Tag Archives: NARA

NARA on Twitter

Today’s post comes from National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications staff writer Rob Crotty. In honor of our Bill of Rights Twitter Contest, we thought it was high time to review all the tweeting that goes on in the … Continue reading

Posted in News and Events, Social Media Guides | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Join our Bill of Rights Twitter Contest

Today’s post comes from National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications staff writer Rob Crotty. Readers, we now live in a brave new world of abbreviation. What was once Kentucky Fried Chicken is now KFC. What was once the Science … Continue reading

Posted in - Constitution, - Revolutionary War, News and Events, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Lincoln to slaves: go somewhere else

Today’s post comes from National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications staff writer Rob Crotty. The issue of slavery divided the country under AbrahamĀ  Lincoln’s Presidency. The national argument was simple: either keep slavery or abolish it. But Abraham Lincoln, … Continue reading

Posted in - Civil Rights, - Civil War, News and Events | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Medal of Honor

Today’s post comes from National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications staff writer Rob Crotty. According to Army Regulation 670-1, a soldier can now receive 31 military decorations “as a distinctively designed mark of honor denoting heroism, or meritorious or … Continue reading

Posted in - Civil War | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Thanksgiving, as American as apple pie

Today’s post comes from National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications staff writer Rob Crotty. Here, in short, are the documents that made Thanksgiving. On October 3, 1789, President George Washington issued a proclamation naming Thursday, November 26, 1789, as … Continue reading

Posted in - Civil War, - Constitution, - Revolutionary War, News and Events | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Rare photo of Lincoln at Gettysburg

Today’s post comes from National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications staff writer Rob Crotty. In 1952, the chief of the Still Photo section at the National Archives, Josephine Cobb, discovered a glass plate negative taken by Mathew Brady of … Continue reading

Posted in - Civil War, Rare Photos | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

The peculiar story of Wilmer McLean

Today’s post comes from National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications staff writer Rob Crotty. Today Part Two of “Discovering the Civil War” opens at the National Archives in Washington, DC. The exhibit is divided into a few sections, the … Continue reading

Posted in - Civil War, Myth or History | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Teddy Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln in the same photo

Today’s post comes from National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications staff writer Rob Crotty. History is full of strange coincidences, and the Civil War is no exception. In the 1950s, Stefan Lorant was researching a book on Abraham Lincoln … Continue reading

Posted in - Civil War, Rare Photos | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Is West Virginia Constitutional?

Today’s post comes from National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications staff writer Rob Crotty. On the creation of new states, the Constitution is pretty clear. Article IV, Section 3, reads that “no new States shall be formed or erected … Continue reading

Posted in - Civil War, - Constitution | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

FHF: The Beard Gap

Today’s post comes from National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications staff writer Rob Crotty. In the history of Presidential elections, there has never been a battle of the beards. Beards have challenged mustaches. Mustaches have challenged clean-shaven candidates. Clean-shaven … Continue reading

Posted in Facial Hair Fridays, Myth or History | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments