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U.S. Archives To Display Emancipation Proclamation

The National Archives is placing the original Emancipation Proclamation on display in Washington to mark Black History Month.

02/05/2014

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Funding May Halt Lincoln Project At US Archives

A project that’s been combing through the National Archives for Abraham Lincoln documents since 2006 may soon end due to funding cuts.

07/23/2013

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Supreme Court Archive Has About 14K Hours Of Audio

Supreme Court Justice Lewis F. Powell’s Tidewater Virginia drawl could make the word “court” sound as if it had two syllables. And Justice Clarence Thomas, though he doesn’t talk much, speaks in a deep baritone.

06/14/2013

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Md. State Archivist To Retire After 38 Years

Maryland’s state archivist is retiring after 38 years. Edward Papenfuse said this week that he will retire Nov. 1.

05/02/2013

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Md. Family Finds 100-Year-Old Newspaper

The Adamecz family was going through old family papers and found a brittle connection to the beginning of the last century: a special edition published by The Evening Capital in 1908.

04/30/2013

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Library Of Congress Has Plan For Saving Recordings

The Library of Congress is embarking on an extensive plan that will serve as a blueprint for preserving the nation’s history in recorded sound.

02/13/2013

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Former National Archives Employee Sentenced 18 Months For Theft

The Maryland man entrusted to protect and care for historical items in the National Archives has been sentenced for stealing and selling them.

05/03/2012

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Feds Reach Out To Dealers In Stolen Documents Case

Federal investigators are hoping collectors and dealers can help them find more historic documents stolen by a disgraced presidential memorabilia collector and author.

03/07/2012

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National Archives Shows Benjamin Franklin’s Papers

Documents from the National Archives are going on view to explore the life of Benjamin Franklin as a scientist, diplomat, philanthropist and founding father.

02/10/2012

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State Saves Baltimore Archives, Digitizes Papers

The Maryland State Archives is enhancing Baltimore’s city archive and pressing for funds to improve its own operations.

01/03/2012

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Historian Seeks To Suppress Evidence In Theft Case

A presidential historian charged in Maryland with conspiring to steal documents from U.S. archives is seeking to suppress evidence found at his Manhattan apartment.

12/14/2011

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Judge Approves Sale Of Accused Maryland Historian’s Art

A federal judge will allow a presidential historian charged with conspiring to steal documents from U.S. archives to sell an Andy Warhol print and other items to cover his living expenses.

10/12/2011

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