NARA and to Launch Interactive WWII Collection
Press Release · Monday, December 1, 2008

Washington, DC


A press conference commemorating Pearl Harbor Day to launch a new interactive online collection of World War II records from the holdings of the National Archives including the first-ever interactive version of the USS Arizona Memorial, WWII Hero Pages, and millions of WWII photos and documents previously unavailable on the Internet.


James Hastings, Director of Access Programs, National Archives
Russell Wilding, CEO,


10 a.m., Friday, December 5, 2008


Archivist’s Reception Room
National Archives
700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC.
Press should use Pennsylvania Avenue entrance.

About The National Archives

The National Archives is responsible for safeguarding records of all three branches of the United States Federal Government. The records held by the National Archives belong to the public – and it is the mission of the National Archives to ensure the public can discover, use, and learn from the records of their government.

About Footnote, Inc. is a subscription web site that features searchable original documents, providing users with an unaltered view of the events, places and people that shaped the American nation and the world. At, all are invited to come share, discuss, and collaborate on their discoveries with friends, family, and colleagues. For more information, visit

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For Press information, contact the National Archives Public Affairs staff at 202-357-5300.



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