The Process: Moving RG 365 and 366 Records from Archives II to Archives I

Today's post was written by Amanda Landis and Ken Roussey, Archives Technicians in Textual Accessioning at the National Archives at College Park. In the fall of 2016, the Textual Accessioning Branch at National Archives, College Park transferred the Treasury Department Collection of Confederate Records (RG 365) and the Civil War Special Agencies of the Treasury … Continue reading The Process: Moving RG 365 and 366 Records from Archives II to Archives I

Follow the money: the origins of the Secret Service

Today's post is by National Archives Volunteer Bill Nigh. This is the sequel to his earlier post. _____ In my first post, I briefly described the volunteer project based on the records of the U.S. Secret Service  (Record Group 87).  I stated that this organization began its presidential security mission following a presidential assassination, but its initial … Continue reading Follow the money: the origins of the Secret Service

Civil War and Later (SC) Pension Application Files Re-Boxing Preservation Project

Our guest blogger today is Dennis Edelin, Chief, Forms Section at Archives I. On September 26, 2011, the National Archives began a preservation re-boxing project.  The purpose of the project is to re-box the nearly 900,000 Solider Certificate ("SC") Civil War and Later pension application files in our custody.  Please note, these records are not leaving … Continue reading Civil War and Later (SC) Pension Application Files Re-Boxing Preservation Project