Color Our Collections

We’ve chosen some of our favorite drawings from our holdings for you to color!

Share your creations with us on Twitter and Instagram by using the hashtag #ColorOurCollections and tagging @usnatarchives.


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Cover image of Mother's Day coloring book, featuring seven Clifford Berryman cartoons from the U.S. Senate Collection (Record Group 46).


Mother's Day Coloring Pages

Clifford Kennedy Berryman was Washington's best known and most admired graphic commentator on politics in the first half of the 20th century. His unrivaled work earned him a Pulitzer Prize.

For Mother’s Day, the National Archives Education staff highlights six of Berryman's cartoons from our holdings for you to color. 

These images come from the Records of the U.S. Senate (Record Group 46). You can explore more Berryman cartoons in our digital catalog.

Download the coloring book here



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National Archives Coloring Book of Patents, 2016


The National Archives Coloring Book of Patents 2016

Discover a robot amusement ride from 1958, a mechanical toy horse from 1867, and a set of eye protectors for chickens, patented in 1903! 

These patents came from the Records of the Patent and Trademark Office (Record Group 241). You can find more fascinating patents by browsing RG 241 in our online Catalog.

Download the collection of 17 images here.



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Elevation and plan of Execution Rocks Lighthouse, New York, 1849


Lighthouse Architectural Drawings

These lighthouses, found across the country, came from the Records of the U.S. Coast Guard (Record Group 26). You can explore more architectural and maritime images in our online Catalog

Download the collection of 11 images here



Individual Coloring Pages


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"Uncle Sam Says, Garden to Cut Food Costs"

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Batman Comic Book: No. 1 Spring Issue