Jennifer Johnson, an exhibit curator at NARA, would love your help finding records in the National Archives with signatures. She’s working on an exhibit and would love your suggestions. At the National Archives, we have a range of signatures from the infamous (Lizzie Borden), to signatures of individuals before they were famous (Julia Child’s OSS [...]
Recently, the National Archives introduced the Citizen Archivist Dashboard where citizen archivists can crowd-source the records of the National Archives. The Dashboard contains several “tagging missions” that feature records and images from our holdings including over 2800 images of World War II posters, 483 photographs taken by photographer Lewis Hine, and the petition against the annexation of Hawaii which contains 21, [...]
Throughout this holiday season, we encourage you to participate in the exciting activities featured on the Citizen Archivist Dashboard, which is available starting today. Check it out and try tagging, transcription, editing articles, uploading digital scans, and participating in contests all related to the records of the National Archives. We hope that you’ll share any suggestions [...]
Posted by Jessie on December 23, 2011, under Contests, DC-area Researchers, Digitization, Open Government, Our Archives Wiki, Social Media (Web 2.0), Tag It Tuesday, Wikipedian in Residence.
Tag It Tuesday’s all shook up! Our pals over at the Our Presidents tumbler are celebrating “Elvis in the Archives” week and we thought we’d join the fun. Sure, the King is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame but you can also find him in the National Archives. Included in the Archives’ holdings [...]
We hope that you will be able to join us for the next meeting of the Researcher Forum on Friday, January 27, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. in Room G-24 at Archives I in Washington, DC. Archivist David Ferriero will join us for a discussion of NARA’s Citizen Archivist program. A special feature of the program [...]
Today’s Tag It Tuesday is going Hollywood! Did you know that every once in a while there’s a star sighting in the records of the National Archives? You just might find a poor little rich girl, a future Godfather, or a Top Gun making a guest appearance in our holdings. Tammy Kelly, a colleague from the Truman Library, [...]
Posted by Denise on December 13, 2011, under NARA Staff Favorites, Social Media (Web 2.0), Tag It Tuesday.
Tomorrow marks the 70th anniversary of what President Franklin Roosevelt proclaimed “a date which will live in infamy,” the attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese Navy. Thousands of American naval personnel were killed or wounded and U.S. ships and aircraft were sunk or damaged. As a result of the attack, the U.S. declared war on Japan and entered World War [...]
Posted by Denise on December 6, 2011, under Online Research, Research, Social Media (Web 2.0), Tag It Tuesday.
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 [...]
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.
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