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DC-Area Researcher Forum Meeting Minutes from Friday, November 18 Available

Researchers are invited to read the minutes of the Researcher Forum meeting on November 18, 2011, posted to the DC-area Researcher Forum web page (  The main feature of the meeting was a presentation/discussion with the audience about the newly completed National Archives facility at St. Louis, an overview of its operations and how the public […]

DC-Area Researcher Update: New, More Efficient Policy for Personal Property

We’ve listened! Starting November 28, 2011, researchers will no longer be required to record their property data on Equipment Receipts. We will no longer retain equipment receipts for validation of serial numbers by security officers upon your departure from Archives I or Archives II. Security officers will continue to check equipment to validate that your […]

Byrd Expedition

The following post comes from guest blogger Robyn Dexter, Archivist at the National Archives at Anchorage. Rear Admiral Richard Byrd was born in 1888, part of a prominent Virginia family. His commission in the Navy enabled him to pioneer developments in aviation, learning to fly during WWI. Byrd was instrumental in developing new technologies, such […]

ScanPro 2000 Training Session

Today’s guest blog post comes from Rebecca Crawford of Research Services On October 25, twelve new scanning stations were installed in the Microfilm Research Room in Washington, DC. Since then many of our researchers have used the equipment; we have heard many positive reviews. If you have not used the equipment or you are interested […]

Upcoming Researcher Forum Agenda – November 18th

The following post comes from Jennifer Nelson, Acting Executive for Research Services. At this meeting NARA staff will provide brief updates about space reconfiguration at the National Archives Building in Washington DC, and a follow up to our September 16th digitization partnership meeting.  The main agenda item will seek audience input about a proposal to move certain records series, mostly from Archives II, to the National Archives […]

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