This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Alaska Purchase. To celebrate, the National Archives at Seattle has added 150 images from the Alaska Digitization Project to their Flickr gallery. Today’s post comes from Jim Zeender, Senior Registrar in the National Archives Exhibits Office. On the morning of February 27, 2017, I left Washington, DC, … Continue reading Original Alaska Purchase Documents travel to the Anchorage Museum
March is Women's History Month! Visit our website for more resources on women's history and to see how the National Archives is celebrating the month. Today's post comes from Alan Walker, an archivist in Textual Processing at Archives II. I am flabbergasted at how popular this photograph has become. These instruments had just been installed in the National Archives … Continue reading What’s Your Story, Adelaide Minogue?
In the early 19th century, American demand for Indian nations' land increased, and momentum grew to force Indians further west. The first major step to relocate American Indians came when Congress passed, and President Andrew Jackson signed, the Indian Removal Act on May 28, 1830. It authorized the President to negotiate removal treaties with Indian … Continue reading On Exhibit: the Indian Removal Act
Sharon Farmer was the first woman and the first African American to be named Chief White House Photographer. Farmer joined the team of four photographers at the Clinton White House in 1993, and worked as director from 1999 to 2001.The four photographers took nearly 12,000 rolls of film each year as they documented pubic and … Continue reading “What a moment in time!”
Today's post comes from Dina Herbert, the National Archives Liaison to Social Networks and Archival Context (SNAC). History buffs love trivia and making connections between historical figures. Like, how many degrees of separation are there between George Washington and Albert Einstein? Answer is two! (They both have materials at the Columbia University Libraries.) Or did Eleanor … Continue reading SNAC: Connecting Archival Collections
Today's post comes from Alexis Percle, archives technician at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and Museum, in honor of our upcoming National Conservation on Educational Access and Equity on March 7. Register to attend in person or watch the livestream. “As a son of a tenant farmer, I know that education is the only … Continue reading LBJ: From Teacher to President
March is Women’s History Month! Today’s post comes from Elle Benak in the National Archives History Office. In spring 1976 the National Archives held a ground-breaking conference on women’s history. It highlighted National Archives records that focused on the subject and discussed how women’s history could be studied as part of general history; not just … Continue reading Women’s History in the Archives