The National Archives at New York City

Press Release
June 24, 2011

National Archives at New York City and the Statue of Liberty

The National Archives at New York City participates in the 125th Anniversary Celebration of the Opening of the Statue of Liberty

WHAT:

Deed of Gift for the Statue of Liberty: 07/15/1884 Record Group 59: General Records of the Department of State

The National Archives at New York City has partnered with the National Park Service to highlight related historical documents and photos in celebration of the 125th Anniversary of the Statue of Liberty.

The public can become a part of this celebration called "Freedom Fridays" on the National Archives at New York City Facebook page at www.facebook.com/nationalarchivesnewyork.

WHEN:

"Freedom Fridays" posts will launch on July 1, 2011 and conclude with the Anniversary celebration date on October 28, 2011.

BACKGROUND:

About the National Archives

The National Archives is the nation's record keeper, home to your history and heritage. The National Archives at New York City contains rare documents, photographs, maps, drawings, and other historic artifacts, from more than 100 Federal agencies in New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In keeping with our mission to promote civic literacy through our historical documents, we are connecting with our partner, the National Park Service, and many others throughout the metropolitan New York area.

About The National Parks of New York Harbor

The National Parks of New York Harbor helps coordinate 10 National Parks with 23 unique destinations in New York City and northern New Jersey. The National Parks of New York Harbor includes nearly 27,000 acres and welcomes more than 12 million visitors each year. Visit www.nps.gov/npnh/newsroom to find out about National Parks of New York Harbor.

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For additional information, please contact the National Archives at New York City at 866-840-1752 or e-mail: newyork.archives@nara.gov.

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