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Rum and Diplomacy

Today’s post comes from National Declassification Center Archives Specialist Dr. Amanda Weimer. Jose Pepín Bosch was a man of action.  Having married into the Bacardi family in 1922, Bosch led the spirits company now known as Bacardi Limited from November 1944 until 1976.  A Cuban patriot, he helped to emphasize the Cuban character integral to […]

100 Years of the Panama Canal: The Age of Transition, 1964-73

Today’s Blog Post is from Senior NDC Archivist (Special Assistant, NDC Evaluation and Special Projects Division) Patrice Brown. The beginning of the Panama Canal is well known. The routes considered, the French construction efforts, the United States entrance as the canal builder, and the characters involved.   However, the transitional period between the Panamanian demands for […]

A New Option for Prioritization

Today’s post comes from NDC Director Sheryl Shenberger and discusses a new option to help the NDC prioritize final processing of records. In the recently posted NDC Status Report on the NDC Declassification Website I noted that in completing quality assurance for the 352 million pages of backlog records (a good thing), we still faced […]

New Releases from The National Declassification Center

The NDC has released a listing of 286 entries that have completed declassification processing between March 7 and June 2, 2014 and are now available for researcher request. This release consists of records from both military and civilian agencies. Highlights include: Department of State, Records Of Nicholas Katzenbach, Department of State, Bureau Of Refugee Programs Office Of […]

NARA’s 2014 – 2016 Open Government Plan Now Available

Many thanks to all who provided comment on our draft plan.  I am happy to report that the plan is now available here: http://www.archives.gov/open/open-government-plan-3.0.pdf or as a Word document http://www.archives.gov/open/open-government-plan-3.0.docx Please continue to provide us with comments as we work to reach the goals set out in the plan.

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