National Archives at Atlanta

The Importance of Acknowledging Our History: NARA’s Facilities in the Atlanta Area

This is another installment of our ongoing blog series that acknowledges the ancestral lands on which the National Archives’ buildings are situated. This series of acknowledgements is a simple way to offer recognition and respect to the people who once lived on these lands.  The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum is located in Atlanta, … Continue reading The Importance of Acknowledging Our History: NARA’s Facilities in the Atlanta Area

The Importance of Acknowledging our History: The Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum, and Boyhood Home

This is part of our ongoing series of blog posts that acknowledges the ancestral lands on which the National Archives’ buildings are situated. This series of acknowledgements is a simple way to offer recognition and respect to the people who once lived on these lands. Photo of the Eisenhower Presidential Library, U.S. National Archives. The … Continue reading The Importance of Acknowledging our History: The Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum, and Boyhood Home

Celebrate July 4th with the National Archives!

On July 2, 1776, the Second Continental Congress voted to adopt a resolution of independence, declaring the United States independent from Great Britain. On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was approved. While John Adams originally recognized July 2, 1776 as “the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America,” he envisioned future celebrations … Continue reading Celebrate July 4th with the National Archives!

The Importance of Acknowledging our History: The National Archives at Boston and the Boston Federal Records Center

This is another post from our ongoing series of blog posts that acknowledges the ancestral lands on which the National Archives’ buildings are situated. I started this series of acknowledgements as a simple way to offer recognition and respect to the people who lived on these lands before us. Photo of the National Archives at … Continue reading The Importance of Acknowledging our History: The National Archives at Boston and the Boston Federal Records Center

Your Experience Matters

The National Archives (NARA) provides a broad range of services to internal and external customers, including researchers, visitors, educators, genealogists, students, veterans, information technologists, federal agencies and more.  Research Room at the National Archives in Washington, DC Our records are critical to the American public, but our work to preserve and provide access to the … Continue reading Your Experience Matters

The Importance of Acknowledging our History: The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library

This post is part of an ongoing series of blog posts that acknowledges the ancestral lands on which the National Archives’ buildings are situated. I started this series of acknowledgements as a simple way to offer recognition and respect to the people who lived on these lands before us. After all, the past is prologue. … Continue reading The Importance of Acknowledging our History: The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library

Addressing Racial Inequality

As the home of this nation’s founding documents—the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights—we have a special responsibility to the ideals that all people are created equal, that all people have equal protection under the law, and that there is a common good that includes us all. Although we as a … Continue reading Addressing Racial Inequality

The Importance of Acknowledging our History: The National Archives in Seattle

This post is part of an ongoing series of blog posts that acknowledges the ancestral lands on which the National Archives’ buildings are situated. I share these land acknowledgements as a way to offer recognition and respect to the people who lived on these lands before us. Today’s post takes us to the National Archives and … Continue reading The Importance of Acknowledging our History: The National Archives in Seattle

The Importance of Acknowledging our History: NARA at College Park, Maryland

This is the second in a series of blog posts that acknowledges the history of the land on which the National Archives’ buildings are situated. Today’s post is the National Archives building in College Park, Maryland, known by staff and local researchers as “A2.” The A2 building site contains archeological remains from prehistoric settlements during … Continue reading The Importance of Acknowledging our History: NARA at College Park, Maryland

The Importance of Acknowledging History

I work at the National Archives’ flagship building in Washington, D.C., which sits on the ancestral lands of the Nacotchtank peoples.  From the Native Land website map. I have begun to include this simple statement when I provide remarks at meetings, acknowledging the ancestral lands of indigenous people on which we stand. If you have … Continue reading The Importance of Acknowledging History