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Online Resources from the National Archives at Boston
Resources for Students
The National Archives is our nation's record keeper. It preserves valuable government documents for the American people. The National Archives at Boston holds the records of the six New England states, 1789 - present. Everybody is welcome to use them for free!
Use the National Archives resources for your homework, projects, and research. You can visit in person and online. And there's great stuff to look at: documents, video, photographs, and audio.
- Learn What's in the National Archives
- Visit the National Archives in Person
- Visit the National Archives Online
- Citing Sources
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- What's an Archivist?
The National Archives holds about 10 billion records of our government and its interactions with our people. It preserves the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights and our most important historical documents such as the Emancipation Proclamation, the check for the purchase of Alaska, the president's apology for Japanese internment, declarations of war and peace. . . .
The National Archives at Boston (in Waltham, MA) holds the original federal records of the six New England states, 1789 - present. Civil and criminal court cases, bankruptcies, naturalizations, Civil War draft records, a telegraph announcing the attack on Pearl Harbor, slave documents, whaling ship manifests, scientific studies and the records of many government agencies. Each government agency is assigned a "Record Group" (RG) number, with which the archives organizes the records. See a list of the Record Groups.For additional information about the National Archives:
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You can visit in person. Just walk on in! The National Archives is open to the public Monday- Friday 8 AM - 4:30 PM (9 PM on Thursdays) and the first Saturday of each month.
For specific research requests, contact the archivists in advance, so the records you need will be ready for you. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 866-406-2379.
Check these out and use them!
- Digital Vaults
- Document of the Day
- Teaching with Documents Lesson Plans
- Online Exhibits
- Charters of Freedom
- Our Documents
- America's Historical Documents
- Archival Research Catalog
- National Archives on Twitter
- National Archives on Facebook
- National Archives YouTube Channel
- National Archives Flickr Photostream
To cite sources (online or original records), use the format required by your teacher or school. To properly cite records from the National Archives, see the Citing Records in the National Archives of the United States
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