War Comes to America

Today's post comes from National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications staff writer Rob Crotty. Sixty-nine years ago today, the Congress of the United States declared war following the delivery of a speech by Franklin Delano Roosevelt that included these words:¬† "Yesterday ... a date which will live in infamy -- the United States of … Continue reading War Comes to America

The doodler who defied crooks and democratized donkeys

Today's post comes from National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications staff writer Rob Crotty. There are few artist in America¬†who so greatly affected the popular landscape as Thomas Nast who was born 170 years ago today. Jolly old St Nick? Not so jolly before the Harper's Weekly cartoonist plumped him up. The Grand Old … Continue reading The doodler who defied crooks and democratized donkeys