Category Archives: Civil Records

John Foster Dulles Enters Duty as Secretary of State

Today’s post is written by David Langbart, an Archivist in the Textual Records Division at the National Archives at College Park. John Foster Dulles became Secretary of State on January 21, 1953.  By the time he attained that position, Dulles … Continue reading

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The Council of National Defense: Now a Little Known or Appreciated World War I Federal Agency

Today’s post is written by Dr. Greg Bradsher, Senior Archivist at the National Archives at College Park. Among the wonderful sources at the National Archives for the study of World War I are the records of the Council of National … Continue reading

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Department of State Visa Records in the National Archives

Today’s post is written by David Langbart, an Archivist in the Textual Records Division at the National Archives at College Park. Among the more popular genealogical-type records among the files of the Department of State are those relating to visas. … Continue reading

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Dunkirk in the Department of State Records

Today’s post is written by David Langbart, an Archivist in the Textual Records Division at the National Archives at College Park. World War II began in September 1939, with the German invasion and quick conquest of Poland.  Both Great Britain … Continue reading

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Poland Celebrates the Sesquicentennial of U.S. Independence, 1926: Part II

Today’s post is written by David Langbart, an Archivist in the Textual Records Division at the National Archives at College Park. Part I described the events in Poland to celebrate the sesquicentennial of American independence, which included the preparation of … Continue reading

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Poland Celebrates the Sesquicentennial of U.S. Independence, 1926: 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 1926, the United States marked the sesquicentennial of the signing of the Declaration of Independence with a major … Continue reading

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The Japanese Government’s Offer of Assistance to Help Find Amelia Earhart, July 1937

Today’s post is written by Dr. Greg Bradsher, Senior Archivist at the National Archives at College Park. Continuing their flight around the world at the equator, Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred J. Noonan, on July 2, took off in … Continue reading

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Intraoffice Humor at the National Security Council, September 1973

Today’s post is written by David Langbart, an Archivist in the Textual Records Division at the National Archives at College Park. September 1973 was a busy time at the National Security Council.  Henry Kissinger, the National Security Adviser was in … Continue reading

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Redheaded Bertha and William Greene: Persecuted Love in the Arizona Territory

Today’s post is written by Kimberly Gorman, an Archives Technician at the National Archives at Riverside, CA Currently, I am working on processing records from Record Group 21, Records of the District Courts of the United States, which is the … Continue reading

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When did the President’s Home become the “White House”?

Today’s post is written by David Langbart, an Archivist in the Textual Records Division at the National Archives at College Park. During the nineteenth century, the residence of the President of the United States was routinely referred to as the … Continue reading

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