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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Highlights: Duke Kahanamoku
06/07/2019
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Highlights: Duke Kahanamoku

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Highlights: Duke Kahanamoku

Today’s post is written by Larry Shockley, Archives Specialist in the Office of Innovation. May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in …

75th Anniversary of D-Day
06/07/2019
75th Anniversary of D-Day

75th Anniversary of D-Day

This post was compiled by Harry Kidd.  Harry is a volunteer at the National Archives working on textual and photographic digitization projects.  Harry is a former Navy photographer and ca…

Research at the US National Archives
06/07/2019

Research at the US National Archives

Original Caption; Old Glory moves to new Glory. Columns of Coast Guard LCIs, protected by barrage balloons against low flying Nazi strafers, advance upon the beaches of France in the wake of the stars and Stripes. A Coast Guard combat photographer, going into the invasion on an LCI caught this picture of the advance guard of the Liberation fleet in the English Channel. Date: 6/6/1944. Local Identifier: 26-G-2399

Learn more in our blog, "75th Anniversary of D-Day" at: https://unwritten-record.blogs.archives.gov/2019/06/06/75th-anniversary-of-d-day/#jp-carousel-21680

06/06/2019
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If you didn’t get to watch this earlier today you can now view the video

In honor of the 75th anniversary of D-Day, we are sharing photos related to Operation Overlord.

We’re LIVE and behind-the-scenes with Billy Wade, Kelsey Noel, and Kevin Quinn of the Still Pictures Branch of the National Archives at College Park, MD.

Questions? Post them in the comments.

We’ll share catalog links to some of these photographs afterwards.

So many D-day stories can be found in the archives .....
06/05/2019
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So many D-day stories can be found in the archives .....

Maj. Philip Gage jumped from a C-47 transport plane into the pitch black sky over Normandy in the early hours of D-day, June 6, 1944.

He landed smoothly and without a scratch near the village of Carentan.

“It was like being in a cemetery at midnight,” he remembered, “alone and frightened, wondering whether the tombstones would suddenly move.”

He was wounded and captured by German soldiers, and had one of his hands amputated.

https://go.usa.gov/xmMMD #DDay75

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06/04/2019

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On June 4, 1919, Congress passed a joint resolution proposing a 19th Amendment to the Constitution that prohibited states from denying the vote on the basis of sex.

Suffragists’ fight for that long-sought amendment was not quite over, however. To become part of the Constitution, the amendment had to be ratified by legislators in three-fourths of the 48 states, a grueling process completed 14 months later, when Tennessee voted in favor on August 18, 1920.

On August 26, 1920, the U.S. Secretary of State certified that the 19th Amendment had obtained the necessary ratifications to become part of the Constitution.

This landmark moment in American history had not been achieved easily. It took three generations of relentless political pressure to win women a constitutional guarantee of equal voting rights with men in their states.

Learn more in our new exhibit #RightfullyHers https://www.archives.gov/women

#19thAt100

Surfers in the Archives! Love this!
05/30/2019

Surfers in the Archives! Love this!

When Duke Kahanamoku--known as the father of modern surfing--filled out his #WW1 draft registration card, he gave his occupation as a diver for the Public Works Department of Honolulu, Hawaii.

By the time this photo was taken in August of 1918, Kahanamoku held a gold medal in the 100 meter freestyle gold medal, and a silver medal the 4x200 relay from the 1920 Stockholm Olympic Games. He would win two more gold medals and another silver medal at age 34 at the Olympics in 1924.

During World War I, Kahanamoku helped raise money through this Red Cross benefit swimming meet at Brighton Beach in Brooklyn, New York. Kahanamoku is to the right of fellow swimmer Harold Kruger and Clarence Lane.

📸 https://catalog.archives.gov/id/641774
📸 https://catalog.archives.gov/id/20802740
#APAHM

05/30/2019
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If you haven't read this book yet, listen to this book lecture with Henry Louis Gates Jr.

