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Today’s post is written by Kylene Woods, a processing archivist at Archives II in College Park. You are interested in knowing more about the army unit your grandfather served with during World War II. Grandpa Jim served with the 1884th Engineer Aviation Battalion, and you want to know more about the type of work the […]
Posted by Guest Blogger on November 15, 2013, under Know Your Records, Military Records, Reference.
Know Your Records: U.S. Navy Deck Logs U.S. Navy deck logs and muster rolls are among the most popular U.S. Navy records in our holdings. Archivists here at Archives II frequently consult these records to answer researcher requests. Considering their popularity, we thought it might be helpful to dive a little deeper [pun intended!] into […]
Posted by Onaona on November 1, 2013, under Archives II, Know Your Records, Military Records, Reference, The Process.
Today’s post is the first part of a two-part story told to us by Dr. Greg Bradsher. Look for part two next week! In early July 1857, Captain John W. Phelps, commanding officer of Battery B, 4th Regiment of Artillery, at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, was acquiring horses for his battery for its planned expedition […]
Posted by Guest Blogger on October 23, 2013, under History, Military Records, Reference.
Today’s post is written by David Langbart. Public comment about what is now called the lack of transparency about U.S. foreign policy is not a new phenomenon. The issue goes back to at least World War II, if not before. Recognizing that it needed to better inform the public about its activities, in 1948, the Department […]
Posted by David Langbart on October 18, 2013, under Archives II, Civil Records, Reference.
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