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Mission: The National Archives and Records Administration serves American democracy by safeguarding and preserving the records of our Government, ensuring that the people can discover, use, and learn from this documentary heritage. We ensure continuing access to the essential documentation of the rights of American citizens and the actions of their government. We support democracy, promote civic education, and facilitate historical understanding of our national experience.

National Archives at New York's cover photo
05/08/2020

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The next installment is available for download.
05/08/2020

The next installment is available for download.

Our newest Calendar page is online! May's featured suffragist is Chinese American scholar Mabel Lee.

A member of the New York Women’s Political Equality League and an outspoken feminist, Lee began writing and speaking publicly about woman suffrage while a teenager.

Lee marched for women’s enfranchisement even though she was barred from becoming a U.S. citizen because of her race. As a result, she remained unable to vote when New York adopted woman suffrage in 1917 and after the 19th Amendment was ratified in 1920.

Learn more about her life and download the latest Centennial Calendar page: https://go.usa.gov/xvv2s

Looking for some fun activities with Mom to celebrate Mother's Day?  How about coloring...
05/08/2020

Looking for some fun activities with Mom to celebrate Mother's Day? How about coloring...

Flowers are always nice, but if you have a mom who loves history, how about a hand-colored cartoon? We've put together some of Clifford Berryman's best drawings of "Mother" for you to color and share this Sunday for Mother's Day.

Download the free pdf here: https://go.usa.gov/xvwN4

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05/08/2020
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See the celebrations of V-E Day in color! On May 7, 1945, General Alfred Jodl signed the first Instrument of Surrender, unconditionally surrendering all Nazi German military forces on May 8.

Our holdings include footage of the celebrations of the surrender. American soldiers filmed the party that was hosted by Soviet soldiers at Torgau. (This footage is unusual in that it also shows female Soviet solders.) Our holdings also include color footage of festivities in Paris, documented by American military cameramen stationed in the city.

#VEDay75

Another great resource - spending time at home with the Roosevelts.
05/08/2020

Another great resource - spending time at home with the Roosevelts.

News Release:

FDR Library Online Digest "At Home with the Roosevelts"

In response to the coronavirus public health emergency, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum is producing "At Home with the Roosevelts" -- a weekly online digest including talks, historical features, short videos, and at-home activities. This new content is available by email subscription and across the Library's official social media accounts (including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter).

For additional information, and to subscribe, please visit: www.fdrlibrary.org/at-home-with-the-roosevelts; and follow the hashtag: #AtHomeWithTheRoosevelts.

https://bit.ly/2zkqo2O

Navy logbooks have so much information.  Check out the newly digitized collection.
05/04/2020
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Navy logbooks have so much information. Check out the newly digitized collection.

You can now access 653 digitized logbooks from 30 Navy vessels that in the National Archives Catalog.

These logbooks were digitized in the Innovation Hub at the National Archives in Washington, DC, by a team of five graduate student interns working on a project titled “Seas of Knowledge: Digitization and Retrospective Analysis of the Historical Logbooks of the United States Navy.” The project will continue through 2021, and will focus on digitizing Navy logbooks from 1861 to 1879.

Last year the team made 548 volumes of associated muster rolls available in the online Catalog. The project is a collaboration between National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) the University of Washington, the National Archives, and the National Archives Foundation, and is supported by a Digitizing Hidden Collections grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources (the grant program was made possible by funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation).

https://go.usa.gov/xvy7n

More history to snack on...
05/04/2020

More history to snack on...

Pass the popcorn and bring on the movies! For your weekend viewing pleasure, we’re serving up some movie marathon inspiration from history within the National Archives. #ArchivesAtHome archivesfoundation.org/history-snacks/

Our May Document of the Month is from Record Group 26: Records of the U.S. Coast Guard.  As spring weather comes to New ...
05/04/2020

Our May Document of the Month is from Record Group 26: Records of the U.S. Coast Guard.

As spring weather comes to New York we can look to this “Proposed Planting Plan, May 15, 1968” for inspiration to see what landscaping was planned for Governors Island. You can access this document directly via the National Archives Identifier 167060403.

The Electronic Records Division at the National Archives recently completed a large project to add more than 11,000 born-digital records related to Governors Island in New York City to the Catalog.

The Scope and Content Note from the Catalog states that this series contains digital images of the paper maps and plans and architectural and engineering drawings of the buildings and structures in the former United States Coast Guard installation at Governors Island, New York. The drawings capture details of the buildings and structures on the island through the 1990s, when it was decommissioned.

So many lighthouses to see!
05/04/2020
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So many lighthouses to see!

Where is your favorite lighthouse located?

