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Private Snafu v. Malaria Mike, 1944
 
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Help us caption and translate this video on Amara.org: http://amara.org/en/videos/BFDdprPw90bV/info/private-snafu-v-malaria-mike-1944/ Creator(s): Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Chief Signal Officer. (09/18/1947 - 02/28/1964) (Most Recent) Series : Documentary Films, compiled ca. 1914 - ca. 1944 Record Group 111: Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer, 1860 - 1985 Production Date: 1944 Scope & Content: An animated cartoon. Snafu disregards antimosquito measures and is stung by malaria Mike. After contracting malaria Snafu regrets his carelessness. Contact(s): National Archives at College Park - Motion Pictures (RD-DC-M), National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001 Phone: 301-837-3540, Fax: 301-837-3620, Email: [email protected] National Archives Identifier: 35853 Local Identifier: 111-M-1035 http://research.archives.gov/description/35853
Views: 92066 US National Archives
Private Snafu, in "Rumors.", 1944
 
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Help us caption and translate this video on Amara.org: http://amara.org/en/videos/NQfzZOR3Hu3R/info/private-snafu-in-rumors-1944/ Creator(s): Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Chief Signal Officer. (09/18/1947 - 02/28/1964) (Most Recent) Series : Documentary Films, compiled ca. 1914 - ca. 1944 Record Group 111: Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer, 1860 - 1985 Production Date: 1944 Scope & Content: A cartoon comedy illustrating the effect of rumors. Taking a chance remark that the weather is good for bombing, Pvt. Snafu starts a rumor, becomes increasingly panicky, and is finally confined in a psychopathic ward. Contact(s): National Archives at College Park - Motion Pictures (RD-DC-M), National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001 Phone: 301-837-3540, Fax: 301-837-3620, Email: [email protected] National Archives Identifier: 35828 Local Identifier: 111-M-930 http://research.archives.gov/description/35828
Views: 101755 US National Archives
Eisenhower's "Military-Industrial Complex" Speech Origins and Significance
 
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President Dwight D. Eisenhower's farewell address, known for its warnings about the growing power of the "military-industrial complex," was nearly two years in the making. This Inside the Vaults video short follows newly discovered papers revealing that Eisenhower was deeply involved in crafting the speech, which was to become one of the most famous in American history. The papers were discovered by the family of Eisenhower speechwriter Malcolm Moos and donated to the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum. Eisenhower Library director Karl Weissenbach and presidential historian and Foundation for the National Archives board member Michael Beschloss discuss the evolution of the speech. Inside the Vaults includes highlights from the National Archives in the Washington, DC, area and from the Presidential libraries and regional archives nationwide. These shorts present behind-the-scenes exclusives and offer surprising stories about the National Archives treasures. See more from Inside the Vaults at http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL52D84470A66DAC4A
Views: 157203 US National Archives
Don't Be a Sucker
 
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National Archives Identifier: 24376 Local Identifier: 111-EF-6 https://catalog.archives.gov/id/24376 Creator(s): Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Chief Signal Officer. (9/18/1947 - 3/1/1964) (Most Recent) From: Series: Educational Films, 1942 - 1947 Record Group 111: Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer, 1860 - 1985 This item was produced or created: 1945 Other Title(s):Educational Film, no. 6 Scope & Content: Dramatizes the destructive effects of racial and religious prejudice. Reel 1 shows a fake wrestling match and "crooked" gambling games. An agitator addresses a street crowd; he almost convinces one man in the audience until the man begins to talk to a Hungarian refugee from Germany. A Nazi speaker harangues a crowd in Germany denouncing Jews, Catholics, and Freemasons. Reel 2, a German unemployed worker joins Hitler's Storm Troops. SS men attack Jewish and Catholic headquarters in Germany, and beat up a Jewish storekeeper. A German teacher explains Nazi racial theories; the teacher is dragged away by German soldiers. Contact(s): National Archives at College Park - Motion Pictures (RDSM) National Archives at College Park 8601 Adelphi Road College Park, MD 20740-6001 Phone: 301-837-3540 Email: [email protected]
Views: 297834 US National Archives
Curious Alice, 1971
 
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Find out more about this film, featured in "The Unwritten Record," the National Archives blog of the Special Media Archives Services Division: http://blogs.archives.gov/unwritten-record/2013/07/17/the-curious-case-of-curious-alice/ and http://blogs.archives.gov/unwritten-record/2014/10/07/a-curious-alice-coloring-book/ This drug abuse educational film portrays an animated fantasy based upon the characters in "Alice in Wonderland." The film shows Alice as she toured a strange land where everyone had chosen to use drugs, forcing Alice to ponder whether drugs were the right choice for her. The "Mad Hatter" character represents Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD), the "Dormouse" represents sleeping pills, and the "King of Hearts" represents heroin. Ultimately, Alice concluded that drug abuse is senseless. Creator: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. Public Health Service. Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration. (09/25/1973 - 05/04/1980) Series: Moving Images Relating to Addiction and Mental Health, compiled 1973 - 1980, documenting the period 1966 - 1971 Production Date: 1971 Contact: National Archives at College Park - Motion Pictures (RD-DC-M), National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD, 20740-6001. PHONE: 301-837-3540; FAX: 301-837-3620; EMAIL: [email protected] National Archives Identifier: 2602586 Local Identifier: 511.50
Views: 285415 US National Archives
S.S. Lusitania Leaves New York City on Last Voyage
 
