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Top Women of U.S. Steel during World War II wear oxygen masks as a safety precaution, Gary, Indiana, ca. 1943.

“Chicago’s South Side” by photographer John White – National Archives and Records Administration – ARC Identifier No. 556287

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Happy 30th Pre-Independence Day, usnatarchives!

An Act to Establish the National Archives and Records Administration, 10/19/1984

Established 80 years ago in 1934, the National Archives did not become an independent agency until April 1, 1985, as authorized in this Act signed on October 19, 1984.

(So while it’s not our anniversary, consider this our “save-the-date” announcement.  Coincidentally, it’s also American Archives Month!)

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The Wide, Wonderful World of Mold

 

Mold is commonly found in archival collections that have been housed in damp, humid places. It’s a problem regularly encountered, but not all suspected mold actually is mold. Dirt, stains, and rust sometimes raise alarms, even when mold is not present.

So how can you tell it’s mold, especially when mold can be any possible color? Well, mold is an organism, so look for flowering growth and the tell-tale signs of a food source, such as water damaged areas of a document. The surface of mold growth is soft and fuzzy. Active mold will be wet, while dormant mold will be dry.

Mold staining will occur in mature colonies as the organism expels waste. The color of the staining can vary and depends on different factors such as nutrient source.

But remember, if it is mold, assume it’s toxic and use gloves and respirators, and be sure to clean surfaces moldy documents were in contact with cleaners such as Envirocide.

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Hillary BUSTED For Secret She Kept Entire Time She Was Secretary Of State

Ahead of the 2016 elections, presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton may have just sealed her fate of being ostracized from office. The truth always has a way of coming out, and hopefully this tidbit is the nail on the coffin of Clinton’s campaign that the country desperately needed to …

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Media Obscurity: “Your FBI: The Federal Bureau Of Investigation”

Educational documentary on your friendly neighborhood FBI, circa the 1970s. Made available courtesy of the Department of Defense, the National Technical Information Service, and the National Archives and Records Administration.

A new article has been published on www.NewsDetector.com

A new article has been published on http://www.newsdetector.com

Christmas Greetings from Apollo 8

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Printable PDF version Larger Version “Rising earth greets Apollo VIII astronauts as they come from behind the moon after the lunar orbit insertion burn. Earth is about 5 degrees above the horizon.” By William Anders, December 29, 1968 (306-PSD-68-4049c); Records of the U.S….

The National Archives at Atlanta is a research facility maintaining the historically significant records of federal agencies in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee dating from 1716 to the present. These records constitute a prominent resource for the study of science and technology, civil rights, medicine and public health, military activities and conflict, space exploration, maritime and naval history, the federal courts, Southern communities, and myriad other subjects. We invite the public to visit, explore, and discover the documented narrative of the Southern experience.

The National Archives in Atlanta is hosting the symposium, “We’ll Back Our Boys: The Southern Home Front During World War II,” on Saturday, September 21, from 9-4, to highlight research using its extensive collections.

Join renowned scholars

  • Denise Kiernan, author of “The Girls of Atomic City”
  • Fritz Hamer, University of South Carolina Library curator
  • Courtney Tollison, Furman University professor
  • Edward A. Hatfield, Emory University Ph.D. candidate
  • Nathan Jordan, NARA Atlanta archivist

The event is free but pre-registration is required.

On June 6, 1944, allied soldiers descended on the beaches of Normandy for D-Day - an operation that turned the tide of the Second World War against the Nazis, marking the beginning of the end of the conflict. Today, as many around the world prepare to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the landings, pictures of Normandy’s now-touristy beaches stand in stark contrast to images taken around the time of the invasion. But while the landscape has changed, the memory of the momentous event lives on. Reuters photographer Chris Helgren compiled a series of archive pictures taken during the 1944 invasion and then went back to the same places, to photograph them as they appear today. (Reuters) Find more news related pictures on our photo galleries page and follow us on Tumblr and Pinterest

On June 6, 1944, allied soldiers descended on the beaches of Normandy for D-Day - an operation that turned the tide of the Second World War against the Nazis, marking the beginning of the end of the conflict. Today, as many around the world prepare to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the landings, pictures of Normandy’s now-touristy beaches stand in stark contrast to images taken around the time of the invasion. But while the landscape has changed, the memory of the momentous event lives on. Reuters photographer Chris Helgren compiled a series of archive pictures taken during the 1944 invasion and then went back to the same places, to photograph them as they appear today. (Reuters) Find more news related pictures on our photo galleries page and follow us on Tumblr and Pinterest

Women's History Month

Women’s History Month

By Jueseppi B.

 

March is Women’s History Month

The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museumjoin in paying tribute to the generations of women whose commitment to nature and the planet have proved invaluable to…

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