Featured Records and Online Exhibits
Google Arts & Culture Exhibits by the National Archives at Boston
These exhibits, created by our interns, depict subjects of historical significance to New England through the use of records within our holdings. The exhibits are available on Google Arts & Culture's "U.S. National Archives" page.
Von Trapp Family: Documenting Immigration
Federal immigration and naturalization records provide a glimpse into the experience of the von Trapp family, whose escape from Nazi-annexed Austria was famously depicted in the 1965 Academy Award-winning film, The Sound of Music. On May 26, 1948, Maria von Trapp and her stepdaughters became naturalized U.S. citizens in the U.S. District Court at Burlington, Vermont.
Other Exhibits by the National Archives at Boston
PFC Frederick C. Murphy
Frederick Coleman Murphy served his country as a medic during World War II. He was killed in action in Germany in 1945 and was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. The National Archives facility in Waltham, MA, is named the Frederick C. Murphy Federal Center to honor Murphy’s service, heroism, and sacrifice.