Category Archives: The Process

A Tale of Two Memos

Morgan Fox was a summer intern in the Archives 1 Processing Section in Washington, DC. During my internship in the Archives 1 Processing Section, I had the opportunity to work on various projects to help make records more accessible to … Continue reading

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Led Astray by Published Documents

Scholars and others use the series Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS), the official documentary publication of American foreign policy, and other printed primary sources, as sources of easily-accessible documentation.  Strict reliance upon published documents, however, can lead one … Continue reading

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Ask an Archivist? I’m all a-Twitter!

Today’s post is written by Alan Walker, a processing archivist at Archives II in College Park. I’m never on Twitter. Sure, I know of it; it’s a pervasive presence in our culture. One of the best greeting cards I’ve seen … Continue reading

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Joe and Dave’s Excellent Adventure!

Today’s post was written by David Pfeiffer, Reference Archivist at the National Archives in College Park. On a gorgeous late summer day in August, RDT2 archivists Joe Schwarz and David Pfeiffer traveled to Shenandoah National Park headquarters near Luray, Virginia, to … Continue reading

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The American Defense, Harvard Group’s Committee on the Protection of Monuments

Today’s post was written by Dr. Greg Bradsher, Senior Archivist at the National Archives in College Park. In looking at some boxes of the Reference Collection of the Departmental Records Branch of the Army’s Office of the Adjutant General (Record Group … Continue reading

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Spring 2014 Interns at the National Archives in College Park

Today’s post is written by Dr. Tina Ligon, Archivist at the National Archives in College Park. The unpaid internship program at the National Archives gives undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to experience actual archival work, under the guidance of an … Continue reading

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“Doughboy” and “G.I.” Explained

Today’s post was written by Dr. Greg Bradsher, Senior Archivist at the National Archives in College Park. The term “Doughboy” has been part and parcel of the American scene for almost a century.  The term “G.I.” dates back some seventy-five years. … Continue reading

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Know Your Records: U.S. Navy Muster Rolls and Personnel Diaries

The Know Your Records series aims to inform our readers of the types of records in our holdings, the information found in those record types, and the process by which researchers can request/get access to these records. Know Your Records: … Continue reading

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A Slap’s a Slap: General John L. DeWitt and Four Little Words

Today’s post is written by Alan Walker, a processing archivist at Archives II in College Park.   Lt. General John L. DeWitt was in charge of the U.S. Army’s Western Defense Command in 1942 and was instrumental in the development … Continue reading

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The Origins and Operations of the Wiesbaden Central Collecting Point

Today’s post is written by Dr. Greg Bradsher.   During the past several weeks there has been great international interest in the art works that had been in the possession of Hildebrand Gurlitt before and during World War II, some of … Continue reading

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