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Images of the Week (August 23, 2013)

With only a couple of weeks until the start of the NFL season, the theme this week is football.  The images below are part of the small series, “Photographs of Washington Redskins Football Games” (79-RED), which were taken by photographer Abbie Rowe. These photos will also be available through OPA in the near future.   […]

Images of the Week

The theme this week is oil and I’m not talking about cooking oil, but crude.  Here’s several images from our holdings that might be of interest. Local Identifier: 330-CFD-DN-ST-90-04678 “Exxon tugboats escort the commercial tanker Exxon Valdez. A massive oil spill occurred when the vessel ran aground while transiting the waters of Prince William Sound […]

Film Preservation 101: What’s the Difference Between a Film and a Video?

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 […]

The Women’s Army Corps Requests “The Pleasure of Your Company”

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 […]

If You Can’t Take the Heat…

This week’s guest post is from Richard Green, an archive technician in NARA’S motion picture department in College Park, MD.  He is currently studying history and psychology at the University of Maryland and is looking forward to attending graduate school in the fall of 2013.  On July 24, 1959, Vice President Richard Nixon traveled to […]

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