Archive for November, 2011
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! For the next few [...]
Have you ever looked at an historic storefront flanked by modern office buildings and wondered what the streetscape might have looked like back when that first building was constructed? If so, the National Archives’ new partnership with Historypin may be right up your alley! Historypin, a project of the British non-profit We Are What We [...]
Posted by Kristen (admin) on November 30, 2011, under DC-area Researchers, Education, Miscellaneous, Photographs, Social Media (Web 2.0).
All this month, the National Archives joined with the Library of Congress, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Gallery of Art, the National Park Service, the Smithsonian Institution and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum to pay tribute to the traditions of Native Americans during Native American Heritage Month. The National Archives has hundreds [...]
Thanksgiving rolls around once a year but at the National Archives you can tag our Thanksgiving related records every day. Our sample set is a little heavy on the turkey, so pass up dessert and tag a few records instead! Here are some of my favorite images: Look at her perfect form. To achieve the [...]
We’ve listened! Starting November 28, 2011, researchers will no longer be required to record their property data on Equipment Receipts. We will no longer retain equipment receipts for validation of serial numbers by security officers upon your departure from Archives I or Archives II. Security officers will continue to check equipment to validate that your [...]
48 years ago today at 12:30 PM Central Standard Time, President John F. Kennedy was shot while riding in a motorcade through Dallas, Texas. Half an hour later, the President was pronounced dead at Parkland Hospital. The National Archives has custody of records and artifacts relating to President Kennedy’s assassination and the investigation conducted by [...]
Posted by Denise on November 22, 2011, under DC-area Researchers, Online Research, Social Media (Web 2.0), Tag It Tuesday.
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 [...]
This week’s blog post comes once again from guest blogger Diane Petro, Archives Technician in the Research Support Branch at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC. Diane is working on reference activities relating to the upcoming 1940 census release. Researchers often go to the Instructions to the Enumerator when trying to interpret a question [...]
Posted by John on November 18, 2011, under 1940 Census, Family Tree Fridays, Genealogy / Family History, Online Research, Research.
Today is America Recycles Day, a day dedicated to encouraging Americans to recycle and buy recycled products. To show that recycling isn’t a load of rubbish, today’s Tag It Tuesday challenge is to tag our records related to recycling. Tag our digitized recycling records here. Here are a few of our favorites – If disco wasn’t [...]
Today’s guest blog post comes from Rebecca Crawford of Research Services On October 25, twelve new scanning stations were installed in the Microfilm Research Room in Washington, DC. Since then many of our researchers have used the equipment; we have heard many positive reviews. If you have not used the equipment or you are interested [...]
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