Monthly Archives: July 2011

Conservation Challenge: The Magna Carta

A career-long fascination and appreciation of the work of those involved in conservation and preservation can be traced to my very first job in the MIT Humanities Library. There I learned about the special needs of vellum and leather bindings, … Continue reading

Posted in NARA Records, Technology | Tagged , ,

Grog and Flog

The coincidence of reading James E. Valle’s Rocks and Shoals:  Order and Discipline in the Old Navy, 1800-1861 and the opening of the America Eats Tavern which is serving grog for the first time is the inspiration for this post.  … Continue reading

Posted in NARA Records | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Fireworks, Floats, and Food!

This 4th of July, the National Archives celebrated the 235th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence with its traditional Fourth of July program in Washington, DC.  The celebration included patriotic music, a dramatic reading of the Declaration … Continue reading

Posted in Special Events | Tagged , ,