Tag: us history
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
Monday is a federal holiday, but what holiday is it? So many ads on television and in print tell us it’s Presidents/President’s/Presidents’ Day. Images of Lincoln and Washington sometimes accompany these ads. But here at the National Archives, we know it’s still officially Washington’s Birthday. This year the holiday is actually close to GW’s birthday [...]
Posted by Mary on February 16, 2011, under - Presidents, Myth or History, Uncategorized.
Tags: abraham lincoln, federal holidays, Monday holiday bill, national archives, National archives and records administration, Presidents Day, us history, Washington's Birthday
“Charge 1 . . . Gross neglect of Duty.” “Charge 2 . . . Disobedience of Orders.” On January 28, 1831, a court-martial convened at the U.S. Military Academy found the defendant guilty of these charges and “adjudg[ed] that the Cadet E. A. Poe be dismissed.” So ended Edgar Allan Poe’s short career at West [...]
Posted by Mary on January 28, 2011, under - Civil War, Myth or History, Uncategorized.
Tags: american history, cadet, court-martial, Edgar Allen Poe, strange facts, us history, US Military Academy, West Point
We here at the National Archives noticed that many politicians these days use Twitter to deliver messages. Often this involves using numbers instead of letters, and symbols to convey a complex point in just a few words. So we asked our readers: “what if the authors of the Bill of Rights only had 140 characters [...]
Posted by Rob Crotty on December 14, 2010, under - Constitution, - Revolutionary War, News and Events, Rare Videos.
Tags: bill of rights, Founding Fathers, History tweet, NARA, national archives, National Archives Official Blog, Tweet the Bill of Rights, twitter contest, us history
In honor of our Bill of Rights Twitter Contest, we thought it was high time to review all the tweeting that goes on in the National Archives family. While our tweets may be short, they are many, and so to help you navigate the micro-blogging waters, we’ve put together a short list that describes what [...]
Posted by Rob Crotty on December 6, 2010, under News and Events, Social Media Guides.
Tags: bill of rights, Founding Fathers, History tweet, NARA, national archives, National Archives Official Blog, Tweet the Bill of Rights, Twitter at the National Archives, twitter contest, us history