American Archives Month 2018: What advice would you give to someone who wants to work at an archive?

October is American American Archives Month. Rebecca Grandahl, intern in the Office of Public and Media Communications, will be highlighting the work of our staff throughout the month. As children, many people dream of what they'll be when they grow up: an astronaut, a veterinarian, a school teacher, or a world-famous singer. But did you … Continue reading American Archives Month 2018: What advice would you give to someone who wants to work at an archive?

American Archives Month 2018: What’s your favorite tool?

October is American American Archives Month. Rebecca Grandahl, intern in the Office of Public and Media Communications, will be highlighting the work of our staff throughout the month. For today's post, we asked our staff: What's your favorite tool? There are, perhaps, no tools quite like the ones found at the Motion Pictures Preservation Lab … Continue reading American Archives Month 2018: What’s your favorite tool?

American Archives Month 2018: What made you want to work at an archives?

October is American American Archives Month. Rebecca Grandahl, intern in the Office of Public and Media Communications, will be highlighting the work of our staff throughout the month. For today's post, we asked our staff: What made you want to work at an archives? “The mystic chords of memory, stretch… from every… living heart and … Continue reading American Archives Month 2018: What made you want to work at an archives?

A Nuclear Rocket to the Stars

Today's blog post in honor of NASA's 60th anniversary comes from Oliver Manning, an intern in the Office of Public Media and Communications. Join us on Twitter on October 1 for #ArchivesInSpace with @NASAHistory for more NASA history from our holdings.  The Saturn V rocket today is best known as the rocket that took Americans to … Continue reading A Nuclear Rocket to the Stars

Happy National Dog Day!

Today's blog post comes to us from Brooke Engerman, summer intern at the Office of Public and Media Communications. August 26 is National Dog Day! To celebrate, we’re sharing some of our favorite pictures of Presidential pooches from the holdings of our Presidential Libraries. Meet Buddy, President Clinton’s chocolate lab. This is Buddy’s official presidential portrait. Talk … Continue reading Happy National Dog Day!

7 Photos for People Who Love Books

Today's post comes from Brooke Engerman, summer intern at the National Archives Public and Media Communications Office. Happy National Book Lovers Day to all our literary fans out there! Here at the National Archives, we’re very shelf-aware of our love of all written records. To celebrate this wonderful day, here’s a look at some of our … Continue reading 7 Photos for People Who Love Books

Hot Dogs and Diplomacy — Relish The Legacy!

Today's post comes from Emily Rollman, summer intern in the Office of Public and Media Communications.  Hot dogs have been a staple of American cuisine since they were first introduced by German immigrants in the 19th century. Now the dish is synonymous with cookouts and baseball games—but the humble hot dog has also made appearances … Continue reading Hot Dogs and Diplomacy — Relish The Legacy!

Catsup: The Classic American Condiment

Today's post comes to us from Emily Rollman, summer intern in the Public and Media Communications Office. No American cookout would be complete without ketchup. Millions of Americans douse their french fries, hamburgers, hot dogs, and other cookout favorites with the condiment every day. The tomato-based sauce is even a staple for military personnel and astronauts! … Continue reading Catsup: The Classic American Condiment

7 reasons to start celebrating July 4 on June 30!

John Adams thought Independence Day should be celebrated July 2, but we start celebrating on June 29! See a full schedule of July 4 events at the National Archives: http://go.usa.gov/xQB3d ONE See the National Archives Building lit up with patriotic colors!   TWO Eat chocolate and feel patriotic! George Washington enjoyed drinking a warm "chocolate cream" at … Continue reading 7 reasons to start celebrating July 4 on June 30!