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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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National Archives To Recall Nixon’s NASA Years

The National Archives is displaying rarely seen documents and items showing milestones in manned spaceflight from President Richard Nixon’s administration.

01/07/2013

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Agencies Want Help Recording Historic Weather Data

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.

10/24/2012

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Archives To Recount JFK’s Cuban Missile Crisis

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.

10/10/2012

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National Archives To Show Constitution’s Fifth Page

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.

09/13/2012

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Archives Employee Admits To Copyright Infringement

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.

03/02/2012

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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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U.S. Archives Unveils Magna Carta After Repairs

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.

02/02/2012

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Md. Man Accused Of Theft From National Archives

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.

09/29/2011

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Lincoln Document Returned To National Archives

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.

08/18/2011

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Only U.S. Copy Of Magna Carta Treated At US Archives

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.

07/20/2011

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National Archives Explores History Of U.S. Food

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.

06/09/2011

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