US National Archives Exhibits

Apr 23

Petition Against the So-Called Hetch Hetchy Bill (H.R. 7207) from the University of Oklahoma, 1913
Item from Records of the U.S. Senate. (03/04/1789 -)
Professors from the University of Oklahoma signed this petition to urge Congress to vote against the Raker Bill. The bill proposed the building of a dam in the Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park. 
Source: http://go.usa.gov/DyE5

Petition Against the So-Called Hetch Hetchy Bill (H.R. 7207) from the University of Oklahoma, 1913

Item from Records of the U.S. Senate. (03/04/1789 -)

Professors from the University of Oklahoma signed this petition to urge Congress to vote against the Raker Bill. The bill proposed the building of a dam in the Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park. 

Source: http://go.usa.gov/DyE5

Apr 22

"Kearsage Pinnacles, Kings River Canyon (Proposed as a national park)," California, 1936., ca. 1936
Item from Records of the National Park Service.
Today is Earth Day, so go out and enjoy the beauty around you and help keep it pristine. Ansel Adams, made his mark by becoming a popular photographer known to Americans nationwide. His images have captured American National Parks and their immense mountain ranges, like this one shown above.  
Source: http://go.usa.gov/jvuV

"Kearsage Pinnacles, Kings River Canyon (Proposed as a national park)," California, 1936., ca. 1936

Item from Records of the National Park Service.

Today is Earth Day, so go out and enjoy the beauty around you and help keep it pristine. Ansel Adams, made his mark by becoming a popular photographer known to Americans nationwide. His images have captured American National Parks and their immense mountain ranges, like this one shown above.  

Source: http://go.usa.gov/jvuV

Apr 21

Press release announcing U.S. de jure recognition of the state of Israel, 01/31/1949
Item from Official Files (Truman Administration). (04/1945 - 01/20/1953)
Power of the Pen. This press release, signed by President Truman, recognized the Government of Israel after they held their first election.
Source: http://go.usa.gov/k2fV

Press release announcing U.S. de jure recognition of the state of Israel, 01/31/1949

Item from Official Files (Truman Administration). (04/1945 - 01/20/1953)

Power of the Pen. This press release, signed by President Truman, recognized the Government of Israel after they held their first election.

Source: http://go.usa.gov/k2fV

Apr 20

World War I Draft Registration Card for Harry Handcuff Houdini
Item from Office Files (Truman Administration). (04/1945 - 01/20/1953)
Harry Houdini’s legal middle name was Handcuff, as seen here in his signature on his World War I draft card.
Source: http://go.usa.gov/DESB

World War I Draft Registration Card for Harry Handcuff Houdini

Item from Office Files (Truman Administration). (04/1945 - 01/20/1953)

Harry Houdini’s legal middle name was Handcuff, as seen here in his signature on his World War I draft card.

Source: http://go.usa.gov/DESB

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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