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Archive for December, 2010

Minutes from the November 19th DC-area Researcher Meeting

The minutes from the meeting on November 19th are posted below. The minutes will be posted on the web after the new redesign of is launched next week. Handouts Agenda The Text Message — The Blog of the Textual Archives Services Division at Archives II I. Welcome Director, Access Programs Susan Cummings welcomed everyone […]

New NARA Photo Contest on!

Do you like photographs of past places and times?  Do you like to take photographs yourself?  Have you ever wanted your work to be featured and sold by the National Archives?  Then we have the contest for you! The National Archives introduces our first photo contest on, an innovative website where the Federal government […]

Have Your Say: 2010 Census Records!

Genealogists, you love census records. I would easily nominate you as their No. 1 fan! Census records are rock stars for those who love to research family history. Have you ever wondered what it will be like to research the 2010 Census records in the future? The decisions about what is permanently kept are being […]

Our Social Media Strategy

We posted the first version of our social media strategy today on Our overall approach is to engage our staff, the government community, and researchers and citizen archivists so we can be a more open agency while accomplish NARA’s mission more effectively. We express our core values and strategies for social media in three […]

“What Are You Working On, Mitch Yockelson?”

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 […]

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