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Learn about newly added records and receive tips on using the Catalog's features, functionality, and guides. The National Archives Catalog is the online public portal to our records where you can learn more about our holdings. This email newsletter is delivered on a biweekly basis.

 

Past Editions

2022

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New Records for the New Year 1/6/2022 With more than 160 million digitized pages of records available in the National Archives Catalog, there is always something new to discover. View the newsletter

2021

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2021 in Review 12/23/2021 As we wrap up another year of online access, we’re sharing highlights from the past year. We look forward to sharing more of our holdings and history with you in 2022. View the newsletter
Pearl Harbor 80th Anniversary 12/7/2021 On the morning of December 7, 1941, Japanese bombers and torpedo planes staged a surprise attack on the U.S. Pacific fleet anchored at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, propelling the United States into World War II. View the newsletter
What's Cooking? 11/25/2021 The holiday season is here. Time to put on our historic chef hats, preheat the oven, and get started on our winter weather menus! View the newsletter
Veterans Day 11/11/2021 Join us in celebrating and thanking our veterans. View the newsletter
Holding it Together: Historical Fasteners in the
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10/28/2021 Join us as we cut through the red tape in this week’s newsletter to bring you stories of various document fasteners found in the records at the National Archives. View the newsletter
Commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month 10/14/2021 Join us in a celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month as we commemorate the histories, cultures, and contributions in the United States by the Latino and Hispanic communities with roots in Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. View the newsletter
Donated Collections Explorer 9/30/2021 To help you navigate the universe of records held at the National Archives, we are excited to introduce the third in a series of online finding aid tools: the Donated Collection Explorer. View the newsletter
Exploring the Confederate Slave Payrolls 9/16/2021 During the U.S. Civil War, the Confederate Army required enslavers to loan their enslaved people to the military. To track this extensive network of thousands of enslaved people and the pay their enslavers received for their lease, the Confederate Quartermaster Department created the record series now called the "Confederate Slave Payrolls." This series is fully digitized and available to view in the National Archives Catalog. View the newsletter
We Remember: 20th Anniversary of 9/11 9/2/2021 Marking the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States. As the nation’s record keeper, the National Archives holds many documents and photographs related to the events of September 11. View the newsletter
Archives Back to School 8/19/2021 Whether you are a teacher or a learner in an online or in-person environment, the National Archives has an abundance of resources for students and educators. View the newsletter
This land is your land 8/5/2021 The Bureau of Land Management recently celebrated its 75th birthday. It was created on July 16, 1946 when President Harry Truman merged two agencies within the Department of Interior: the General Land Office and the Grazing Service. Today, the Bureau of Land Management currently manages about 245 million acres of public land in America. View the newsletter
Going for the Gold 7/22/2021 Celebrating achievements from historic Olympic games. View the newsletter
Navigating the Catalog 7/8/2021 We've updated our Catalog Help pages with new instructional videos to help you navigate the Catalog and make the most of your research online. View the newsletter
New, Noteworthy, and Neato 6/24/2021 Join us this week as we celebrate some new, noteworthy, and just plain neat stories from our holdings. View the newsletter
Pride in the Archives 6/10/2021 Records at the National Archives constitute a rich documentary history of the experience of LGBT+ individuals. View the newsletter
Behind Enemy Lines: WWII Escape and Evasion Reports 5/27/2021 Learn more about the records documenting first hand accounts of survival from WWII escape and evasion reports. View the newsletter
100 Years: Remembering the Tulsa Race Massacre 5/13/2021 This month marks the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Massacre of 1921, one of the worst instances of mass racial violence in American history. View the newsletter
Citizen Archivists: Get involved on History Hub 4/29/2021 Learn more about History Hub, our pioneering crowdsourced history and genealogy research community. View the newsletter
Catalog Undercover 4/15/2021 Join us as we crack the code in this week’s newsletter to bring you stories of spies, camouflage, and cryptography found in the National Archives Catalog. View the newsletter
1950 Census Countdown 4/1/2021 The National Archives will release the 1950 population census schedules in April 2022, 72 years after the official 1950 census day of April 1, 1950. Learn more about the Census and how you can get started preparing for the release. View the newsletter
You Are Here: Maps in the Catalog 3/18/2021 Jump on board with us as we navigate a selection of our favorite maps and map-related records in the Catalog. View the newsletter
Women's History Month 3/4/2021 Celebrating Women's History Month with records and resources available at the National Archives. View the newsletter
Civil Rights 2/18/2021 Learn more about the major civil rights court cases, decisions, and acts that can be found in the National Archives Catalog. View the newsletter
African American History Month 2/4/2021 Join us in a celebration of African American History Month. Learn more about records, resources, and programs available at the National Archives. View the newsletter
Holocaust Remembrance Day 1/21/2021 Learn more about conducting research on Holocaust and other World War II-related topics. View the newsletter
New Records for the New Year 1/4/2021 Learn about newly added records to the Catalog, and learn how to volunteer as a citizen archivist. View the newsletter

