National Archives Research Workshop
February 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Members of the public are invited to join us to learn more about the National Archives and Records Administration. This Orientation and Introduction to Research session will introduce us to resources in NARA’s collection, some of which are especially helpful for research on DC’s historic and built environment.
This workshop is currently full. To be added to the wait list, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Free & Open to the Public!)
More about NARA:
The National Archives and Records Administration is the nation’s record keeper. They were established in 1934 by President Franklin Roosevelt, but its major holdings date back to 1775. Those valuable records are preserved and are available to the public.
Many people know the National Archives as the keeper of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. But they also hold in trust for the public the records of ordinary citizens—for example, military records of the brave men and women who have fought for our country, naturalization records of the immigrants whose dreams have shaped our nation, and even the canceled check from the purchase of Alaska.
NARA’s collection currently preserves approximately 10 billion pages of textual records; 12 million maps, charts, and architectural and engineering drawings; 25 million still photographs and graphics; 24 million aerial photographs; 300,000 reels of motion picture film; 400,000 video and sound recordings; and 133 terabytes of electronic data.