Category Archives: Civil Records

Preparing for the release of “On the Beach”

Today’s post is written by David Langbart, an Archivist in the Textual Records Division at the National Archives at College Park. In 1959, United Artists released the major motion picture On the Beach, based on the 1957 novel of the … Continue reading

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Concrete and Canyons: Senator Robert Kennedy’s 1967 Family Vacation

Today’s post is written by Cody White, Archivist at the National Archives at Denver. Nearly 50 years ago on June 29, 1967 an airplane landed at Hall’s Crossing near the upper end of Utah’s Lake Powell. On hand to meet … Continue reading

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World War I Foreign Policy Records, Part III: The American Commission to Negotiate Peace

Today’s post is written by David Langbart, an Archivist in the Textual Records Division at the National Archives at College Park. April 6, 2017 marks the centennial of United States entry into World War I. As part of its commemoration … Continue reading

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World War I Foreign Policy Records, Part II: The Inquiry

Today’s post is written by David Langbart, an Archivist in the Textual Records Division at the National Archives at College Park. April 6, 2017 marks the centennial of United States entry into World War I. As part of its commemoration … Continue reading

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World War I Foreign Policy Records, Part I: The Department of State

Today’s post is written by David Langbart, an Archivist in the Textual Records Division at the National Archives at College Park. April 6, 2017 marks the centennial of United States entry into World War I. As part of its commemoration of that … Continue reading

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What Women Use: Cosmetics, Hygiene Products, and Medicines

Today’s post was written by Laney Stevenson, Archives Technician at the National Archives at College Park. In honor of Women’s History Month, I’ve gathered together some registered patent labels of beauty products created for and used by women, including cosmetics, … Continue reading

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How Women Look: Standards of Beauty and Female Stereotypes in Product Advertising

Today’s post was written by Laney Stevenson, Archives Technician at the National Archives at College Park. In honor of Women’s History Month, I’ve gathered together some registered patent labels representing standards of beauty for women in the first half of … Continue reading

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What Women Want: Patent Labels of Products Marketed to Women

Today’s post was written by Laney Stevenson, Archives Technician at the National Archives at College Park. In honor of Women’s History Month, I’ve gathered together some registered patent labels for products created for and marketed to women. All of the … Continue reading

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Can a Souvenir Lead to the Slammer? The Denver Mint Weighs in on Elongated Coins

Today’s post is written by Cody White, Archivist at the National Archives at Denver and collector of elongated coins, having picked up over 600 in his travels across the United States. Crushed penny. Pressed penny. Smushed penny. Squished penny. Regardless … Continue reading

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Women in Police Work, 1922

Today’s post is written by David Langbart, an Archivist in the Textual Records Division at the National Archives at College Park. In May 1922, the British embassy in Washington contacted the Department of State at the direction of authorities in … Continue reading

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