An image of Harvey Milk and Jimmy Carter shaking hands.

Jimmy Carter and Harvey Milk: On the Campaign Trail and Beyond

Today’s post is written by Daria Labinsky, an Archivist at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum June 25 marks the fortieth anniversary of gay rights activist and San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk’s Gay Freedom Day speech, sometimes called the “Hope” speech, in which he called on President Jimmy Carter to speak out against Proposition 6, … Continue reading Jimmy Carter and Harvey Milk: On the Campaign Trail and Beyond

Yugoslavia 1970: The Writing on the Wall

From time to time while working in the records, NARA staff find documents that provide new perspectives on events through which they lived.  I recently had that experience. I remember well the terrible humanitarian disaster that befell local populations as Yugoslavia ripped itself apart during the 1990s.  I remember, too, how many commentators expressed surprise … Continue reading Yugoslavia 1970: The Writing on the Wall

Remembering Andy through the Archives

  Today's post is written by Liz Caringola, who works on our ancestry.com digitization project.   February 22, 2012, marks the 25th anniversary of the death of American pop artist Andy Warhol.  The Pittsburgh native rose to fame in the 1960s as one of the most prominent members of the American pop art movement.  He … Continue reading Remembering Andy through the Archives