The act that gave us a National Archives

Today's post comes from Kaitlin Errickson of the National Archives History Office.  May 25, 2016, marks the 90th anniversary of the Public Buildings Act of 1926, without which the National Archives Building would not exist as it does today. The road to 1926 was a rough one—many papers and archives were destroyed throughout the 19th … Continue reading The act that gave us a National Archives

Featured Document: Harvey Milk

Today’s post comes from Sarah Basilion in the National Archives History Office. A letter from San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk to President Jimmy Carter is on display in the National Archives’ East Rotunda Gallery until June 29, 2016. In the June 1978 letter, Milk asks President Carter for his support in defeating ballot Proposition 6, … Continue reading Featured Document: Harvey Milk