Press Release
Press Release · Monday, February 28, 2005

Washington, DC. . . In April, the National Archives will host free public programs with topics relating to baseball, the annual Cherry Blossom Festival, Vice Presidential photographers, and a special "Constitutional Conversation" featuring Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. Reservations are recommended. Reserve by email ( or telephone (202-501-5000 before April 15, then use 202-357-5000 thereafter).

The McGowan Theater and the Jefferson Conference Room are located in the National Archives Building on Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th Streets, NW, Washington, DC. Room G-24 is located in the National Archives Building Customer Service Center. Please note: the public must use the National Archives Building Pennsylvania Avenue entrance between 7th and 9th Streets, NW, to access Room G-24. Some lectures will be repeated at the National Archives at College Park, MD, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD, facility.

Tuesday, April 5 – BASEBALL
Lecture: Beyond the Box Score: Baseball Research in the National Archives

To celebrate the return of major league baseball to Washington, DC, the National Archives is pleased to present the following program:
Archivists John Vernon and David Pfeiffer will discuss textual and non-textual National Archives sources for baseball-related research and will show facsimiles of records. 11 a.m. Room G-24. (This lecture will be repeated at the National Archives at College Park, in Lecture Room D, on Thursday, April 7, at 11 a.m.)


To mark the 93rd celebration of the original gift of 3,000 cherry trees from the city of Tokyo to the people of Washington, DC, Ann McClellan will discuss her book, The Cherry Blossom Festival: Sakura Celebration (Bunker Hill Press, 2005). McClellan's research includes the story of the trees' cultivation and significance in Japan for more than 1,000 years, how they came to the United States, and their importance as representatives of Japanese and American friendship. Extensive illustrations complement the text. The National Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates its 70th anniversary in 2005. Noon. Jefferson Conference Room.

Thursday, April 7–BASEBALL
Lecture: The Washington Senators