by Don on October 24, 2013
The National Declassification Center has rescheduled the free, one-day symposium for Tuesday, January 14th, 2014. It will start at 9am and run until noon in the McGowan Theater at the National Archives Building in downtown Washington DC. All of the previously announced speakers are confirmed to attend.
The accompanying publication will be available free to all attendees of the symposium. The newly declassified and released documents are slated for a web-release in the middle of November 2013.
Those who have previously registered for tickets will have their spaces held for them.
For more information and seat registration, please contact email@example.com.
by Don on October 11, 2013
Due to the ongoing government shutdown, the Berlin Symposium scheduled for October 16 at the National Archives Building has been postponed. Once the government reopens, we will post a new date for the symposium here.
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.
by ncarmichael on September 5, 2013
On October 16, 2013 at 0900 a.m. the National Declassification Center at the National Archives, in partnership with the Historical Review Program of the CIA, will host a one-day symposium at the McGowan theater at the Archives building in downtown Washington, D.C. to tell the story of the people of East Berlin and their struggle for freedom. The symposium will highlight newly published and released declassified documents that reveal the human struggle for life and death in the shadow of the wall. The documents detail the many aspects of life focusing on the resolve of the human spirit for freedom and equality. With his iconic speech on June 26, 1963, President John F. Kennedy united the citizens of Berlin with the United States by his statement that “he too was a Berliner.” Twenty-four years later when visiting Berlin, President Ronald Reagan declared in his speech that “…Yet I do not come here to lament. For I find in Berlin a message of hope, even in the shadow of this wall, a message of triumph.”
We have gathered on DVD just under 3,000 newly declassified documents on various topics and activities on Berlin from 1962-1986. The 3,000 documents represent only a portion of the actual release of 12,000 pages in our total release. We have covered the period between two of the most famous speeches by the visiting American presidents Kennedy and Reagan. Included in this joint publication are newly released documents that recorded the life and death struggle with the quest for freedom and the triumph of the human spirit.
National Declassification Center – Ms. Sheryl Shenberger
Archivist of the United States - David Ferriero
Director, Information Management Services, CIA – Joseph Lambert
National Declassification Center – Mr. Neil Carmichael
Historian at the George Washington University and the Woodrow Wilson Center – Dr. Hope Harrison
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars – Dr. Christian F. Ostermann
Central Intelligence Agency - Dr. Donald P. Steury
The event is free and open to the public. For more information and reserve your seat please contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
by Don on August 26, 2013
The NDC has released a listing of 445 entries that have completed declassification processing between June 1 and July 26, 2013 and are now available for researcher request. This release records from both military and civilian agencies. Highlights include:
(When making a request, please cite the HMS Entry and Series Title.)
1960s archives Berlin big band Carl Braden CIA civil rights Civil Rights Movement Cold War document Electromagnetic Pulse Events Berlin NDC FBI Frank Wilkinson Guest Blogger history HUAC Intelligence James Meredith Jazz Jr. March Against Fear Martin Luther King Medals Mississippi NDC new release North Korea petition President F. Kennedy President Ronald Reagan. presidents rediscovering Black history RG 65 Richard M. Nixon USS Pueblo
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