Archivist in the News

March 31, 2014

July 3, 2013

  • In an interview with USA Today’s Capital Download, Archivist David Ferriero discusses the power of documents, from the founder’s diaries to the secret project to build a flying saucer.

May 21, 2013

April 8, 2013

November 29, 2012

September 26, 2012

September 21, 2012

August 21, 2012

  • David Ferriero discusses The National Archives’ use of social media in an ABC news interview in Australia.

August 17, 2012

July 9, 2012

May 18, 2012

May 15, 2012

May 13, 2012

May 1, 2012

April 15, 2012

April 10, 2012

April 5, 2012

March 27, 2012

March 14, 2012

March 13, 2012

January 27, 2012

January 8, 2012

November 28, 2011

November 18, 2011

November 17, 2011

November 15, 2011

November 8, 2011

October 24, 2011

October 17, 2011

October 14, 2011

  • The National Archives National Personnel Records Center opened the doors of a new facility in St. Louis.  Archivist David Ferriero spoke at the dedication ceremony.

October 10, 2011

October 9, 2011

October 5, 2011

August 31, 2011

  • Archivist David Ferriero weighs in on the loss of records due to 9/11.

August 23, 2011

August 18, 2011

August 10, 2011

  • Archivist David Ferriero is featured on CSPAN’s American History TV’s American Artifacts, a show that takes viewers behind the scenes at archives, museums, and historic sites. View a preview of the show.
  • David Ferriero will speak at the International Association of Jewish Genealogists Society’s international conference in Washington, DC.

August 1, 2011

July 29, 2011

July 28, 2011

July 27, 2011

  • Noted historian accused of theft of documents from the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library.

July 11, 2011

July 7, 2011

July 6, 2011

July 5, 2011

July 1, 2011

  • American Eats tavern opens on July 4th for a limited time.  The “pop-up” restaurant was created by Jose Andres in conjunction with the “What’s Cooking, Uncle Sam?” exhibit at the National Archives.

June 23, 2011

  • Former First Lady Laura Bush visits the National Archives to speak with Archivist David Ferriero about her memoir and plans for the future George W. Bush presidential library.

June 22, 2011

  • The Emancipation Proclamation traveled from the National Archives in Washington, DC to the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan as part of the “Discovering the Civil War” traveling exhibit.

June 17, 2011

June 16, 2011

  • Archivist David Ferriero will host food-themed Jeopardy!, awarding prizes to audience members to promote the new “What’s Cooking, Uncle Sam?” exhibit.

June 14, 2011

June 13, 2011

  • The National Archives formally releases all 7,000 pages of the Pentagon Papers to the public.

June 10, 2011

June 9, 2011

  • Archivist David Ferriero introduces Jose Andres, James Beard Foundation’s Outstanding Chef, and Corby Kummer, Senior Editor of The Atlantic, as they discuss the history of American food and cooking at a public program at the National Archives.

June 8, 2011

June 3, 2011

June 1, 2011

  • View the video of Archivist David Ferriero’s 2011 commencement address at the University of Arizona School of Information Resources and Library Science.

May 27, 2011

May 25, 2011

  • Joan Nathan, author of the cookbook “Quiches, Kugels and Couscous,” and celebrity chef Spike Mendelsohn speak at the National Archives about the importance of food in Jewish culture in conjunction with the upcoming “What’s Cooking, Uncle Sam?” exhibit.

May 24, 2011

  • Archivist David Ferriero introduces historian Gordon Wood, Pulitzer-prize winning authority on America’s revolutionary era, and Jay Winik, best-selling author and historian during an evening program on the American Revolution, produced by the National Archives.

May 23, 2011

May 18, 2011

  • The Public Interest Declassification Board is seeking public comments on the transformation of the national security classification system.

May 16, 2011

  • Chef Jose Andreas has partnered with the National Archives to create a pop-up restaurant, American Eats Tavern, to coincide with the upcoming “What’s Cooking, Uncle Sam?” exhibit.

May 13, 2011

  • Archivist of the United States, David Ferriero, will speak with Former First Lady Laura Bush about her memoir at the National Archives.

May 12, 2011

  • The National Archives has prepared the “Pentagon Papers” for public access, and will officially release them next month at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library.
  • The Public Interest Declassification Board is seeking feedback from the public to reform the system of government document secrecy.

May 10, 2011

  • Ronald Reagan’s personal collection of note cards is now on display at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, and are included in a new book by Douglas Brinkley entitled, “The Notes: Ronald Reagan’s Private Collection of Stories and Wisdom.”

May 9, 2011

  • Mitch Yockelson, Investigative Archivist at the National Archives in College Park, MD, has written a new book entitled, “MacArthur: America’s General.”
  • Walt Whitman’s work as a government clerk uncovered at the National Archives in College Park, Maryland, including 3,000 handwritten government documents transcribed by Walt Whitman between the Civil War and 1873.




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May 5, 2011

  • The National Archives and international partners launched an online Research Portal for Records Related to Nazi-Era Cultural Property.

May 4, 2011

  • David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States testified before a House committee on whether the Presidential Records Act of 1978 should to be updated to deal with new forms of digital records, such as Facebook and Twitter postings.
  • The John F. Kennedy Library and Museum will open a new wing of the library to house 15,000 square feet of archival storage, a staging area for exhibits and curatorial work, and a new temporary exhibit gallery.  Boston Globe article.
  • Thomas F. Schwartz, Illinois State Historian and a noted authority on Abraham Lincoln, has been appointed as the director of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum.

May 3, 2011

  • The National Archives announced the hiring of the first Wikipedian in Residence, who will be working on cooperative endeavors to make records more accessible to the public and create collaboration between communities of archivists and wikipedians.
  • NPR’s “Found In The Archives” column features a National Archives video of  a U.S. Air Force plane called “Biocrash Test.”

May 2, 2011

April 29, 2011

  • The National Archives newly redesigned website, Archives.gov, just won an award in the Website / Dynamic Media: Public Sector category at the ClearMark Awards.  These awards are given to web sites with the best plain language.