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

The Story of the Faulkner Murals

On Tuesday, July 2, 2019, Lester Gorelic will give a talk in the William G. McGowan Theater in the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, on The Faulkner Murals: Revealing Their Stories. It will also be available for viewing on YouTube. In 2014 the National Archives' Prologue magazine published Lester Gorelic’s article, The Faulkner Murals: … Continue reading The Story of the Faulkner Murals

Milestones on the Road to Marriage Equality

This June the National Archives is celebrating National Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, which honors the important contributions that LGBTQ+ Americans have made to United States history and culture. Visit the National Archives website for more information on our related holdings. Today’s post comes from Michael Steffen in the National Archives History Office. … Continue reading Milestones on the Road to Marriage Equality

Pride in Protesting: 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising

Today’s post comes from Rachel Rosenfeld in the National Archives History Office. June is internationally recognized as Pride Month, and this year’s celebrations mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots—the catalyst for the modern LGBTQ+ civil rights movement. The Stonewall Inn opened its doors as a gay bar in 1967 in Greenwich Village, a … Continue reading Pride in Protesting: 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising

Caribbean American Heritage Month: Marcus Garvey

June is Caribbean American Heritage Month. Visit the National Archives website for more information on related holdings. Today’s post comes from Vincent Bartholomew from the National Archives History Office. Marcus Garvey envisioned a Pan-African and Black Nationalist movement and used the Black Star Line, a shipping corporation, to unite Africans in the U.S. and the … Continue reading Caribbean American Heritage Month: Marcus Garvey

Waldo G. Leland: A Founder of the National Archives

Today’s post comes from Michael J. Hancock from the National Archives History Office. Waldo Leland Portrait. (Records of the National Archives) In the hallowed halls of the National Archives you’ll find portraits of the distinguished line of Archivists of the United States. They almost seem to look back at you with a sense of pride … Continue reading Waldo G. Leland: A Founder of the National Archives