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
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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
In the aftermath of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865, the Department of State received a cascade of condolences and expressions of grief from around the world. Those messages came from government officials, major institutions, newspapers, and private citizens. Subsequently, the Department published those communications as an appendix to the then-new … Continue reading The World Reacts to the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Again.
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A May 1965, letter that Deputy Under Secretary of State for Administration William J. Crockett sent to American ambassadors overseas provides unique insight into President Lyndon Johnson’s attitudes towards the work of the Foreign Service and its domestic U.S. context. As the Deputy Under Secretary of State for Administration, Crockett was the senior official in the … Continue reading President Johnson’s View of Diplomats and Diplomatic Work, 1965
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
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
Today’s post was written by Grace Schultz, archivist at the National Archives at Philadelphia. On September 16, 1966, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) drowned over 10,000 acres of Seneca land in northwestern Pennsylvania and southwestern New York. The 1794 Treaty of Canandaigua, signed by George Washington as well as Native and federal delegates, … Continue reading Public Outcry, a Broken Treaty, and the Controversial Construction of the Kinzua Dam
Today’s post is written by Cody White, Archivist and Subject Matter Expert for Native American Related Records. Author’s note: I would like to extend a special thanks to those colleagues who went above and beyond to help with this post; Tammy Williams, Archivist at the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library; Rose Buchanan, Archivist and Subject … Continue reading Where to Lay an American Hero? The Burial Controversy of John Rice (Ho-Chunk)