News Update: NARA Eliminates Pandemic Backlog of Veteran Records Requests

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has eliminated the pandemic-related backlog of veteran records requests at the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) in Saint Louis, MO. “The National Archives plays a critical role in ensuring that our veterans and their families have access to the records they need for the benefits they've earned. Clearing … Continue reading News Update: NARA Eliminates Pandemic Backlog of Veteran Records Requests

On Bill of Rights Day, 25 people frorm 25 countries took the oath of citizenship in the Rotunda of the National Archives. (National Archives photo by Susana Raab)

News Update: 25 New Citizens Sworn in During Bill of Rights Day Naturalization Ceremony

On Bill of Rights Day, 25 people from 25 countries took the oath of citizenship in the Rotunda of the National Archives. (National Archives photo by Susana Raab) In celebration of Bill of Rights Day, observed annually on December 15, 25 people from 25 nations were sworn in as U.S. citizens in front of the … Continue reading News Update: 25 New Citizens Sworn in During Bill of Rights Day Naturalization Ceremony

News Update: National Archives Building Designated as National Historic Landmark

The National Archives Building, located near the National Mall and the most prominent structure in the Federal Triangle in Washington, DC, was officially designated as a National Historic Landmark, December 13. The designation was signed by Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland. "It is such an honor to receive the National Historic Landmark designation for … Continue reading News Update: National Archives Building Designated as National Historic Landmark

News Update: Op-ed for American Archives Month – Archives Safeguard Democracy

Telegram from Abraham Lincoln to Lt. Gen. Ulysses Grant at City Point, Virginia; 8/17/1864; Telegrams Sent and Received By The War Department Central Telegraph Office, 1861 - 1882; Records of the Office of the Secretary of War, Record Group 107; National Archives Building, Washington, DC. [Online Version, https://www.docsteach.org/documents/document/lincoln-grant-city-point, November 6, 2023] "Hold on with a … Continue reading News Update: Op-ed for American Archives Month – Archives Safeguard Democracy

News Update: Dr. Shogan Speaks at Historical Society Event, Visits New York City Archives

Archivist of the United States Dr. Colleen Shogan traveled to New York City last week to speak at the New-York Historical Society and to visit the National Archives office in lower Manhattan. Shogan’s visit to New York City kicked off with a Fireside Chat hosted by the New-York Historical Society as part of their Denise … Continue reading News Update: Dr. Shogan Speaks at Historical Society Event, Visits New York City Archives

News Update: National Archives Welcomes 25 New Citizens During Naturalization Ceremony

In celebration of Constitution Day, observed on September 17, 25 men and women from 24 nations took their oaths of citizenship in front of the nation’s Founding Documents (the Bill of Rights, the Constitution, and the Declaration of Independence), on September 15, in the Rotunda of the National Archives Museum in Washington, DC. The National … Continue reading News Update: National Archives Welcomes 25 New Citizens During Naturalization Ceremony

News Update: Dr. Shogan Sworn in by Chief Justice During Ceremony Attended by First Lady

Dr. Colleen Shogan makes remarks as Archivist of the United States on Sept. 11, 2023, at the National Archives in Washington, DC. Dr. Colleen Shogan was ceremonially sworn in as the Archivist of the United States on September 11, 2023, at the National Archives Rotunda in Washington, DC, by Chief Justice John Roberts. Emphasizing the … Continue reading News Update: Dr. Shogan Sworn in by Chief Justice During Ceremony Attended by First Lady