US National Archives Exhibits

Aug 31

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Aug 30

Portrait of President Nixon with autopen signature, 08/04/1972 .
Item From: White House Photo Office Collection (Nixon Administration). (01/20/1969-ca.12/1974).
President Nixon was the first president of the United States to visit China. Nixon’s overtures to Mao Zedong and the People’s Republic of China during the Cold War was unprecedented, and laid the groundwork for future US-China relations. The phrase “Nixon going to China” has become a metaphor for when a politician takes an unexpected action and is able to yield great success.
Source: http://go.usa.gov/jRQ3

Portrait of President Nixon with autopen signature, 08/04/1972 .

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

President Nixon was the first president of the United States to visit China. Nixon’s overtures to Mao Zedong and the People’s Republic of China during the Cold War was unprecedented, and laid the groundwork for future US-China relations. The phrase “Nixon going to China” has become a metaphor for when a politician takes an unexpected action and is able to yield great success.

Source: http://go.usa.gov/jRQ3

Aug 28

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Aug 27

Conference of the Big Three at Yalta makes final plans for the defeat of Germany. Here the “Big Three” sit on the patio together, Prime Minister Winston S. Churchill, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Premier Josef Stalin., 02/1945.
Item From: Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. (09/18/1947 - 02/28/1964).
The Yalta Conference was also known as the Crimea Conference, and was codenamed as the Argonaut Conference. It took place from February 4-11, 1945 and was to discuss Europe’s post-war reorganization.
Source: http://go.usa.gov/DVTj

Conference of the Big Three at Yalta makes final plans for the defeat of Germany. Here the “Big Three” sit on the patio together, Prime Minister Winston S. Churchill, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Premier Josef Stalin., 02/1945.

Item From: Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. (09/18/1947 - 02/28/1964).

The Yalta Conference was also known as the Crimea Conference, and was codenamed as the Argonaut Conference. It took place from February 4-11, 1945 and was to discuss Europe’s post-war reorganization.

Source: http://go.usa.gov/DVTj

Aug 26

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Aug 25

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Aug 24

World War I Draft Registration Card for Louis Armstrong, 09/12/1918.
Item From: Records of the Selective Service System ( World War I). (1917-07/15/1919).
This draft card for an 18 year old Louis Armstrong shows his occupation as a musician. It also shows that he was born on July 4rth 1900, and mentions his mother May Armstrong .
Source: http://go.usa.gov/DVTh

World War I Draft Registration Card for Louis Armstrong, 09/12/1918.

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

This draft card for an 18 year old Louis Armstrong shows his occupation as a musician. It also shows that he was born on July 4rth 1900, and mentions his mother May Armstrong .

Source: http://go.usa.gov/DVTh

Aug 22

Presidential Pardon Signed by James Monroe and John Quincy Adams, 04/13/1822.
Item From: Records of District Courts of the United States. (1790- 01/01/1912).
Power of the Pen. One of the powers the president holds is the ability to pardon prisoners. In this case President Monroe pardoned three individuals.
Source: http://go.usa.gov/DyCH

Presidential Pardon Signed by James Monroe and John Quincy Adams, 04/13/1822.

Item From: Records of District Courts of the United States. (1790- 01/01/1912).

Power of the Pen. One of the powers the president holds is the ability to pardon prisoners. In this case President Monroe pardoned three individuals.

Source: http://go.usa.gov/DyCH

Aug 21

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Aug 20

Tennessee’s Ratification of the 19th Amendment.
Item From: General Records of the United States Government. (03/04/1789-).
In 1920 the 19th Amendment gained enough approval from the States to officially become the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. Tennessee ratified the amendment on the 24th of August, better late than never! The ratification is signed by A.H. Roberts, governor of Tennessee.
Source: http://go.usa.gov/DNYj

Tennessee’s Ratification of the 19th Amendment.

Item From: General Records of the United States Government. (03/04/1789-).

In 1920 the 19th Amendment gained enough approval from the States to officially become the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. Tennessee ratified the amendment on the 24th of August, better late than never! The ratification is signed by A.H. Roberts, governor of Tennessee.

Source: http://go.usa.gov/DNYj