American Archives Month 2018: What advice would you give to someone who wants to work at an archive?

October is American American Archives Month. Rebecca Grandahl, intern in the Office of Public and Media Communications, will be highlighting the work of our staff throughout the month. As children, many people dream of what they'll be when they grow up: an astronaut, a veterinarian, a school teacher, or a world-famous singer. But did you … Continue reading American Archives Month 2018: What advice would you give to someone who wants to work at an archive?

The 1918 Boston Red Sox and World War I

Today’s post comes from Daniel J. Fleming, an archives technician at the National Archives at Boston. The successful postseason run of the 2018 World Series champion Boston Red Sox provides a timely opportunity to revisit the franchise's championship team from 100 years ago. As America entered World War I and many of Boston’s ballplayers joined … Continue reading The 1918 Boston Red Sox and World War I

National Archives Remembers “Monuments Man” Harry Ettlinger

Today's post comes from Miriam Kleiman, Program Director for Public Affairs at the National Archives.  We are saddened to learn of the death of Monuments Man Harry Ettlinger at age 92. Ettlinger spoke at a National Archives ceremony on May 8, 2014 (marking the anniversary of V-E Day), when he and Robert Edsel, head of the Monuments … Continue reading National Archives Remembers “Monuments Man” Harry Ettlinger

Wear a Mask and Save Your Life: the 1918 Flu Pandemic

This year marks the centenary of the worst pandemic in human history, the 1918 influenza. Today’s post comes from Megan Huang in the National Archives History Office. The 1918 influenza pandemic was a pandemic in the truest sense possible, affecting not just major population centers but also the most remote communities in the Pacific Islands … Continue reading Wear a Mask and Save Your Life: the 1918 Flu Pandemic

American Archives Month 2018: What’s your favorite tool?

October is American American Archives Month. Rebecca Grandahl, intern in the Office of Public and Media Communications, will be highlighting the work of our staff throughout the month. For today's post, we asked our staff: What's your favorite tool? There are, perhaps, no tools quite like the ones found at the Motion Pictures Preservation Lab … Continue reading American Archives Month 2018: What’s your favorite tool?

American Archives Month 2018: What made you want to work at an archives?

October is American American Archives Month. Rebecca Grandahl, intern in the Office of Public and Media Communications, will be highlighting the work of our staff throughout the month. For today's post, we asked our staff: What made you want to work at an archives? “The mystic chords of memory, stretch… from every… living heart and … Continue reading American Archives Month 2018: What made you want to work at an archives?

The Significance of Hispanic Heritage Month | El Significado del Mes de la Herencia Hispana

Today’s post comes from Anayeli Nuñez at the National Archives History Office, and is available in both English and Spanish Hispanic Heritage Month a month-long celebration from September 15 to October 15 dedicated to recognizing the contributions of the Hispanic and Latino populations in the country, is significant in many different ways. The first, and sometimes … Continue reading The Significance of Hispanic Heritage Month | El Significado del Mes de la Herencia Hispana

Facial Hair Friday: Simón Bolívar, Latin American Revolutionary

Today’s Facial Hair Friday post comes from Danielle Sklarew from the National Archives History Office. There are no photographs of Simón Bolívar since photography did not exist during his life; however, almost every existing painting depicts him with intense sideburns. The painting of Bolívar hanging in President Harry Truman’s office during his Presidency was no … Continue reading Facial Hair Friday: Simón Bolívar, Latin American Revolutionary

Celebrating NASA’s 60th Anniversary

Shooting for the stars for the past 60 years, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. Better known as NASA, this independent agency has been overseeing the civilian space program and conducting research in aeronautics and aerospace since 1958. Use #ArchivesInSpace to be part of the NASA and the National Archives … Continue reading Celebrating NASA’s 60th Anniversary

“It is Now or Never”: Final Victory in the Great War

This month marks the 100th anniversary of the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. To commemorate the historic battle, the National Archives is having a special document exhibit in the East Rotunda Gallery of the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, from September 21 through October 31, 2018. Today’s post comes from Mike Hancock in the National Archives History … Continue reading “It is Now or Never”: Final Victory in the Great War