Monthly Archives: October 2010

Open to Change

Since my swearing in as the 10th Archivist of the United States less than a year ago, we’ve taken important steps to become a more open, transparent, participatory, and collaborative agency. I’m proud of our accomplishments: The development of our … Continue reading

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Hometown Rivalries Debate the Birthplace of the U.S. Navy

Last Wednesday, I celebrated the 235th birthday of the U.S. Navy at the USS Constitution Museum at the Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston. It was a fun event full of hometown pride and spirited debate. I brought with me Senior … Continue reading

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Croutons, Pepper, and the Hole

While visiting the National Archives at San Francisco this summer, the Director, Daniel Nealand, introduced me to a rare and fascinating audio recording of an Alcatraz prisoner. The recording was recovered from a 1947 SoundScriber disc within Record Group 129, … Continue reading

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