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2004_MD_Lincoln_Other_04032722Abraham Lincoln 2004 Symposium @ National Archives II -- Other
The Abraham Lincoln Institute hosted its seventh annual symposium featuring "The Latest in Lincoln Scholarship" at the National Archives facility in College Park. This all-day event featured a number of speakers, good food, and wonderful conversation.
This page of photos consists of pictures from the...
2004_MD_Lincoln_Speakers_04032755Abraham Lincoln 2004 Symposium @ National Archives II -- Speakers
The Abraham Lincoln Institute hosted its seventh annual symposium featuring "The Latest in Lincoln Scholarship" at the National Archives facility in College Park. This all-day event featured a number of speakers, good food, and wonderful conversation.
* Brian R Dirck (speaking on "Lincoln the...
2005_MD_Lincoln_Other_05031239Abraham Lincoln 2005 Symposium @ National Archives II -- Other
The Abraham Lincoln Institute held its Eighth Annual Symposium on "The Latest in Lincoln Scholarship" at the Archives II building in College Park. The event features a number of experts talking about aspects of Lincoln's life and then includes some awards for research and publication.
Pictures on this...
2005_MD_Lincoln_Speakers_05031282Abraham Lincoln 2005 Symposium @ National Archives II -- Speakers
The Abraham Lincoln Institute held its Eighth Annual Symposium on "The Latest in Lincoln Scholarship" at the Archives II building in College Park. The event features a number of experts talking about aspects of Lincoln's life and then includes some awards for research and publication.

* Howard...
2006_MD_Lincoln_Other_06032552Abraham Lincoln 2006 Symposium @ National Archives II -- Other
These pictures were taken at the 9th Annual Symposium of the Abraham Lincoln Institute (http://www.lincoln-institute.org/ ) : The Latest in Lincoln Scholarship. This annual conference, held at the Archives II facility in College Park, Maryland, features speakers speaking about their new research and...
2006_MD_Lincoln_Speakers_060325103Abraham Lincoln 2006 Symposium @ National Archives II -- Speakers
The Abraham Lincoln Institute held its Eighth Annual Symposium on "The Latest in Lincoln Scholarship" at the Archives II building in College Park. The event features a number of experts talking about aspects of Lincoln's life and then includes some awards for research and publication.

*...
2007_MD_Lincoln_Other_07032463Abraham Lincoln 2007 Symposium @ National Archives II -- Other
The Latest in Lincoln Scholarship Tenth Annual Symposium: Presented in partnership with the Abraham Lincoln Institute.

Pictures in this section cover everything except the formal presentations.
2007_MD_Lincoln_Speakers_070324123Abraham Lincoln 2007 Symposium @ National Archives II -- Speakers
The Latest in Lincoln Scholarship Tenth Annual Symposium: Presented in partnership with the Abraham Lincoln Institute.

* Welcome: Fred J. Martin, Jr., President, Abraham Lincoln Institute
* National Archives Welcome: Allen Weinstein, Archivist of the United States
* "Lincoln Scholarship Today",...
2009_MD_Lincoln_Other_09032193Abraham Lincoln 2009 Symposium @ National Archives II -- Other
Twelfth Annual Symposium: "The Latest in Lincoln Scholarship"
Co-sponsored by the Abraham Lincoln Institute, Inc., the National Archives, the Foundation for the National Archives, the Illinois State Society of Washington, D.C., and the generosity of individual donors; and, endorsed by the U.S. Abraham...
2009_MD_Lincoln_Speakers_090321185Abraham Lincoln 2009 Symposium @ National Archives II -- Speakers
Twelfth Annual Symposium: "The Latest in Lincoln Scholarship"
Co-sponsored by the Abraham Lincoln Institute, Inc., the National Archives, the Foundation for the National Archives, the Illinois State Society of Washington, D.C., and the generosity of individual donors; and, endorsed by the U.S. Abraham...
2010_MD_Lincoln_Party_10032060Abraham Lincoln 2010 Symposium -- Post-event party
These are pictures from an after-event party for participants of the symposium.
