1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 30, 2020 11:17 AM by History Hub Administrator

    Has NARA ever changed the description of an event based on new information?

    Bill Streifer Adventurer

      We've recently offered an article on a Cold War incident to the U.S. Navy War College. Our article details an event that is contrary to how history (and history books and articles) have described the event for decades.

       

      Our article is currently under peer-review. If it passes peer review and is set for future publication, would NARA change how it describes the event based on this new information? Has NARA ever done this in the past? Is there a specific procedure that has to be gone through to change archival records? If NARA agrees to change their records, would they notify archivists in that specific area of research?