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Note: Intertitles have been extended in order to increase readability. Does not reflect original record. Creator(s): Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 9/18/1947-2/28/1964 (Most Recent) Series: Historical Films, ca. 1914 - ca. 1936 Record Group 111: Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer, 1860 - 1985 Production Date: 1936 Other Title(s):Historical Film, No. 1221 Sound Type: Silent Scope & Content: Passengers arrive at the dock and go aboard the ship. The Lusitania's flag is raised. Passengers, including author Elbert Hubert, pose at the ship's rail. Tugs maneuver the Lusitania into the channel. Contact(s): National Archives at College Park - Motion Pictures (RDSM), National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road College Park, MD 20740-6001 Phone: 301-837-3540, Fax: 301-837-3620, Email: [email protected] National Archives Identifier: 24726 Local Identifier: 111-H-1221 https://catalog.archives.gov/id/24726
Views: 47144 US National Archives
Private Snafu in "Censored.", 1944
 
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Creator(s): Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Chief Signal Officer. (09/18/1947 - 02/28/1964) (Most Recent) Series : Documentary Films, compiled ca. 1914 - ca. 1944 Record Group 111: Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer, 1860 - 1985 Production Date: 1944 Scope & Content: A cartoon in which Snafu writes to Sally that he is going to the South Pacific. The letter is censored and he unsuccessfully tries to mail an uncensored letter. On a Pacific island he dreams that he was successful but that the Japanese got the information and set a trap. He awakens and realizes the danger of revealing information. Contact(s): National Archives at College Park - Motion Pictures (RD-DC-M), National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001 Phone: 301-837-3540, Fax: 301-837-3620, Email: [email protected] National Archives Identifier: 35864 Local Identifier: 111-M-1076 http://research.archives.gov/description/35864
Views: 1019369 US National Archives
Preservation and Access: Digitization Services at the National Archives
 
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A look inside the digitization labs at the National Archives, where a dedicated team of technicians uses state-of-the-art technology to preserve the Archives' remarkable holdings. Once digitized, the records are available to the public online. Motion pictures, still photographs, paper documents, audio-video recordings are some of the records shown being digitized in the labs of the National Archives in this video.
Views: 23088 US National Archives
America's Veterans and the National Archives
 
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How does a veteran apply for a copy of his military service records? Can this be done online? How does the National Military Personnel Records Center (NPRC), operated by the National Archives, in St. Louis process these requests? How many requests are received each week? And how long does it take? The National Archives-produced 3:06 minute "Inside the Vaults" video short "America's Veterans and the National Archives," is a journey inside the vaults of one of the National Archives and Records Administration's largest operations. The video features National Archives employee and veteran Ricky Moe as he traces his own military file. NPRC staff showcase both the hi-tech and the low tech -- from computer systems that track each request, to painstaking work by conservators to reconstruct documents damaged by a devastating fire in 1973. Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero said "As a Navy veteran myself, I know the importance of having access to military records. The NPRC preserves and makes these records available to those who have served our nation." For more "Inside the Vaults" videos check out: http://www.youtube.com/usnationalarchives
Views: 48478 US National Archives
Japanese Planes Bomb Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona Explodes & Sinks
 
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Creator(s): Department of Defense. Department of the Navy. Naval Photographic Center. (12/1/1959 - ca. 1998) (Most Recent) Series: Moving Images Relating to Military Activities, ca. 1947 - 1980 Record Group 428: General Records of the Department of the Navy, 1941 - 2004 This footage was filmed during the Japanese attack on the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on December 7, 1941. The photographer captured footage of an explosion aboard the USS Arizona. Production Date: 12/7/1941 General Note: Original made by Capt. Eric Hakansson, M.M., on 16mm. This is a35mm blown up. Contact(s): National Archives at College Park - Motion Pictures (RDSM), National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road College Park, MD 20740-6001 Phone: 301-837-3540, Fax: 301-837-3620, Email: [email protected] National Archives Identifier: 76168 Local Identifier: 428-NPC-1730 National Archives Catalog: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/76168
Views: 64899 US National Archives
Power for Apollo: Saturn V
 
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This NASA film shows static tests of all of the stages of the Saturn V rocket developed to lift the Apollo missions into space. The film also includes static tests of engines on the Apollo lunar module, propulsion module, and launch escape system. Production Date: ca. 1966 Creator(s): National Aeronautics and Space Administration. 10/1/1958- (Most Recent) Record Group 255: Records of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1903 - 2006 Contact(s): National Archives at College Park - Motion Pictures (RDSM), National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road College Park, MD 20740-6001 Phone: 301-837-3540, Fax: 301-837-3620, Email: [email protected] Local Identifier: 255-KSC-5 https://catalog.archives.gov/id/562024
Views: 56694 US National Archives
Watergate: The 18 ½ Minute Gap and Haldeman's Notes
 
