Press Preview of "Searching for the Seventies: The DOCUMERICA Photography Project"
Press Release · Tuesday, February 26, 2013

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February 26, 2013

Press opportunity to learn about and view groovy new photography exhibit

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A special “sneak preview” to launch the new National Archives exhibition: “Searching for the Seventies:  The DOCUMERICA Photography Project.”

This exhibit takes a new look at the 1970s using remarkable color photographs taken for the Federal photography project called DOCUMERICA (1971–1977), created by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). DOCUMERICA was born out of the decade’s environmental awakening and produced striking photographs of many of that era’s environmental problems and achievements. But it also captured the era’s trends, fashions, and cultural shifts.


David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States
A'Lelia Bundles, Foundation for the National Archives Chair and President
Jim Gardner, Executive for Legislative Archives, Presidential Libraries, and Museum Services
Bruce Bustard, Senior Curator and exhibition curator


Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at 11:30 AM


Room 105, National Archives Building
700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
Please use the Pennsylvania Avenue entrance, between 7th and 9th Streets, NW
Metro: Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter station

“Searching for the Seventies” is free and open to the public, and will be on display in the Lawrence F. O’Brien Gallery of the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, from March 8 through September 8, 2013. The National Archives is located on the National Mall on Constitution Avenue at 9th Street, NW. "Searching for the Seventies" is supported in part by the Foundation for the National Archives with special thanks to the Lawrence F. O'Brien family.

For information on National Archives public programs, call 202-357-5000, or view the Calendar of Events online. Fall/Winter Exhibit Hall hours are 10 AM – 5:30 PM daily (through March 14). Spring/Summer hours are 10 AM – 7 PM (through Labor Day).

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For more information on or to obtain images of items included in the exhibition, call the National Archives Public Affairs staff at 202-357-5300.

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