Monthly Archives: December 2010

The National Archives Through Children’s Eyes

A few months ago, I received 15 handcrafted thank you notes from a group of school children who had visited with their parents and teachers from the Saltonstall School in Salem, Massachusetts. I had the opportunity to answer their questions … Continue reading

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A Time For Remembering

The holidays have always been a time for me to remember those who have gone on before me — a large extended family descended from Italian and Irish immigrants. Christmas day was usually split between the two families and never … Continue reading

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Change You Can See and Experience

Change is not easy, but NARA staff members are doing it with enthusiam and we are seeing the results. Wireless internet is now available for researchers who use our Washington, DC and College Park, MD facilities. This service is free … Continue reading

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In an Archives State of Mind

In my first year on the job, I have become a fan of the daily horoscopes in the Washington Post. My favorite so far: Many feel limited by the work they do. You won’t be in this category today, though. … Continue reading

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History Through the Camera Lens

Earlier this fall, I was struck by the photograph below, located on the wall outside the Still Pictures Room in our College Park facility. Capt. Edward J. Steichen, USNR, (retired), photographic expert on island platform, studies his surroundings for one … Continue reading

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