The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, New York, was the first Presidential library built in the United States. President Roosevelt led its conception and building, and he is the only President to have used his library while in office. FDR decided to build the library in order to preserve the [...]
Posted by Nikita on October 11, 2012, under - Presidents, - World War II, National Archives Near You.
Tags: "The Unfinished Portrait", Eleanor Roosevelt, Elizabeth Shumatoff, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library, Grace Tully, Hyde Park, Lucy Mercer Rutherfurd, Maguerite "Missy" LeHand, Shirley Temple, teachers
The John Fitzgerald Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is located in Boston. The staff collect, preserve, and make publicly available over 48 million items related to the 35th President. These records include not only JFK’s writings and belongings, but also records of some of his family members, his administration officials, and other individuals and organizations. [...]
Posted by Nikita on October 5, 2012, under - Presidents, National Archives Near You.
Tags: American Archives Month, Archives Month, Boston, Ernest Hemingway, Jacqueline Kennedy, John F. Kennedy, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Mary Hemingway, space race, The Cuban Missile Crisis
In light of the upcoming 225th Constitution Day on September 17, I spoke with Mary Lynn Ritzenthaler and Catherine Nicholson, two of the very few people who have touched the Constitution in the last century, about how they approached the task of conserving the Charters of Freedom.
Posted by Nikita on September 4, 2012, under - Constitution.
Tags: Catherine Nicholson, conservation, Constitution, Constitution 225, encasement, helium, insect damage, japanese paper, Mary Lynn Ritzenthaler, National Bureau of Standards, parchment size, preservation
“Attachments,” the current exhibit at the National Archives in Washington, DC, tells the stories of some of the millions of people who have entered and left the United States. One visitor, Pasquale Taraffo, came to the United States three times—once for a concert tour of New York City and California in 1928–29, once as [...]