Author Archives: Stephanie

Finding Rabindranath Tagore in the Holdings of the National Archives

How might Indian writer, poet, educator, musician, and visionary Rabindranath Tagore have crossed paths with the Federal Government of the United States? What Federal records exist? Continue reading

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“Separate but Equal” in Photographs

In April 1951, students at Moton High School in Prince Edward County, VA, led by 16-year-old Barbara Johns, went on strike to persuade their local school board to build them a better school. This eventually led to the landmark civil … Continue reading

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New on DocsTeach: WWI Stories, Google Classroom Integration, Maps, Voting Rights, and More

We’ve been busy adding new primary sources and features to DocsTeach, the online tool for teaching with documents from the National Archives. Here are some recent highlights: Maps from the Moll Atlas – Cartographer Herman Moll worked on “The World … Continue reading

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Personal Experiences of World War I

Newly digitized narratives written by WWI servicemen after their return from the front document the experience of the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. Continue reading

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The “Write” Stuff at the National Archives on June 2nd

Join us for the 2018 “Write” Stuff festival with award-winning authors Gennifer Choldenko, Christopher Paul Curtis, Brian Floca, and Jim Murphy. Continue reading

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Summer Professional Development Around the National Archives

This summer, join us for one of our professional development workshops for educators. Native American Professional Development Series Webinars Programs in our Native American professional development series feature new resources for locating and using Federal records related to American Indians and … Continue reading

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Focus on Reconstruction: New Teaching Activities

Access new DocsTeach teaching activities created by U.S. history teacher Andrew Zetts. Continue reading

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“The Struggle for Voting Rights” Workshop on February 21

If you’re in the Austin, Texas, area, join us at the LBJ Presidential Library for the teacher workshop “The Struggle for Voting Rights: From the 15th Amendment to Today,” on February 21st. Continue reading

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American Indian Boarding School Workshop on January 29

If you’re in the New York City area, join us for the workshop “American Indian Boarding School Experience” on Monday, January 29th from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in New York. … Continue reading

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Help Us Unlock History During Citizen Archivist Service Week!

In the spirit of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, we’re launching a week-long citizen archivist challenge from January 15-19. We invite you and your students to join us! Help us unlock history by tagging and transcribing … Continue reading

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