Rightfully Hers: Woman Suffrage Before the 19th Amendment

Today’s post comes from Vincent Bartholomew in the National Archives History Office. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, the National Archives exhibit Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote highlights activists’ relentless struggle to secure voting rights for all American women. While most Americans consider voting fundamental to the enjoyment of … Continue reading Rightfully Hers: Woman Suffrage Before the 19th Amendment

NARA Shout Out in Remote Places: Montara Light Station

Today's post comes from Larry Shockley, an archives specialist at the National Archives in College Park, MD. While traveling down California State Route 1 in Northern California a few years ago, I decided to stay a few days at HI Point Montara Lighthouse Hostel in Montara, California. Not only is this hostel centrally located on … Continue reading NARA Shout Out in Remote Places: Montara Light Station

Facial Hair Friday: John Muir

Today’s a twofer—it’s hashtag party #ArchivesOutdoors and Facial Hair Friday! Today’s post comes from Michael Steffen from the National Archives History Office. John Muir, ca. 1900. (Image Courtesy of the Library of Congress) Summer is a great opportunity for families to get together and spend time outdoors. From visiting a National Park to hiking on … Continue reading Facial Hair Friday: John Muir

This Bud’s NOT for You

August 2 is International Beer Day! Today’s post comes from Patrick Connelly, an archivist at the National Archives at Philadelphia. When is a Bud not a Budweiser? When it’s a DuBois Budweiser of course! The iconic Budweiser brew has not been the sole domain of the Anheuser-Busch Brewing Company since it was first brewed in … Continue reading This Bud’s NOT for You

Happy 90th Birthday, Jacqueline Kennedy!

Jacqueline “Jackie” Bouvier Kennedy was born 90 years ago, on July 28, 1929. An icon of the 1960s, she remains one of the most popular First Ladies and is remembered for her contributions to the arts and her grace and style. Today's post comes from Megan Huang from the National Archives History Office.  Jacqueline Bouvier … Continue reading Happy 90th Birthday, Jacqueline Kennedy!

The Eagle Has Landed: The Apollo 11 50th Anniversary

From July 3, 2019 through August 7, 2019, a special featured document display relating to the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon Landing is in the East Rotunda Gallery of the National Archives Building in Washington, DC. Today’s post comes from Vincent Bartholomew from the National Archives History Office. July 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the … Continue reading The Eagle Has Landed: The Apollo 11 50th Anniversary

“Forgotten Soldier” at American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

The exhibition Forgotten Soldier at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, Virginia features the "Inspection Roll of Negroes" from the holdings of the National Archives. Today’s post comes from Jim Zeender, senior registrar in the National Archives Exhibits Office. "Forgotten Soldier" exhibit at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, 2019. (Photo courtesy of the Jamestown-Yorktown … Continue reading “Forgotten Soldier” at American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

A Declaration for the Rights of Women

Today’s post comes from Ashley Dorf, an intern in the Office of Public and Media Communication. You just spent July 4 celebrating the Declaration of Independence, but have you heard of the Declaration of Sentiments?  The Declaration of Sentiments was written at the first women’s rights convention in American history at Seneca Falls, New York, … Continue reading A Declaration for the Rights of Women

Facial Hair Friday: Samuel Morse

Today’s post comes from Megan Huang, an intern in the National Archives History Office. Today we’re shining the spotlight on Samuel Morse, with his Walt Whitman-esque beard that’s a bit all over the place. It could be appropriate, though, since the two careers Morse chose in his lifetime tend to be associated with eccentricity. Samuel … Continue reading Facial Hair Friday: Samuel Morse