Press Release
September 24, 2010

Noon Lecture Series at the National Archives in October

Washington, DC…The National Archives presents three noontime talks in October. The programs are free and open to the public and will be held in the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, which is located on the National Mall and is fully accessible. Special note: Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero will introduce the Oct. 29 program. Please use the Special Events entrance on Constitution Avenue and 7th Street, NW.

Mint Condition: How Baseball Cards Became an American Obsession
Friday, October 22, Jefferson Room

Just in time for the World Series, journalist Dave Jamieson discusses his book Mint Condition and the history of baseball cards. Jamieson explores the years after the Civil War into the present day. A book signing will follow the program.

Ratification: The People Debate the Constitution, 1787–1788
Friday, October 29, William G. McGowan Theater

When the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia adjourned in late summer of 1787, the delegates returned to their states to report on the new Constitution. Join us as Pauline Maier discusses her latest book Ratification,and the debate over the Constitution in the four key states of Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Virginia, and New York. Maier will be introduced by Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero. A book signing will follow the program.

Administrative Rulemaking and Administrative Law
Wednesday, October 27, Jefferson Room
We continue to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the enactment of the Federal Register Act of July 26, 1935. Paul Verkuil, Chairman of the Administrative Conference of the United States, will discuss Federal Rulemaking and Administrative Law. Prior to 1935, the process for issuing legally enforceable rules and regulations by Federal departments and agencies was haphazard. But with the Federal Register Act and the Administrative Procedure Act, that process became a model of openness, transparency, and participation.

To verify dates and times of the programs, call 202-357-5000 or view the Calendar of Events online. To request an accommodation (e.g., sign language interpreter) for a public program, please e-mail or call (202) 357-5000 at least two weeks prior to the event. To contact the National Archives, please call 1-866-272-6272 or 1-86-NARA-NARA (TDD) 301-837-0482.

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