New Online Exhibit: The “Old Navy” Prints and Watercolors

Today’s post comes from Megan Huang from the National Archives History Office. Besides his role as President during two of the greatest crises in American history, Franklin D. Roosevelt is also famous for having been a collector. Well-known as a collector of stamps, Roosevelt also carefully accumulated a vast amount of paraphernalia relating to the … Continue reading New Online Exhibit: The “Old Navy” Prints and Watercolors

“Oui oui, mon ami, je m’apelle Lafayette!”

Today’s post comes from Megan Huang from the National Archives History Office. On display at the National Archives until September 19, 2018, are a number of Alexander Hamilton papers, including a letter to everyone’s favorite Frenchman: Lafayette. The text of that letter, and many others both to and from Lafayette, is available on Founders Online. … Continue reading “Oui oui, mon ami, je m’apelle Lafayette!”

Facial Hair Friday: Charles Dickens

Today we’re celebrating both Facial Hair Friday and #ArchivesBackToSchool on Twitter. Today’s post comes from Paige Weaver from the National Archives History Office. As summer draws to an end and students go back to school, you may recall some of your favorite novels from English class. One name that is almost certainly familiar to students, … Continue reading Facial Hair Friday: Charles Dickens

Labor Day: Children at Work

Today’s post comes from Megan Huang, an intern in the National Archives History Office. The Federal holiday Labor Day honors the American worker. When considering the accomplishments and contributions of the our workers throughout history, one category—the child laborer—doesn't always come to mind. However, child labor was a significant part of the American labor story.  … Continue reading Labor Day: Children at Work

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

The origins of the Society of American Archivists

As the Society for American Archivists (SAA) meets for the 82nd annual meeting here in Washington, DC, we’re taking a look back at the origins of the organization. SAA was founded just two years after Congress created the National Archives and came to be, in part, because the efforts of National Archives staff. The nation's … Continue reading The origins of the Society of American Archivists

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