The Lighthouse Plans and Maps series has recently been digitized and downloadable images are now available in our online Catalog.

Explore construction plans and location maps including building elevations, floor plans, and site plans.

https://go.usa.gov/xvmfX

Looking for an educational resource that teaches about suffrage, temperance and civic engagement? The story of Amelia Bl...
04/29/2020

Looking for an educational resource that teaches about suffrage, temperance and civic engagement?

The story of Amelia Bloomer and her "Bloomer costume" is one way. You can download related documents including this great one c. 1918 of Hope Webbing Company employees wearing bloomers,: https://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/bloomer
#archives19that100

Did you know the first Earth day was April 22, 1970?  Happy Earth Day!
04/22/2020

Did you know the first Earth day was April 22, 1970? Happy Earth Day!

Fifty years ago, artist Robert Rauschenberg designed his iconic poster to support the American Environment Foundation in honor of the first Earth Day.

More than 20 million Americans participated in the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970. This nationwide demonstration spurred a dramatic rise in public concern about environmental issues.

Earth Day also secured political action that led to the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by President Richard Nixon later that year and the passage of important environmental protection legislation including the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts throughout the 1970s.

Learn more about this poster and the impact of Earth Day in our online feature: https://go.usa.gov/xv5zw

Happy National Bookmobile Day!
04/22/2020
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Happy National Bookmobile Day!

Happy National Bookmobile Day!

Mobile libraries can be traced as far back as the 1850s to England's horse-drawn “Perambulating Library.” Bookmobiles brought books to the troops in war zones during both the First and Second World Wars. After WW2, the the U.S. government used bookmobiles to promote “cultural diplomacy.”

Bookmobile were vital to Americans at home as well. During the 1930s, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) provided support for bookmobile programs, as well as the WPA’s own Pack Horse Library Initiative that provided rural Kentuckians with reading material.

Bookmobiles continue to operate around the world today, serving both urban and rural populations. Have you ever borrowed a book from a bookmobile?

https://go.usa.gov/xvkQZ

One of our favorite documents is this one titled: Students Buy War Bonds and Stamps, 1944, General Records of the Depart...
04/22/2020

One of our favorite documents is this one titled: Students Buy War Bonds and Stamps, 1944, General Records of the Department of the Treasury.
This Document of the Month shows students in Miss Mary O'Donne's 1st grade class at P.S. 56 in New York City buying war bonds and stamps during the Fourth War Loan Drive and one of the primary sources used as part of our weekly Twitter campaigns #TeachingTuesdays at 1pm ET.

Some fun activities to snack on.... #ArchivesAtHome
04/21/2020

Some fun activities to snack on.... #ArchivesAtHome

Houston, we're a go! We have moon munchies on the menu this Friday and we're featuring #Apollo13, space ice cream and #WomenInSTEM. #ArchivesAtHome http://archivesfoundation.org/history-snacks/

Have you ever been to the Alexander Hamilton U.S Custom House in NYC?  If not, this is a great google arts and culture e...
04/17/2020
The Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House and the National Archives at New York City - U.S. National Archives - Google Arts & Culture

Have you ever been to the Alexander Hamilton U.S Custom House in NYC? If not, this is a great google arts and culture exhibit of our space at:
https://artsandculture.google.com/exhibit/the-alexander-hamilton-u-s-custom-house-and-the-national-archives-at-new-york-city/LwIyzCh_D5K_IA

The National Archives at New York City is part of the National Archives' nationwide network of archives. Its permanent records include those created by Fed...

Want to learn more about the free resources of the National Archives? Visit our news page at https://www.archives.gov/ne...
04/16/2020

Want to learn more about the free resources of the National Archives?

Visit our news page at https://www.archives.gov/news.
It features links to articles, resources, videos, photos and more including this feature a feature on baseball patents from the National Archives at Kansas City.

Here is a blog post from the National Archives at New York City and Matthew Henson's work as a Custom House Employee at ...
04/15/2020
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Here is a blog post from the National Archives at New York City and Matthew Henson's work as a Custom House Employee at One Bowling Green.

Matthew Henson, the famous African American explorer, worked nearly 20 years with Admiral Robert Peary exploring the Arctic. When he returned to New York City, he took a job parking cars, the only work he could find.

Henson was in his late forties when he was offered a job with the federal government. On February 26, 1913, President Taft appointed him to “any suitable position” within the classified clerk office at the U.S. Custom House at One Bowling Green, New York City.

Our staff at the National Archives at New York, whose offices are in that same building, were able to trace his career with original documents from their holdings.

https://go.usa.gov/xv26K

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04/15/2020
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The Boeing 747 played an important role in the life of the space shuttle, providing in-atmosphere transport to different locations as well as help in testing.

