Happy 90th Birthday, Jacqueline Kennedy!

Jacqueline “Jackie” Bouvier Kennedy was born 90 years ago, on July 28, 1929. An icon of the 1960s, she remains one of the most popular First Ladies and is remembered for her contributions to the arts and her grace and style. Today's post comes from Megan Huang from the National Archives History Office.  Jacqueline Bouvier … Continue reading Happy 90th Birthday, Jacqueline Kennedy!

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