seen references to such leaks as early as World War I. In the early 1960s, however, the Department of State suffered a spate of leaks. The […]
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