The films highlighted in this blog post are not from NASA, but from the Department of Defense, who provided logistical support to NASA.

This series, from the Defense Imagery Management Operations Center, includes films related to the shuttle program. 330-DIMOC has already been partially processed and opened to researchers, with more to come as work proceeds on this very large series.

http://go.usa.gov/xvDjT

04/15/2020
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Take a virtual tour of the National Archives...

The National Archives Building is currently closed but the Archivist of the United States David Ferriero invites you to join him on a virtual tour of our beautiful Temple to American History.

When did you last visit the National Archives in Washington, DC?

Our National Archives Foundation has some history to snack on. Visit: https://archivesfoundation.org/history-snacks/   Y...
04/10/2020
History Snacks - National Archives Foundation

Our National Archives Foundation has some history to snack on. Visit: https://archivesfoundation.org/history-snacks/ You can find some educational activities as well as our free downloadable patent coloring book...

Oddballs & Oddities from the Archives At the National Archives Foundation, we want to make sure you’re eating a balanced diet—filling your plate with fruits, veggies and most importantly, a few weird pieces from our past. Let’s get your weekend …

If you didn't get a chance to attend the  World War 1 Centennial commission (www.worldwar1centennial.org) webinar today ...
04/10/2020

If you didn't get a chance to attend the World War 1 Centennial commission (www.worldwar1centennial.org) webinar today on Finding your WWI ancestors, you can visit their website for a rebroadcast of the event. The webinar, had many useful tips, including the one about NARA records. Visit our page at: https://www.archives.gov/topics/wwi for links to our many resources and images.

Image: American Red Cross Parade, Birmingham, Alabama. Birmingham View Company at: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/533466

Looking for inspirational images to cheer us on as we all stay socially distant during these times? This one of the "Fam...
04/09/2020

Looking for inspirational images to cheer us on as we all stay socially distant during these times? This one of the "Famous 369th (also known as the Harlem Hell Fighters..) Arriving in New York City for a parade, ca. 1917-1918.

The National Archives has a number of virtual programs all of which are free.  You can watch recorded lecture, download ...
04/09/2020
Virtual Programs Newsletter

The National Archives has a number of virtual programs all of which are free. You can watch recorded lecture, download educational activities or help us expand access to our digital collection. For details on our virtual programs visit: https://www.archives.gov/news/articles/archives-home-resources-2

Issue #2, April 7, 2020 A Message from the Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero As Americans stay at home to fight the spread of COVID-19, our team selected a variety of records from our holdings to help keep you connected to the nation's history in the comfort of your home. This week, w...

04/08/2020
Madam C.J. Walker in the National Archives

Did you know the National Archives has a youtube channel for past programs and events? You can find it: https://www.youtube.com/USNationalArchives

Look for the feature on Madam C.J. Walker, one of the great American entrepreneurs of the early 20th century as told by A'Lelia Bundles, a former broadcast network news executive and former President of the Foundation for the National Archives. You can find the feature here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3qjlLYszEI

Madam C.J. Walker, one of the great American entrepreneurs of the early 20th century, was born to former slaves and grew up in destitution. In this Inside th...

Parents and Teachers join us on our Twitter Chat today for  #TeachingTuesdays campaign at @USNatArchives 1pm ET.  You ca...
04/07/2020

Parents and Teachers join us on our Twitter Chat today for #TeachingTuesdays campaign at @USNatArchives 1pm ET. You can ask our educators questions and learn about our free educational resources. Today's campaign will focus on middle school activities.
Image: School Children Learning at https://catalog.archives.gov/id/83228085

04/06/2020
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Help celebrate Thomas Jefferson's birthday next Monday April 13th with a virtual storytime. See details below..

When's the last time you got to shoot the breeze with a founding father? If you're dying to ask Thomas Jefferson a question — about the founding of our nation, some of his favorite keepsakes, or even the tights he wears — now is your chance. On Monday, April 13th, he'll be hosting a virtual storytime and Q&A to celebrate his 277th birthday, and you're invited.

Register here: bit.ly/ArchivesTJ

National Archives at New York's cover photo
04/02/2020

National Archives at New York's cover photo

The April calendar page to celebrate the 19th Amendment  is here.... !  Feel free to download and share.
04/02/2020

The April calendar page to celebrate the 19th Amendment is here.... ! Feel free to download and share.

We are excited to announce that the April calendar page and other graphics for the Centennial Calendar are up!

Print it out the calendar page and make your home office more historic! Or share the graphics on Instagram and Facebook.