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Three days after the Watergate break-in on June 17, 1972, President Richard Nixon and his chief of staff H.R. "Bob" Haldeman met in the Executive Office Building to discuss the incident. This Inside the Vaults video short examines the famous 18 ½ minute gap in the White House tapes, which occurred during this meeting. A multi-agency team under National Archives direction examined Haldeman's two pages of notes, attempting to decipher what was said in the gap in the tape. Nixon Library director Timothy Naftali, David Paynter of the National Archives and independent researcher Phil Mellinger discuss the case and the results of the forensic analysis. Inside the Vaults includes highlights from the National Archives in the Washington, DC, area and from the Presidential libraries and regional archives nationwide. These shorts present behind-the-scenes exclusives and offer surprising stories about the National Archives treasures. See more from Inside the Vaults at http://bit.ly/LzQNae.
Views: 33020 US National Archives
Research at the National Archives
 
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Learn what to expect when you research at the National Archives. This video addresses how to enter the National Archives building in Washington, DC, what security measures the National Archives uses, what you're allowed to bring into the research room with you, and how to use the research room and records.
Views: 36526 US National Archives
Magna Carta Conservation Treatment
 
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Magna Carta, during conservation treatment at the National Archives, revealed previously illegible writing through ultra-violet photography. This Inside the Vaults video short follows the National Archives' senior conservators Terry Boone and Morgan Zinsmeister as they remove old repairs, fill areas of loss with conservation paper, and humidify and flatten the document during its conservation treatment, the first phase of its re-encasement and public display. The document, written on parchment in 1297 with iron gall ink, is one of 17 surviving versions of Magna Carta in the world today and the only copy in North America. It is currently loaned to the National Archives by owner David M. Rubenstein, co-founder of The Carlyle Group in Washington, D.C., and is the only privately owned copy. Inside the Vaults includes highlights from the National Archives in the Washington, DC, area and from the Presidential libraries and regional archives nationwide. These shorts present behind-the-scenes exclusives and offer surprising stories about the National Archives treasures. See more from Inside the Vaults at http://bit.ly/LzQNae.
Views: 32234 US National Archives
A Step Saving Kitchen, 1949
 
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Help us caption and translate this video on Amara.org: http://amara.org/en/videos/QD9iPTtZppU6/info/a-step-saving-kitchen-1949/ Creator(s): Department of Agriculture. Office of Public Affairs. (1990 - 1995) (Most Recent) Series : Public Information and Training Motion Picture and Television Productions, compiled 1990 - 1995 Record Group 16: Records of the Office of the Secretary of Agriculture, 1794 - ca. 2003 Production Date: 1949 Contact(s): National Archives at College Park - Motion Pictures (RD-DC-M), National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001 Phone: 301-837-3540, Fax: 301-837-3620, Email: [email protected] National Archives Identifier: 1783 Local Identifier: 16-P-1045 http://research.archives.gov/description/1783
Views: 24215 US National Archives
Civil War Widows' Pension Digitization Project at the National Archives
 
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The National Archives holds 1.28 million case files of pension applications from family members of deceased Civil War Union soldiers. This Inside the Vaults video short follows a team of more than sixty volunteers, led by National Archives staff, which is digitizing the files and placing them online for researchers and the general public for the Civil War Widows Pension Project. For more information, go to http://www.archives.gov/press/press-releases/2008/nr08-16.html. Inside the Vaults includes highlights from the National Archives in the Washington, DC, area and from the Presidential libraries and regional archives nationwide. These shorts present behind-the-scenes exclusives and offer surprising stories about the National Archives treasures. See more from Inside the Vaults at http://bit.ly/LzQNae.
Views: 15705 US National Archives
Address to Nation on Terrorist Attacks, 9/11/2001
 
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9/11/2001 Records of the White House Communications Agency (George W. Bush Administration) National Archives Identifier: 6171390 Washington, D.C. President George W. Bush addresses the nation from the Oval Office regarding the terrorist attacks on the United States. DocsTeach: http://docsteach.org/documents/6171390/detail https://catalog.archives.gov/id/6171390
Views: 51557 US National Archives
Private Snafu in "Going Home.", 1944
 
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Help us caption and translate this video on Amara.org: http://amara.org/en/videos/00gG1cflDAVd/info/private-snafu-in-going-home-1944/ Creator(s): Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Chief Signal Officer. (09/18/1947 - 02/28/1964) (Most Recent) Series : Documentary Films, compiled ca. 1914 - ca. 1944 Record Group 111: Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer, 1860 - 1985 Production Date: 1944 Scope & Content: A cartoon in which Snafu returns to Podunk and brags about knowledge of strategy and technical developments. The radio announces that violations of security measures have led to the destruction of his unit. Contact(s): National Archives at College Park - Motion Pictures (RD-DC-M), National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001 Phone: 301-837-3540, Fax: 301-837-3620, Email: [email protected] National Archives Identifier: 35868 Local Identifier: 111-M-1085 http://research.archives.gov/description/35868
Views: 82156 US National Archives
Harry S. Truman — Homecoming
 