2010_MD_Lincoln_Other_10032053Abraham Lincoln 2010 Symposium @ National Archives II -- Other
Thirteenth Annual Symposium: "The Latest in Lincoln Scholarship"
Co-sponsored by the Abraham Lincoln Institute, Inc., the National Archives, the Foundation for the National Archives, the Illinois State Society of Washington, D.C., and the generosity of individual donors; and, endorsed by the U.S....
2010_MD_Lincoln_Speakers_100320216Abraham Lincoln 2010 Symposium @ National Archives II -- Speakers
Thirteenth Annual Symposium: "The Latest in Lincoln Scholarship"
Co-sponsored by the Abraham Lincoln Institute, Inc., the National Archives, the Foundation for the National Archives, the Illinois State Society of Washington, D.C., and the generosity of individual donors; and, endorsed by the U.S....
2011_MD_Lincoln_Other_11032656Abraham Lincoln 2011 Symposium @ National Archives II -- Other
The Abraham Lincoln Institute hosted its fourteenth annual symposium featuring "The Latest in Lincoln Scholarship" at the National Archives facility in College Park. This all-day event featured a number of speakers, good food, and wonderful conversation.
This page of photos consists of pictures from...
2011_MD_Lincoln_Speakers_110326140Abraham Lincoln 2011 Symposium @ National Archives II -- Speakers
The Abraham Lincoln Institute hosted its fourteenth annual symposium featuring "The Latest in Lincoln Scholarship" at the National Archives facility in College Park. This all-day event featured a number of speakers, good food, and wonderful conversation.
This page of photos consists of pictures from...
2013_MD_Lincoln_Speakers_130323208Abraham Lincoln 2013 Symposium @ National Archives II -- Speakers
Lincoln Symposium:
-- Welcome: Michael Burlingame, President, Abraham Lincoln Institute
-- National Archives Welcome: Trevor Plante, Chief of Reference, Archives I, Washington DC, National Archives and Records Administration
-- Speaker 1: "The Emancipation Proclamation: Myths and Realities": James...
2016_DC_4th_ArchivesB_16070464DC -- 4th of July @ National Archives -- Breakfast (2016)
Program:
* Patrick Madden, Executive Director, National Archives Foundation
* David Ferriero, Chief Archivist of the United States
* A’Lelia Bundles, Chair and President, National Archives Foundation
* ???, from John Hancock Insurance
In the audience were various folks including Congressman...
2009_DC_4th_Archives_090704102DC -- 4th of July @ National Archives -- Ceremony (2009)
Declaration of Independence Reading Ceremony
* Greetings from Bob Dotson, NBC News National Correspondent
* Presentation of Colors by the Continental Color Guard
* "National Anthem" led by Duane Moody
* Performance by the 3rd U.S. Infantry "The Old Guard" Fife and Drum Corps
* Remarks by...
2015_DC_4th_Archives_150704156DC -- 4th of July @ National Archives -- Ceremony (2015)
Declaration of Independence Reading Ceremony
* Greetings from Steve Scully, C-SPAN News Broadcaster
* Presentation of colors by the Continental Color Guard*
* National Anthem by Adalia Jimenez
* Performance by the Fife and Drum Corps*
* Remarks by Archivist of the United States David S....
2016_DC_4th_Archives_160704118DC -- 4th of July @ National Archives -- Ceremony (2016)
Program:
* Greeting by Allison Seymour, Fox 5 News Anchor
* Presentation of colors by the Continental Color Guard
* National Anthem by Caleb Green
* Performance by the Fife and Drum Corps
* Remarks by the Archivist of the United States, David Ferriero
* Dramatic Reading of the Declaration of...
2015_DC_4th_ArchivesB_15070469DC -- 4th of July @ National Archives -- Member Breakfast (2015)
July 4th at the National Archives
Promise of America Breakfast: American Heritage Chocolate Tasting
Remarks:
* (Emcee) Patrick Madden, Executive Director, Foundation for the National Archives
* David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States
* A’Lelia Bundles, Chair and President, Foundation for...
2008_DC_Drinks_08020717DC -- Drinks after the "Running for Office: Cartooning and Politics" event
Folks here were coming in after the National Archives event.
