Category Archives: Civil Records

The Dissent Channel of 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. In recent weeks we have seen and heard many media reports mentioning the DISSENT CHANNEL of the Department of … Continue reading

Posted in Archives II, Civil Records, Policy and Procedures | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Nikita Khrushchev’s Memoirs: Part II

Today’s post is written by David Langbart, an Archivist in the Textual Records Division at the National Archives at College Park. As noted in the previous post, Little, Brown and Company published the memoir of Nikita Khrushchev, KHRUSHCHEV REMEMBERS, in … Continue reading

Posted in Archives II, Civil Records | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Nikita Khrushchev’s Memoirs: Part I

Today’s post is written by David Langbart, an Archivist in the Textual Records Division at the National Archives at College Park. In November 1970, the world was surprised by the announcement of the upcoming publication of the memoirs of Nikita … Continue reading

Posted in Archives II, Civil Records | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

A Foreign View of Guns in the United States, 1928

Today’s post is written by David Langbart, an Archivist in the Textual Records Division at the National Archives at College Park. In September 1928, the U.S. consul at Fort William and Port Arthur, Ontario, submitted a report entitled “Canadian Press … Continue reading

Posted in Archives II, Civil Records | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

The President Says Thank You, 1948: The Marshall Plan

Today’s post is written by David Langbart, an Archivist in the Textual Records Division at the National Archives at College Park. On June 5, 1947, Secretary of State George C. Marshall addressed the graduating class at Harvard University. In his … Continue reading

Posted in Archives II, Civil Records, World War II | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The CCC . . . in Color!

Today’s post is written by Cody White, Archivist at the National Archives at Denver. In his first 100 days in office, President Franklin Roosevelt worked furiously to tamp down the widespread unemployment and economic unrest that gripped the United States … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Records, NARA beyond DC/MD | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Detour Ahead: The Paving of the White House Driveway

Today’s post is written by Cody White, Archivist at the National Archives in Denver. The scourge of road trip vacations. The bane of work commutes. Chances are every person who drives has a recent complaint or two about road construction … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Records, NARA beyond DC/MD | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

James Longstreet: After the Civil War

Today’s post is written by David Langbart, an Archivist in the Textual Records Division at the National Archives at College Park. After the Civil War, former Confederates moved forward with their lives. They returned to their homes, many in tatters, … Continue reading

Posted in Archives II, Civil Records | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

“In the Interest of the Efficiency of the Foreign Service”: Changes in U.S. Diplomatic Representation Abroad After the Election of 1944

Today’s post is written by David Langbart, an Archivist in the Textual Records Division at the National Archives at College Park. An earlier post discussed President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s decision to request the formal resignation of all chiefs of U.S. … Continue reading

Posted in Archives II, Civil Records | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Window into the Soviet Union, 1951/Introduction to CREST

Today’s post is written by David Langbart, an Archivist in the Textual Records Division at the National Archives at College Park. Recently, I located the following 1951 Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) report analyzing Soviet nylon stockings:

Posted in Archives II, Civil Records | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment