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Civil Rights Today Essay Contest for Texas 12th Graders

The Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation invites students to explore the enduring issue of civil rights as it impacts them or those around them in the 2014 “Civil Rights Today” Essay Contest. The contest is open to 12th-grade Texas students. Essays must be submitted by midnight on February 10, 2014. The Civil Rights Act of 1964, signed into law […]

Federal Government Reopens

Congress has restored funding of appropriated activities and the National Archives has begun to resume normal operations. The National Archives Building in Washington, DC and the National Archives at College Park, MD will be closed to the public today, October 17 to give staff time to ensure the proper protection of holdings. Facilities around the […]

Federal Government Shutdown

Due to the Federal Government shutdown, the National Archives (www.archives.gov) is closed.  We are unable to post or participate in any of our social media channels during this closure. All National Archives facilities are closed, with the exception of the Federal Records Centers and the Federal Register, until the Federal government reopens.

Vote for our first “Records of Rights” display document!

Get your students involved in choosing which rights-related document will display in our new exhibition, “Records of Rights,” opening November 8 in Washington, DC.

#ThankATeacher (Actually, thanks to millions of you!)

During Teacher Appreciation Week, and especially today on National Teacher Appreciation Day, we give thanks to teachers for all their hard work educating and guiding students. As we said on Today’s Document—our sister site showcasing daily featured documents, it’s always Teacher Appreciation Week at the National Archives! Our Education Specialists work year-round to provide teachers […]

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