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An Unforgettable Day

paratroopers on the way to Normandy, 6/6/1944

Mitchell Yockelson relates the story of Maj. Philip Gage, a paratrooper whose life was forever changed by D-day, but who never let his resulting disability hold him back. More

 

Congressional Investigations and the Lavender Scare

cover of 1950 congressional investigation report on homosexuals in the government

From Prologue magazine: During the "Lavender Scare" of the 1950s, thousands of gay employees were fired or forced to resign from the federal workforce. More 

 

Finding an Elephant at the National Archives

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More than 4 million patents in the National Archives cover everything from an ancestry game to the Zamboni. But did you know that there’s even a patent for a larger-than-life elephant structure? More

 

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The Unwritten Record: Title IX and Women’s Soccer in NARA’s Film Holdings

Still from the film Soccer USA

The success of the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team, competing this month in the the FIFA Women's World Cup, is rooted in 1972 legislation known as Title IX. More

 

JFK Library: Patient No Longer

Rightfully Hers Exhibit

Letters to President Kennedy asked for representation of more American communities in the space program. More

 

Duke Kahanamoku

Duke Kahanamoku

Heading to the surf this summer? Learn about Hawaii-born Duke Kahanamoku, the "father of modern surfing," a world-record-holding swimmer, and three-time Olympic gold medalist. More

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