• “Don’t Be a Dope”: Will Eisner’s World War II Posters

    The Still Picture Branch at the National Archives safeguards many series of posters used during World War II by the United States Government. The messages range from the promotion of Victory Gardens and the war effort...
  • Milestone Documents

    Curious about the most viewed and sought out documents in the holdings of the National Archives? Explore the Milestone Documents website! This newly redesigned website features digitized primary source documents that ...
  • Transcribing the 1950 Census

    Transcribing the 1950 Census The National Archives launched the 1950 Census website on April 1, 2022. We hope you’ve had a chance to search the 1950 Census and learn more about your family history and life in ...
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  • The 1950 Census is here!

    The 1950 Census is here! After 72 years of confidentiality, the 1950 Census is here! The 1950 census is now available for everyone to view on a free, dedicated website from the National Archives: 1950census.archiv...
  • Declassified: Exploring formerly Top Secret records

    While we celebrate information access every day at the National Archives, Sunshine Week is an annual event celebrating freedom of information, transparency, and open government. Join us this week as we shine a light o...
  • Volunteer for Victory: American National Red Cross Nurses

    From providing assistance in times of emergency, to offering instruction and caring for the sick, nurses have always been essential to the mission of the American National Red Cross.     World War II Post...
  • 1950 Census:  Please Help NARA Refine the Draft Name Index!

    NARA expects to digitally release the 1950 population census schedules for researcher use on April 1, 2022, which is 72 years after the official 1950 census day of April 1, 1950.  This is the 49th in a series of ...
  • Help Shape the Future of the National Archives Catalog

    The National Archives Catalog is going through some exciting changes! We need your help to make sure these changes are on the right track.   We are looking for feedback from interested Catalog users of all level...
  • 2022 Winter Olympic Games: On your mark, get set, go!

    As athletes and spectators across the world prepare for the 2022 Winter Olympic games in Beijing, we are weaving our way through the National Archives Catalog to bring you records related to historic Olympic Games and...
  • Coast Guard Canines

    Today we salute the hard working canine mascots of the U.S. Coast Guard.         "Knobby" at the wheel. The mongrel mascot of a Coast Guard 83-foot rescue cutter stayed with his shipmates in t...
  • 2021 in Review

    One of the best parts of the holiday season is the opportunity to say thank you to our Catalog community and Citizen Archivists. We are grateful for your efforts to make the records of the National Archives more acces...
  • Remembering Pearl Harbor

    80 years ago today, on the morning of December 7, 1941, Japanese bombers and torpedo planes staged a surprise attack on the U.S. Pacific fleet anchored at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, propelling the United States into World ...
  • What's Cooking?

    The holiday season is here. Time to put on our historic chef hats, preheat the oven, and get started on our winter weather menus! Executive Chef Cliff Ledford and Mary Bloxson prepare a salad in the kitchen of the...
  • Honoring our Veterans

    Veterans Day is observed annually on November 11, honoring those who served in the United States Armed Forces. Each year, we acknowledge the work done and sacrifices made by our men and women in uniform. A joint s...
  • Holding it Together: Historical Fasteners in the National Archives Catalog

    Ribbons, thread, sealing wax, grommets. Do you have a favorite historical fastener? Join us as we cut through the red tape in this week’s newsletter to bring you stories of various document fasteners found in th...
  • Introducing the Donated Collection Explorer

    The National Archives safeguards billions of documents and materials created in the course of business conducted by the U.S. government. In addition to these Federal records, the National Archives holds collections of...
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  • Commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month

    Join us in a celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month as we commemorate the histories, cultures, and contributions in the United States by the Latino and Hispanic communities with roots in Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, ...
  • Navigating the Catalog

    Did you know the National Archives Catalog contains over 140 million pages of digitized historical records and more than 27 million descriptions of the records in our holdings? And new pages and descriptions are being...
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  • Going for the Gold

    The Summer Olympics officially begin on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. Time to lace up those running shoes, tune up the bicycle, and go for that perfect 10! Join us this week as we share a variety of records held at t...
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  • New, Noteworthy, and Neato

    There is always something to learn and discover in the National Archives Catalog. Join us this week as we celebrate some new, noteworthy, and just plain neat stories from our holdings. US National Archives on GIP...
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