What would you do if you were a popular general in the United States Army, a tireless advocate for military aviation, and instead of getting a promotion to Chief of the Air Service, you were demoted and sent halfway across the country? If it was 1925 and your name was Billy Mitchell, you might just have a giant barbecue, complete with a […]
Posted by Audrey Amidon on August 27, 2014, under Military, Motion Pictures.
I have one great party trick. Anytime someone asks me if I’ve ever come across something really cool while working in the Motion Picture Preservation Lab, I tell them about the time we had what looked like footage of a Boy Scout camp and then the Boy Scouts raised a Nazi flag along with the […]
This post was written by Criss Kovac. Criss is the supervisor of the National Archives Motion Picture Preservation Lab. So, what would you do if you found what just may be the first color moving image footage of Yellowstone, but it was disguised as black and white images? Well, the staff in the NARA Motion Picture […]
Posted by Audrey Amidon on July 24, 2014, under Motion Pictures.
Today we’re debuting our new name! From now on, the blog of the National Archives’ Special Media Services Division will be known as The Unwritten Record. We’ll feature the same great content—film, photographs, videos, sound recordings, and other non-textual records from the National Archives’ holdings– just with a new and improved name! Media Matters was fine, […]
Posted by Audrey Amidon on July 17, 2014, under Audio Recordings, Born-Digital Photography, Conservation, Declassification Quarterly Reports, Digitization, Electronic Records, Fun Films, Maps, Military, Motion Pictures, Photo of the Week, Photographs, Posters, Preservation, Reference, Universal News Collection, Video Recordings.
This post was written by Heidi Holmstrom. Heidi works in the Motion Picture Preservation Lab, which is responsible for performing conservation and preservation work on motion picture records held across the National Archives. Today is the anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11, the fifth manned mission in NASA’s Apollo program, and the first to land humans […]
Posted by Audrey Amidon on July 16, 2014, under Motion Pictures.
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