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

Archiving the Digital Age

October is American Archives Month! We’re celebrating the work of archivists and the importance of archives with a series of blog posts about the electronic records. Today’s post comes from Elle Benak of the National Archives History Office. On November 28, 2011, President Obama signed a memorandum issuing an executive branch–wide order that all government … Continue reading Archiving the Digital Age

Helping the Public Use Electronic Records at the National Archives

October is American Archives Month! We’re celebrating the work of archivists and the importance of archives with a series of blog posts about the electronic records. Today’s post is an interview by External Affairs Liaison Meg Phillips with Lynn Goodsell and Ted Hull of the Electronic Records Division. Today I’m visiting with the Director of … Continue reading Helping the Public Use Electronic Records at the National Archives

The Challenges of Electronic Records

October is American Archives Month and today is Electronic Records Day! We’re celebrating the work of archivists and the importance of archives with a series of blog posts about the electronic records. Today’s post comes from Sam McClure, Electronic Records Program Officer in the Office of the Archivist.  With more than 12 billion pages of textual materials, … Continue reading The Challenges of Electronic Records

A Pioneer in Electronic Records

October is American Archives Month! We’re celebrating the work of archivists and the importance of archives with a series of blog posts about the electronic records. The National Archives has long been tackling the issue of electronic records. In the early 1960s, while looking at some Census Bureau magnetic tapes, Meyer Fishbein, then a member … Continue reading A Pioneer in Electronic Records

The National Archives Celebrates American Archives Month

October is American Archives Month to raise awareness about the value of archives and archivists! The National Archives is celebrating American Archives Month with a variety of activities. October 5 on Twitter is #AskAnArchivist Day when staff from across the nation, including our Presidential Libraries, answer questions and talk about what it’s like to be an … Continue reading The National Archives Celebrates American Archives Month

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library: Managing the Materials of a Modern Eight-Year Presidency

We’re wrapping up our American Archives Month series of blog posts about the Presidential libraries. The records created by Presidents while in office will become part of the National Archives and eventually will be used by researchers. Here’s how it happens! Today’s post comes from Emily Niekrasz, an intern in the National Archives History Office … Continue reading The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library: Managing the Materials of a Modern Eight-Year Presidency

Lady Bird Johnson: The Mastermind Behind the LBJ Presidential Library

Today’s post comes from Emily Niekrasz, an intern in the National Archives History Office in Washington, DC. At the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library dedication on May 22, 1971, President Johnson proclaimed, “We have papers from my four decades of public service in one place for friend and foe to judge, to approve or disapprove.” … Continue reading Lady Bird Johnson: The Mastermind Behind the LBJ Presidential Library