Archives Specialist Marcia Kolko reports that descriptions for nine small series of video recordings from Record Group 370, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have recently been uploaded to our online catalog, the Archival Research Catalog, ARC. The series document a range of NOAA surveys and projects, including documentation of an emergency response drill in the Florida Keys [...]
Posted by Carol on April 2, 2013, under Preservation, Reference, Video Recordings.
Today’s guest blogger is Heidi Holmstrom. Heidi works in the Motion Picture Preservation Lab, which is responsible for performing conservation and preservation work on motion picture records held across the National Archives. There are many sound systems that have been used for motion picture films over the years. Some of the earliest relied on [...]
Posted by Carol on March 28, 2013, under Audio Recordings, Digitization, Motion Pictures, Preservation, Reference, Test.
My first couple of blogs focused on born-digital and scanned images created by Federal agencies and accessioned to the Still Picture unit, but I’m now shifting gears and highlighting some of our in-house digitization activities. The main series I’m going to talk about can trace its roots back to 1974 when we received the first [...]
Posted by Billy Wade on February 14, 2013, under Digitization, Photographs, Posters, Preservation, Reference.
This week’s guest post is from Richard Green, an archive technician with the Motion Picture, Video and Recorded Sound Division of NARA’s Research Services, located in College Park, MD. He is currently studying history and psychology at the University of Maryland and is looking forward to attending graduate school in the fall of 2013. The National [...]
Posted by Carol on September 21, 2012, under Motion Pictures, Video Recordings.
This week’s guest blogger is Heidi Holmstrom. Heidi works in the Motion Picture Preservation Lab, which is responsible for performing conservation and preservation work on motion picture records held across the National Archives. I’ve gotten to know President Harry Truman pretty well over the past year. I’m familiar with his opinions, mannerisms, and vocal cadence. [...]
Posted by Carol on August 3, 2012, under Audio Recordings, Digitization, Motion Pictures, Preservation.