Music at the Archives – John Philip Sousa

Today’s guest blogger is Trevor Plante, a supervisory archivist at the National Archives in Washington, DC.  Following up on two recent blog posts from our office by Juliette Arai and Mark Mollan I thought it would be a great opportunity to blog about one of my favorite Marine Corps documents that I often show Marines when we … Continue reading Music at the Archives – John Philip Sousa

Semper Fi

Agency correspondence files are like treasure troves. One never knows what one will find inside. Unlike program or subject files, correspondence files often vary widely by topic, capturing the inquiries, suggestions and outrages of the American public. Records of the U.S. Marine Corps are, of course, no exception and the series "General Correspondence, compiled 01/01/1939 - … Continue reading Semper Fi