Kansas City: Smoke Rings and the Finer Things

Today's post comes from Kimberlee Ried, public affairs specialist at the National Archives at Kansas City. In April, Google launched Kansas City: Smoke Rings and the Finer Things as the first U.S. city to be featured on the Google Arts & Culture website. Although the National Archives' relationship with Google is not new, the introduction of … Continue reading Kansas City: Smoke Rings and the Finer Things

Dr. Mary E. Walker

March is Women's History Month! Today's post comes from Holly Rivet, an archives technician at the National Archives at St. Louis. Few women became physicians in the 1850s; fewer still served in the Civil War; and only one was awarded the Medal of Honor. Dr. Mary E. Walker was born in 1832 in Oswego, New … Continue reading Dr. Mary E. Walker

Reaching Communities: National Archives Traveling Exhibits Service

Today’s post comes from Jennifer Johnson, curator in the National Archives Traveling Exhibits Service (NATES). On December 21, 2018, NATES program manager Dee Harris and I went to the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library in Topeka, Kansas, where one of our traveling exhibits, “Over There” was on display in the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery. … Continue reading Reaching Communities: National Archives Traveling Exhibits Service

Morgantown Ordnance Works Panoramas, 1940-1942

Today’s post comes from Nicholas Novine, a processing intern at the National Archives at Philadelphia. We are pleased to announce that a series of 91 panoramas documenting industrial developments of the Morgantown Ordnance Works at Morgantown, West Virginia have been digitized and are available through our online catalog. Staff at the National Archives at Philadelphia … Continue reading Morgantown Ordnance Works Panoramas, 1940-1942

Do You Have What It Takes to be a Midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy? 1913 Edition

While we are not rooting for one team or the other in the upcoming Army vs. Navy game, we must concede that the 1913 regulations governing the admission of candidates into the U.S. Naval Academy were rigorous! Learn more in today's post from Samuel Limneos, an archives technician at the National Archives at Philadelphia.  Are you physically sound, … Continue reading Do You Have What It Takes to be a Midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy? 1913 Edition

Researching the Osage Murders

November is National Native American Heritage Month! Visit our web page for resources on related records and how we are commemorating the month. Today’s post comes from Becca Watford of the National Archives History Office. In his recent book, Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, journalist and … Continue reading Researching the Osage Murders

“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

“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

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