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Taking the Streets in Chicago: The 1968 Democratic National Convention on Historypin

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 […]

1940 Census Events and Workshops at the National Archives Coast to Coast

From coast to coast the National Archives is celebrating the 1940 census next week with events and workshops.  We hope you will join us! The National Archives at Boston will be offering a program called “The 1940 Census is Here Today!” on April 2nd.  Please email them at boston.archives@nara.gov for more information. The National Archives […]

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 […]

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