Interested in Motion Pictures?

Batman for U.S. Savings Bonds, 1966 FilmGeneral Records of the Department of the Treasury Want to learn more about Motion Pictures resources at the National Archives and see clips of some of our historic films? Join us this Thursday evening, October 13, for our FREE interactive webinar The Film(ed) Frontier. The program is based on our article in … Continue reading Interested in Motion Pictures?

Resources for National History Day 2023: Frontiers in History

A frontier in music: United States Patent 5,255,452 - the shoes used to perform the anti-gravity illusion move seen in Michael Jackson's 1988 "Smooth Criminal" video. Congratulations to all the students who participated in and were recognized at the National History Day 2022 contests! Your work is always inspirational, and we are happy to know … Continue reading Resources for National History Day 2023: Frontiers in History

Summer Professional Development Opportunities

Join the National Archives this summer for online and onsite professional development opportunities! "The Booker T. Washington Agricultural School on Wheels," Madison County Alabama, 1923. Available at Online Opportunities - at a Glance July 12–14: Truman Library Teachers ConferenceJuly 19, 21, 26, & 28: We Rule: Civics for All of US Teacher Professional Development WorkshopsAugust … Continue reading Summer Professional Development Opportunities

Understanding Perspective in Primary Sources

This is an example of a primary source that you can pair with the Understanding Perspective worksheet. It shows an art class at the Phoenix Indian School in Arizona in 1900. The photograph comes from the records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and was taken by a government photographer. Available at Help your … Continue reading Understanding Perspective in Primary Sources