Know Your Records: U.S. Navy Muster Rolls and Personnel Diaries

The Know Your Records series aims to inform our readers of the types of records in our holdings, the information found in those record types, and the process by which researchers can request/get access to these records. Know Your Records: U.S. Navy Muster Rolls/Personnel Diaries U.S. Navy muster rolls and personnel diaries are among the … Continue reading Know Your Records: U.S. Navy Muster Rolls and Personnel Diaries

Know Your Records: U.S. Navy Deck Logs

Know Your Records: U.S. Navy Deck Logs U.S. Navy deck logs and muster rolls are among the most popular U.S. Navy records in our holdings. Archivists here at Archives II frequently consult these records to answer researcher requests. Considering their popularity, we thought it might be helpful to dive a little deeper [pun intended!] into … Continue reading Know Your Records: U.S. Navy Deck Logs

Rusty the Comfort Dog

Today’s post is written by Onaona Guay, a processing archivist in College Park. Among the handmade ephemera of the September 11 Recovery Program records are a few professionally made items.  One of these items is an autographed photographic portrait of Rusty.  Following the September 11 attacks, many individuals volunteered their time and skills to the … Continue reading Rusty the Comfort Dog

The Zone

Today’s post is written by Onaona Guay, a processing archivist in College Park. One of the more unique items in the September 11 Recovery Program records is a cartoon sketch of Ground Zero and surrounding areas—referred to as “The Zone”—done on a whiteboard.  Although the National Archives receives records in a variety of media and … Continue reading The Zone

Solidarity

Today’s post is written by Onaona Guay, a processing archivist in College Park. Banners and flags comprise a good portion of the September 11 Recovery Program records.  Some are handmade and some are signed.  One particular United States flag was recovered from the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City after the horrific bombing on … Continue reading Solidarity

International Reaction

Today’s post is written by Onaona Guay, a processing archivist in College Park. The American Red Cross September 11 Recovery Program received many gifts of compassion and sympathy from people around the world: cards from Australia, letters from Romania and Indonesia, drawings from Belize, postcards from Hong Kong.  Students, faculty and staff of Ecole Routhier … Continue reading International Reaction

September 11 Through the Eyes of Children

Today's post is written by Onaona Guay, a processing archivist in College Park. For those of us who lived through September 11, 2001, we will always remember where we were when our nation came under attack. 9:50 am.  I was just returning to our off-campus house from my first class of the day when my … Continue reading September 11 Through the Eyes of Children

10 Years Later: Remembering 9/11

The most asked question this weekend will be “where were you?”  I was living in Massachusetts and on my way to the doctor.  The news on the radio said that something, probably a small plane, had hit the World Trade Center.  By the time my appointment was over all hell had broken loose.  The odd … Continue reading 10 Years Later: Remembering 9/11