In "Stony the Road," Henry Louis Gates, Jr., offers a new rendering of the struggle by African Americans for equality after the Civil War and the violent counter-revolution that subjugated them. Journalist A’Lelia Bundles will moderate the discussion.

05/24/2019
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In celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month, Pamela Nadell, American University history professor and author of America’s Jewish Women, weaves together stories of a diverse group of extraordinary people. From the colonial-era matriarch Grace Nathan and her great-granddaughter, poet Emma Lazarus, to labor organizer Bessie Hillman and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, to scores of other activists, suffragists, wives, and mothers, these women helped carve out a Jewish American identity. A book signing follows the program.

Presented in partnership with Capital Jewish Museum.

#RightfullyHers, a new exhibit to mark the centennial of the 19th Amendment, will open this year. "Rightfully Hers" programs are made possible in part by the National Archives Foundation through the generous support of Unilever, Pivotal Ventures, Carl M. Freeman Foundation in honor of Virginia Allen Freeman, AARP, AT&T, Ford Motor Company Fund, Facebook, Barbara Lee Family Foundation Fund at the Boston Foundation, Google, HISTORY®, and Jacqueline B. Mars. Additional support provided by the Bernstein Family Foundation and the Hearst Foundations.

If you can help with this project, it will greatly help support research and identifying the important work our Veteran'...
05/24/2019
Commemorating Memorial Day

If you can help with this project, it will greatly help support research and identifying the important work our Veteran's have done for our country.

In observance of Memorial Day, we are looking more closely at a newly digitized series of records from the Cartographic Branch at the National Archives: Initial Burial Plats for World War I American Soldiers. Help us tag these burial plats to make them searchable by solider's name.

Did you know Fleet Week in NYC starts today?   The National Archives has many photos of Fleet Week in our online catalog...
05/22/2019

Did you know Fleet Week in NYC starts today?
The National Archives has many photos of Fleet Week in our online catalog including this one of the USN Wasp Class: Amphibious Assault Ship, USS KEARSARGE (LHD 3), as it sails up the Hudson River past the Statue of Liberty, at the start of the Fleet Week New York City 2006
https://catalog.archives.gov/id/6697809

If you like to cook or bake, check this out!
05/22/2019
The Great Archival Cooking Challenge

If you like to cook or bake, check this out!

As you may remember from NARA’s exhibit “What’s Cooking Uncle Sam”, there are records related to food throughout the holdings of the National Archives! As a spring treat, Sp…

05/22/2019

Please note, all National Archives Research Rooms will be closed on Monday, May 27th for Memorial Day.

Great visit and tour today with our partners at National U.S. Customs Museum Foundation (http://customsmuseum.org/).  Vi...
05/21/2019

Great visit and tour today with our partners at National U.S. Customs Museum Foundation (http://customsmuseum.org/).
Visit our newest exhibit case on the second floor of our building. This one is all about Matthew Henson, arctic explorer who once worked in our building.

A highlight from our new exhibit in NY.
05/16/2019

A highlight from our new exhibit in NY.

May's Document of the Month is the Recognizance of Rhoda DeGarmo, June 2, 1873.
Rhoda DeGarmo was one of 14 other women arrested with Susan B. Anthony for voting illegally in an 1872 election in Rochester, New York.

As with other social movements, the fight for woman suffrage involves activists both celebrated and unsung. Susan B. Anthony, a leader in the movement, was joined by these women who were teachers, widows, housewives. The court did not pursue their cases as they did with Anthony. The existing preliminary court documents for the women are held by the National Archives at New York City, as well as the court case relating to these charges for Susan B. Anthony, heard in the Northern District Court of New York.

This original document is displayed as part of the Welcome Center exhibit, New York on the Record: Rightfully Hers, opening Thursday, May 16th.

