October is American Archives Month! To celebrate, we’re running a series of “spotlights” on the many locations that make up the National Archives. Today's post features the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, and was written by Rick Blondo, management and program analyst at the National Archives. The Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, and the … Continue reading Archives Spotlight: Making the Constitution accessible
Today's post comes from Gregory Marose, an intern in the National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications. The only five-star general ever to be elected President of the United States, Dwight Eisenhower was a man of many accomplishments. That is why it should come as no surprise that Ike was a leader in the kitchen … Continue reading What’s Cooking Wednesday: A Commander-in-Chef’s Recipe for Vegetable Soup
At 1:28 p.m. on September 28, 1924, two planes landing in Seattle made history. The Chicago and New Orleans had flown 26,345 miles in 66 days to become the first airplanes to circumnavigate the globe. Four planes had started the journey on April 6, but the Seattle and Boston had been forced down over Alaska and … Continue reading 1924 round-the-world fliers complete their mission
Today's post comes from National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications staff writer Rob Crotty. The National Archives is a behemoth of information. There are 10 billion or so pages of documents and hundreds of thousands of reels of motion picture footage, all spread out among regional archives, Presidential libraries, and Federal Records Centers to … Continue reading Top 10 National Archives Web Sites
Today's post comes from National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications staff writer Rob Crotty. Each month the National Archives in the Regions puts together a calendar of events that lays out all the great things going on around the country related to our nation's records. At the top of that calendar is always a … Continue reading What’s on in your neck of the woods?
Today's post comes from National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications staff writer Rob Crotty. It's time to "spill" the beans on who won last week's contest. While we had more fun than a "barrel" of monkeys reading through your comments, settling on a winner was a "sobering" task. We loved Gabby's "There was some … Continue reading Thursday’s Photo Caption Contest
Today's post comes from National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications staff writer Rob Crotty. The Show Me State is showing its appreciation for the work of the National Archives and Records Administration. Governor Jay Nixon has signed a proclamation declaring June 2 as "National Archives and Records Administration Recognition Day" in the great state … Continue reading Happy NARA Recognition Day, Missouri!