Facial Hair Friday: Charlie Chaplin

Today’s Facial Hair Friday post comes from Callie Belback in the National Archives History Office. It's on Charlie Chaplin, who, while in character, wore one of the more iconic fake mustaches in history. Charlie Chaplin poster. (National Archives Identifier 88693638) In 1972, five years before his death, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences … Continue reading Facial Hair Friday: Charlie Chaplin

Making Tomorrow Better: International Peace Month

For International Peace Month, we’re looking at significant turning points toward a more peaceful world highlighted by the records of the National Archives. Today’s post comes from Thomas Richardson, an expert archives technician at the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) in St. Louis, Missouri.  “It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in … Continue reading Making Tomorrow Better: International Peace Month

Facial Hair Friday: Salvador Dalí

Today’s post comes from Callie Belback from the National Archives History Office and features the man with on of the most iconic mustaches in history: Salvador Dalí. Salvador Dalí is renowned for his influential Surrealist art, most famously his oil on canvas The Persistence of Memory, now at the Museum of Modern Art in New … Continue reading Facial Hair Friday: Salvador Dalí

Fall In! Morning Reports with the National Archives

Today’s post comes from Thomas Richardson, an expert archives technician at the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) in St. Louis, Missouri.  Information is vital in warfare, whether it’s the latest intelligence on enemy movements or orders transferring materials and weapons. Reports relay the necessary information for soldiers, NCOs, officers, and generals, helping them to make … Continue reading Fall In! Morning Reports with the National Archives

Carlisle Indian School’s World War I Soldiers

November is Native American Heritage Month. Visit National Archives News for more information on related resources. Today’s post comes from Rachel Bartgis, conservator technician at the National Archives at College Park, MD. Founded in 1879, the United States Indian Industrial School in Carlisle, Pennsylvania (generally called the Carlisle Indian School) was a federally funded boarding … Continue reading Carlisle Indian School’s World War I Soldiers

Gold Star Mothers of World War I

Memorial Day honors those who died while serving in the U.S. military. Visit the National Archives website for more information and related resources on Memorial Day. Today’s post comes from Rachel Bartgis, conservator technician at the National Archives at College Park, MD. After the end of World War I, the U.S. Government sent out over … Continue reading Gold Star Mothers of World War I

Men of Mordechai: Jewish Americans in the U.S. Armed Forces

Today’s post comes from Thomas Richardson, an archives technician at the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, Missouri. The U.S. Armed Forces draws recruits from all races, cultures, faiths, and socioeconomic status. Since the nation’s founding, Jewish immigrants and families have had a long tradition of military service in every American conflict since the … Continue reading Men of Mordechai: Jewish Americans in the U.S. Armed Forces

100th Anniversary of the Return of the Wheaton

Memorial Day honors those who died while serving in the U.S. military. Visit the National Archives website for more information and related resources. Today’s post comes from Rachel Bartgis, conservator technician at the National Archives at College Park, MD. Many of the families of the Americans killed overseas in World War I between 1914 and … Continue reading 100th Anniversary of the Return of the Wheaton

Honoring Heroes: The Award Card Record Series

Today’s post comes from Thomas Richardson, an archives technician at the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, Missouri. It is the part of a series on records at the National Personnel Records Center. In 1973, when an infamous fire ripped through the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, Missouri, thousands of records were … Continue reading Honoring Heroes: The Award Card Record Series

Using NARA’s Index to Naturalizations of World War I Soldiers

November 11 is Veterans Day. Visit the National Archives website for more resources on records related to Veterans. Today's post comes from Grace Schultz, an archivist at the National Archives at Philadelphia. Did your immigrant ancestor naturalize after serving in World War I? If so, you may have used NARA’s Index to Naturalizations of World … Continue reading Using NARA’s Index to Naturalizations of World War I Soldiers