Latest National Archives and Records Administration Stories

2014-05-09 16:22:54

COLLEGE STATION, Texas, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Several staff members and a volunteer from the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M University were recently honored with awards from the Archivist of the United States. The awards were presented for outstanding volunteer service and for completing a major museum collections inventory project. Carol Dunham won the Weidman Outstanding Volunteer Service Award, which annually recognizes the work of...

2014-01-23 23:20:14

Enterprise Search company chosen to build a new public-facing electronic record access system that will make billions of NARA records publicly available online Herndon, VA (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 Search Technologies was recently awarded a contract worth up to $6.34M from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), and is the primary contractor chosen to build a new search system for the Online Public Access (OPA) resource, a portal to the billions of records that NARA...

Popularity Of 1940 Census Bogs Down Website
2012-04-04 04:40:18

Millions of people who tried accessing the 1940 Census records on Monday were unable to because the popularity of the information weighed down its servers too much. The National Archives and Records Administration said that in the first three hours of launching the Census, it had 22.5 million hits on the site. "We're a victim of our own success," National Archives and Records Administration spokeswoman Susan Cooper told the Los Angeles Times. CBS News reported that those users who...

Word of the Day
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.