This week the National Archives is celebrating Public Service Recognition Week. Today's post comes from Hailey Philbin in the National Archives History Office. Since 1985, the first full week in May has been set aside to celebrate and thank the men and women who work in local, state, or Federal governments. Public Service Recognition Week … Continue reading Public Service Recognition Week
This post comes to us from Miriam Kleiman, Program Director for Public Affairs. After 20 years at the National Archives (first as a researcher, then employee), I’m still delighted to discover new (to me) archival treasures. Not so long ago, a reporter asked me if the Archives had any Frank Sinatra–related records to mark the centennial … Continue reading Regrets, he had a few . . .
The 27th amendment, ratified on May 7, 1992, was originally proposed on September 25, 1789. Yes, that date is correct. The amendment was part of the original 12 proposed amendments sent to the states for ratification in 1789. Amendments 3 through 12 were ratified on December 15, 1791, becoming what we now call the Bill of … Continue reading A Record-Setting Amendment