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There was a bit of scandal between Harry S. Truman and the newly-minted President Eisenhower as Harry left the White House. But from the Washington, DC, train station, all the way back to Independence, Missouri, Harry was greeted with the smiling faces of grateful Americans. At the end, Harry and Bess stand side by side as Harry addresses the Missourians who came to pay their respects. Transcript (PDF): http://archives.gov/social-media/transcripts/transcript-truman-homecoming.pdf Read the letters between Harry and Bess side-by-side for the first time in the new issue of Prologue Magazine, available for purchase soon at bookstores in Washington, DC, or online at http://www.scribd.com/group/78640-prologue-magazine Footage provided courtesy of Columbia Pictures' 1964 "Decision: The Conflicts of Harry S. Truman."
Views: 21346 US National Archives
Preservation Lab at the National Archives-- Boxing our Treasures
 
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The video takes viewers inside the preservation lab at the National Archives where specialists construct custom boxes for items as varied as a Cold War-era pistol and a 1761 Indian treaty. The boxes can be simple affairs, built to house a book -- or extremely complex, holding multiple, related items in multi-chambered constructions. Conservation technician Richard Hnat shows how items are digitally measured and conservation specialist Doug Mcrae shows how those measurements are translated into custom instructions for the Archives' automated box-making machine. Gail Harriman explains that the materials used to construct housings meet rigid archival standards: acid free, lignin free, high cotton content, etc.
Views: 20102 US National Archives
Declaration of Independence
 
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The original Declaration of Independence is on display in the Rotunda of the National Archives. In this Inside the Vaults video short, supervisory conservator Catherine Nicholson discusses the conservation treatment and re-encasement of the document. Inside the Vaults includes highlights from the National Archives in the Washington, DC, area and from the Presidential libraries and regional archives nationwide. These shorts present behind-the-scenes exclusives and offer surprising stories about the National Archives treasures. See more from Inside the Vaults at http://bit.ly/LzQNae. "Inside the Vaults" will cover a host of topics including highlights from the National Archives in the Washington, DC, area and from the Presidential libraries and regional archives nationwide. Created by a former broadcast network news producer, these shorts will present "behind the scenes" exclusives and offer surprising glimpses of the National Archives treasures. These videos are in the public domain and not subject to any copyright restrictions. The National Archives encourages the free distribution of them.
Views: 84733 US National Archives
To the Brink: JFK and the Cuban Missile Crisis
 
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"To the Brink: JFK and the Cuban Missile Crisis" was created by the National Archives and its John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum and made possible in part by the Foundation for the National Archives, the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation and the generous support of Lead Sponsor AT&T. Special recognition to the Lawrence F. O'Brien Family. At the National Archives Lawrence F. O'Brien Gallery, October 12, 2012, to February 2, 2013. This video gives an overview of the exhibit, the materials included and some background about the crisis.
Views: 21490 US National Archives
The U.S. Constitution at the National Archives
 
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In this Inside the Vaults video short, Chief of Reference at the National Archives Trevor Plante literally takes viewers inside the Archives vaults to see some of his favorite rarely-displayed documents. They include: • The original text of the "Virginia Plan," Edmund Randolph's proposal for a national government that included three co-equal branches: "supreme legislative, judiciary and executive"; • A printed copy of the Constitution with George Washington's handwritten annotations; • The final printed copy of the Constitution, which was delivered to the Constitutional Convention September 13, 1787, approved by vote on September 15, and then signed on September 17; and • The state of Pennsylvania's ratification copy of the Constitution — unlike the four-page version of the Constitution on display at the National Archives in Washington, DC, the entire text is on one enormous sheet of parchment so it could be more easily transported. Inside the Vaults includes highlights from the National Archives in the Washington, DC, area and from the Presidential libraries and regional archives nationwide. These shorts present behind-the-scenes exclusives and offer surprising stories about the National Archives treasures. See more from Inside the Vaults at http://bit.ly/NNljwi.
Views: 71802 US National Archives
Veterans Personnel Records at the National Archives, St. Louis
 
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This Inside the Vaults video short illustrates the primary purpose of the National Military Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, MO — to preserve the nation's military personnel files in perpetuity and to make them available to veterans and other interested parties. Air Force veteran and NPRC archives technician Bruce Bronsema demonstrates how veterans can request copies of their records with a simple online application, available at http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records. As the video details, NPRC receives 4,000 to 5,000 requests each day for military personnel records. According to Director Scott Levins, the NPRC responds to 90 percent of those requests within 10 days. Levins leads viewers through the process from beginning to end, showing where the records are stored and how they are retrieved and copied before being mailed to requestors. Inside the Vaults includes highlights from the National Archives in the Washington, DC, area and from the Presidential libraries and regional archives nationwide. These shorts present behind-the-scenes exclusives and offer surprising stories about the National Archives treasures. See more from Inside the Vaults at http://bit.ly/LzQNae.
Views: 24985 US National Archives
Happy Holidays from Barney and Spotty, 2002
 
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Reference Unit: George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum Title: Happy Holidays from Barney and Spotty, 2002 Creator: White House Communications Agency Description: Happy Holidays from the first pets Barney and Spotty, Holiday 2002, The White House Tape ID: WHTV 1916 Rights Status: Unrestricted Rights Object: Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
Views: 24123 US National Archives
The Hawaiian Islands, 1924
 
