Amending America opens March 15, 2016
The National Archives at New York City's Welcome Center displays original documents in its New York on the Record gallery. This exhibit is free and open to all visitors seeking a glimpse of original records that capture our national story. New York on the Record shows the connection between our records, our government, and our history.
Our latest exhibit, New York on the Record: Amending America, highlights holdings from the National Archives at New York City to explore the Bill of Rights, constitutional amendments, and instances in which American citizens have sought to amend the Constitution to attain greater rights and freedoms. These actions are illustrated through documents that intersect with family history, rights of individuals, finance, and other unexpected stories.
Featured documents include:
- A Petition for Naturalization of Harriet Stanton Blatch, womens rights activist
- An affidavit from folk-singer Pete Seeger's refusal to answer questions from a Congressional committee investigating Communist influence in the entertainment industry
- An FBI wiretapping log from a 1940s espionage and conspiracy investigation
- A nineteenth-century indictment of a man charged with assisting in helping a fugitive escape from custody
This New York City installation is in support of Amending America at the National Archives Museum in Washington, DC, through September 4, 2017.
Every Thursday, join staff for a free "Gallery Talk" about these feature documents in our Welcome Center. The National Archives at New York City is located on the 3rd floor of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House at One Bowling Green in Lower Manhattan. We are open Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.