Tag: Department of Justice
Today’s post is by College Park processing archivist Alan Walker. True story: Thursday, March 28 was shaping up to be a typical day. I had before me a cart’s worth of boxes full of case files from the Department of Justice that needed to be listed for a spreadsheet of “temporary” files to be disposed. These [...]
Posted by Guest Blogger on April 8, 2013, under Archives II, Civil Records, Policy and Procedures.
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.
On August 6, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law. While this was a major milestone in ensuring that no one could “deny or abridge the rights of any citizen of the United States to vote on account of race and color,” violations of individual voting rights still occurred. Acts [...]
Posted by Jason Clingerman on November 8, 2011, under Archives II, Civil Records, Reference.