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America’s First Ladies: In Service to Our Nation

Today’s post comes from Elle Benak and Sanjana Barr from the National Archives History Office. On Friday September 16, 2016, the National Archives hosted the “Legacies of America’s First Ladies” conference in the William G. McGowan theater in Washington, DC. … Continue reading

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Papers of Count Galeazzo Ciano

Today’s post comes from Sonia Kahn in the National Archives History Office. It is the seventh and final of our series on the history of some of the seized foreign records housed at the National Archives. One of the most … Continue reading

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The Last Hands to Touch the Declaration of Independence

Today’s post comes from Victoria Blue, writer-editor in the Office of Internal Communications at the National Archives. When Chief of Conservation Mary Lynn Ritzenthaler retires in July, the last hands to have touched the Declaration of Independence will leave the National … Continue reading

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Bert Rhoads: Recordkeeper in Chief

The National Archives was created on June 19, 1934. During the month of June, the National Archives History Office is sharing stories about the former Archivists of the United States. James Berton “Bert” Rhoads joined the National Archives in 1952 as a … Continue reading

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Flag Day, Past and Present

Today’s post is by Rod Ross, a former archivist in the Center for Legislative Archives, who retired in April with 41 years of government service.  His interest in this holiday began at birth–on Flag Day during World War II!  Shortly … Continue reading

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Archivist Solon J. Buck: Wartime Leader

The National Archives was created on June 19, 1934. During the month of June, the National Archives History Office is sharing stories about the former Archivists of the United States. Today’s post is from Sarah Basilion. In 1935, Solon J. Buck … Continue reading

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Regrets, he had a few . . .

This post comes to us from Miriam Kleiman, Program Director for Public Affairs.  After 20 years at the National Archives (first as a researcher, then employee), I’m still delighted to discover new (to me) archival treasures. Not so long ago, a … Continue reading

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Virginia C. Purdy: Fighting for Women’s History

The National Archives History Office is wrapping up its month-long celebration of Women’s History. Today’s post comes from Sarah Basilion. Commemoration of Women’s History Month at the National Archives would be incomplete without remembering Virginia C. Purdy, the agency’s one-time … Continue reading

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The Men and Women Who Guard the Constitution

Since 1952, the United States Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, and the Bill of Rights have been on display in the Rotunda of the National Archives. In addition to the bulletproof and moisture-controlled sealed cases, the Charters of Freedom are protected … Continue reading

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Claudine Weiher: The Fight for Independence

The National Archives History Office continues to celebrate women’s history month. Today’s post comes from Kirsten Dillon.  Claudine Weiher, former Deputy Archivist, was born Claudine Jackson on November 24, 1941, in Kansas City, MO. Weiher came to the National Archives … Continue reading

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