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Agriculture and an Education Legacy

In 1862, the Morrill Act made education in new western states available to their citizens by providing public land grants for colleges in the agricultural and mechanical arts. Continue reading

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A Primary Source Transcription Mission!

We’re inviting students, teachers, and learners of all ages to make primary sources more accessible by transcribing them. Continue reading

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The French Gift of Lady Liberty

Today we shine a spotlight on a document that gave the United States one of its most famous monuments: the deed of gift for “Liberty Enlightening the World.” Continue reading

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Primary Sources Show How the Chinese Exclusion Act was Applied

This summer we digitized several fascinating documents related to the Chinese Exclusion Act. Continue reading

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Responding to Pearl Harbor

Stunned by the tragic events of Pearl Harbor, the American people looked to President Franklin D. Roosevelt to put their emotions into words…and he didn’t let them down. Continue reading

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Upcoming Events for Educators at the National Archives at New York City

The National Archives at New York City’s Learning Center is hosting two educational events next week for New York City area educators. On Thursday, October 15th starting at 4:00 pm, the National Archives is hosting an Educator’s Open House.  Teachers … Continue reading

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An Updated DocsTeach is Coming Your Way

We’ve begun an overhaul of DocsTeach.org, our popular online tool for teaching with documents. Look for our new site in late winter! Continue reading

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A Game Board Patent

Today’s spotlight document comes in the form of a printed patent drawing. This illustration was part of a 1904 application for an improved game board. Continue reading

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Funding for Exploration

The famous Lewis and Clark expedition is a story of American pioneering. Today’s spotlight document focuses on the very start of this expedition, when in 1803 President Jefferson sent a confidential letter to Congress. Continue reading

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You’re Invited to Our Educators’ Open House

Come and bring your colleagues to our second annual open house, an evening filled with resources and ideas for you and your students. Continue reading

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