Monthly Archives: December 2011

Together We Can Do It!

Today we launch the Citizen Archivist Dashboard ( and encourage you to get involved in elevating the visibility of the records of the United States. Did you know that many grade school children aren’t taught cursive handwriting anymore and can’t … Continue reading

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Becoming a Citizen

Last week we celebrated Bill of Rights Day here at the National Archives in my favorite activity—a Naturalization Ceremony in the Rotunda.  On December 15, 1791, the first ten amendments the Constitution were adopted and for many years we have … Continue reading

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Annual Archivist’s Awards Ceremony

Last week I hosted our Annual Archivist’s Awards Ceremony.  It was an opportunity for me, along with the other senior leaders of the National Archives to acknowledge outstanding service over the past year, and to thank the entire staff for … Continue reading

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