America’s National Seashores

September 3 is Labor Day. Visit the National Archives website to learn more about records related to the holiday. This post comes from Danielle Sklarew, an intern in the National Archives History Office. This Labor Day, whether you’re in Massachusetts, down south in Florida, or along the west coast of California, you can visit one … Continue reading America’s National Seashores

Happy National Dog Day!

Today's blog post comes to us from Brooke Engerman, summer intern at the Office of Public and Media Communications. August 26 is National Dog Day! To celebrate, we’re sharing some of our favorite pictures of Presidential pooches from the holdings of our Presidential Libraries. Meet Buddy, President Clinton’s chocolate lab. This is Buddy’s official presidential portrait. Talk … Continue reading Happy National Dog Day!

The Navajo Treaty of 1868: A Personal Story

Today's post comes from C.P. Weaver, a descendant of Indian Peace Commissioner Samuel F. Tappan. She found an original copy of the 1868 Navajo Treaty in her family home.  On June 1, 1868, Indian Peace Commissioners Gen. William T. Sherman and Samuel F. Tappan signed a treaty with the Navajo Nation at Fort Sumner, New Mexico. … Continue reading The Navajo Treaty of 1868: A Personal Story

First Woman on the Court: Sandra Day O’Connor

On August 19, 1981, Sandra Day O’Connor became the first woman to be nominated to the Supreme Court of the United States. Today’s post comes from Danielle Sklarew, an intern in the National Archives History Office. Four. Roughly 3.5%. That is how many women have served on the United States Supreme Court since its inception … Continue reading First Woman on the Court: Sandra Day O’Connor

7 Photos for People Who Love Books

Today's post comes from Brooke Engerman, summer intern at the National Archives Public and Media Communications Office. Happy National Book Lovers Day to all our literary fans out there! Here at the National Archives, we’re very shelf-aware of our love of all written records. To celebrate this wonderful day, here’s a look at some of our … Continue reading 7 Photos for People Who Love Books

The Navajo Treaty Travels to the Navajo Nation

Today’s post comes from Jim Zeender, senior registrar in the National Archives Exhibits Office. On a cool Sunday morning under a cloudless blue sky, I was standing on the loading dock at the Navajo Nation Museum in Window Rock, Arizona. I was there with the museum director, Manuelito (Manny) Wheeler, and Navajo Chief Ranger Stan … Continue reading The Navajo Treaty Travels to the Navajo Nation

Hot Dogs and Diplomacy — Relish The Legacy!

Today's post comes from Emily Rollman, summer intern in the Office of Public and Media Communications.  Hot dogs have been a staple of American cuisine since they were first introduced by German immigrants in the 19th century. Now the dish is synonymous with cookouts and baseball games—but the humble hot dog has also made appearances … Continue reading Hot Dogs and Diplomacy — Relish The Legacy!

“You Can’t Dig Coal With Bayonets”

Today’s post comes from Michael Hancock, a research and writing intern at the National Archives at Philadelphia. Part of the legacy of World War II is rallying cries and imagery associated with “loose lips sink ships” and “we can do it.” On the home front, coal miners coined their own slogan when the government threatened … Continue reading “You Can’t Dig Coal With Bayonets”

Facial Hair Friday: Uncle Sam, the Bearded Man

Today’s post comes from Paige Weaver and Danielle Sklarew, summer interns in the National Archives History Office. One hundred years after the production of this poster, everyone’s favorite uncle, Uncle Sam, turned 242 years old this July 4. Sporting an outfit adorned with stars and stripes, he runs toward battle, undeterred by the red, white, … Continue reading Facial Hair Friday: Uncle Sam, the Bearded Man