May 25, 2018
As Memorial Day approaches, it’s important to honor those who have served in the armed forces and those who have made incredible sacrifices in the name of their country. It’s a time for many families to remember their loved ones and a time for... Read more
May 1, 2018
Washington, DC – The National Archives Foundation names former First Lady Laura Bush as the 2018 recipient of its Records of Achievement Award in recognition of her dedication and commitment to building a literate and civically engaged global... Read more
Original Emancipation Proclamation on display at National Archives for first time in five years, Sponsored by United Airlines
February 7, 2018
Washington, DC – The original Emancipation Proclamation will be on display at the National Archives Museum’s East Rotunda Gallery February 17-19, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day.
During the 155th anniversary year of the historic record, the National... Read more
January 29, 2018
Washington, DC — Log entries handwritten by U.S. Navy seamen nearly 140 years ago remain relevant even in the technological era. A grant recently awarded to the University of Washington, will allow the digitization of National Archives holdings including logbooks, muster rolls and related materials from... Read more
January 12, 2018
On Wednesday, January 10, the National Archives hosted a panel discussion moderated by National Archives Foundation Board Chair Emeritus A’Lelia Bundles with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Maria Tatar who discussed their book, The Annotated African American Folktales.
In what could only be described as... Read more