2016 Press Releases

National Archives Exhibits Featured Online in -American Democracy- Collection
Press Release · Monday, July 18, 2016

Washington, DC

Washington, DC…Thirteen interactive online exhibits from the U.S. National Archives are now available through Google Arts & Culture’s American Democracy collection. Thanks to this new virtual exhibition, users can explore archival materials, objects and stories related to the history and evolution of elections in America, with a particular emphasis on presidents and the presidential election process, curated by experts at the U.S. National Archives.

This project is part of the Google Arts & Culture’s American Democracy collection, which brings together over 70 exhibits and more than 2,500 artifacts from 44 institutions dedicated to the preservation of U.S. political history and the practice of American democracy. The exhibition is open for all at g.co/AmericanDemocracy and through the Google Arts & Culture mobile app for iOS and Android.

The U.S. National Archives online exhibits include:

About the U.S. National Archives

The National Archives and Records Administration is an independent Federal agency that serves American democracy by safeguarding and preserving the records of our Government, so people can discover, use, and learn from this documentary heritage. The National Archives ensures continuing access to the essential documentation of the rights of American citizens and the actions of their government. From the Declaration of Independence to accounts of ordinary Americans, the holdings of the National Archives directly touch the lives of millions of people. The agency supports democracy, promotes civic education, and facilitates historical understanding of our national experience. The National Archives carries out its mission through a nationwide network of archives, records centers, and Presidential Libraries, and on the Internet at: archives.gov.

About the National Archives Museum

The National Archives Museum, created by the National Archives in partnership with the National Archives Foundation, has transformed the visitor experience at the National Archives’ Washington, DC, building, and includes the Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom, the David M. Rubenstein Gallery and its Records of Rights permanent exhibition, the award-winning Public Vaults permanent gallery, the William G. McGowan Theater, the Lawrence F. O’Brien Gallery for special exhibits, the Boeing Learning Center, the Digital Vaults online exhibit, and the DocsTeach website. These components make the rich resources of the National Archives accessible to Americans nationwide.

About Google Arts & Culture

Google Arts & Culture is a product of the Google Cultural institute and its partners designed to put the world’s cultural treasures at the fingertips of Internet users and to assist the cultural sector in sharing more of its diverse heritage online. The Google Cultural Institute has partnered with more than 1100 institutions, providing the Arts & culture platform to over 400 thousand artworks and a total of 5 million photos, videos, manuscripts and other documents of art, culture and history. The exhibitions on Google Arts & Culture are open for all online, for free on the web and through the new Google Arts & Culture mobile app on iOS and Android. Read more here.

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

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