2006_DC_NALBJ_06032441Env Film Festival (2006) -- "A Life: The Story of Lady Bird Johnson" (w/Jack Valenti and Bess Abell) @ Natl Archives
In conjunction with the 2006 Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital, the Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film and the Center for the National Archives Experience present "A Life: The Story of Lady Bird Johnson" (1992), the story of one of America’s most remarkable First Ladies...
2007_DC_NARC_07032225Env Film Festival (2007) -- "Silent Spring of Rachel Carson" (w/Roger Christie) @ Natl Archives
The Silent Spring of Rachel Carson: Film and Discussion:
In commemoration of the 100th birthday of influential environmentalist and author Rachel Carson, we present a screening of the 1963 CBS Reports television program The Silent Spring of Rachel Carson (60 minutes). Hosted by Eric Sevareid and...
2009_DC_NATVA_09031735Env Film Festival (2009) -- "Built for the People: The Story of TVA" (w/Sean and Andrea Nix Fine) @ Natl Archives
BIG Ideas, BIG Projects: Built for the People: The Story of TVA (2008) was produced by Academy Award®-nominated Washington documentary filmmakers Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine (War/Dance). The film chronicles the transformation of the vast and magnificent Tennessee Valley—devastated by flooding,...
2012_DC_Dust_Bowl_120325107Env Film Festival (2012) -- "Dust Bowl" (w/Ken Burns, Dayton Duncan and Julie Dunfey) @ Natl Archives
Presented with: Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film
THE DUST BOWL (USA, 2012, 60 min.)
Special Sneak Preview with Clips The worst man-made ecological disaster in American history, “the dust bowl,” caused by the heedless actions of thousands of individual farmers, encouraged by their...
2012_DC_FNA_12020931Foundation for the Natl Archives -- Member reception for Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World exhibit
2007_DC_FNA_07042042Foundation for the Natl Archives -- Volunteer Appreciation Ice Cream Social
To celebrate National Volunteer Week and all of NARA's volunteers, the Foundation for the National Archives and the Center for the National Archives Experience are hosting an ice cream social...
2008_DC_FNA_08100289Foundation for the Natl Archives -- "1783: Subject or Citizen?" opening
Private Reception and Exhibition Preview of "1783: Subject or Citizen?" An international exhibition presented by the National Archives and Library and Archives Canada with support from the Foundation for the National Archives.

Speakers included:
* Marvin Pinkert, director, museum programs at the...
2016_DC_FNA_16031440Foundation for the Natl Archives -- "Amending America" member event
Speakers were A'Leila Bundles, David Ferriero, and ???.
2005_DC_FNA_0507237Foundation for the Natl Archives -- "Americans In Paris" tour
2009_DC_FNA_09031265Foundation for the Natl Archives -- "BIG!" opening
The National Archives and Record Administration & The Board of Directors of the Foundation for the National Archives invite you to a Private Reception and Exhibition Preview of BIG! An Exhibition Celebrating the National Archives 75th Anniversary.

Speaking during the event:
- Adrienne Thomas,...
2010_DC_FNA_1012018Foundation for the Natl Archives -- "Discovering the Civil War, Part Two: Consequences" reception
To say thank you to our members, to ring in the holiday season, and to celebrate the opening of our newest exhibit "Discovering the Civil War, Part Two: Consequences", we invite you to join the Foundation for a special evening, including
* A private reception including favorite holiday treats and...
2010_DC_FNA_100128111Foundation for the Natl Archives -- "Fighting for Democracy" opening (w/Daniel Inouye and George Takei)
A special opportunity to preview Fighting for Democracy, a temporary exhibition opening at the National Archives.
What do we mean by "We the People?" This question is explored in "Fighting for Democracy" through the experiences of women and men who sought equal treatment during World War II. This...
2010_DC_FNA_10022324Foundation for the Natl Archives -- "Fighting for Democracy" tour
2008_DC_FNARO_08020633Foundation for the Natl Archives -- "Running For Office" opening
Presentations were made by Marvin Pinkert, Allen Weinstein, Tom Wheeler, ???, and Jessie Kratz
2007_DC_FNA_07032939Foundation for the Natl Archives -- "School House to White House" opening
2006_DC_FNA_06052020Foundation for the Natl Archives -- "The Way We Worked" tour
2011_DC_FNA_11060936Foundation for the Natl Archives -- "What's Cooking, Uncle Sam?" opening
David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States
Kenneth G. Lore, Chairman and President of the Foundation for the National Archives
Jose Andres, Chief Culinary Advisor
Invite you to join
Special Guest: The Honorable Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture
for a private reception and exhibition...
