Archive for 'The Process'
Today’s post is written by student technician Carrie Jones. I have been with NARA for a year as a student and since I started, I have been working on the team that has been processing and consolidating the Navy deck logs in RG 24, Records of the Bureau of Naval Personnel, or as we call it, [...]
Posted by Guest Blogger on March 28, 2011, under Archives II, Military Records, The Process.
Today’s post is written by M Marie Maxwell, an archives specialist who works at Archives I. Due to the unique relationship between the Federal government and the District of Columbia the National Archives holds a number of records relating to the development of the city of Washington. This not only useful for local historians but also [...]
In March we begin processing the collection of American Red Cross records donated to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in 2009. This was made possible due to the closing of the American Red Cross’ Hazel Braugh Records Center and Archives in Lorton, Virginia. These records will be incorporated into NARA’s already existing collection, Records of [...]
Today’s post is written by archives technician Ingi House. Going through records, sometimes it’s a surprise what you can find right off the bat: a cool name, a weird event, or even an interesting story. But what lies underneath the obvious is sometimes even better. All you need is a spark to start your mind turning [...]
Posted by Guest Blogger on February 15, 2011, under Civil Records, Digital Projects, The Process.
Today’s post is written by archives technician Kate Sohasky. What exactly is it that you do? This is the question I was repeatedly met with during my first weeks of training at the National Archives. This is the question I continue to be met with when I speak with other NARA employees. Allow me to introduce us [...]
Today’s post is written by Sarah Farinholt and Meghan Ryan who work on the Accessioning team. Ever wonder how documents get to the National Archives? Before federal records become part of the National Archives holdings, they must be accessioned. Accessioning is the process by which the National Archives takes legal and physical custody of records – it [...]
Posted by Guest Blogger on January 12, 2011, under Civil Records, Military Records, Policy and Procedures, The Process.
Today’s post is written by Dawn Sherman-Fells, a processing archivist who works with civilian textual records. Are you one of the many who believe that FOIA is truly a “four letter word”? Understanding the Freedom of Information Act can be daunting, frustrating – intimidating, even. Here I will share a few tips that will hopefully facilitate a better understanding [...]
Posted by Guest Blogger on December 23, 2010, under Civil Records, Reference, Researchers, The Process.