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AOTUS (Archivist of the United States) has recommended what will likely prove to be a wonderful book about doing research in archives. The Allure of the Archives was written by Arlette Farge, Director of Research in Modern History at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris. While combing through two-hundred-year-old judicial records from […]

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Sandy on June 1st, 2014

The latest blog post from the Archivist of the United States, David S. Ferriero, written on May 30, 2014, is as follows: “Today we share our new Open Government Plan. In the four years since we published our first plan, we have demonstrated our contribution to strengthening the principles of open government. We have implemented more […]

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Archivist of the United States David Ferriero (AOTUS), always creative, has come up with a great activity for kids and their families. I hope as many as possible take advantage of the opportunity. See below: “It gives me great joy to be able to share the treasures of the National Archives with kids and their […]

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Sandy on October 10th, 2012

October is American Archives Month, a time when the efforts of all the great archivists throughout the country are recognized. The work of an archivist at the National Archives is a lot different from what you’ve experienced at the office. You may even have seen the commercial with the file clerk sitting exhausted at her […]

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It wasn’t so long ago that I heard the warnings at work to embrace and learn new processes with comments like, “Unless you embrace the new technologies and a new way of performing tasks, you’re bound to be looking for a new job.”  This turned out to be true. As you can well imagine, too […]

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Sandy on July 31st, 2011

The Magna Carta (Great Charter) is an English charter that was originally issued in the year 1215 and then reissued later in the 13th century in modified versions. It included the most direct challenges to the monarch’s authority and first became law in 1225. The 1297 version and the most commonly known still remains on the statute books of England and […]

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