All the full-size calendar pages and graphics live here: https://www.archives.gov/campaigns/19th-amendment-calendar

This month we're featuring Native American lawyer and suffragist Marie Louise Bottineau Baldwin. Her photograph is in the "Rightfully Hers" exhibit. Learn more about her: https://go.usa.gov/xvrfm

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04/02/2020

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We've got a new online transcription challenge: the Disapproved Pension Application File for Hannah Fulkerson.

Was she a horse thief and a Confederate sympathizer? We won't know until all 409 pages are transcribed!

Creating an account and transcribing is easy! Start here: https://www.archives.gov/citizen-archivist/missions

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04/02/2020

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N-95 masks, nitrile gloves, gowns, and Tyvek suits are in high demand across the United States right now.

The same equipment is used by National Archives employees when dealing with damaged records. Now the agency’s supplies are making their way to health care workers, thanks to some quick brainstorming and closet-searching from employees.

Preservation and conservation specialists knew that the same gear they use to deal with records damaged by floods, fires, or mold is in short supply for their hospital staff responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Motion Picture Preservation specialist Audrey Amidon asked National Archives leadership about the possibility of donating supplies.

“I know what we have is only a drop in the bucket,” she said, “but they're on our shelf and could help save lives.”

Property Management Officer Calvin Shoulders was soon coordinating the donations with other federal agencies. The National Archives transferred supplies to Washington DC’s Emergency Management Response Team, which in turn is working with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to distribute and reallocate the donated supplies.

