Archive for 'Unusual documents'
Today’s post comes from Christopher Zarr of the National Archives at New York City. At first glance, some of our records may not grab your attention. Take for instance, two documents labeled Exhibit C and D. Exhibit C is a ticket from 1912 for excess luggage, and Exhibit D is a claim coupon to pick up one’s bags [...]
Posted by Hilary on March 20, 2012, under Uncategorized, Unusual documents.
Tags: Christopher Zarr, disaster, Lucy Risdale, maritime, National Archives at New York City, new york city, RMS Titanic, Titanic
The National Archives is known for maintaining and preserving documents like the Constitution and Declaration of Independence. But among America’s historic documents, there are also records of bank robbers, bootleggers, and gangsters. In this week’s “True Crime at the Archives” spotlight is America’s first public enemy—John Dillinger. A cunning and sophisticated bank robber, Dillinger led [...]
Posted by Gregory Marose on March 14, 2012, under - Great Depression, Unusual documents.
Tags: 1933, 1934, bank robbery, Biograph Theater, car theft, Chicago, Dillinger, FBI, Federal crime, Hoover, Indiana state Prison, John Dillinger
A detail from the claim submitted by Florence Gwinn, the widow of William Gwinn. Today’s guest post was written by William B. Roka, a longtime volunteer at the National Archives in New York City. You can follow them on Facebook as they launch “Titantic Tuesdays” in the weeks leading up to the 100th anniversary of the [...]
Posted by Hilary on February 7, 2012, under Unusual documents.
Tags: disaster, J. B. Williamson, Jago Smith, John S. March, mail, maritime disaster, new york city, Ocean Steam Navigation Company, Oscar S. Woody, post office, RMS Titanic, sinking, Titanic, White Star, White Star Line, William L. Gwinn, William Roka
Today’s guest post comes from Miriam Kleiman of the Public and Media Communications Office. Before joining the Public Affairs staff, I was a researcher for the “Nazi War Crimes and Japanese Imperial Government Records Interagency Working Group.” I reviewed records of Nazi war criminals, including those recruited by the U.S. intelligence. Needless to say, this [...]
Posted by Hilary on January 31, 2012, under - World War II, Myth or History, Unusual documents.
Tags: Adolf Hitler, Army Counter-Intelligence Corps, dentist, ecords of the Army Staff, hitler, Hugo Johannes Blaschke, Psi Omega Zeta, RG 319, teeth
Today’s guest post was written by Miriam Kleiman, who works in the National Archives Public Affairs Office. George Clooney’s next film—which he will write, direct, and star in—is based on holdings from the National Archives! Clooney announced last weekend that his number-one priority is to make a film about the “Monuments Men,” a group of [...]
Posted by Hilary on January 18, 2012, under - World War II, News and Events, Unusual documents.
Tags: Alfred Rosenberg, Bavaria, Captured German Records, Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg, Eisenhower, ERR, George Clooney, George Patton, Hermann Goering, hitler, Hitler albums, Hollywood, Jewish art collections, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Monuments Men, National Treasure, Neuschwanstein, Nicholas Cage, Office of Strategic Services Art Looting Unit, Omar Bradley, Robert Edsel, Rose Valland, U.S. Army