Tag: great depression
Today’s guest post comes from Susan Donius, Director of the Office of Presidential Libraries at the National Archives. This post originally appeared on the White House blog. Did you know that before the 1940s, Thanksgiving was not on a fixed date but was whenever the President proclaimed it to be? George Washington issued the first [...]
Posted by Hilary on November 21, 2012, under - Great Depression, - Presidents, Myth or History, Pennsylvania Avenue.
Tags: FDR, great depression, lincoln, Roosevelt, thanksgiving, Thursday, washington
Happy American Archives Month! Throughout October, we’re running a series of “spotlights” on the many locations that make up the National Archives. You can visit the exhibits or use the research rooms. The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum in West Branch, Iowa, has an unusual location. It is within the Herbert Hoover National Historic [...]
Posted by Nikita on October 17, 2012, under - Presidents, National Archives Near You.
Tags: great depression, herbert hoover, Herbert Hoover Historical Site, Herbert Hoover Presidential Library, humanitarian aid, Iowa, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Lou Henry Hoover, national park service, Quaker, Rose Wilder Lane, world war i
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! With all the hoopla over the upcoming release of the 1940 census on April 2, we haven’t really been thinking about facial hair all that much. But then fellow National Archives staff member Jeannie (of the OurPresidents tumblr blog) sent me this photograph, and genealogy, facial hair, and St. Patrick’s Day all [...]
We’ve got lots of artists in the building today. If you visit the National Archives Building from December 2 to 6, you can partake of history and do your Christmas shopping and support local artists and support the programs of the National Archives! The holiday fair is officially titled “The Way We Worked” American Artisans Fair. Local [...]
Posted by Hilary on December 2, 2011, under - Great Depression, Unusual documents.
Tags: 1930s, 1940, American Artisans Fair, artists, Chris DerDerian, craftsmen, Golden Gate Bridge, great depression, Leonardo da Vinci, new deal, Online Public Access, The Way We Worked, upcycling, Works Progress Administration, WPA
On this day in 1916, the National Park Service was formed within the Department of Interior.
Posted by Rob Crotty on August 25, 2010, under Uncategorized.
Tags: CCC, civilian conservation corps, great depression, NARA, national archives, National archives and records administration, national park service, new dealamerican history, odd history, Pieces of History, prologue blog, Prologue magazine, random history, weird US history