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NARA Investigators Detail Brazen Theft and Daring Capture in the Archives

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.

National Archives Releases Statement on SEC

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 Part of the AHA’s mission is to advocate for the proper collection and preservation of historical documents, so we follow situations like this one closely.

What We’re Reading: July 7, 2011 Edition

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