Ninth Archivist Allen Weinstein

The National History office is wrapping up its month-long series on stories about the former Archivists of the United States. Ninth Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein was nominated by President George Bush on January 24, 2005, and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on February 10, 2005. Born in New York City in 1937, … Continue reading Ninth Archivist Allen Weinstein

John W. Carlin: Bringing the National Archives into the 21st Century

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 comes from Sarah Basilion. John W. Carlin was appointed eighth Archivist of the United States by President Bill Clinton in 1995 and served in … Continue reading John W. Carlin: Bringing the National Archives into the 21st Century

Don Wilson: Embracing Independence

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 comes from Sarah Basilion. Don W. Wilson was appointed seventh Archivist of the United States by President Ronald Reagan in 1987. He was the … Continue reading Don Wilson: Embracing Independence

Fighting for Independence: Sixth Archivist Robert M. Warner

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 comes from Sarah Basilion. Dr. Robert M. Warner served as sixth Archivist of the United States from July 1980 to April 1985. Originally from … Continue reading Fighting for Independence: Sixth Archivist Robert M. Warner

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 microfilm operator, but soon headed down the professional track. In 1966 he was appointed Deputy … Continue reading Bert Rhoads: Recordkeeper in Chief

Robert H. Bahmer: Bringing the National Archives into the Spotlight

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.  Robert H. Bahmer served as fourth Archivist of the United States, from 1965 to 1968. Originally from North Dakota, he earned his bachelor’s … Continue reading Robert H. Bahmer: Bringing the National Archives into the Spotlight

An Archivist for the Ages: Wayne C. Grover

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.  President Harry S. Truman selected Wayne C. Grover as the third Archivist of the United States. Born in Utah in … Continue reading An Archivist for the Ages: Wayne C. Grover

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 was appointed Assistant Director to serve under the first Archivist of the United States, Robert … Continue reading Archivist Solon J. Buck: Wartime Leader

A Record-Setting Amendment

The 27th amendment, ratified on May 7, 1992, was originally proposed on September 25, 1789. Yes, that date is correct. The amendment was part of the original 12 proposed amendments sent to the states for ratification in 1789. Amendments 3 through 12 were ratified on December 15, 1791, becoming what we now call the Bill of … Continue reading A Record-Setting Amendment

Archivist welcomes visitors back to the National Archives

At 1 p.m. on October 17, the doors to the National Archives Museum on Constitution Avenue opened for the first time since September 30. Archivist of the United States David Ferriero greeted the first visitors to enter the building. “It’s really nice to see people roaming the halls again. I’m proud of the fact that we … Continue reading Archivist welcomes visitors back to the National Archives