Mining the Archive for Prospective Research

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

Records Relating to Armories in the National Register of Historic Places

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

Labor [Day] Related Records in the National Register of Historic Places

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

Independence Related Records in the National Register of Historic Places

Independence Day, 1931 (National Archives Identifier 6012077) Happy Birthday America!  Today the United States celebrates its independence.  Not surprisingly, there are a number of properties in the National Register of Historic Places that contain the word “independence.”  In the Berryman cartoon seen above, the ongoing issue of independence for the District of Columbia is depicted.  … Continue reading Independence Related Records in the National Register of Historic Places

Leslie Feinberg: The FBI and Gender Pronouns

Today's post is by Dr. Amanda Weimer, Supervisory Archivist at the National Archives at College Park, MD. In 2022, the National Archives’ Special Access and FOIA Program completed a review of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) investigative case file 100-HQ-480756 on Leslie Dianne Feinberg (September 1, 1949 – November 15, 2014). Feinberg used the … Continue reading Leslie Feinberg: The FBI and Gender Pronouns

She’s a Grand Old Flag! Records About Flag Day, the American Flag in the National Register of Historic Places

To celebrate Flag Day, Cartoonist Clifford Berryman has Uncle Sam both singing and conducting "The Star Spangled Banner" while an enormous American flag waves in the background. (National Archives Identifier 6011566) June 14 is known as Flag Day, which commemorates the date on which the American flag was adopted by the Continental Congress in 1777.  … Continue reading She’s a Grand Old Flag! Records About Flag Day, the American Flag in the National Register of Historic Places

Pay one Price – Ride all Day! Amusement Parks in the National Register of Historic Places

CALIFORNIA--SANTA CRUZ (National Archives Identifier 543212) As the calendar turns to the fifth month of the year, outdoor activities become more frequent with the advent of warmer weather.  Many schools will also hold field trips for classes to local amusement parks and people in general will head to beaches, parks, and go on vacation in … Continue reading Pay one Price – Ride all Day! Amusement Parks in the National Register of Historic Places