One Village in Five Countries

In her 2005 study Drawing The Line: Nature, Hybridity and Politics in Transboundary Spaces, geographer Juliet Fall recounts a parable from a tumultuous corner of Europe: “A local tale told of a man who was born in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, christened in Czechoslovakia, married in Hungary, had his first child in the USSR, and died … Continue reading One Village in Five Countries

Croatia and the Voice of America

Today's post is written by Ashby Crowder. A few days ago the Washington Post ran a story about the recent closing of the Voice of America’s (VOA) Croatian language radio broadcast service. If you’re interested in the history of Voice of America in the former Yugoslavia, the National Archives at College Park has some records … Continue reading Croatia and the Voice of America

Documenting Labor Relations

Today's post is written by Ashby Crowder, a processing archivist in College Park. In honor of Labor Day yesterday, and since the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has been in the news lately, it seems like a good time to write about a couple of small series I came across the other day in Record … Continue reading Documenting Labor Relations

19th Century Capital Punishment

Today’s post is written by Ashby Crowder, a processing archivist who works primarily with civilian records. During a stack inventory project, I came across a small series of records related to the practice of capital punishment in the United States in the late nineteenth century. The series is entitled Governors' Replies to a Circular on … Continue reading 19th Century Capital Punishment