November 28, 2020

GPO Partners With University Of Iowa To Preserve Historic Collection of Government Posters

From the GPO: The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) is partnering with the University of Iowa Libraries to preserve and make available in digital format historic Government-issued posters from pre-World War II to the 1990s. The University of Iowa Libraries is providing public access to the collection of 1,500 posters promoting services, programs, and initiatives […]

New From NARA: Online Access To The Founding Fathers Papers

From the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA): The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), the grant making arm of the National Archives, has signed a cooperative agreement with the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, affiliated with the University of Virginia, to provide pre-publication access to 68,000 historical papers of John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, […]

Primary Documents: "CIA Forced To Release Long Secret Official History Of Bay Of Pigs Invasion"

From the National Security Archive: Pursuant to a FOIA lawsuit filed by the National Security Archive on the 50th anniversary of the infamous CIA-led invasion of Cuba, the CIA has released four volumes of its Official History of the Bay of Pigs Operation. The Archive today posted volume 2, “Participation in the Conduct of Foreign […]

A Project is Underway to Digitize War of 1812 Pension Files

From the The Commercial-News (Danville, IL:) The Federation of Genealogical Societies, the National Archives and the genealogical community have started a project to digitize the War of 1812 pension files. The “Preserve the Pensions” campaign aims to raise $3.7 million to digitize more than 180,000 pension files containing more than 7.2 million pages, and to […]