The only copy of the Magna Carta in the United States is the centerpiece of a new museum gallery that opened Wednesday at the National Archives and traces the evolution of U.S. rights and freedoms for African-Americans, women and immigrants.
A project that’s been combing through the National Archives for Abraham Lincoln documents since 2006 may soon end due to funding cuts.
The National Archives is canceling reservations for late afternoon and evening tours due to automatic federal budget cuts taking effect.
The National Archives is reducing its public operating hours at two facilities in the Washington area due to automatic federal budget cuts taking effect.
When investigators seeking stolen historical documents entered the Manhattan apartment of a memorabilia collector in 2011, they had just a few boxes to collect evidence. Inside, they were stunned to find rooms crammed with thousands of pilfered documents, including some signed by Benjamin Franklin, Isaac Newton and Charles Dickens.
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.
The National Archives is displaying rarely seen documents and items showing milestones in manned spaceflight from President Richard Nixon’s administration.
The National Archives is partnering with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to recruit citizen scientists to help transcribe weather data from historic ship logs.
Fifty years after the Cuban missile crisis, the National Archives in Washington has pulled together documents and secret White House recordings to show the public how President John F. Kennedy deliberated to avert nuclear war.
The National Archives says it plans to display the so-called “fifth page” of the U.S. Constitution for the first time to celebrate the document’s 225th anniversary next week.
Federal prosecutors say a man who made and sold unauthorized copies of DVD movies and CD music in his office at the National Archives has pleaded guilty to criminal copyright infringement.
Documents from the National Archives are going on view to explore the life of Benjamin Franklin as a scientist, diplomat, philanthropist and founding father.