Publications

Working closely with our partners at the National Archives, the Foundation’s Communications Department researches, writes, edits, and publishes high-quality exhibition catalogs and general-interest books introducing the public to the records of the National Archives and encouraging civic engagement with those records. Proceeds from books sold through the myArchives Store as well as through bookstores around the world support the exhibits, programs, and educational outreach of the National Archives.

  • Searching for the Seventies: The DOCUMERICA Photography Project
    Searching for the Seventies: The DOCUMERICA Photography Project

    Take a new look at the 1970s through the lens of the Environmental Protection Agency’s DOCUMERICA project. Foreword by William D. Ruckelshaus, first and fifth administrator of the EPA.

     

    Available in hardcover or softcover

  • To the Brink: JFK and the Cuban Missile Crisis
    To the Brink: JFK and the Cuban Missile Crisis

    Look back at the Cuban Missile crisis 50 years after President Kennedy and Soviet Premier Khrushchev looked into the brink of a nuclear catastrophe, and then stepped back.

  • Attachments: Faces and Stories from America’s Gates
    Attachments: Faces and Stories from America’s Gates

    Discover the stories of those who entered or exited America from the mid-1880s through World War II. Focusing on 27 individual journeys, Attachments explores immigration records held at the National Archives.

     

    Available in hardcover or softcover

  • Genealogy Tool Kit: Getting Started on Your Family History at the National Archives
    Genealogy Tool Kit: Getting Started on Your Family History at the National Archives

    Discover your family history with the official guide to genealogy research at the National Archives, helping researchers of all skill levels to navigate immigration, census, military, and land records.

     

    Available in softcover

     

  • What’s Cooking, Uncle Sam? The Government’s Effect on the American Diet
    What’s Cooking, Uncle Sam? The Government’s Effect on the American Diet

    Curator Alice Kamps walks you through the history of American Government and food. Foreword by 2011 Chef of the Year and the exhibition’s Chief Culinary Advisor, José Andrés.

     

    Available in softcover