The 1918 Boston Red Sox and World War I

Today’s post comes from Daniel J. Fleming, an archives technician at the National Archives at Boston. The successful postseason run of the 2018 World Series champion Boston Red Sox provides a timely opportunity to revisit the franchise's championship team from 100 years ago. As America entered World War I and many of Boston’s ballplayers joined … Continue reading The 1918 Boston Red Sox and World War I

National Archives Remembers “Monuments Man” Harry Ettlinger

Today's post comes from Miriam Kleiman, Program Director for Public Affairs at the National Archives.  We are saddened to learn of the death of Monuments Man Harry Ettlinger at age 92. Ettlinger spoke at a National Archives ceremony on May 8, 2014 (marking the anniversary of V-E Day), when he and Robert Edsel, head of the Monuments … Continue reading National Archives Remembers “Monuments Man” Harry Ettlinger

Wear a Mask and Save Your Life: the 1918 Flu Pandemic

This year marks the centenary of the worst pandemic in human history, the 1918 influenza. Today’s post comes from Megan Huang in the National Archives History Office. The 1918 influenza pandemic was a pandemic in the truest sense possible, affecting not just major population centers but also the most remote communities in the Pacific Islands … Continue reading Wear a Mask and Save Your Life: the 1918 Flu Pandemic

The Significance of Hispanic Heritage Month | El Significado del Mes de la Herencia Hispana

Today’s post comes from Anayeli Nuñez at the National Archives History Office, and is available in both English and Spanish Hispanic Heritage Month a month-long celebration from September 15 to October 15 dedicated to recognizing the contributions of the Hispanic and Latino populations in the country, is significant in many different ways. The first, and sometimes … Continue reading The Significance of Hispanic Heritage Month | El Significado del Mes de la Herencia Hispana

Facial Hair Friday: Simón Bolívar, Latin American Revolutionary

Today’s Facial Hair Friday post comes from Danielle Sklarew from the National Archives History Office. There are no photographs of Simón Bolívar since photography did not exist during his life; however, almost every existing painting depicts him with intense sideburns. The painting of Bolívar hanging in President Harry Truman’s office during his Presidency was no … Continue reading Facial Hair Friday: Simón Bolívar, Latin American Revolutionary

Celebrating NASA’s 60th Anniversary

Shooting for the stars for the past 60 years, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. Better known as NASA, this independent agency has been overseeing the civilian space program and conducting research in aeronautics and aerospace since 1958. Use #ArchivesInSpace to be part of the NASA and the National Archives … Continue reading Celebrating NASA’s 60th Anniversary

“It is Now or Never”: Final Victory in the Great War

This month marks the 100th anniversary of the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. To commemorate the historic battle, the National Archives is having a special document exhibit in the East Rotunda Gallery of the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, from September 21 through October 31, 2018. Today’s post comes from Mike Hancock in the National Archives History … Continue reading “It is Now or Never”: Final Victory in the Great War

Hispanic Heritage Month at the National Archives | Mes de la Herencia Hispana en los Archivos Nacionales

Today’s post comes from Anayeli Nunez at the National Archives and is available in both English and Spanish. Each year the National Archives coordinates a number of public events—film screenings, guest speakers, and even musical performances—in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. These events all highlight the history and culture of Hispanic individuals and their tremendous contributions … Continue reading Hispanic Heritage Month at the National Archives | Mes de la Herencia Hispana en los Archivos Nacionales

Alexander Hamilton and the Constitution

September 17 is Constitution Day. Celebrate the Constitution by visiting the original document at the National Archives. While you are here, don’t miss your last chance to see the special Alexander Hamilton exhibit, which closes September 19, 2018. Alexander Hamilton was only 30 years old when he was selected to serve as one of New … Continue reading Alexander Hamilton and the Constitution

Kicking Off Hispanic Heritage Month | Empezando el Mes de la Herencia Hispana

Today’s post comes from Anayeli Nuñez at the George Washington University. She is a former National Archives intern who created a series of posts for Hispanic Heritage Month in both English and Spanish. Stayed tuned to read her posts!  Last spring I had the fortune of being an intern at the National Archives. It was what … Continue reading Kicking Off Hispanic Heritage Month | Empezando el Mes de la Herencia Hispana