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Creator(s):Ford Motor Company. (Most Recent) Series : Motion Picture Films Relating to the Ford Motor Company, the Henry Ford Family, Noted Personalities, Industry, and Numerous Americana and Other Subjects, compiled ca. 1903 - ca. 1954 Collection FC: Ford Motor Company Collection, ca. 1903 - ca. 1954 Production Date: 1924 Access Restriction(s): Unrestricted Use Restriction(s): Restricted - Possibly Specific Use Restriction: Copyright Note: All rights were conveyed to the U.S. Government on Nov. 28, 1962. However, proprietary rights or existing copyright in footage obtained from other sources by Ford Motor Company may exist. Contact(s): National Archives at College Park - Motion Pictures (RD-DC-M), National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001 Phone: 301-837-3540, Fax: 301-837-3620, Email: [email protected] http://research.archives.gov/description/91174 National Archives Identifier: 91174 Local Identifier: FC-FC-484
Views: 136859 US National Archives
Lincoln Document Altered by Researcher at National Archives
 
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This Inside the Vaults video short details the altering of an original Lincoln document by independent researcher Thomas Lowry. Lowry admitted that he smuggled a pen into the research room in the National Archives building in Washington, D.C., and used it to change the date on a pardon issued by Lincoln to Union soldier Patrick Murphy, who had been sentenced to death by court martial. Lowry changed the year so that Lincoln's signature was dated April 14, 1865, the day Lincoln was shot at Ford's Theater. Lowry then claimed he had found what was likely the final document signed by President Lincoln before his death, granting life to a condemned man. Former Chief of Reference Trevor Plante and Investigative Archivist Mitch Yokelson discuss the case in this video from the National Archives. Inside the Vaults includes highlights from the National Archives in the Washington, DC, area and from the Presidential libraries and regional archives nationwide. These shorts present behind-the-scenes exclusives and offer surprising stories about the National Archives treasures. See more from Inside the Vaults at http://bit.ly/LzQNae.
Views: 25218 US National Archives
Barney Reloaded, 2003
 
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Reference Unit: George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum Title: Barney Reloaded, 2003 Creator: White House Communications Agency Description: First pets Barney reloaded, Holiday 2003, The White House Tape ID: EP 186 Rights Status: Unrestricted Rights Object: Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
Views: 24158 US National Archives
Great Smoky Mountains (1936)
 
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A remastered version of this film is available on the National Archives YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/M_apWPy4c_0 The Department of Interior takes a look at its effort in the Great Smoky Mountains in this vintage film. SUMMARY Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) men ride in trucks, work with pick and shovel, operate bulldozers, graders and pneumatic drills, construct parapets and guard rails, and march with pick and shovel in the park. Included are views of forests, flowers, and underbrush. Rangers in towers watch for forest fires. Transcript (PDF): http://archives.gov/social-media/transcripts/transcript-great-smokey-mountains-1936-11653.pdf CREATED BY Department of the Interior. Division of Motion Pictures. ARC ID 11653 LOCAL IDENTIFIER 48.21 REPOSITORY: Motion Picture, Sound, and Video Records Section, Special Media Archives Services Division (NWCS-M), National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD, 20740-6001. For information about ordering reproductions of moving images held by the Motion Picture, Sound, and Video Records Section, visit: http://www.archives.gov/research/order/broadcast-quality-film-dc.html SUBJECTS Civilians Earthmoving machinery Department of the Interior. National Park Service.(1916 -1933 ), Producer Great Smoky Mountains MORE INFORMATION: More information is available in the National Archives online catalog: http://arcweb.archives.gov/arc/action/ExternalIdSearch?id=11653
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Harry S. Truman — Life at the White House
 
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Life in the White House was a lavish experience for the Man from Independence. In this deleted footage from Columbia Pictures' 1964 "Decision: The Conflicts of Harry S. Truman," Truman weighs in on what it's like to dine at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Transcript (PDF): http://www.archives.gov/social-media/transcripts/transcript-truman-life-at-white-house.pdf
Views: 29454 US National Archives
Preservation Lab at the National Archives, St. Louis
 
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Go behind-the-scenes to see NPRC's new state-of-the-art preservation lab. In 1973 a fire in NPRC's former building destroyed 18 million military personnel files. Six million more were recovered with varying degrees of fire and water damage. As individual files are requested, preservation technicians painstakingly treat the documents for damage and mold. Preservation officer Marta O'Neill and her staff demonstrate the arduous work required to preserve these permanent records of the United States. The preservation lab also treats archival microfilm, an extensive process shown in the video. In the digital section of the preservation lab, military personnel files of "Persons of Exceptional Prominence" are scanned and the images transferred to CDs. In this manner frequently requested records are removed from circulation and preserved, even as their contents are made available to the public. And in a startling display of digital technology, viewers see how text seemingly lost to fire damage can be restored to legibility.
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Madam C.J. Walker in the National Archives
 
