White House

Sandy on August 4th, 2014

August 24 and 25 marked the 200th anniversary of the British burning of Washington DC during the War of 1812. The entry below is from Fold3’s War of 1812 collection and is an interesting read: Prior to the burning, 4,500 British soldiers went up against 5,000 Americans (mostly militiamen) in a battle at Bladensburg, Maryland, just 4 miles northeast […]

Continue reading about The burning of Washington DC

Sandy on November 28th, 2011

The following is a blog post from David Ferriero 10th Archivist of the United States sharing information with readers of AOTIS about a memorandum from President Obama that marks the start of an executive branch-wide effort to reform records management policies and procedures. It’s important and it’s hot of the press: “Today, the President issued a memorandum […]

Continue reading about Record Keeping memo from President Obama