October 22, 2020

Report on the Soviet Arms Buildup in Cuba

In a televised address on October 22, 1962, President Kennedy […]
October 18, 2020

Lee’s Demand for John Brown’s Surrender

On October 16, 1859, abolitionist John Brown and his "army" […]
October 14, 2020

Notes from the First Supersonic Flight

On October 14, 1947, Captain Charles Yeager became the first […]
October 10, 2020

Letter from the King Survey

Dated October 10, 1870, this is a letter from Clarence […]
October 6, 2020

Notes on a Private Meeting with Pope John Paul II

During his first papal pilgrimage to the United States in […]
October 2, 2020

Robert E. Lee’s Amnesty Oath

After Confederal General Robert E. Lee surrendered his troops in […]
September 29, 2020

"Rose Biodo, Philadelphia, 10 years old…"

"Rose Biodo, Philadelphia, 10 years old. Working 3 summers, minds […]
September 25, 2020

Federal Judiciary Act

One of the first acts of the new Congress was […]
September 21, 2020

"Young pickers on Swift’s Bog…"

Taken by investigative photographer Lewis Hine on September 20, 1911, […]
September 17, 2020

Constitution of the United States

Drafted in secret by delegates to the Constitutional Convention during […]
September 13, 2020

Wearing a Mask Against Influenza

The influenza epidemic of 1918 first emerged without warning in […]
September 9, 2020

California Statehood

On September 9, 1850, California was admitted as a free […]
September 5, 2020

Exterior Framing of the National Archives

Dated September 5, 1933, this photograph shows progress of the […]
September 1, 2020

Receiving Word of the Invasion of Poland

This item is a pencilled notation written by President Franklin […]
August 28, 2020

March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

This program listed the events scheduled at the Lincoln Memorial […]
August 24, 2020

The Capitol in Flames

On August 24 and 25, 1814, British troops occupied Washington, […]
August 20, 2020

Walruses in an Arctic Pool

Dated August 1901, this watercolor was painted by Russell Williams […]
August 16, 2020

First Cruise of the Schooner USS Grampus

August 12, 2020

Irving Berlin’s This is the Army

August 8, 2020

Auction in Anadarko, Oklahoma

Dated August 8, 1901, the caption of this photograph of […]