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Madam C.J. Walker, one of the great American entrepreneurs of the early 20th century, was born to former slaves and grew up in destitution. In this Inside the Vaults video short, her great-great granddaughter, A'Lelia Bundles, tells Madam Walker's story with help from documents in the National Archives. Bundles, a former broadcast network news executive and President of the Foundation for the National Archives, is the author of "On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C.J. Walker." She drew on documents in the Archives to depict the Louisiana plantation on which Madam Walker was born, Walker's early life as an orphan and washerwoman, and ultimately her triumph as one of the creators of the modern hair care and cosmetics industry. Bundles also found some surprises in the Archives: Madam Walker's philanthropy and civil rights activism led to her being targeted by the federal government as a "subversive negro." For more information about Madam Walker, visit http://www.madamcjwalker.com. Inside the Vaults includes highlights from the National Archives in the Washington, DC, area and from the Presidential libraries and regional archives nationwide. These shorts present behind-the-scenes exclusives and offer surprising stories about the National Archives treasures. See more from Inside the Vaults at http://bit.ly/LzQNae.
Views: 43770 US National Archives
US Constitution -- The "Fifth Page" (Transmittal Page)
 
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The so-called "Fifth Page" of the US Constitution -- also known as the Transmittal Page -- has never been publicly displayed. On the 225th anniversary of the ratification of the US Constitution the Fifth Page was displayed at the National Archives in Washington, DC. The Fifth Page has received the same care as the more famous documents in the Charters of Freedom and is encased in the same type of state-of-the-art oxygen-free encasement as the Declaration of Independence, Constitution pages one to four, and the Bill of Rights.
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Amending America: How Do We Amend?
 
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"Amending America" is on display in the Lawrence F. O’Brien Gallery of the National Archives Museum in Washington, DC, from March 11, 2016 through September 4, 2017. To visit: http://www.archives.gov/amending-america/visit/ How we amend our Constitution is presented in an animated video, made in collaboration with HISTORY. The animation shows the story of how we amend, through the proposal and ratification process. It also illustrates why our Founders made it possible to amend, through Article V of our Constitution. ​ Featuring more than 50 original documents from the National Archives, this exhibit highlights the remarkably American story of how we have amended, or attempted to amend, the Constitution in order to form “a more perfect union.” 2016​ ​marks the 225th anniversary of the Bill of Rights, written in 1789 and ratified on December 15, 1791. The original Bill of Rights, on permanent display in the National Archives Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom, is still closely connected to the biggest issues of today--and to each of our citizens. Amending America is presented in part by the National Archives Foundation through the generous support of AT&T, HISTORY®, and the Lawrence F. O'Brien Family.
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Missing Lincoln Documents returned to National Archives
 
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This Inside the Vaults video short tells the story of formerly missing letters between President Abraham Lincoln and Union surgeons that appeared in the auction catalogue of a rare documents dealer and were returned to the National Archives in 2011. The letters are dated shortly after the Battle of Antietam occurred: Union surgeons wrote to President Lincoln requesting that he appoint a chaplain to serve the wounded, dying and dead in hospitals near Hagerstown, Maryland. Lincoln approved the request and appointed The Rev. Henry Edwards. The documents were removed from the Archives at some unknown time, perhaps when they were still in the custody of the War Department, and they were returned by Bill Panagopulos of Alexander Auctions, Inc. Inside the Vaults includes highlights from the National Archives in the Washington, DC, area and from the Presidential libraries and regional archives nationwide. These shorts present behind-the-scenes exclusives and offer surprising stories about the National Archives treasures. See more from Inside the Vaults at http://bit.ly/LzQNae.
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How to Succeed with Brunettes, 1967
 
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Find out more about this film, featured in "The Unwritten Record," the National Archives blog of the Special Media Archives Services Division: https://unwritten-record.blogs.archives.gov/2013/05/01/dont-shut-your-date-in-the-door-military-dating-dos-and-donts/ Title: How to Succeed with Brunettes, 1967 National Archives Identifier: 4523330 / Local Identifier: 330-DVIC-25147 Item from Record Group 330: Records of the Office of the Secretary of Defense, 1921 - 2008 Series: Motion Picture Films and Video Recordings on Four Decades of U.S. Military Activities Around the World, compiled ca. 1950 - ca. 1990 Creator: Department of Defense. Office of the Secretary of Defense. (09/18/1947 - ) Contact: National Archives at College Park - Motion Pictures (RD-DC-M), National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD, 20740-6001. Phone: 301-837-3540 Fax: 301-837-3620 email: [email protected] Production Date: 1967 Scope & Content: Synopsis: Proper and improper etiquette on a movie date and at a formal dance with receiving line.
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Democracy Starts Here: What's in the National Archives?
 
