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.
GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A man who worked for the National Archives and Records Administration has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for a scheme to steal almost $1 million from the federal government. […]