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Archive for November, 2011

Tag It Tuesday – A Shocking Day in Dallas

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 […]

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 […]

Family Tree Friday: 1940 Census – Following the instructions (of the enumerators!)

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 […]

Tag It Tuesday! America Recycles!

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 […]

ScanPro 2000 Training Session

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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