On Exhibit: The American Debate about Alcohol Consumption During World War II

Today’s post comes from Emily Niekrasz, an intern in the National Archives History Office in Washington, DC. In March 2015 the National Archives opened “Spirited Republic: Alcohol in American History,” a new exhibit that explores the complex love-hate relationship between America and alcohol. The exhibit’s curator, Bruce Bustard, has written, “These two different views of alcoholic … Continue reading On Exhibit: The American Debate about Alcohol Consumption During World War II

On Exhibit: sketch of the RMS Lusitania’s lifeboat storage mechanism

Today's post comes from Zach Kopin, an intern in the National Archives History Office in Washington, DC.  To honor the pivotal role its sinking played in turning U.S. popular opinion against Germany during World War I, a sketch of the RMS Lusitania’s lifeboat storage mechanism is now on display at the National Archives in Washington, … Continue reading On Exhibit: sketch of the RMS Lusitania’s lifeboat storage mechanism

On Exhibit: “Lady Hooch Hunter”

Today's post comes from Zach Kopin, an intern in the National Archives History Office in Washington, DC. A new exhibit on America’s connection to alcohol is now on display at the National Archives. “Spirited Republic: Alcohol and American History” is about the United States’ love-hate relationship with the “demon rum.” Bruce Bustard, the exhibit's curator, … Continue reading On Exhibit: “Lady Hooch Hunter”

Helvetica and Supergraphics: The Design Behind Our New Exhibit

Today's post comes from Nikita Buley, an intern in the National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications. I sat down with Amanda Perez, exhibit and graphic designer at the National Archives, to talk about her  work for our new "Searching for the Seventies" exhibit. Halfway through the interview, we were joined by Dan Falk, visual … Continue reading Helvetica and Supergraphics: The Design Behind Our New Exhibit