Today’s blog was written by David Langbart, Archivist at the National Archives in College Park. At the outbreak of World War I, William H. Hunt was serving as the U.S. Consul in St. Etienne, France. In addition to his official duties, Hunt was also a true American pioneer. In 1914, he was one of the very […]
Posted by Netisha on January 13, 2015, under RG 146 Records of the U.S. Civil Service Commission, RG 59 General Records of the Department of State.
Written by Netisha Currie and Tina Ligon, National Archives at College Park “My greatest work comes in the community” ~ Marion Barry Today is the annual Turkey Giveaway – a local tradition of Southeast Washington, DC in which former mayor Marion Barry would give out turkeys and vegetables to less fortunate residents so that they […]
Written by Netisha Currie, Archives Specialist at the National Archives in College Park. Today is the kick off for the second annual National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair. From October 28-30 the Archives will broadcast 17 live lectures from across the nation via YouTube to inform the general public on various aspects of genealogical research. This […]
Posted by Netisha on October 28, 2014, under RG 65 Records of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
This post is dedicated to the memory of Maya Angelou – born April 4, 1928. Maya Angelou was a revered American author, poet, activist, holder of many other occupations, and icon. The impact and power of her words were immediately felt with the publication of her first autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969), […]
Posted by Netisha on June 4, 2014, under African American Women, Photographs, RG 306 Records of the US Information Agency, RG 48 Records of the Office of the Secretary of the Interior.
Today’s blog is written by Dr. Christina Violeta Jones, Textual Reference Archivist at the National Archives in College Park, Maryland 1969 was a remarkable year. Richard Nixon became the 37th President, Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin were the first two men to land on the moon, and Woodstock the music festival took place. Also […]
Posted by Netisha on February 25, 2014, under Civil Rights, RG 267 Records of the Supreme Court of the United States.
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