February 19, 2019

Boy tending stand at Washington’s Center Market

Taken on February 18, 1915, this photo shows a fruit […]
February 15, 2019

Destruction of the USS Maine

The telegram describes the destruction of the USS Maine in […]
February 11, 2019

Memorandum on the “Argentine Situation”

Distributed on February 11, 1946, the Argentine “Blue Book” was […]
February 7, 2019

Freedmen’s Bureau Marriage Certificate

Established in the years following the Civil War, the War […]
February 3, 2019

15th Amendment: Voting Rights

Passed by Congress February 26, 1869, and ratified February 3, […]
January 30, 2019

Childhood Portrait of Franklin D. Roosevelt

Born on January 30, 1882, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the […]
January 26, 2019

Heroic Actions of Lt. Audie L. Murphy

For his heroic actions in combat against Nazi forces on […]
January 22, 2019

99th Fighter Squadron at Anzio

On January 22, 1944, the Allies began their assault of […]
January 18, 2019

Jefferson’s Secret Message to Congress

In this secret message of January 18, 1803, President Jefferson […]
January 14, 2019

Day of Mourning for Martin Luther King, Jr.

Born on January 15, 1929, Martin Luther King, Jr. was […]
January 10, 2019

"…to promote the defense of the United States…"

Facing severe shortages in the fight against Nazi Germany, Great […]
January 6, 2019

FDR’s "Four Freedoms" Speech

This speech delivered by President Franklin Roosevelt on January 6, […]
January 2, 2019

Petition of Daniel Boone

Read in the Senate on January 2, 1810, this petition […]
December 29, 2018

"Safe Deposit" of Presidential Papers

Dated December 29, 1801, this letter from President Thomas Jefferson […]
December 25, 2018

Christmas Greetings from Apollo 8

December 21, 2018

Elvis’s Letter to President Nixon

On the morning of December 21, 1970, Elvis Presley personally […]
December 14, 2018

Transfer of the Charters of Freedom

On December 13, 1952, the Declaration of Independence and the […]
December 10, 2018

12th Amendment

Passed by Congress December 9, 1803, and ratified June 15, […]
December 6, 2018

Announcing the Repeal of Prohibition

On December 5, 1933, the 21st Amendment was ratified, as […]
December 2, 2018

Censure of Senator Joseph McCarthy

On December 2, 1954, the Senate voted to censure Senator […]