Archive for February, 2011
Archivists handle fascinating records, but the people who lived the lives recorded in the documents are even more fascinating. Such was the life of Frank Buckles, who passed away on February 27, aged 110. Buckles’s passing means that there are no longer any living American servicemen who fought during World War I. Any memories and experiences from [...]
The work the National Archives Preservation staff does every day is hardly “everyday.” A recent post about Hawaii’s petition for statehood on the Preservation Program’s Facebook page demonstrated this fact. This preservation project stemmed from a request from our Center for Legislative Archives. Each archival unit creates annual and long-term preservation plans, and the Center’s [...]
Posted by Mary on February 25, 2011, under Letters in the National Archives, petitions, preservation, Unusual documents.
Tags: 50th state, american history, Hawaii, Legislative Archives, NARA, national archives, National archives and records administration, National Archives Preservation Program, petitions, preservation, us history
It was impossible to decide if “Treeus” was funnier than references to Santa or poor drivers, so we asked for assistance from our guest judge Laura Brandt, who manages the Foundation for the National Archives Facebook page. After much agony, she decided that David T’s caption held the most humor and historical value. This two [...]
Errol Flynn may not have changed his name to become a famous movie actor, but his declaration of intention (a form that starts the process to being naturalized as a U.S. citizen) is surprisingly complex. In 1938, he listed four countries and two nationalities on one form. Flynn was born in Australia, but on his [...]
Posted by Hilary on February 23, 2011, under - World War II, Myth or History.
Tags: Alfred hitchcock, Australia, declaration of intent, emigrate, Errol Flynn, Mexico, Peter Lorre, the National archives at Laguna Nigel
Today we have a special guest post from Tom Nastick, public programs producer at the National Archives. This week, from February 23 to 27, we’ll be presenting the seventh annual free screenings of Oscar®-nominated documentaries and Short Subjects in the William G. McGowan Theater. Our friends at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences will [...]
Posted by Hilary on February 22, 2011, under - Civil Rights, - The 1960s, - World War II, News and Events, Rare Videos.
Tags: Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, Charles Guggenheim, Czechoslovakia 1968, Frank Capra, Nine from Little Rock, Oscar, second world war, The Fighting Lady, Tom Nastick, William G. McGowan Theater