Tag Archives: Alcatraz

Welcome to “The Rock”

Today’s post comes from Sonia Kahn in the National Archives History Office. On August 11, 1934, the first civilian prisoners arrived at the new federal penitentiary, which would infamously become known as “The Rock.” The high-security prison on Alcatraz Island, … Continue reading

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Archives Spotlight: San Francisco

Today’s post comes from Nikita Buley, an intern in the National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications. The National Archives is on the West Coast, too! The National Archives at San Francisco (located in San Bruno, California) contains over 55,000 … Continue reading

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The Taxman Cometh: U.S. v. Alphonse Capone

Today’s post comes from Gregory Marose, an intern in the National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications. Al Capone—the quintessential American gangster—headed the nation’s most notorious organized crime syndicate for more than a decade during Prohibition. Through smuggling, bootlegging, and … Continue reading

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