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2011-02-24 10:58:00

The Civil War: America's Long Struggle features lectures, exhibition, and an opportunity to find out more about your Civil War Heirlooms ATLANTA, Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Archives at Atlanta will present The Civil War: America's Long Struggle on April 16, 2011, at its Morrow, GA, facility, located at 5780 Jonesboro Road. The program, which costs $20.00, including lunch, is open to the public, pre-registration required. (Logo:...

2011-02-07 08:20:00

The National Archives in the UK Approves OpenText as Provider for Public Sector Digital Continuity Project WATERLOO, ON, Feb. 7 /PRNewswire/ - OpenText (NASDAQ: OTEX, TSX: OTC) has been awarded a framework agreement for Digital Continuity, developed by Buying Solutions and The National Archives in the UK as part of the government's project to improve digital information management throughout the public sector. Digital continuity is the ability for an organization to use information...

2011-01-24 11:54:00

Thomas Lowry Confesses to Altering Lincoln Pardon to April 14, 1865 WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero announced today that Thomas Lowry, a long-time Lincoln researcher from Woodbridge, VA, confessed on January 12, 2011, to altering an Abraham Lincoln Presidential pardon that is part of the permanent records of the U.S. National Archives. The pardon was for Patrick Murphy, a Civil War soldier in the Union Army who was...

2011-01-21 11:19:00

DENVER, Jan. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Archives and Records Administration announces that the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) selected Oxford Development Company of Pittsburgh, PA, as the developer for its new Rocky Mountain Region facility in Broomfield, CO. The new building will replace current National Archives facility at the Denver Federal Center. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100630/DC29053LOGO) "The National Archives' partnership with...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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