May's Document of the Month is the Recognizance of Rhoda DeGarmo, June 2, 1873.  Rhoda DeGarmo was one of 14 other women...
05/16/2019

May's Document of the Month is the Recognizance of Rhoda DeGarmo, June 2, 1873.
Rhoda DeGarmo was one of 14 other women arrested with Susan B. Anthony for voting illegally in an 1872 election in Rochester, New York.

As with other social movements, the fight for woman suffrage involves activists both celebrated and unsung. Susan B. Anthony, a leader in the movement, was joined by these women who were teachers, widows, housewives. The court did not pursue their cases as they did with Anthony. The existing preliminary court documents for the women are held by the National Archives at New York City, as well as the court case relating to these charges for Susan B. Anthony, heard in the Northern District Court of New York.

This original document is displayed as part of the Welcome Center exhibit, New York on the Record: Rightfully Hers, opening Thursday, May 16th.

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05/14/2019

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You are invited to join award-winning authors and illustrators L. M. Elliott, Chris Eliopoulos, Debbie Levy, and Pamela M. Tuck on June 1!

In this free program, you'll meet the authors and learn about the writing, illustration, and research that go into making a book.

Zachary Clark of 826DC will moderate the conversation and Q&A session that kicks off this day-long event.

Reserve your free space here: https://www.archives.gov/calendar/event/the-write-stuff-author-conversations-1

05/10/2019
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Opening today in DC!

The history of how American women won the right to vote has been told as the tale of a few iconic leaders. In Why They Marched, Susan Ware looks beyond the national leadership and gives voice to the thousands of women from different backgrounds, races, and religions who tirelessly protested, petitioned, and insisted on their right to full citizenship.

"Rightfully Hers", a new exhibit to mark the centennial of the 19th Amendment, will open this year. "Rightfully Hers" programs are made possible in part by the National Archives Foundation through the generous support of Unilever, Pivotal Ventures, Carl M. Freeman Foundation in honor of Virginia Allen Freeman, AARP, AT&T, Ford Motor Company Fund, Facebook, Barbara Lee Family Foundation Fund at the Boston Foundation, Google, HISTORY®, and Jacqueline B. Mars. Additional support provided by the Bernstein Family Foundation and the Hearst Foundations. #RightfullyHers

Just learned this interesting fact about SNAC...  "One of SNAC’s most popular authority records is that of Julia Child...
05/07/2019
NARA’s Past, Present, and Future Leadership in SNAC (Social Networks and Archival Context): Always Collaborating, Always Cooperating

Just learned this interesting fact about SNAC...
"One of SNAC’s most popular authority records is that of Julia Child. From Child’s record, researchers have single-click access to archival collections in repositories around the world. Her record also contains links to other persons and organizations related to Child also described in SNAC." Learn more at: https://aotus.blogs.archives.gov/2019/05/07/naras-past-present-and-future-leadership-in-snac-social-networks-and-archival-context-always-collaborating-always-cooperating/

As SNAC (Social Networks and Archival Context) looks toward the end of its Phase II development, NARA’s External Agency Liaisons to SNAC, Jerry Simmons and Dina Herbert, continue to lead and collab…

What an amazing donation for the public!
05/02/2019
National Archives Receives Donation of Monuments Man's Diary

What an amazing donation for the public!

By Kerri Lawrence | National Archives News WASHINGTON, May 1, 2019 — The diary of a “Monuments Man” who wrote the official report on Adolf Hitler's looted art collection and supervised the identification and return of more than five million artistic and cultural items to the countries from whi...

