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The Iran-Contra Affair: Faded in Time, but not Forgotten

Today‚Äôs post was written by Lynn Nashorn, textual processing and accessioning archivist at the National Archives at College Park. Called many names from the Iran-Contra Scandal to the McFarlane affair (after National Security Advisor under President Ronald Reagan Robert McFarlane) to simply Iran Contra, the Iran-Contra affair involved United States officials illegally funding Central American … Continue reading The Iran-Contra Affair: Faded in Time, but not Forgotten

Thanksgiving around the world

By David Langbart Thanksgiving is considered by many to be the quintessential American holiday.  As Thanksgiving 1918 approached, Americans had more reason than the usual to give thanks.  On November 11, 1918, Germany signed the armistice that brought World War I to an effective end.  In the wake of that event, the United States made … Continue reading Thanksgiving around the world