Join “Amending America” Curators Christine Blackerby and Jennifer Johnson of the National Archives for a Tumblr #AnswerTime!

On Tuesday, May 17 at 2:00pm ET / 11:00am PT Jennifer & Christine will be answering your questions about their newest exhibition, “Amending America” here on @usnatarchivesexhibits.

Only 27 times—out of more than 11,000 proposals—have Americans reached consensus to amend the Constitution.  “Amending America” marks the 225th Anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights and highlights the remarkably American story of how we have amended, or attempted to amend, the Constitution in order to form “a more perfect union.”

About Jennifer & Christine:

Jennifer N. Johnson is co-curator of “Amending America.” She joined the National Archives Museum in 2006 and has been sharing Archives records with the public through exhibitions ever since.

Christine Blackerby is co-curator of “Amending America.” She is an education and public outreach specialist in the Center for Legislative Archives in Washington, DC. She uses historical records to promote a better understanding of American history and government.

Ask Jennifer & Christine about Amending America!

Today is International Archives Day! 

Established by Congress in 1934 to preserve and care for the records of the U.S. Government, the National Archives and Records Administration now has over 40 facilities nationwide including field archives, Federal Records Centers, and Presidential Libraries.

There are also more than a dozen National Archives Tumblrs including:
Dispatches from the Stacks

The National Archives at Philadelphia - a unit of the U.S. National Archives - is a repository for federal documents considered permanently valuable. We hold the records of Federal agencies and U.S….

Looking for a new Tumblr to follow?  Check out the newest National Archives Tumblr from our Philadelphia colleagues at phillyarchives!

DYK? There are more than a dozen National Archives Tumblr accounts from our various regions, units, and Presidential Libraries, including:


Tumblr Tuesday: Tumblr visits the National Archives!

Earlier this month we were thrilled to welcome Tumblr’s own Liba Rubenstein (libawr), Director of Politics & Causes outreach as a special guest to the Federal Tumblr Working Group Meetup at the National Archives.

These meetups are an opportunity for government agencies on Tumblr to share information, tips, policy questions, best practices, and technical support for working on the platform. We were joined by fellow tumblarians (and future tumblarians?) from 11 other agencies and bureaus in all, including: 

Keep reading for some of Liba’s Tumblr tips and her answers to our questions on engagement, metrics, helping users in distress & more »

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