“A Real Injustice Was Done to These Two Old Scouts”: The VA Claim File of an Indian Scout

We're wrapping up our month-long celebration of the work of archivists and the importance of archives for American Archives Month. Today’s post comes from Tavis Anderson, an archivist at the National Archives at St. Louis. In the holdings of the National Archives at St. Louis sits a Deceased Veterans Claim File for a veteran named Kayitah, also known … Continue reading “A Real Injustice Was Done to These Two Old Scouts”: The VA Claim File of an Indian Scout

Beyond the Hindenburg: Airships Throughout History

October is American Archives Month! We’re celebrating the work of archivists and the importance of archives with a series of blog posts highlighting our “Archives Across America.” Today’s post comes from Alex Champion, archivist at the National Archives in College Park, MD. The dramatic, fiery fate of the German rigid airship LZ-129, the Hindenburg, in … Continue reading Beyond the Hindenburg: Airships Throughout History

Moon Landings at the Nixon Library

October is American Archives Month! We’re celebrating the work of archivists and the importance of archives with a series of blog posts highlighting our “Archives Across America.” Today’s post comes from staff at the Nixon Presidential Library in Yorba Linda, California. On July 20, 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans … Continue reading Moon Landings at the Nixon Library

“The Nighthawks” visit the Clinton Library

October is American Archives Month! We’re celebrating the work of archivists and the importance of archives with a series of blog posts highlighting our “Archives Across America.” Today’s post comes from John Keller at the Clinton Library in Little Rock, Arkansas.  Well sort of visit. . . .  “The Nighthawks,” better known as Marine Helicopter … Continue reading “The Nighthawks” visit the Clinton Library

FDR’s White House Map Room

October is American Archives Month! We’re celebrating the work of archivists and the importance of archives with a series of blog posts highlighting our “Archives Across America.” Today’s post comes from Sarah Navins from the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library in Hyde Park, New York.  Franklin D. Roosevelt's mind saw in maps. His love of maps can … Continue reading FDR’s White House Map Room

“Uncertain as to in what position lay the Peninsula of Florida”: The Official Record and the Loss of Flight 19

October is American Archives Month! We’re celebrating the work of archivists and the importance of archives with a series of blog posts highlighting our "Archives Across America." Today’s post comes from Michael Wright and Joseph Ryan from the National Archives at Fort Worth. On December 5, 1945, five Grumman Avenger aircraft, carrying 14 sailors and … Continue reading “Uncertain as to in what position lay the Peninsula of Florida”: The Official Record and the Loss of Flight 19

Perspectives from Electronic Records Staff

10/10 is Electronic Records Day! Use #ERecsDay to hear about the latest news and developments in electronic records archives. We're holding a special #AskAnArchivist session on electronic records that Tuesday starting at 1:01 p.m. To participate, follow us on Twitter @usnatarchives. Today’s post comes from John LeGloahec and Emily Graves from the National Archives Electronic Records … Continue reading Perspectives from Electronic Records Staff

Digitizing at Bush 43

October is American Archives Month! We’re celebrating the work of archivists and the importance of archives with a series of blog posts highlighting our “Archives Across America.” Today’s post comes from Elizabeth Lanier, an archivist at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas, Texas. The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum … Continue reading Digitizing at Bush 43

American Archives Month: Archives Across America

October is American Archives Month! Keep up to date with all our activities on our American Archives Month website.  Each year in October we celebrate American Archives Month to raise awareness about the value of archives and archivists. This year we're celebrating "Archives Across America" by taking a closer look at all the National Archives nationwide. … Continue reading American Archives Month: Archives Across America

Documenting National Archives History

October is American Archives Month! We’re wrapping up our month-long series of blog posts about electronic records. Today’s post comes from Elle Benak from the National Archives History Office. On August 12, 2016, the National Archives transferred photographs from 25 years of our history into permanent storage. What makes this transfer so significant is that it … Continue reading Documenting National Archives History