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
I am convinced that if, in the future, our country is to meet the unparalleled opportunity to win friends and advance the cause of peace and freedom, thousands of additional Americans will have to step forward and say, “I will serve.” —from the statement of Robert Sargent Shriver, given in Chicago, IL, on May 17, 1961 [...]
Posted by Hilary on January 19, 2011, under - The 1960s, Letters in the National Archives, News and Events.
Tags: Battle of Guadalcanal, Chicago, Eunice Kennedy, George McGovern, John F. Kennedy, May 17 1961, Peace Corps, Richard Nixon, Robert Sargent Shriver, Spiro Agnew