The National Archives’ Online Public Access (OPA) system will be down for maintenance from May 10 to May 25, 2013. We are in the process of rolling out a new version of OPA that will bring the catalog up to date. After the updated system is rolled out, the catalog will be updated on a [...]
Today’s post comes from Stephanie Stegman, Volunteer at the National Archives at Fort Worth The Fort Smith Criminal Case Files, 1866-1900 used to be difficult to search, but not anymore. These Wild West court cases offer a glimpse of what life was like on the frontier between western Arkansas and the Indian Territory, which today is Oklahoma. The National [...]
Posted by Meredith D. (admin) on April 25, 2013, under Digitization, NARA Coast to Coast, Online Research, Research.
Starting on Friday, March 15, the National Archives will reduce public hours at two locations in the Washington, DC, area as part of actions it is taking due to sequestration. These reductions will affect exhibit spaces and research rooms at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, and research rooms at the National Archives at [...]
Photograph of Mrs. Adelaide Minogue Checking Humidity Recorder in Stacks, 1942 (National Archives Identifier: 3493247) The National Archives, with the generous support of the Foundation for the National Archives, is now inviting proposals for the 2013 Regional Residency Fellowship Program. The Residency Fellowship Program gives researchers the opportunity to conduct original research using records held at [...]
Jennifer Johnson, an exhibit curator at NARA, would love your help finding records in the National Archives with signatures. She’s working on an exhibit and would love your suggestions. At the National Archives, we have a range of signatures from the infamous (Lizzie Borden), to signatures of individuals before they were famous (Julia Child’s OSS [...]
Today’s post comes from Stephanie Greenhut, Education Technology Specialist, in the Education and Public Programs division. We’re going to ring in the new year here at the National Archives with a special celebration to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Visitors to the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, can [...]
Posted by Meredith D. (admin) on December 19, 2012, under Education, Events, Research, Social Media (Web 2.0).
How do you like to get your news and information from the National Archives? Do you have access to what you need? How can we serve you better? Tell us what you think! Take this 10-minute survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/naraexternal The survey will be available until midnight, December 6. Thank you! * Update! The survey will now be [...]
Today’s post comes from Pascal Massinon, 2012 National Archives Legislative Archives Fellow. Stay tuned to NARAtions as Pascal provides updates on his research and experience at the National Archives. Dry fingers, dusty hands, and dirty knees. Common ailments for record collectors scouring through “new arrivals” bins and passed over shelves for rare used LPs. Historians [...]
Posted by Meredith D. (admin) on September 13, 2012, under National Archives Fellowship.
Today’s post comes from Stephanie Greenhut, Education Technology Specialist, in the Education and Public Programs division. It’s almost Constitution Day! This September 17th marks 225 years since the signing of the United States Constitution in Philadelphia in 1787. At the National Archives we’re commemorating the occasion throughout September with special programs, online media, and learning materials. [...]
Today’s post comes from Pascal Massinon, recipient of the 2012 National Archives Legislative Archives Fellowship. Pascal is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History at the University of Michigan, and will be using records at the National Archives to research his dissertation topic, “Home Taping: Participant Listeners and the Political Culture of Home Recording [...]
Posted by Meredith D. (admin) on August 28, 2012, under National Archives Fellowship, Research.
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