2020

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Year in Review 12/24/2020 Highlights in research and online access from 2020. View the newsletter
Bureau of Indian Affairs Photographs Finding Aid 12/10/2020 Search and explore more than 18,000 digitized historical photographs from the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) records with the Bureau of Indian Affairs Photographs Finding Aid. View the newsletter
Giving Thanks 11/26/2020 Giving thanks to our community of Citizen Archivists. <View the newsletter
Honoring our Veterans 11/12/2020 Learn more about resources for veterans and their families. View the newsletter
Searchable Stock Shots 10/29/2020 Learn more about a Citizen Archivist tagging project to help make Motion Picture stock shots more searchable in the Catalog. View the newsletter
Native American Treaties Explorer 10/15/2020 Hundreds of Native American treaties have been scanned and are freely available online, for the first time, through the National Archives Catalog. View the newsletter
Back to School: Educator Resources 10/1/2020 Learn about National Archives resources for students and educators. View the newsletter
Into the Wild: US FIsh & WIldlife Service 9/17/2020 Travel into the wild with us as we bring you photographs from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. View the newsletter
Native American Photographs Tagging Mission 9/3/2020 Introducing a new project to help tag photographs from the Bureau of Indian Affairs to help increase access to these rich records. View the newsletter
1 Million Pages! 8/20/2020 Thanks to our citizen archivists, we've reached a BIG milestone of contributions to the National Archives Catalog. We also introduce the Presidential Library Explorer. View the newsletter
19th Amendment Centennial 8/6/2020 The 19th Amendment was ratified in 1920, but this landmark event was not the beginning or the end of the story for women and the struggle for the right to vote. The National Archives holds the records that help tell this story, including petitions, legislation, court cases, and more. View the newsletter
History Hub 7/23/2020 We invite you to explore History Hub, our pioneering crowdsourced history and genealogy research community. View the newsletter
You Light Up My Life 7/9/2020 Lighthouse fans and photography aficionados! Allow us to navigate you to a completely digitized series of Coast Guard lighthouse photographs: 26-LG: Lighthouses, 1855 -1933. View the newsletter
Virtual Vacation 6/25/2020 Join us on a virtual vacation of through the National Archives Catalog. View the newsletter
International Archives Week 6/11/2020 Celebrating the importance of archives around the world, as well as the ways we provide and promote public access to historical government records. View the newsletter
Searching Still Photographs for Army Personalities 5/28/2020 Learn more about how to search within the holdings of the Still Picture Branch at the National Archives to aid in the search for specific individuals in the military. View the newsletter
National Archives at the Movies 5/14/2020 The Motion Picture Preservation Lab at the National Archives performs conservation and preservation work on motion picture records. Among the millions of feet of film handled by staff each year, they’ve identified some of their favorites for your viewing pleasure! View the newsletter
Governors Island Maps, Plans, Architectural and Engineering Drawings 4/30/2020 The Electronic Records Division completed a large project to add more than 11,000 born-digital records related to Governors Island in New York City to the Catalog. Learn more about the history of Governors Island, and these incredible maps, plans, and architectural drawings. View the newsletter
Wallabout Market Photographs 4/16/2020 The National Archives at New York City completed a digitization project for a series of photographs of the Wallabout Market in Brooklyn, New York. Learn more about the market and these incredible photographs. View the newsletter
Archives at Home 4/2/2020 We offer a multitude of ways for people at home to enrich their understanding of our nation's history through our records and even contribute to our mission. View the newsletter
Searching for Something? Try the Catalog! 3/19/2020 Have you tried your search in the National Archives Catalog? The Catalog is our online portal to the records held at the National Archives and information about those records. View the newsletter
Now Playing: Historical Films of the U.S. Army Signal Corps 3/5/2020 The U.S. Army Signal Corps Historical Films digitization project is now complete! More than 400 reels of film from Record Group 111 (Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer), Series H (Historical Films) have been digitized in their entirety to view in the National Archives Catalog. View the newsletter
Are YOU in the Catalog? 2/20/2020 Learn more about some remarkable discoveries in the Catalog. View the newsletter
Presidential Libraries Road Trip 2/6/2020 Join us on a Presidential Libraries Road Trip, a virtual journey throughout the country, bringing you records from the Presidential Libraries across the National Archives. View the newsletter
Dorie Miller, War Hero 1/23/2020 We pay tribute to Doris (“Dorie”) Miller, a US Navy sailor in service on board the USS West Virginia during the attack on Pearl Harbor. View the newsletter
New Records for the New Year 1/9/2020 With millions of digitized pages of records available in the National Archives Catalog, there is so much to explore and discover. Join us as we present some recently added items in the Catalog. View the newsletter

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