Monthly Archives: March 2011

Women at Work

Today’s salute to Women’s History Month is written by Alfie Paul, a processing archivist who works with civilian textual records.  “We didn’t want women, but now they’re here we’ve found they are just as fast and just as capable as … Continue reading

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Navy / Maritime Records at Archives I

“What records do you have here?” is a common question we are asked everyday at Archives I.  This post — Part 2 of a 3-part series — provides a brief description of the Navy/maritime records one can find at our facility … Continue reading

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The Navy Deck Logs

I have been with NARA for a year as a student and since I started, I have been working on the team that has been processing and consolidating the Navy deck logs in RG 24, Records of the Bureau of … Continue reading

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Foreign Service Friday! The Airgram

Today’s post is written by archivist David Langbart who works primarily with diplomatic records. Researchers who use Department of State records may be interested to know a bit more about the types of documents used by Foreign Service Posts to … Continue reading

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Foreign Service Friday! The Telegram

Today’s post is written by archivist David Langbart who works primarily with diplomatic records. Researchers who use Department of State records may be interested to know a bit more about the types of documents used by Foreign Service Posts to … Continue reading

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Longtime Coming: Regional Development in the DC Metro Area

Today’s post is written by M Marie Maxwell, an archives specialist who works at Archives I.  Due to the unique relationship between the Federal government and the District of Columbia the National Archives holds a number of records relating to the … Continue reading

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Army Records at Archives I

Today’s post is written by T. Juliette Arai, a reference archivist who works at Archives I.  Along with M. Marie Maxwell, she will be joining us as a regular blogger.  “What records do you have here?” is a common question we … Continue reading

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A Piece of Women’s History in Record Group 498: “The WAC”

Today’s post is written by Lopez D. Matthews, Jr., an Archives Technician in the Holdings Management Division at Archives II.  Celebrate Women’s History Month and discover the the WAC! The story of women in the military is one of strength … Continue reading

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Foreign Service Friday! The Despatch

Today’s post is written by archivist David Langbart who works primarily with diplomatic records. Researchers who use Department of State records may be interested to know a bit more about the types of documents used by Foreign Service Posts to … Continue reading

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