“I have received this afternoon a message from the Japanese Government…” At 7 pm on August 14, 1945, President Harry Truman stood before reporters gathered at the White House and announced the unconditional surrender of Japan. The Pacific War was over. Although the formal signing of the terms of surrender ending World War II would not occur until September 2nd, the […]
Posted by Carol on August 13, 2013, under Audio Recordings, Motion Pictures, Photographs, Preservation, Reference.
This week’s post is by Carrie Goeringer. Carrie came to the National Archives in 2000 to work in NARA’s Cartographic Branch, and since 2003, has worked as an archivist with NARA’s Motion Picture Branch. Before coming to NARA, Carrie worked for the Oklahoma Historical Society Photographic Archives for 8 years. She has a BA in […]
Posted by Carol on July 22, 2013, under Motion Pictures, Preservation, Reference.
This week’s guest post is from Audrey Amidon. Audrey is a Preservation Specialist in NARA’s Motion Picture Preservation Lab. Film Preservation 101: What’s the Difference Between a Film and a Video? Do you know what I am? Okay, if you’re one of the people who can immediately identify the […]
Posted by Carol on June 25, 2013, under Electronic Records, Motion Pictures, Preservation, Video Recordings.
Today’s guest blogger is 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. In addition to The Pleasure of Your Company, the Women’s Army Corps’ (WAC) Military Etiquette and Grooming series (1970) featured two more films, each […]
Posted by Carol on June 3, 2013, under Motion Pictures, Preservation, Reference.
Today’s guest blogger is 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. The Navy film How to Succeed with Brunettes teaches male officers how to behave like gentlemen, but what were the military’s expectations for the […]
Posted by Carol on May 29, 2013, under Electronic Records, Motion Pictures, Preservation, Reference.
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