US National Archives Exhibits

Apr 19

President Bill Clinton’s Eulogy for the Bombing Victims in Oklahoma City, 04/23/1998
Item from Records of the White House Office of Records Management (Clinton Administration). (1993 - 2001)
Today is National Oklahoma City Bombing Commemoration Day. Here are President Bill Clinton’s words as he spoke to the families of the victims. 
Source: http://go.usa.gov/D8fj

President Bill Clinton’s Eulogy for the Bombing Victims in Oklahoma City, 04/23/1998

Item from Records of the White House Office of Records Management (Clinton Administration). (1993 - 2001)

Today is National Oklahoma City Bombing Commemoration Day. Here are President Bill Clinton’s words as he spoke to the families of the victims. 

Source: http://go.usa.gov/D8fj

Apr 18

The able Doctor, or America Swallowing the Bitter Draught. Illustrates the aftermath of the Boston Tea Party-the Boston Port Bill and the closing of the port. Copy of engraving by Paul Revere, June 1774., 1942 - 1946
Item from Records of the Office of War Information. (1942 - 1945)
On National Paul Revere Day, we bring you an engraving done by Paul Revere. Today we commemorate the ride that he and other Patriots made to alert the Minute Men of the British Army’s approach. Paul Revere left his mark not only with his famous midnight ride, but also as a silversmith and renowned advocate for American independence.
Source: http://go.usa.gov/DU9h

The able Doctor, or America Swallowing the Bitter Draught. Illustrates the aftermath of the Boston Tea Party-the Boston Port Bill and the closing of the port. Copy of engraving by Paul Revere, June 1774., 1942 - 1946

Item from Records of the Office of War Information. (1942 - 1945)

On National Paul Revere Day, we bring you an engraving done by Paul Revere. Today we commemorate the ride that he and other Patriots made to alert the Minute Men of the British Army’s approach. Paul Revere left his mark not only with his famous midnight ride, but also as a silversmith and renowned advocate for American independence.

Source: http://go.usa.gov/DU9h

Apr 17

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Apr 16

Charlestown, Indiana. Education, Library Services., 08/26/1941
Item from Records of the Work Projects Administration. (07/01/1939 - 1943)
Today is Library Workers Day. This librarian is making her mark by checking out books to the community of Charlestown, Indiana.
Source: http://go.usa.gov/D8a4

Charlestown, Indiana. Education, Library Services., 08/26/1941

Item from Records of the Work Projects Administration. (07/01/1939 - 1943)

Today is Library Workers Day. This librarian is making her mark by checking out books to the community of Charlestown, Indiana.

Source: http://go.usa.gov/D8a4

Apr 15

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World War I Draft Registration Card for Alphonse Capone
Item from Records of the Selective Service System (World War I). (1917 - 07/15/1919)
Income taxes are due today: File away! Infamous gangster Alphonse Capone’s draft card bares his signature. Capone was imprisoned for tax evasion, so make sure you properly file you taxes today.
Source: http://go.usa.gov/jkqF

World War I Draft Registration Card for Alphonse Capone

Item from Records of the Selective Service System (World War I). (1917 - 07/15/1919)

Income taxes are due today: File away! Infamous gangster Alphonse Capone’s draft card bares his signature. Capone was imprisoned for tax evasion, so make sure you properly file you taxes today.

Source: http://go.usa.gov/jkqF

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Apr 14

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Apr 12

Eli Whitney’s Cotton Gin Patent Drawing, 03/14/1794
Item from Records of the Patent and Trademark Office. (1836 - 1849)
Patent Spotlight from the National Archives. Designed to separate cotton fiber from the seed, Whitney’s cotton gin introduced a new, profitable technology to agricultural production in America.
Source: http://go.usa.gov/jHGR  

Eli Whitney’s Cotton Gin Patent Drawing, 03/14/1794

Item from Records of the Patent and Trademark Office. (1836 - 1849)

Patent Spotlight from the National Archives. Designed to separate cotton fiber from the seed, Whitney’s cotton gin introduced a new, profitable technology to agricultural production in America.

Source: http://go.usa.gov/jHGR  

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Apr 11

Richard Nixon’s Dogs King Timahoe, Vicky, and Pasha Sit in a Row and Peer Out of a White House Window, 12/01/1970
Item from White House Photo Office Collection (Nixon Administration). (01/20/1969 - 12/1974)
Today is National Pet Day. Our pets leave a mark on our lives, no matter if they belong to average citizens or presidents. In honor of National Pet Day, here are the First Dogs from the Nixon Administration: King Timahoe, Vicky and Pasha.
Source: http://go.usa.gov/Dku3 

Richard Nixon’s Dogs King Timahoe, Vicky, and Pasha Sit in a Row and Peer Out of a White House Window, 12/01/1970

Item from White House Photo Office Collection (Nixon Administration). (01/20/1969 - 12/1974)

Today is National Pet Day. Our pets leave a mark on our lives, no matter if they belong to average citizens or presidents. In honor of National Pet Day, here are the First Dogs from the Nixon Administration: King Timahoe, Vicky and Pasha.

Source: http://go.usa.gov/Dku3