2018_DC_NAOscA_1803033Natl Archives -- Academy Award Animated Short Film Nominees
The National Archives hosts the 14th annual free screenings of the Academy Award® nominees in four categories: Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Live Action Short Film, and Animated Short Film. The screenings are presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in partnership...
2007_DC_NAASFN_0702246Natl Archives -- Academy Award Animated Short Film Nominees (introduced by Marvin Pinkert and members of the Animation Roundtable)
Third Annual Showcase of Academy Awards: Animated Short Film Nominees. Introductions were by Marvin Pinkert (Executive Director, Center for the National Archives Experience) and members of the Animation Roundtable, Women in Film and Video, Washington, DC.
The five nominated films were:
* "The Danish...
2010_DC_NAOscA_10030618Natl Archives -- Academy Award Animated Short Film Nominees (introduced by Marvin Pinkert and WIFV members)
The Center for the National Archives Experience will host the sixth annual free screenings of the Academy Award® nominees in four categories—Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Live Action Short Film, and Animated Short Film—from Wednesday, March 3, through Sunday, March 7. The screenings...
2011_DC_NAOscA_11022620Natl Archives -- Academy Award Animated Short Film Nominees (introduced by Marvin Pinkert and WIFV members)
The National Archives Experience hosts the seventh annual free screenings of the Academy Award® nominees in four categories—Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Live Action Short Film, and Animated Short Film.
The screenings are presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in...
2008_DC_NAOscA_08022325Natl Archives -- Academy Award Animated Short Film Nominees (introduced by Tom Flood and WIFV members)
Showcase of Academy Award-Nominated Documentaries and Shorts. The screenings are presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, in partnership with the Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film and the Foundation for the National Archives.
Speakers for this even:
* David Flood...
2009_DC_NAOscA_09022130Natl Archives -- Academy Award Animated Short Film Nominees (introduced by WIFV and Animator's Roundtable members)
The Center for the National Archives Experience will host the fifth annual free screenings of the Academy Award® nominees in four categories—Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Live Action Short Film, and Animated Short Film—from Wednesday, February 18, through Sunday, February 22. The...
2012_DC_NAOscA_12022530Natl Archives -- Academy Award Animated Short Film Nominees (introduced by WIFV and Animator's Roundtable members)
8th Annual Showcase of Academy Award®–Nominated Documentaries and Shorts:
The National Archives Experience hosts the eighth annual free screenings of the Academy Award® nominees in four categories—Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Live Action Short Film, and Animated Short Film.
The...
2014_DC_NAOscA_14030123Natl Archives -- Academy Award Animated Short Film Nominees (introduced by WIFV and Animator's Roundtable members)
10th Annual Showcase of Academy Award®–Nominated Documentaries and Short Subjects
The National Archives hosts the tenth annual free screenings of the Academy Award® nominees in four categories–Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Live Action Short Film, and Animated Short Film.
The...
2013_DC_ASFN_13022313Natl Archives -- Academy Award Animated Short Film Nominees (introduced by WIFV members)
9th Annual Showcase of Academy Award®–Nominated Documentaries and Short Subjects:
The National Archives Experience hosts the ninth annual free screenings of the Academy Award® nominees in four categories—Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Live Action Short Film, and Animated Short...
2019_DC_Free_Solo_1902218Natl Archives -- Academy Award Documentary Feature Nominee: Free Solo (introduced by David Ferriero)
Academy Award Documentary Feature Nominee: Free Solo
The National Archives hosts the 15th annual free screenings of the Academy Award® nominees in four categories: Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Live Action Short Film, and Animated Short Film.
The screenings are presented by the...
