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If you are like me, you've been thinking a lot about John Glenn after hearing about his passing.  My job here at the National Archives is Community Manager for the National Archives Catalog, so the first thing I did was search the catalog for records about Glenn.

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This has always been my favorite photo, Photograph of Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. in His Mark IV Pressure Suit, 1/23/1962.  Look closely and you can see the NASA technicians in the reflections in his suit.

 

If you love transcribing records - we have an Exploring Space transcription mission going on right now, and it includes records about John Glenn.  Help us unlock history!  How about transcribing this booklet about John Glenn and Friendship 7?

 

Are you new to transcribing records from the National Archives?  Learn How to Get Started.

In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, we invite you to tag selected records and photographs in the National Archives Catalog related to the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on December 7, 1941.

 

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The records in this mission include photographs of the attack, the aftermath, the USS Arizona memorial, and ceremonies. Tagging details found in the photographs such as names, locations, types or names of planes and ships, or other details not found in the title or caption, will help make this content more discoverable in the Catalog.

 

New to Tagging? Learn how to get started. You can register for an account in the National Archives Catalog and begin tagging right away.

 

Looking for more? Browse more tagging missions from the National Archives. Select a mission that interests you and get tagging.

 

Learn more about Pearl Harbor and the 75th Anniversary from the National Archives.