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Archive for January, 2013

Project 1794 Documents in ARC

By Michael Rhodes Last year, the National Declassification Center released, scanned, and posted several pages from declassified U.S. Air Force reports. Digital copies of those same documents are now available, in full, on the National Archives Archival Research Catalog (ARC) [http://www.archives.gov/research/arc/] Project 1794 Final Development Summary Report, 06/1956 [ARC ID 6920770] Program Planning Report, Project […]

National Declassification Center Releases its Sixth Bi-annual Progress Report

The NDC is pleased to release its Sixth Bi-annual status report.  http://www.archives.gov/declassification/ndc/reports/2012-biannual-july-december.pdf This report details the progress made since January 2010 in meeting the President’s December 29, 2009 charge to eliminate the approximately 400 million page back log of reviewed, but not publicly available records at NARA.   The report specifically focuses on progress made during the second […]

Rickover and the Whale

  By Ms. Brewer Thompson While going through boxes of documents for declassification, we occasionally come across things that are interesting, though unclassified. This comes from Record Group 326: Atomic Energy Commission, entry P 14-B, Subject Files of John McCone, Chairman; box 20 folder 3, O & M 2-2 R Correspondence with Individuals “RICKOVER”. It […]

The Middle East: A 1945 Perspective

This post is from NDC Archives Specialist John Ritz. While working on a FOIA request for Department of State records, I came across a document which immediately caught my attention.  I showed it to several coworkers who encouraged me to share it with a broader audience. The document is a Memorandum of Conversation between President Roosevelt and […]

Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings Declassified

Our colleagues in the Special Media Services Division recently announced on their blog “Media Matters” the declassification of nearly 200 new items.  Follow the link below for a listing of the new releases. http://blogs.archives.gov/mediamatters/2013/01/11/declassified-motion-pictures-and-sound-recordings/

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