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Hurricane Sandy Remembered

Today’s post comes from Victoria Blue, staff writer at the National Archives Seven months after Hurricane Sandy swept over the Caribbean and up the Eastern seaboard of the United States, communities affected by this destructive storm are still working to rebuild their lives. Today, we remember the past and present of the storm’s impact with Historypin’s newest project: “Hurricane Sandy: […]

Online Public Access catalog down for maintenance May 10-25, 2013

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 […]

Records from the Wild West, the Fort Smith Criminal Case Files Now Online

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 […]

Reduction of Public Hours in Washington, DC Area

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 […]

Motown Was Not Afraid

So many songs, so many lawsuits.  As February brings a plethora of romantic tunes to the airwaves and to people’s hearts, a copyright case recalls how one of the most popular Motown creations was alleged to have been plagiarized from another source. When Baby Love was sung by popular “girl group” The Supremes, it became […]

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