Archives

  • A Year Characterized by Pivoting and Adapting

    Perspectives Daily

    Alexandra F. Levy | Sep 21, 2021

    The 2020 HAC report documents the progress made by the Office of the Historian of the State Department during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Consistently Evolving

    Features

    Adam M. Howard and Kristin L. Ahlberg | Sep 20, 2021

    In the 160 years since a Congressional request led to the Foreign Relations of the United States series, the project’s...
  • Records Retention

    AHA Activities, News

    Sarah Jones Weicksel | Mar 23, 2021

    A lawsuit to prevent the sale of the National Archives at Seattle facility uncovered the many ways the community engages with their collections.
  • Fine Print

    Features

    Sara E. Morris and Jenny Presnell | Mar 17, 2021

    Changes to newspaper collections are the proverbial canaries in the coal mines for the accessibility of standard library resources in the future.

Most Recent

  • Please Stop Calling Things Archives

    B. M. Watson | Jan 22, 2021

    What do historians mean when they say "archive"? One archivist makes the case for a more precise use of the word.
  • Reconciling Professional Rifts

    Beth DeBold | Jan 21, 2021

    Historians are rightly quick to note the transferability of a professional historian's skill set, but as with all things, there are limits.
  • Working with Death

    Ruth Lawlor | Dec 15, 2020

    For historians studying violence, the archive they confront is one of intense feeling and, often, trauma preserved and rearticulated in the present.
  • Declassification Slowdown

    Alexandra F. Levy | Oct 27, 2020

    The State Department's Office of the Historian faced challenges on multiple fronts in 2019. 
  • Soundtracks of Sisterhood

    Bonnie J. Morris | Oct 14, 2020

    As we approach the 50-year anniversary of women's music, the archivist of Olivia Records reflects on the movement.
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