Rudy Martinez: The Beginning of the Latino Impact in World War II

Continuing our celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, today’s post comes from Idaliz Marie Ortiz Morales, intern in the Office of Strategy and Communications at the National Archives. To find out more about our Bilingual Social Media Project. In English: On December 7, 1941, the date that President Franklin D. Roosevelt said would “live in infamy,” … Continue reading Rudy Martinez: The Beginning of the Latino Impact in World War II

Loan to Nevada Museum of Art

Today's post comes from James Zeender, Senior Registrar at the National Archives.  The Emancipation Proclamation will be on exhibit at the Nevada Museum of Art for 36 hours from October 30 to November 2, 2014. This will be the capstone to the museum's exhibition "The 36th Star: Nevada's Journey from Territory to State," which opened on August 2. It features … Continue reading Loan to Nevada Museum of Art

Loan to Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax

Today’s post comes from James Zeender, Senior Registrar.  Last week, the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax opened the exhibition "Prize and Prejudice: Nova Scotia's War of 1812."   It is a companion to the War of 1812 exhibit organized by the Canadian War Museum.  "Prize and Prejudice" features two letters on loan from … Continue reading Loan to Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax

Roberto Clemente, A Legacy Beyond Baseball

Today's post comes from Idaliz Marie Ortiz Morales, Intern in the Office of Strategic Planning and Communications at the National Archives. To find out more about our Bilingual Social Media Project. Today the National Archives remembers baseball superstar Roberto Clemente. It has been many years since his death, but to this day Clemente is remembered … Continue reading Roberto Clemente, A Legacy Beyond Baseball

Across the Pond

Today's post comes from James Zeender, Senior Registrar.  Earlier this year, the National Archives signed an agreement with the British Library to allow the Delaware ratification of the Bill of Rights to be shown alongside four original Magna Carta parchments for the Great Charter’s 800th birthday. The exhibition opens March 13, 2015, and runs through … Continue reading Across the Pond

Sleepover at the National Archives!

Today's post comes from Mattea Sanders, an intern in the National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications Feeling adventurous? Sign up for the Sleepover at the National Archives on August 2 and explore some of history’s most exciting frontiers! The event is co-hosted by the National Archives and the Foundation for the National Archives. Building off … Continue reading Sleepover at the National Archives!

Celebrate the Fourth of July at the National Archives!

Today's post comes from Mattea Sanders, an intern in the National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications. Every year, we celebrate Independence Day on the steps of the National Archives Building in Washington, DC. It’s a fun, free event for the whole family!   This year, Steve Scully of C-SPAN is our Master of Ceremonies. The Archivist … Continue reading Celebrate the Fourth of July at the National Archives!

Doors of Monumental Proportions

Today’s post comes from Jessie Kratz, Historian of the National Archives. On June 24 the National Archives celebrates its 80th anniversary. If you have ever visited the National Archives in Washington, DC, you may have noticed two very, very large bronze doors that mark the original Constitution Avenue entrance to the building. Visitors enter through the … Continue reading Doors of Monumental Proportions

Happy 80th Birthday National Archives

Today's post comes from Jessie Kratz, Historian of the National Archives. June 19 marks the 80th Anniversary of the establishment of the National Archives.  Eighty years ago on June 19, 1934, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed legislation creating the National Archives. It was the culmination of a 25-year campaign by the historical community to create … Continue reading Happy 80th Birthday National Archives

Jack Corn, DOCUMERICA Photographer

Today's post comes from Nikita Buley, an intern in the National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications. Jack Corn, a retired photojournalist and professor, came to visit the "Searching for the Seventies" exhibit here at the National Archives, bringing along his family and one of his former students. Why? He was one of the 70 … Continue reading Jack Corn, DOCUMERICA Photographer