Read the full story here: https://go.usa.gov/xvC6m

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I'm creating a family video documentary of my great grandfather, John Darling Terry, who first came to NYC in 1863. I'm looking for photos/videos of the draft riots. He is a Medal of Honor recipient and is interned at Woodlawn. His 10 children, and families have all resided in NYC residents ever since. Thanks in advance.
Hi. My name is Jay Pressnell, and I'm a film maker and art teacher based in Auckland New Zealand. With Anzac Day coming up shortly, I just thought people in the U.S. may be interested in the short documentary film called 'Eternal Vigilance'. It focuses on the US war effort during the second world war here in Franklin, Auckland, New Zealand, and includes interviews and footage about the vegetable growing in the market gardens for the war effort, the American forces presence in Pukekohe and the surrounding area and the stories and recollections of both the outbreak of war to the completion in 1945. It is a film that captures the huge significance of the region, at a time when its people lived in a time of uncertainty, anxiety, sadness, togetherness and celebration. The film was initially made by both Martin Bennett and myself (Jay Pressnell) for a 2012 exhibition at the NZ Steel Gallery called 'Franklin, the Homefront', and has now been released for the first time online. Both Martin and I share the common connection that both of our grandfathers fought alongside each other in Montgomery's 8th Army in North Africa known as the desert rats. Since we made the film, five of the people we interviewed have unfortunately passed away. We hoped, as we do now, that the film provides the opportunity for people to reflect, to remember, to share, and to talk about with new generations as we move into an era of a greater awareness and appreciation for human connections and the need for resilience. The stills are also part of our collection and exhibition. We hope you enjoy the film and may consider the documentary and imagery as part of your national collection. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any further info. . Thanks. Jay
Shame, shame, shame history will judge you for destroying EPA, Dept of Interior, ICE and other documents...What no back up? No backbone? The Park Service has more courage and respect for the rule of law and history then you do?
Have a great week NARA.
**Help Support the Sailors' Snug Harbor Cemetery Mariners Memorial Campaign** @SSHMarinersGenealogy https://www.facebook.com/SSHMarinersGenealogy/ The Descendants of Sailors’ Snug Harbor Mariners have been reaching out to Historical and Genealogical Societies, Museums, Military Veterans Groups, and Concerned Citizens, to invite them to join a Letters of Support Campaign to support their efforts to gain access to the old Sailors’ Snug Harbor Cemetery on Staten Island, in New York City, to honor their Ancestors and all of the Forgotten 6,500 Merchant, Coast Guard, and Naval Mariners interred there (1834-1976), by installing a Memorial Monument (Obelisk) and holding an annual Memorial Service. Some of the Mariners were famous Sea Captains and some sailed on famous Merchant, Coast Guard, and Naval ships dating back to the American Revolution. Many were just average seamen whom sailed and endured for many years on the sea under arduous conditions. The Mariners were from many areas of the United States, Canada, and other countries. https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/2244490/sailors-snug-harbor-cemetery Sadly, the Sailors' Snug Harbor Cemetery is devoid of gravestones or markers, except for 15 remaining gravestones. The Cemetery is closed and not open to the public. The Board of Trustees of Sailors' Snug Harbor have rejected the Descendants' requests to access the SSH Cemetery to honor their Ancestors. https://nypost.com/2018/12/29/caretakers-shoot-down-plans-for-monument-for-fallen-sailors/ The Descendants are collecting Letters of Support to persuade the Trustees of Sailors’ Snug Harbor to change their decision. You can help support the Descendants by writing a Letter of Support using the Support Letter Writing Instructions at the following link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1sZv5VFLNWw0HA-pW2i33RhbgVFQ6oExx Sailors’ Snug Harbor has a very interesting history. It was one of the first large scale retirement facilities in the United States and the first established for Merchant Mariners. It was founded by the Randall family whom were New York City Merchant Sea Captains and Privateers during the French Indian War and Patriots during the Revolutionary War. Alexander Hamilton was a friend of the Randall family and their Attorney. He helped draft the Robert Richard Randall Will in 1801 to create the SSH Trust which funded the SSH Retirement Home. During its 140+ years of operation (1833-1976) approximately 16,000 Mariners resided there. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sailors%27_Snug_Harbor
I have & always will continue to be Supportive of your PURPOSE. Thank You, Sincerely. Everyone has a RIGHT of Knowledge regarding their Biological SELF!!👍👍
The National Archives at New York are fabulous!🙂
I have a Question. My grandfather goes from austria to New York at 1934. His aunt in USA has to pay for him eine Kaution about 40.000 dollars. And as my Grandfather was ill and goes back to Austria his aunt gets the Kaution back. Is this really true?
Why do the bush admins allow the people of our elite forces and our officers of the highest levels as well as themselves to discredit harm and terrorize harras and alter, acceptable capable members of society as well as out them in positions that are hazardous not only to the citizens of the USA, but to the more perfect union that my great great great great grandfather set out to promote and create before the USA became a country long ago. I see the Bush admins to be the creators of the world on terror through greed hate ignorance and disrespect for our great land. If you look at the timeline of the mass shootings that have become so abundant, you would be able to identify that these occured at the time of Bushes rise. Our bases and our citizens as well as the fuctionability of our government the intelligence of our people and the societal norms have all become less then desirable. Bush is tossing people into oppression constantly and consistently and the checks and balances of of government which are necessary for the government to function properly are not being effective, because Bush abounds freely and unjustifiably killing, incriminating, harrasing, terrorizing, discrediting, lying and leading out country down the wrong path. Bush is the biggest two faced lying politician this country will ever know and because our government lacks the foresight to keep our society progressing. Bushes ideology and outright ignorance and lack of respect for anyone but himself is the problem. Bush has total disregard for the law. He uses the law to harass others not only disrupting the cooperation within the force but our society. He perceives himself as unaproachable and immune to prosecution. The 9/11 attack was clearly a set up by W. so that the profits from oil would be abundant and line his pockets. His arrogance and deceit will not go unnoticed. If the Islamists of the middle east wanted to attack the US. why would they not do it their way? How is the 9/11 attack different from every other attack islam has brought about. Its because Bush was greedy and ignorant and thought he could uss the US and it's people to make money. Why was Iraq attacked? The bodies of the pilots where unidentifiable. And I guarantee they did not come from Iraq. Why was Saddam Bushes target? Because Bush is infatuated with killing, you can see by the goings on of the past 30 years. Why would he take a hiatus in the midst of a war he created? How is that not treason? Why do his German blood lines go back to that of Nazi Germany? Why hasn't anyone seen that he has not changed his desire to kill for reasons no one of an honorable position would deam acceptable? Why is Bush attached to the rape of young people and the influence of groups of people that are underintellectually competent and he does nothing more then use them as his own personal tool to influence others. If he did so appropriately and bettered the lives of those involved it might be acceptable, but he does not. Why do we now have a president in our past that was not even elligible for the position because he was not a natural born citizen of the United States. Obama was born in Indonesia and there isn't any doubt about it. Why does the US government lie to not only the citizens it was meant to protect and better but those who have desired to do the same? Carbon tax is a hoax carbon emmisions do not cause global warming. The heat of over a billion automobiles producing 200 F of heat for 40 minutes each day is a major contributor as well as each machine or electronic device that functions all the life of our planet and natural occurrences such as volcanos Hot springs and solar panels. More lies.
Literally thee only picture of me as a child that exists. Can everyone on my Facebook please share this! I need to find my biological father and family. I was born November 18th 1986 in Sayre PA my mother Candace Henricksen was living in Waverly at time. My biological father's name is possible Vincent and i am trying to locate him and his family. I am doing Ancestry DNA test next week I am also actively searching archives as well and requesting medical records too. Please share and help me!!!! Thank you ❤