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The motto of the National Archives is “What is Past Is Prologue.” Recently, while assisting a researcher at Archives II, I ran into my Dad, even though he died several years ago. A bit of background will help you understand. My father’s first Government service, like most in his generation, came in the military during […]
Posted by David Langbart on February 25, 2013, under Civil Records, History, Researchers, The Process.
From time to time while working in the records, NARA staff find documents that provide new perspectives on events through which they lived. I recently had that experience. I remember well the terrible humanitarian disaster that befell local populations as Yugoslavia ripped itself apart during the 1990s. I remember, too, how many commentators expressed surprise […]
Posted by David Langbart on January 23, 2013, under Archives II, Civil Records, History, The Process.
Today’s post (part one in a two-part series) is by National Archives Volunteer Bill Nigh. When I was assigned my first volunteer project, one associated with the U.S. Secret Service (Record Group 87), I wasn’t sure what to expect. Like many my age, I picture the Secret Service agent climbing on the rear deck of […]
Posted by Guest Blogger on January 10, 2013, under Archives II, Civil Records, The Process.
Today’s post is written by Dr. Greg Bradsher. During the first days of August 2012, at Archives II, I looked at three archival boxes that were labeled as Captured Korean Documents. They were Japanese documents, bound together in small groups of pages by the Allied Translator and Interrogator Section (ATIS) of MacArthur’s General Headquarters, […]
Posted by Guest Blogger on August 10, 2012, under Archives II, Military Records, The Process.
So, what is in the RG 286 records and how should researchers approach diving in to world of USAID? Most important is for researchers to have as much specific information as possible depending on how specific your research needs are. Knowing specific offices, project names, beneficiary countries or regions, or any other relevant data that […]
Posted by Alfie Paul on June 6, 2012, under Archives II, Civil Records, Reference, Researchers, The Process.
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