Tag: RG 360
In 1971, the National Archives established the Center for the Documentary Study of the American Revolution through its American Revolution Bicentennial Administration (Records of the American Revolution Bicentennial Administration: RG 452), at Archives I in Washington, DC. As one of the major Bicentennial projects, the center was a sort of “one stop” location for the [...]
Today’s post is written by Dr. Greg Bradsher. This September 17th is the 225th birthday of the Constitution. Undoubtedly thousands of people will visit the Rotunda of the National Archives to see the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, as well as the Articles of Confederation. If they look up at the murals [...]
Posted by Guest Blogger on September 17, 2012, under Archives I, Civil Records.
This week in 1775, the battles of Lexington and Concord were fought in Massachusetts. The Massachusetts militia and Lieutenant Colonel Francis Smith’s group of British troops suffered casualties, but it is still unclear which side fired the first shot that began the American Revolution. RG 360, The Papers of the Continental Congress, compiled 1774 – [...]
Posted by Monique Politowski on April 17, 2012, under Archives I, Civil Records, NARA beyond DC/MD.
Today’s post is written by Monique Politowski, and is part of her ongoing series on the Federalists. It must have been weird for the readers of the New York Independent Journal to see an essay supposedly written by a long since dead Roman. Hamilton, Jay, and Madison all used the pseudonym “Publius,” intentionally becoming the [...]
Posted by Monique Politowski on October 31, 2011, under Archives I, Civil Records, Outside NARA.