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The National Archives has billions of pieces of history in it.  Here at National Archives we’ve been collecting these “Pieces of History” — from hero pigeons to FDR’s globe — and have built up quite a stockpile!

Pieces of History brings you the latest “discoveries” from the vast holdings of the Archives—more than 12 billion pages of records, miles and miles of tape and film, and a growing number of electronic records.

We also bring to you information about the agency itself–from our creation in 1934 to the establishment of the most recent Presidential library.

Finally, Pieces of History keeps our readers up to date on the many National Archives educational, museum, and outreach programs, the Foundation for the National Archives, the regional archives, affiliated archives, and Presidential libraries in 17 states around the country.

Join us as we share stories from the National Archives.