Happy #AskAnArchivist Day! And Happy #ArchivesMonth, too!

Join us on Twitter as archivists at National Archives locations around the country will be ready to take your questions.

8 am ET @usnatarchives Tune in as young archivists talk about getting started in an archives career.

9 am ET @congressarchives Hear from archivists in the Center for Legislative Archives.

10 am ET @boston_archives Talk about Federal records in New England.

11 am ET @USNatArchives Ask your questions about Declassification.

11 am ET @FDRLibrary Talk about working in the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library.

NOON ET @usnatarchives Special video chat!!! Ask archivist Alex Champion your questions and he’ll answer on video.

Noon ET @CarterLibrary Ask questions about President Carter and his Library.

1 pm ET @USNatArchives Tune in as archivist Alan Walker takes over.

2 pm ET @TrumanLibrary @LBJLibrary @HooverPresLib @JFKLibrary Chat with archivists from these four Presidential libraries.

3 pm ET @Bush41Library Learn about the archives of the George H. W.  Bush Presidential Library.

4 pm ET @StLouisArchives Ask questions about military personnel data records.

5 pm ET @StLouisArchives Chat about Civilian Official Personnel Folders.

6 pm ET @NixonLibrary Talk to Carla Braswell about all things Nixon.

anonymous asked:

If Captain America were real, would any of his stuff be in the National Archives?

Wait, Captain America isn’t real? 

If he were, we would likely have Captain Roger’s personnel records at the National Archives in St. Louis.

Also, like any classified project, our National Declassification Center would have had to review to any records pertaining the Super-Soldier Project.

We also have fictional accounts of Captain Rogers exploits in comic book form, as part of the records of the Senate subcommittee on juvenile delinquency, such as this copy of the “Fighting American”:

Fic I’d like to write but would only be amusing to me: a multi-fandom crossover that’s just a series of vignettes showing other fandoms reacting to the declassification of the Stargate program.
After 40 Years, the Complete Pentagon Papers

It may be a first in the annals of government secrecy: Declassifying documents to mark the anniversary of their leak to the press. But that is what will happen Monday, when the federal government plans to finally release the secret government study of the Vietnam War known as the Pentagon Papers 40 years after it was first published by The New York Times.

» via The New York Times (Subscription may be required for some content)

My CA declassification MIDI

Nanjing is carrying on transformation of the wired digital television, I order one set of and pay the channel, but other two set-boxes can only watch 60 multiple free programs. If what let other two set-boxes watch to me and order paid the channel, mean I want to pay charging the visual fee of triple! How often does it fiddle with, study CA to be little to have achievement, bring, come out, give, share, down.

Pieces of this look over full text

ISOO Report to the President

The Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO), established in 1978, is responsible to the President for overseeing the Government-wide security classification program, and receives policy and program guidance from the National Security Council.  ISOO has been part of the National Archives and Records Administration since 1995.  You can learn more about ISOO at

The 34th Annual Report to the President covering 2013 was released earlier this month.

Read the full post on the AOTUS blog.

Transforming Classification

The Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB) at the National Archives has been hard at work this year developing recommendations to the President of the United States to transform the national security classification system.

PIDB is an advisory committee established by Congress to advise and provide recommendations to the President and other executive branch officials on the identification, collection, review for declassification, and release of declassified records of archival value.  In addition, PIDB advises the President on policies regarding classification and declassification of national security information.

On Thursday, December 6th, the Public Interest Declassification Board will host an open meeting to discuss its recommendations to the President on Transforming the Security Classification System. The full Report to the President will be published online on December 6th . The meeting will focus on the Board’s fourteen recommendations, centering on the need for new policies for classifying information, new processes for declassifying information, and the imperative for using and integrating technology into these processes.

When: December 6, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Doors Open: 8:45 a.m.
Where: The Archivist’s Reception Room, Room 105 in the National Archives Building
Address: 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
(Note: Attendees must enter through the Pennsylvania Avenue entrance.)

The meeting is open to all, including press and media. Space is limited and attendees must register via Please note that one form of Government-issued photo identification (e.g. driver’s license) is required to gain admittance.

Read the full post on the AOTUS blog