Archive for August, 2012
Today’s post was written by National Archives volunteer Paul Richter. It is part of a series tracing the development of the Constitution in honor of the 225th anniversary of this document on September 17, 2012. The President of the United States is one of the most famous positions in the world. But the first [...]
Posted by Hilary on August 21, 2012, under - Constitution, - Presidents, Facial Hair Fridays, Uncategorized.
Tags: Constitution, constitution225, constitutional convention, Electoral College, george washington, POTUS, President
Do sideburns set your heart aflutter? It’s been 35 years since Elvis Presley died, but judging from the media coverage and chatter on Twitter with #ElvisWeek, his fan base is still enthusiastic. But the some of the most passionate fan letters about the bewhiskered singer can be found in the National Archives. In 1958, Linda [...]
Posted by Hilary on August 17, 2012, under Facial Hair Fridays.
Tags: army, Eisenhower Presidential Library, Elvis, Ike, Mamie, national personnel records center, OMPF, sideburns, St. Louis
When Harry S. Truman Library Director Mike Devine flew to Seoul, South Korea, the last thing he expected to see was an enormous outdoor exhibit featuring photos from the holdings of the National Archives. “In the last decade or so, we’ve had quite a number of researchers from Korea to the Truman Library to copy [...]
Posted by Victoria on August 16, 2012, under - Cold War, News and Events.
Tags: Harry S. Truman Presidential Library, Korea, Korean War, national archives, Republic of Korea, Seoul, South Korea
Today’s guest post comes from Tammy Kelly, archivist and hat aficionado at the Truman Presidential Library. I admit it—I love hats. I have several vintage hats in my closet, but I find them challenging to wear because sometimes, I just don’t know how to wear them. People no longer wear hats on a regular basis, [...]
Jim Thorpe was stripped of his Olympic gold medals in 1913, but it was not because of illegal drugs, cheating, or bribery. It was because of baseball. Thorpe was a Native American from Oklahoma. He went to the Sac and Fox Indian Agency school in Stroud, OK, but dropped out. Later he attended the Carlisle [...]