Press Release: January 6, 2010
National Archives at Kansas City
National Archives Hosts January "Know Your Records" Workshops
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Kansas City, (MO)…The National Archives at Kansas City will present in partnership with the National Archives in Washington, DC, the following “Know Your Records” workshops via videoconferencing. All workshops are free and open to the public and will be held at the National Archives at Kansas City, 400 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO.
Tuesday, January 12 at 1:00 p.m. National Archives Online Resources Learn how to search online using two tools found on the National Archives web site: Access to Archival Databases and the Archival Research Catalog. Valuable tools for historians and genealogists alike, ARC and AAD provide detailed information about the records held at the regional facilities and Presidential libraries in the National Archives.
Tuesday, January 26 at 2:30 p.m. Famous Patent Records Learn about famous patent records held at the National Archives in Washington, DC, dating back to as early as 1836. These records include Thomas Edison’s 1880 patent for the light bulb, as well as many others!
The National Archives at Kansas City is one of 13 facilities nationwide where the public has access to Federal archival records. It is home to more than 50,000 cubic feet of historical records dating from the 1820s to the 1990s created or received by nearly 100 Federal agencies. Serving the Central Plains Region, the archives holds records from the states of Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. The facility is located at 400 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO 64108. The National Archives at Kansas City is open Tuesday–Saturday 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. for exhibits viewing and Tuesday–Saturday from 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. for research.
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