Sharing a great image  from Russell W. Porter's memoirs, "Arctic Fever." This image celebrates Matthew Henson, arctic ex...
04/06/2019

Sharing a great image from Russell W. Porter's memoirs, "Arctic Fever." This image celebrates Matthew Henson, arctic explorer who reached the pole April 6, 1909. https://catalog.archives.gov/id/2744254

Attention Educators, our friends at ATSS/UFT are hosting the "Greater Metropolitan New York Social Studies Conference" o...
04/03/2019
Civic Life in the Classroom - 19SPJMANHS1

Attention Educators, our friends at ATSS/UFT are hosting the "Greater Metropolitan New York Social Studies Conference" on April 13. This year's theme is all about Civic Life in the Classroom. Learn more about it at: https://www.uft.org/social-studies-conference-2019

Civic Life in the Classroom Dates: April 13, 2019 Meets: Sa from 7:45 AM to 4:45 PM Location: UFT Manhattan Shanker Hall Description Fees Location Workshops The Greater Metropolitan New York Social Studies Conference hosted by the Association of Teachers of Social Studies/ United Federation of Teach...

April's Document of the Month is the patent Drawing of Improved Boot, 4/30/1867.  William A. Deitz of Albany, New York, ...
04/03/2019

April's Document of the Month is the patent Drawing of Improved Boot, 4/30/1867.

William A. Deitz of Albany, New York, submitted his patent application for an improved boot. In his application of 1867, he states that opening the boot in the back, rather than the customary front or side opening, made it easier to put on. He also claimed the back opening may help keep the foot dry when walking in the rain or through puddles.

Find it in our catalog via the National Archives Identifier 594918 as well as many other cool patents!

Navy Nurse Sara M. Cox
03/29/2019
Navy Nurse Sara M. Cox

Navy Nurse Sara M. Cox

Today’s post is by Anna Csar, Expert Archives Technician at the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis and Chair of the Women’s Affinity Group for the National Archives and Records Administ…

In case you are looking for a few good "women" related primary sources..
03/29/2019
New Women’s Rights Teaching Resources

In case you are looking for a few good "women" related primary sources..

Find primary sources and teaching activities related to women’s rights and changing roles in American history on a new DocsTeach topic page.

03/29/2019
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Network revolutions of the past have shaped the present and set the stage for the revolution we are experiencing today. In an era of seemingly instant change, historian Tom Wheeler explains in his latest book, From Gutenberg to Google, our ancestors were just as bewildered by rapid upheavals or network changes. The invention of the printing press and of the telegraph each created an information revolution. Wheeler describes the Internet, artificial intelligence, and the need for cybersecurity as laying the foundation for a third network revolution. A book signing follows the program.

03/29/2019
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Network revolutions of the past have shaped the present and set the stage for the revolution we are experiencing today. In an era of seemingly instant change, historian Tom Wheeler explains in his latest book, From Gutenberg to Google, our ancestors were just as bewildered by rapid upheavals or network changes. The invention of the printing press and of the telegraph each created an information revolution. Wheeler describes the Internet, artificial intelligence, and the need for cybersecurity as laying the foundation for a third network revolution. A book signing follows the program.

Please note: The National Archives at New York City Research Center will be close on Wednesday April 10th.
03/29/2019

Please note: The National Archives at New York City Research Center will be close on Wednesday April 10th.

RESEARCHER NOTICE

All Research Rooms will be CLOSED on Wednesday, April 10, 2019

All archival research areas in every archival facility across the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) network, except the Presidential Libraries and Federal Records Centers, will be closed to the public for an In-Service Day on Wednesday, April 10, 2019.

Regular services will resume on Thursday, April 11,
2019. Check your local archival location for normal hours at www.archives.gov/locations. Online access to NARA holdings will still be available 24 hours a day via
www.archives.gov/research.

If you have any questions, please contact a member of the research room staff.

Practice Makes Perfect: How the Apollo 11 Crew Prepared for Launch
03/26/2019
Practice Makes Perfect: How the Apollo 11 Crew Prepared for Launch

Practice Makes Perfect: How the Apollo 11 Crew Prepared for Launch

This post was written by Ivy Donnell, a technician in NARA’s Motion Picture Preservation Lab. You may have recently seen Todd Douglas Miller’s Apollo 11 documentary, featuring archival film f…

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