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What is the National Archives and Records Administration? It's more than the home of the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights. It's more than the nine billion documents in its holdings. The National Archives is the nation's direct link to not only its past as a country, but to your past, too. This is all part of why democracy starts here at the National Archives.
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Learn about the 1940 Census at 1940census.archives.gov
 
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A National Archives 3:13 minute video short provides a "behind-the-scenes" view of staff preparations for the April 2, 2012, 9 a.m. EST launch of the 1940 census, and gives viewers a tutorial on how to use the data once it is launched. This video is in the public domain and not subject to any copyright restrictions. The National Archives encourages the free distribution of it. The National Archives has launched its new website 1940census.archives.gov in preparation for its first-ever online U.S. census release, which will take place on April 2, 2012, at 9 a.m. (EST). The public is encouraged to bookmark the website now in order to more quickly access the 1940 census data when it goes live. No other website will host the 1940 census data on its April 2, release date. Background on the 1940 Census While the original intent of the census was to determine how many representatives each state was entitled to send to the U.S. Congress, it has become a vital tool for Federal agencies in determining allocation of Federal funds and resources. The census is also a key research tool for sociologists, demographers, historians, political scientists and genealogists. Many of the questions on the 1940 census are the standard ones: name, age, gender, and race, education, and place of birth. But the 1940 census also asks many new questions, some reflecting concerns of the Great Depression. The instructions ask the enumerator to enter a circled x after the name of the person furnishing the information about the family; whether the person worked for the CCC, WPA, or NYA the week of March 24--30, 1940; and income for the 12 months ending December 31, 1939. The 1940 census also has a supplemental schedule for two names on each page. The supplemental schedule asks the place of birth of the person's father and mother; the person's usual occupation, not just what they were doing the week of March 24--30, 1940; and for all women who are or have been married, has this woman been married more than once and age at first marriage. For the release of the 1940 census online, the National Archives has digitized the entire census, creating more than 3.8 million digital images of census schedules, maps, and enumeration district descriptions.
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Wright Brothers' Flight, 1909
 
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This film documents the official test flight of the Wright Brothers' military airplane at Fort Myer, Virginia, on July 27, 1909. FOR MORE INFORMATION http://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/2003/winter/aero-conference-2.html
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To the Shores of Iwo Jima
 
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Creator(s): Department of the Navy. Office of the Chief of Naval Operations. Naval Observatory. 1942-9/18/1947 (Most Recent) Series: Navy Motion Picture Film Productions, ca. 1939 - ca. 1947 Record Group 80: General Records of the Department of the Navy, 1804 - 1983 Production Date: 1945 Scope & Content: This film presents a dramatic documentary account of the American invasion of Iwo Jima. It shows ship bombardment, rocket fire, air bombing, the use of flamethrowers, and scenes of individuals and groups in combat. Contact(s): National Archives at College Park - Motion Pictures (RDSM), National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road College Park, MD 20740-6001 Phone: 301-837-3540, Fax: 301-837-3620, Email: [email protected] National Archives Identifier: 13089 Local Identifier: 80-MN-5124 National Archives Catalog: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/13089
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The Enemy Strikes, 1945
 
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Find out more about this film, featured in "The Unwritten Record," the National Archives blog of the Special Media Archives Services Division: http://blogs.archives.gov/unwritten-record/2014/12/15/the-enemy-strikes-the-battle-of-the-bulge-1944/ Creator(s): Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Chief Signal Officer. (09/18/1947 - 02/28/1964) (Most Recent) Series : Documentary Films, compiled ca. 1914 - ca. 1944 Record Group 111: Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer, 1860 - 1985 Production Date; 1945 Other Title(s): Misc. film, no. 1130 Scope & Content: Documents the German counterattack in Belgium in Dec. 1944 (the Battle of the Bulge). Warns against complacence in the closing months of the war. Uses U.S. and German films to show the activities of the respective troops. Shows burning and wrecked U.S. equipment, dead and wounded soldiers, and U.S. soldiers and Belgian citizens massacred at Malmedy. Explains the costliness in men and materiel of such counter offensives. Emphasizes Germany's willingness to sacrifice everything to stave off defeat. Gen. Eisenhower talks with soldiers. Concludes with a Treasury Department trailer urging the purchase of war bonds. Contact(s): National Archives at College Park - Motion Pictures (RD-DC-M), National Archives at College Park 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001 Phone: 301-837-3540, Fax: 301-837-3620, Email: [email protected] National Archives Identifier: 35885 Local Identifier: 111-M-1130 http://research.archives.gov/description/35885
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Holiday in the National Parks, 2007
 
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Reference Unit: George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum Title: Holiday in the National Parks, 2007 Creator: White House Communications Agency Description: The first pets' holiday in the National Parks, Holiday 2007, The White House Tape ID: EP 192 Rights Status: Unrestricted Rights Object: Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
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A Room for Treasures: Cool Things at the National Archives
 
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This Inside the Vaults video short details fascinating but little-known items in the holdings of the National Archives, including the Polar Collection, the patent for the Eskimo Pie, and State Department cables concerning the abominable snowman. Supervisory Archivist Pat Anderson shows items from the Polar Collection, which consists of donated documents and artifacts from polar explorers, both north and south. Robert Peary's collected papers, Dayton Brown's paintings from the North Pole, and explorer Paul Siple's penguin carvings are among the holdings. Anderson also shows the patent granted to the developer of the original Eskimo Pie in 1922. Archivist Mark Murphy shows one of his favorite document collections: State Department cables containing regulations of the Government of Nepal for expeditions in search of the yeti, also known as the abominable snowman. Inside the Vaults includes highlights from the National Archives in the Washington, DC, area and from the Presidential libraries and regional archives nationwide. These shorts present behind-the-scenes exclusives and offer surprising stories about the National Archives treasures. See more from Inside the Vaults at http://bit.ly/LzQNae.
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"Headhunters" and Diplomat John Paton Davies
 
