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Transcribe #1000pages for Sunshine Week

NARA is excited to participate in Government-wide Sunshine Week activities by launching our first Transcription Challenge in the National Archives Catalog! Here at the Archives, we like to say that there is a story in every box. Help us unlock those stories by transcribing the digitized records in the catalog.  Our goal this week is […]

Introducing the Updated National Archives Catalog

Today, the National Archives will roll out the new, updated National Archives Catalog. For over a year, NARA staff worked with the firm Search Technologies to design and develop a robust catalog that will facilitate the Agency’s big, hairy, audacious goal to Make Access Happen. While at first glance, it doesn’t look much different from […]

Tagalong Tuesday! Celebrating Girl Scouts

The National Mall is just days away from an influx of thousands of Girl Scouts for Girl Scouts Rock the Mall:  100th Anniversary Sing-Along.  I hope they shipped in enough Thin Mints for the party! The National Archives has some great events planned coinciding with the Girl Scouts’ centennial celebration – including exhibits, a film, […]

Titanic Tag It Tuesday!

As a little girl, I was fascinated by the tragic side of history – assassinations, kidnappings, earthquakes, floods, and other disasters.  I was a very cheerful child. One of the tragedies that still holds my interest today is that of the Titanic.  100 years later, people are still fascinated by stories about the Titanic and […]

Tag It Tuesday! Tuskegee Airmen

You’ve probably heard that “Red Tails,” a movie spotlighting the first African American military aviators,  is now showing at a theater near you.   Widely known as the Tuskegee Airmen, the pilots were part of the U.S. Army Air Corps’ 332nd Fighter and 477th Bombardment Groups.   But you don’t have to go to the movies […]

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