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    Commission Recommends $2.15 Million in Grants for Document Editing and Archival Projects

    November 21, 2008 by  
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    A press release from the National Archives November 20, 2008, published the results of a November meeting of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

    The recommendations made at the November meeting, were to approve grants in the amount of $2.15 million that would encompass 23 projects across 13 states as well as the District of Columbia

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    National Archives Announces Death of Legendary Archivist John Taylor

    September 24, 2008 by  
    Filed under Articles, Latest News, Public Records

    Sad News from the National Archives, A press release September 23, 2008, announces the passing of archivist John E. Taylor. Best known for his “encyclopedic knowledge” on the subject of World War II intelligence records, Mr. Taylor, an employee of the National Archives for 63 years passed away in his home on September 20th, he was 87 years old.

     

     

    It was in September of 1945, the week that WWII formally ended that John E. Taylor began his career Continue reading “National Archives Announces Death of Legendary Archivist John Taylor” »

    Controlled Unclassified Information Office

    May 26, 2008 by  
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    In a press release from the National Archives Allen Weinstein, Archivist of the United States announces the formation of the (CUIO) or “Controlled Unclassified Information Office”. Mr. Weinstein also announced that the recently created office will be headed by director of the Information Security Oversight Office, William J. Bosanko.  The creation of this office is in response to a memorandum issued by President Bush on May 9, 2008 to the Heads of Departments and Agencies on the Designation and Sharing Continue reading “Controlled Unclassified Information Office” »

    Spring/ Summer Hours begin at the National Archives on March 27

    March 8, 2008 by  
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    From March 12-26, the National Archives will be celebrating “Magna Carta Days” and will be open until 8pm. Following this event, the National Archives will be moving to their Spring/Summer schedule. Starting March 27th, hours at the National Archives will be 10a.m. until 7 p.m., 7 days a week. Admission is free. Some of the features are:

     

     

    Preview of Magna Carta

    March 1, 2008 by  
    Filed under Articles, Latest News, Public Records

    I just received this update from the National Archives last week; I won’t be able to make it, but if you’re in the D.C. area, this is quite an opportunity. The National Archives will be holding an exclusive preview of the Magna Carta for members of the press before it goes back on display. This will be a once in a lifetime opportunity to photograph or videotape the Magna Carta outside of its display case. Press will also have the Continue reading “Preview of Magna Carta” »

    Noontime Programs at the National Archives in April 2008

    February 25, 2008 by  
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    During the month of April, the National Archives will be presenting three free programs available to the public:

     

     

     

     

    1.      Preserving America’s History, April 9th, will explain how the National Archives protects and preserves the documents and artifacts it holds.

    2.      White House Ghosts: Presidents and Their Speechwriters, April 16th, will be presented by Robert Schlesinger (son of famed JFK speech writer Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.), and will discuss how the relationship between President’s Continue reading “Noontime Programs at the National Archives in April 2008” »

    National Archives Announces Extended Research Room Hours

    February 1, 2008 by  
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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, February 1, 2008
    National Archives Announces Extended Research Room Hours

    Washington, DC. . . Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein announced today that the National Archives will restore its evening and weekend hours in its Washington, DC and College Park, MD, research rooms. Effective the week of April 14, 2008, the extended hours will be 9 A.M. to 9 P.M. Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday and 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. Saturday. Hours on Monday and Tuesday Continue reading “National Archives Announces Extended Research Room Hours” »

    National Archives Budget Increased for FY08

    January 28, 2008 by  
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    A press release issued by the National Archives today indicates that they will receive funding in the amount of $411.1 million this fiscal year. This represents a 20.5 percent increase over the 2007 Fiscal Year. NARA has not received regular appropriations in the past, and therefore is funded under the $555 billion 2007 Consolidation Appropriations Act.

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    A 20% increase is a lot.  However, it sounds like they were overdue.  Let us know if you Continue reading “National Archives Budget Increased for FY08” »