Today’s post is written by Cody White, Archivist at the National Archives at Denver The contractors were given seven years to do the impossible: dam up the mighty Colorado River in Black Canyon, southeast of Las Vegas, Nevada. But it only took them five, when in 1936 the completed dam was formally turned over to … Continue reading The Story of Two Presidents and One Dam Model
The Wright Brothers and Airports in the National Register of Historic Places
Salmon fisheries in Alaska (Auke Bay)
Salmon Fisheries in Alaska (Auke Bay)
Today’s post is in honor of National Miners Day, celebrated annually on December 6th. This blog is written by John C. Harris, Archives Technician at the National Archives at Philadelphia. Introduction Amidst the era of New Deal regulation and reform, Congress aimed to regulate the coal industry. The Bituminous Coal Conservation Act of 1935 established … Continue reading Mining the Archive for Prospective Research
THE ARMORY IN NEW ULM, MINNESOTA. BUILT IN 1913, IT HOUSES THE MINNESOTA NATIONAL GUARD ON BROADWAY STREET NEAR DOWNTOWN. THE TOWN WAS FOUNDED IN 1854 BY A GROUP OF GERMAN IMMIGRANTS. IN THE 1960'S THERE WERE VACANT STORES IN THE BUSINESS SECTION WHICH WAS IN NEED OF RENOVATION. WITH COMMUNITY SUPPORT THE AREA WAS … Continue reading Records Relating to Armories in the National Register of Historic Places
Take me out to the Ballgame!
Labor Day 1903 (National Archives Identifier 6010437) As the calendar turns to September and we pass Labor Day, the unofficial end to summer, you might be wondering about the Labor Day Holiday, the federal holiday that honors and recognizes the American labor movement and the works and contributions of laborers to the development and achievements … Continue reading Labor [Day] Related Records in the National Register of Historic Places