The US National Archives (NARA) recently held its annual Preservation EXPOsed! event in Washington, DC, highlighting a diverse slate of preservation specialists and topics.
On July 10, 2011, the stars were aligned. On that day, according to Jim Warwick, assistant US attorney for the Department of Justice, a sharp-eyed employee of the Maryland Historical Society sensed that two researchers, later revealed to be Barry Landau and Jason Savedoff, were acting strangely. Following this hunch, the employee crawled into the rafters and observed as Savedoff stuffed documents into his jacket while Landau distracted another employee.
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), with the generous support of the Foundation for the National Archives, announces the 2013 Regional Residency Fellowship Program’s Request for Proposals.
January 1, 2013, marked the sesquicentennial of the Emancipation Proclamation. Although the general historical consensus is that slavery was at the root of the conflict, questions about the role of the proclamation in defining the Civil War and 19th century race relations continue to dominate the field.
The U.S. Census “gives a gift to the nation twice,” remarked Robert Groves, director of the U.S. Census Bureau, at the unveiling of the 1940 Census records
yesterday at the National Archives in Washington D.C.
Article By: Allen Mikaelian
The National Archives launched its Citizen Archivist Dashboard last year on December 23, 2011. This well-designed interactive site encourages visitors to engage with National Archives records by tagging, transcribing, editing articles, uploading images, and participating in contests.
Article By: Elisabeth Grant
On August 18, 2011, the National Archives released the statement below, addressing an allegation that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) had been destroying documents it wasn’t authorized to destroy. Part of the AHA’s mission is to advocate for the proper collection and preservation of historical documents, so we follow situations like this one closely.
In honor of the 4th of July, the National Archives put together a video on preserving the Declaration of Independence, and we’ve embedded it below. Also, check out links to Star Wars and History, the history of the future of food, a profile of Smithsonian employee Richard Rathbun, WWII conscientious objectors, and two historical mapping sites.
Article By: Debbie Ann Doyle and Elisabeth Grant