Documenting National Archives History

October is American Archives Month! We’re wrapping up our month-long series of blog posts about electronic records. Today’s post comes from Elle Benak from the National Archives History Office. On August 12, 2016, the National Archives transferred photographs from 25 years of our history into permanent storage. What makes this transfer so significant is that it … Continue reading Documenting National Archives History

Researching the Family Tree

October is American Archives Month! Today’s post comes from Elle Benak in the National Archives History Office. The National Archives has many records that can assist researchers in their search to discover their family history. In fact, from the 1970s onward, genealogical records have been the largest resource that draws people to the archives. Before 1970,  many … Continue reading Researching the Family Tree

Archiving the Digital Age

October is American Archives Month! We’re celebrating the work of archivists and the importance of archives with a series of blog posts about the electronic records. Today’s post comes from Elle Benak of the National Archives History Office. On November 28, 2011, President Obama signed a memorandum issuing an executive branch–wide order that all government … Continue reading Archiving the Digital Age

Helping the Public Use Electronic Records at the National Archives

October is American Archives Month! We’re celebrating the work of archivists and the importance of archives with a series of blog posts about the electronic records. Today’s post is an interview by External Affairs Liaison Meg Phillips with Lynn Goodsell and Ted Hull of the Electronic Records Division. Today I’m visiting with the Director of … Continue reading Helping the Public Use Electronic Records at the National Archives

The Challenges of Electronic Records

October is American Archives Month and today is Electronic Records Day! We’re celebrating the work of archivists and the importance of archives with a series of blog posts about the electronic records. Today’s post comes from Sam McClure, Electronic Records Program Officer in the Office of the Archivist.  With more than 12 billion pages of textual materials, … Continue reading The Challenges of Electronic Records

A Pioneer in Electronic Records

October is American Archives Month! We’re celebrating the work of archivists and the importance of archives with a series of blog posts about the electronic records. The National Archives has long been tackling the issue of electronic records. In the early 1960s, while looking at some Census Bureau magnetic tapes, Meyer Fishbein, then a member … Continue reading A Pioneer in Electronic Records

The National Archives Celebrates American Archives Month

October is American Archives Month to raise awareness about the value of archives and archivists! The National Archives is celebrating American Archives Month with a variety of activities. October 5 on Twitter is #AskAnArchivist Day when staff from across the nation, including our Presidential Libraries, answer questions and talk about what it’s like to be an … Continue reading The National Archives Celebrates American Archives Month