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.
A 715-year old copy of Magna Carta will soon return to public view at the National Archives after a conservation effort removed old patches and repaired weak spots in the English declaration of human rights that inspired the United States’ founding documents.
A former employee of the agency that safeguards the nation’s records including the Declaration of
Independence and the Constitution has been charged with stealing from the agency over a 10-year period.
A November 1862 letter signed by three surgeons in Hagerstown asking Lincoln to appoint a chaplain to tend to wounded and dying soldiers after the Battle of Antietam was returned to Archives officials Thursday.
A painstaking conservation effort to remove old patches and repair weak spots in a 714-year-old copy of the Magna Carta has revealed that the full text of that English declaration of human rights remains intact even though some words are faded and illegible to the eye, the National Archives said Tuesday.
One spot in the nation’s capital is offering visitors a peek at presidential recipes including Lyndon B. Johnson’s chili, John F. Kennedy’s chowder and Dwight D. Eisenhower’s three-page guide to vegetable soup.
The National Archives has appointed its first “Wikipedian in Residence” to help connect with the Wikipedia community.
A scholar who uncovered extensive Civil War records handwritten by Walt Whitman unveiled his findings Tuesday at the National Archives, saying they can reveal how the famous author’s work as a government clerk influenced his poetry and life.
President Ronald Reagan’s handwritten changes to his “Evil Empire” speech, his correspondence with Mikhail Gorbachev and a bronze cast of Moscow’s Kremlin from the onetime Soviet leader are going on rare public display at the National Archives.