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Communications Conspiracy

When talking about red and blue, many Americans think of the political happenings and the colors of states.  But before there were those geographic designations, red and blue were associated with the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) and its networks. While in recent years there has been an increase in the number of entities corporations can […]

NARA Coast to Coast: The Coupon Craze of the 1940s

The economy has been at the top of the newscasts, not to mention peoples’ thoughts, for several years now with no end in sight.  Although there has been prosperity since World War II, during the difficult war years the government worked at keeping the economy under control.  At the forefront of its efforts was the […]

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 […]

NARA Coast to Coast: The Lawsuit of Champions

Who knew oats could be so powerful? One Midwestern company knew their strength and did whatever it could to protect its interest in the grain and its products.

No Laugh-In Matter

“Sock it to me!”  That is, in a way, what happened to Richard Havilland.  And he never got to utter that phrase on the television show that made it famous, Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In.  He did, however, fight back and socked Playboy with a lawsuit.  The case provides a fascinating look at not only the […]

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