Are these the most famous sideburns in music history? They might be the most famous sideburns in the National Archives. If you are a fan of Elvis, you’ve seen the photograph: Nixon and Elvis shaking hands in the White House. This is the most-requested image in our holdings. The quirky story behind the meeting of the King [...]
Posted by Hilary on December 30, 2011, under Facial Hair Fridays, Letters in the National Archives, Myth or History.
Tags: 1958, army, Basic Training, draft, Eisenhower Library, Elvis, Elvis Presley, letters, military file, montana, Nixon, nprc, photograph, Presley, rock and roll, sideburns, US Army, White House
Behind the barbed wire of the Japanese internment camp at Heart Mountain Relocation Center in Wyoming, a few men received their orders to report for duty. It was 1944, and they had been drafted. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, the United States feared follow-on attacks would be conducted by persons of Japanese [...]
Posted by Rob Crotty on September 16, 2010, under - Civil Rights, - World War II.
Tags: 100 infantry bn, 442 RCT, american history, draft, draft dodger history, executive order 9066, fair play committee, fpc, go for broke, history of protest, japanese american unit, japanese internment, NARA, national archives, National archives and records administration, odd history, okamoto, omura, Pieces of History, prologue blog, Prologue magazine, public law 503, random history, rocky shimpo, selective service, weird US history