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“I’m 15 and I feel like 80”

On today’s date in 1964,  “Introducing the Beatles” was released. It was the Beatles’ first album in the United States. For Janelle Blackwell, the album would have dire consequences, aging her 65 years. In April of 1964, she wrote to the … Continue reading

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Ellis Island on the West Coast

For the thousands of immigrants from Europe, the entrance to America was through Ellis Island. As they sailed by New York City, they could see the Statue of Liberty standing in the harbor like a watchful guardian. For immigrants from China and … Continue reading

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Mother–she isn’t quite herself today

Today’s post comes from National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications staff writer Rob Crotty. Few individuals had a more, ah, peculiar relationship with their mother than Norman Bates in the movie Psycho, which premiered 50 years ago today in … Continue reading

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