A Night at the National Archives at New York City

Family History.  Archival Adventures. Free giveways. And Theodore Roosevelt.   What do these things have in common?  All are available at the National Archives at New York City on June 24th. The National Archives at New York City will participate in the Night at the Museums  as part of this year’s River to River festival. Lower … Continue reading A Night at the National Archives at New York City

Professional Development at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum

The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum will offer two exciting professional development opportunities, totaling more than 10 hours of credit, in the Dallas-Fort Worth area in the next month. “Mr. and Mrs. Polk’s War: A Presidential Partnership for Texas and Manifest Destiny” Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm, McCord Auditorium, Southern Methodist University (SMU) Join the … Continue reading Professional Development at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum

Reading Discovery with First Lady Barbara Bush

Join a distance learning opportunity for students in grades 3–8 via videoconference, live stream, or recording on January 14th from 10–11:15 a.m. CST: Reading Discovery with First Lady Barbara Bush from the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum. Register for the live stream or video conference before noon (CST) tomorrow, January 9, at http://www.connect2texas.net/bushlibrary41. Registration for the recording will remain … Continue reading Reading Discovery with First Lady Barbara Bush

“Mandating Morality:” The Comstock Act and Obscenity Cases in the National Archives

Today’s post comes from Kris Jarosik, education specialist at the National Archives at Chicago, working alongside Ang Reidell, education specialist at the National Archives at Philadelphia. There was a time when the U.S. government seized photos and pamphlets and confiscated contraception sent through the mail. Thousands were charged with breaking federal law and over 500 cases … Continue reading “Mandating Morality:” The Comstock Act and Obscenity Cases in the National Archives