Social Media and Web 2.0 at the National Archives

Mobile Apps from the National Archives

Mobile Apps

 

Remembering WWI

 

The National Archives and Records Administration invites you to participate, collaborate, and engage with our extensive collection of World War I moving and still images. Together with other national and local partners, you have at your fingertips an unprecedented amount of newly digitized and expertly preserved content. We welcome you to explore, interpret and reuse this selection of America’s most important cultural heritage.

 

Congress Creates the Bill of Rights

 

Experience an interactive learning tool for tablets that situates the user in the proposals, debates, and revisions that shaped the Bill of Rights. Its menu-based organization presents a historic overview, a detailed study of the evolving language of each proposed amendment as it was shaped in the House and Senate, a close-up look at essential documents, and opportunities for participation and reflection designed for individual or collaborative exploration.

 

DocsTeach

 

Engage in activities that will help you make sense of stories, events, and ideas of the past using documents from the holdings of the US National Archives. Choose an historical topic and challenge yourself with an activity. Or, find activities in a classroom set up just for you, using the code provided to you from the DocsTeach.org web site. DocsTeach.org is an online tool for teaching with documents from the National Archives. On the web site, you will discover thousands of primary sources and learning activities. When registered for a free account, teachers can borrow from and modify an ever-expanding collection of activities, plus create unique ones using the online tools. Log in and create classrooms full of activities, then share the classroom's auto generated code with your students to access on their iPads.

 

Presidential Documents

 

The Federal Register, in conjunction with GPO, launched a free mobile Web app on the President's daily public activities. The Presidential Documents app includes the President's Executive orders, speeches, statements, communications to Congress and Federal Agencies, approved acts, nominations submitted to the Senate, White House announcements, and White House press releases. The app's user-friendly search engine can search by date, category, subject, or location.

 

To The Brink: JFK and the Cuban Missile Crisis

 

As the lead sponsor of the exhibit, AT&T has worked with the National Archives and the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum and their foundations to create a free mobile app based on the "To The Brink" exhibit currently on display at the National Archives. The "To The Brink" app brings the National Archives and JFK Library and Museum exhibit to iPads and contains many of the same photographs, documents, and recordings found in the exhibit – allowing people unable to visit the exhibit a chance to experience one of the most extraordinary moments in American history. Zoom in on President Kenned's notes, read the actual classified memos, and listen to President Kennedy's words as he alerts the nation to the crisis in Cuba. Download the free app at iTunes or at www.JFKCMC.org

 

Today's Document

 

Today's Document

Today's Document: February 22, 2017

George Washington, the Virginia Colonel, 1772

The "Today's Document" mobile app is an interactive gallery that allows you to explore the holdings of the US National Archives through a collection of 365 fascinating documents and photographs from throughout history. Learn what significant event happened on your birthday, search the documents by keyword, or browse the collection at your leisure.

Zoom in on the high resolution images to get a closer look at the featured documents and photographs, use the calendar feature to select a specific date, or select "Surprise Me" to show a document at random. Want to learn more? Tap the "info" icon to read background information on the document and link to related websites. You can even share documents via email, Facebook and Twitter, and add documents to your list of favorites by tapping the "star" icon.

Today's Document mobile app is currently available in the Android marketplace and the Apple iTunes Store.

Disclaimer: While we have provided applications for your download, NARA does not endorse the Android Marketplace or the Apple iTunes Store. Nor does the National Archives endorse other products, opinions, or services presented on those sites, or any sites linked to them. The National Archives is not responsible for the legality or accuracy of information on the Android Marketplace or Apple iTunes Store sites, their policies, or for any costs incurred while using those sites.

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