Monthly Archives: May 2010

Citizen Archivist Discovers National Treasure in the Stacks

At the National Archives and Records Administration, we care for our nation’s most beloved documents. The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, and the Bill of Rights are our most well known national treasures, but in the … Continue reading

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Discover the Civil War

In our new exhibit, “Discovering the Civil War,” you can examine the hospital muster roll card of Christianna Batts, who was one of at least 2,000 African American women who worked in U.S. hospitals.  Identified on the record as an … Continue reading

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Redefining Transparency in a Digital Age

If you’re reading this, the following statistic from a recent Pew Internet report applies to you:  Fully 82% of internet users (representing 61% of all American adults) looked for information or completed a transaction on a government website in the … Continue reading

Posted in Open Government, Social Media, Technology, Transparency | 9 Comments