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This Inside the Vaults video short examines one of U.S. diplomat John Paton Davies' papers, showing primitive, childlike sketches whose meanings were unclear. It was later discovered that he drew them to try to communicate with indigenous Burmese tribal members known as the Naga, believed to be headhunters. The Harry S. Truman Library and Museum recently acquired Davies' papers from his family. Davies, who died in 1999, was one of the State Department's "China hands" assigned to China in World War II. The drawings on the featured document appear to date from August 2, 1943, when Davies, CBS News correspondent Eric Sevareid, and 19 other men boarded a C-46 transport plane in India. Their route took them over the Burma "hump" to the Chinese city of Chungking, where they were to meet US wartime allies. As they crossed the mountains, one of the plane's engines failed and all 21 men parachuted out. Twenty survived. They were met on the ground by the Naga, and the rest is history. Inside the Vaults includes highlights from the National Archives in the Washington, DC, area and from the Presidential libraries and regional archives nationwide. These shorts present behind-the-scenes exclusives and offer surprising stories about the National Archives treasures. See more from Inside the Vaults at http://bit.ly/LzQNae.
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Walt Builds a Family Fallout Shelter
 
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Help us caption and translate this video on Amara.org: http://amara.org/en/videos/ktGnhtK3JpgX/info/walt-builds-a-family-fallout-shelter/ Creator(s): Federal Emergency Management Agency. (04/01/1979 - 03/2003) (Most Recent) Series : Moving Images Relating to Emergency Management, compiled 1979 - 2001, documenting the period 1950 - 2001 Record Group 311: Records of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, 1956 - 2008 General Note(s): Contributor: Producer, FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (FEMA)/ OFFICE OF CIVIL AND DEFENSE MOBILIZATION/ NATIONAL CONCRETE MASONARY ASSOCIATION Contact(s): National Archives at College Park - Motion Pictures (RD-DC-M), National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001 Phone: 301-837-3540, Fax: 301-837-3620, Email: [email protected] National Archives Identifier: 61040 Local Identifier: 311.96 http://research.archives.gov/description/61040
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Where in the White House is Miss Beazley?, 2004
 
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Reference Unit: George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum Title: Where in the White House is Miss Beazley?, 2004 Creator: White House Communications Agency Description: Where in the White House is Miss Beazley Holiday 2004, The White House Tape ID: EP 188 Rights Status: Unrestricted Rights Object: Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
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Batman for U.S. Savings Bonds, ca. 1966
 
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Find out more about this film, featured in "Media Matters," the National Archives blog of the Special Media Archives Services Division: http://blogs.archives.gov/mediamatters/2014/01/28/holy-act-of-congress-batman-equal-pay-for-equal-work/ Creator(s): Department of the Treasury. (1789 - ) (Most Recent) Series : Savings Bonds and Stamps Promotional Moving Images, compiled ca. 1950 - ca. 1977 Record Group 56: General Records of the Department of the Treasury, 1775 - 2005 Production Date: ca. 1966 Access Restriction(s): Unrestricted Use Restriction(s): Restricted - Possibly Note: Some or all of this material may be restricted by copyright or other intellectual property rights restrictions. Contact(s): National Archives at College Park - Motion Pictures (RD-DC-M), National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001 Phone: 301-837-3540, Fax: 301-837-3620, Email: [email protected] National Archives Identifier: 5716995 Local Identifier: 56-BONDS-67 http://research.archives.gov/description/5716995
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Ten Things That Terrify Archivists!
 
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What terrifies our archivists? Our staff shared some pictures of the ten most frightening things they have encountered! We hope that wasn't too scary. Happy Halloween from all of us who are sometimes a little afraid to open that box!
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Discover the Civil War at the National Archives
 
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In this Inside the Vaults video short, the creators of the 2010 exhibit "Discovering the Civil War" share little-known facts and extraordinary discoveries from the Civil War holdings at the National Archives. The video also features rarely-seen original footage from Civil War reunions in 1917 in Vicksburg, MS, and 1938 in Gettysburg, PA. These materials were shared for the first time in the exhibition, the most extensive display ever assembled from the National Archives. To see more of the exhibit, visit http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/civil-war/. Inside the Vaults includes highlights from the National Archives in the Washington, DC, area and from the Presidential libraries and regional archives nationwide. These shorts present behind-the-scenes exclusives and offer surprising stories about the National Archives treasures. See more from Inside the Vaults at http://bit.ly/LzQNae.
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Electoral College and the National Archives (2016)
 
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Every four years the Office of the Federal Register — part of the National Archives and Records Administration — administers the Electoral College. The Office of the Federal Register informs the governments of the 50 states and the District of Columbia what is required to fulfill their duty under the Constitution to elect the President and Vice President of the United States. This video explains how the Electoral College works and the Office of the Federal Register's role in collecting the documentation Congress needs to count the Electoral College. To learn more, visit http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/electoral-college
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