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Archive for December, 2010

National History Day 2011!

It’s the middle of the school year, and already students and teachers are beginning to do research for their National History Day projects.  This year the theme is “Debate & Diplomacy: Successes, Failures, Consequences.” One of the great things about NHD is that these projects encourage middle and high school students to use primary sources […]

Family Tree Friday: Post Office Records, Continued (part 3)

Today I want to talk about a type of Post Office Department record that most people probably haven’t considered – Letters Sent by the Postmaster General, 1789-1836. As the series title implies, these are letters that were sent by the Postmaster General. They deal with a lot of different types of activity – the establishment […]

Save the Dates for the 2011 DC-area Researchers Meetings

DC-Area Researchers - We hope you will mark your calendars for the 2011 quarterly Researcher Group meetings. February 18, 1 pm - The National Archives in Washington, DC, room G-24 May 20, 1 pm - The National Archives in College Park, lecture rooms B/C August 19, 1 pm - The National Archives in Washington, DC, room G-24 November 18, 1 pm - The […]

“What Are You Working On, Marla Young?”

Ever wonder what exciting new projects the many employees at NARA are working on? The “What are You Working On?” blog feature aims to introduce a variety of NARA employees and highlight some of the exciting projects we are working on around the agency. Check for this blog series on Wednesdays! This week, we introduce […]

Hypothetically Speaking: HOW Should We Let You Know About Fee Changes?

The following guest post comes from Stuart Culy of the Policy and Planning Staff. We want your comments!  NARA is thinking about changing the way we tell researchers, visitors, and anyone who’s interested about our record reproduction fees. Basically – the fees that we charge when we make copies of our holdings for a requester. […]

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