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Archive for January, 2011

Family Tree Friday: An overview of Vietnam War-era records

As I’ve been reviewing pertinent records over the past several weeks relating to 20th-century military service, it’s finally time to say a few words about those that document the Vietnam War.  Instead of focusing on any one specific series, a general overview seems to offer the best approach to highlight these records, especially since they have […]

“What Are You Working On, Meghan Ryan?”

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 […]

Keeping NARA out in front for Digital Democracy

Last month, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) submitted their report to the President and to Congress, “Designing a Digital Future: Federally Funded Research and Development in Networking and Information Technology.“ In this report, the PCAST provides recommendations – with specific mention of NARA’s role in Digital Democracy – regarding IT research priorities, challenges, and opportunities for the Federal government in the years ahead.

Citizen Archivists on Flickr

The National Archives’ photostream on Flickr has been a popular place for our users to view, comment, and discuss photos in our collection since June 2009.  We recently hit 2 million views on our photos on Flickr.  As we’ve seen the activity on our photostream grow (especially after joining the Flickr Commons in February 2010), […]

Keep Up with the National Archives and Follow @USNatArchives!

If you’ve ever wished you could make it to a National Archives event, but couldn’t quite get there, we now have a solution for you!  The National Archives is launching a new Twitter feed that will feature live tweets from National Archives events, like our annual Genealogy Fair.  @USNatArchives will be the go to source […]

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