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  • Records of the Southern Claims Commission

    The Southern Claims Commission was established in 1871 under the Act of March 3, 1871 to settle the claims of Southerners who remained loyal to the Union during the Civil War, and who provided stores and supplies to t...
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  • Nomination Papers of the U.S. Senate

    The Constitution of the United States, in Article II, section 2, tasks the U.S. Senate with providing advice and consent for presidential nominations to a variety of federal offices, the federal judicial courts, and d...
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  • Walt Whitman Challenge (and webinar) - April 30 to May 6!

    Hi all,   To round out Poetry Month (April) we're proposing a Walt Whitman challenge! Read more about it on the Library of Congress Poetry and Literature blog.   As part of this challenge we're joining wit...
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  • Personal Papers of Members of Congress

    How do I find the personal papers of my former Senator or Representative?   Good question! Personal paper collections actually aren’t held by the National Archives -- although we’re happy to help yo...
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  • War Beneath the Waves: Researching Anti-Submarine Incident Reports during World War II

    To highlight another series that is available on the National Archives Catalog, we are featuring the new scanned series of index cards to the Anti-Submarine Incident Reports from the Anti-Submarine War (ASW) Section o...
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  • Videos of Congressional Hearings

    Did you know that the first televised congressional hearing was in 1948? The Senate Committee on Armed Services was the first committee to broadcast a hearing, followed by the House Un-American Activities Committee (s...
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  • Diving into CCC Indian Division Records

    87 years ago this month President Roosevelt issued an executive order kicking off the then just passed Emergency Conservation Work Act. The rest, as they say, is history as research into ECW and CCC programs, projects...
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  • How to Find Congressional Voting Records

    As far as we’re aware at the Center for Legislative Archives, there is not a single, compiled list of all the unanimous votes cast by either the U.S. Senate or the U.S. House of Representatives.   However,...
  • Delve into Spanish history with Herencia

    Today we launched "Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents," featuring pages written in Spanish, Latin, and Catalan between 1300 and 1800. Our aim is to transcribe the documents word-for-word so that researcher...
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  • Records of U.S. Congress & Signed Laws

    At the Center for Legislative Archives, we hold the official records of congressional committees and the records of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate as a whole. This means that we hold records cov...
  • Naturalization Records at the National Archives

    Naturalization is the process by which an alien becomes an American citizen. It is a voluntary act; naturalization is not required.   Prior to September 27, 1906, any "court of record" (municipal, county, state,...
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  • CLOSED - Vietnam War-era U.S. Navy & Coast Guard Deck Logs for Digitization Project

    The National Archives entered into an agreement on August 9, 2019 with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to digitize U.S. Navy and Coast Guard deck logs from vessels with Vietnam-era service.   “...
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  • Records of the Lost: Looking at the Records of Flight 19

    There are few events in U. S. history that spark the imagination to “what happened” than the disappearance of Flight 19 on December 5, 1945. In brief, for those unfamiliar with the story, Flight 19 was a t...
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  • Researching the History of your Property

    Searching for the history of your home can be a quick project or may take many days and research trips to various historical repositories.  The first place you should start is with the County Assessor's office. T...
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  • “Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881" - Live and in the Catalog!

    The National Archives has embarked on a project to digitize microfilm series and get them into our online Catalog, where researchers can browse, bounce around, or zero in on particular sections throughout hundreds of ...
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  • Veteran's Day Challenge: "This Hell-Upon-Earth of a Prison" - UPDATE

    Update! Volunteers completed transcription of all of "This Hell-upon-earth of a prison", Samuel Gibson's diary and letter, in less than 36 hours!*  We then challenged you to review "Disabled but not disheartened...
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  • Selective Service System Classification & Registration Records for 1940 – 1975

    Selective Service System Classification & Registration Records for 1940 – 1975   General Information and Descriptions     All Selective Service System Classification and Registration Records: ...
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  • Vessel & Station Log Books

    Vessel & Station Log Books  The National Archives and Records Administration preserves the log books of the vessels and stations of several Federal agencies (see list), capturing different levels of informati...
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  • New Campaign Celebrating Rosa Parks

    "I felt I was lynched many times in mind and spirit. I grew up in a world of white power . . .”These words rock us with their hard truth. They were written by Rosa Parks sometime after her arrest in 1955 for def...
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  • Happy birthday, Alan! -- January Lomax review challenge

    Update 2/3/20: Congratulations on completing another successful challenge! Together we moved the number of completed pages in the Alan Lomax Campaign from 1,732 to over 3,000 to celebrate Alan Lomax's 105th birthday....
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