National Archives Celebrates 75th Anniversary
To celebrate this milestone, the National Archives has planned a number of special activities and free public programs throughout the year. These events will highlight the history of the Archives and the breadth of the unique holdings.
Today marks the launch of the anniversary website: www.archives.gov/75th that shines a spotlight on defining moments in the agency’s history through the decades with photo galleries, notices of special events at the National Archives Building in
Big records, big events, and big ideas are the focus of a new major exhibition entitled, “Big! Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the National Archives.” Opening on
In June of 2009, the National Archives, in cooperation with the Foundation for the National Archives, will publish a richly illustrated coffee-table book featuring the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and many of the one-of-a-kind documents, photographs, maps and three-dimensional objects that the National Archives holds in trust for the American people.
To celebrate this milestone anniversary, Prologue, the National Archives flagship quarterly publication, will feature a specially-themed issue tracing the emergence of the National Archives as the nation’s recordkeeper and steward of the documents of its history.
Two national awards recognizing significant achievements in genealogy research based on records from the National Archives will be presented this year to winners of essay contests.
Sixty-eight years ago, at the dedication of his Presidential library,
The National Archives remains committed to President Roosevelt’s credo. It continues to preserve the records of the past, so that upcoming generations can make informed decisions about the future of our nation.
SOURCE National Archives