Popular Interest Publications
We offer a selection of guides, finding aids, microfilm catalogs, and special archival publications useful to anyone, especially scholars, archivists, historians, and researchers.
Titles, descriptions and ordering information are listed below.
Posters: See list of posters from the past. These posters have been painstakingly reproduced from original materials in the holdings of the National Archives.
Prologue Magazine: See previous issues of NARA's quarterly publication featuring stories based on the rich holdings and programs of the National Archives.
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Combining the familiar with the obscure, American Originals presents glimpses of Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Edison, Abraham Lincoln, Helen Keller, Elvis Presley, John Muir, Rosa Parks, John Brown, Susan B. Anthony, and many others, through a selection of the nation's greatest documentary treasures. 2000.
Bill of Rights
The Bill of Rights. 1986.
Brochures and General Information Leaflets
Pamphlets, Brochures, and General Information Leaflets. 1990-2005.
List of Free Genealogy Publications
Free Pamphlets, Brochures, and General Information Leaflets of interest to Genealogists. 1992-2004.
Milestone Documents in the National Archives
This book features 22 of the most important "permanently valuable" records of the Federal Government--records that protect public and private rights or contain useful information for researchers and the general public. 1995.
New Deal for the Arts
The topical organization of A New Deal for the Arts reflects several of the important themes found within New Deal art the projects' use of American history, their celebration of the common man and woman, their support for the New Deal, their political activism and the art that was a product of these concerns, and their sponsorship of "practical" arts. 1996.
Picturing the Century: One Hundred Years of Photographs from the National Archives
Marking the end of the 20th century, Picturing the Century selects 157 photographs from one of the world's largest photographic archives--the vast collections of the National Archives and Records Administration in the Washington, DC, area, regional records facilities, and Presidential libraries. 1999.
Story of the Constitution
This popular history was first published in 1937 in honor of the 150th anniversary of the creation of the U.S. Constitution. A new introduction by Daniel Elazar, Director of the Center for the Study of Federalism at Temple University, sets the book in historical context and explains why it is a classic in constitutional studies. 1937, 1986.
Tokens and Treasures: Gifts to Twelve Presidents
This lavishly illustrated book, based on the exhibition of the same name, showcases over 200 gifts sent to Presidents from Hoover through Clinton. 1996.
Treasures of Congress
Celebrating the 200th anniversary of the move of the Congress to Washington, DC, from Philadelphia, Treasures of Congress showcases the role the House and Senate have played in our history through reproductions of fascinating petitions, resolutions, roll call votes, and bills. 2000.