Today’s post comes from James Garvin, General Engineer at the National Archives The replacement of the tier 20 upper roof at the National Archives Building (Archives I) began in mid-July. This project is scheduled for completion in mid-October 2012. Each day, part of the old roof will be removed and the exposed area prepared [...]
We know that you must be wondering when the dust will settle in the Archives I research center. So far, the classroom, finding aids room, and microfilm research room have been reconfigured. The cork floor and the new wood paneling are beautiful. The floor in the research commons (lobby) remains a work in progress. When [...]
Researchers are invited to read the minutes of the Researcher Forum meeting on May 18, 2012, posted to the DC-area Researcher Forum web page. The main feature of the meeting was a discussion with NARA’s digitization partners: Sabrina Petersen from Ancestry.com; Aaron Spencer from Fold3 (formerly Footnote.com); and John de Jong from FamilySearch.org. Rebecca Warlow [...]
Posted by Meredith D. (admin) on June 1, 2012, under DC-area Researchers, Digitization, Open Government, Research.
Today’s post comes from Lisa Covi, a volunteer at the National Archives in College Park (Archives II) serving as a staff aide on the Panama Canal Photo Metal Application and World War II holdings maintenance projects. Lisa is also training as a docent to give tours of Archives II. She has a Ph.D. in Information [...]
Today’s post comes from Kristina Maldre, Education Specialist at the National Archives at Chicago. Protestors are planning numerous demonstrations for this week, when world leaders will gather in Chicago for the 2012 NATO Summit. But assembling in the streets of the Windy City to oppose governmental policies is nothing new. This past year the Occupy [...]
Posted by Meredith D. (admin) on May 17, 2012, under NARA Coast to Coast, Photographs, Social Media (Web 2.0).
Join us for our next National Archives Researcher Forum! This forum will be held on Friday, May 18, at 1:00 p.m. in room G-25, the new classroom in the National Archives Building in Washington, DC (Archives I). NARA’s digitization partners will return for continued discussion of the digitization of archival records, begun at the September [...]
Today’s post comes from Peter A. Shulman, Assistant Professor of History at Case Western Reserve University. In 2011 he held the inaugural Legislative Archives Fellowship at the National Archives. The National Archives is now accepting applications for the 2012 Fellowship position. For an application and more information, please visit the Center for Legislative Archives. I’d [...]
Today’s post comes from Stephanie Greenhut, Education Technology Specialist, in the Education and Public Programs division. Today we announced the release of the DocsTeach App for iPad, extending the dynamic learning opportunities available from the DocsTeach.org website to iPad users. Using the app, you can choose a topic, such as “Civics & Government” or “Postwar [...]
Just one week until the 1940 Census Release! We know you’ve been counting down (so have we!), and some of you may still be wondering how best to use these records once they are available. The National Archives will host a series of workshops during the first week of the 1940 Census release, April 2 [...]
We hope that you will be able to join us for the next meeting of the National Archives Researcher Forum. It will be held on Friday, May 18, at 1:00 p.m. in G-25, the new classroom in the National Archives Building in Washington, DC (Archives I). NARA’s digitization partners will return for continued discussion of [...]
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