2014_DC_20Feet_14022625Natl Archives -- Academy Award Documentary Feature Nominee: "20 Feet from Stardom" (introduced by Willie Waffle)
10th Annual Showcase of Academy Award®–Nominated Documentaries and Short Subjects
The National Archives hosts the tenth annual free screenings of the Academy Award® nominees in four categories–Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Live Action Short Film, and Animated Short Film.
The...
2013_DC_5Broken_13022419Natl Archives -- Academy Award Documentary Feature Nominee: "5 Broken Cameras" (introduced by Willie Waffle)
9th Annual Showcase of Academy Award®–Nominated Documentaries and Short Subjects:
The National Archives Experience hosts the ninth annual free screenings of the Academy Award® nominees in four categories—Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Live Action Short Film, and Animated Short...
2010_DC_NAOscB_10030610Natl Archives -- Academy Award Documentary Feature Nominee: "Burma VJ" (introduced by Willie Waffle)
The Center for the National Archives Experience will host the sixth annual free screenings of the Academy Award® nominees in four categories—Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Live Action Short Film, and Animated Short Film—from Wednesday, March 3, through Sunday, March 7. The screenings...
2014_DC_Cutie_14030212Natl Archives -- Academy Award Documentary Feature Nominee: "Cutie and the Boxer" (introduced by Willie Waffle)
10th Annual Showcase of Academy Award®–Nominated Documentaries and Short Subjects
The National Archives hosts the tenth annual free screenings of the Academy Award® nominees in four categories–Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Live Action Short Film, and Animated Short Film.
The...
2007_DC_NADUFE_07022212Natl Archives -- Academy Award Documentary Feature Nominee: "Deliver Us From Evil" (introduced by Werner Schumann)
Thursday, February 22, 7*9 p.m. Screening introduced by Werner Schumann, Oscar-nominated co-producer of The Klan: A Legacy of Hate in America (1982).
Deliver Us From Evil (101 minutes.)
A Disarming Films Production
Amy Berg and Frank Donner
2011_DC_NAOscX_1102276Natl Archives -- Academy Award Documentary Feature Nominee: "Exit Through the Gift Shop" (introduced by Willie Waffle)
The National Archives Experience hosts the seventh annual free screenings of the Academy Award® nominees in four categories—Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Live Action Short Film, and Animated Short Film.
The screenings are presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in...
2010_DC_NAOscF_10030312Natl Archives -- Academy Award Documentary Feature Nominee: "Food, Inc." (introduced by Willie Waffle)
The Center for the National Archives Experience will host the sixth annual free screenings of the Academy Award® nominees in four categories—Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Live Action Short Film, and Animated Short Film—from Wednesday, March 3, through Sunday, March 7. The screenings...
2011_DC_NAOscG_1102248Natl Archives -- Academy Award Documentary Feature Nominee: "Gasland" (introduced by Willie Waffle)
The National Archives Experience hosts the seventh annual free screenings of the Academy Award® nominees in four categories—Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Live Action Short Film, and Animated Short Film.
The screenings are presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in...
2013_DC_Gatekeepers_1302206Natl Archives -- Academy Award Documentary Feature Nominee: "Gatekeepers" (introduced by Willie Waffle)
9th Annual Showcase of Academy Award®–Nominated Documentaries and Short Subjects:
The National Archives Experience hosts the ninth annual free screenings of the Academy Award® nominees in four categories—Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Live Action Short Film, and Animated Short...
2012_DC_NAOscT_1202266Natl Archives -- Academy Award Documentary Feature Nominee: "If a Tree Falls" (introduced by Willie Waffle)
8th Annual Showcase of Academy Award®–Nominated Documentaries and Shorts:
The National Archives Experience hosts the eighth annual free screenings of the Academy Award® nominees in four categories—Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Live Action Short Film, and Animated Short Film.
The...
2009_DC_NAOscW_09021829Natl Archives -- Academy Award Documentary Feature Nominee: "Man on Wire" (introduced by Grace Guggenheim and Jennice Fuentes)
The Center for the National Archives Experience will host the fifth annual free screenings of the Academy Award® nominees in four categories—Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Live Action Short Film, and Animated Short Film—from Wednesday, February 18, through Sunday, February 22. The...
2008_DC_NAOscN_08022315Natl Archives -- Academy Award Documentary Feature Nominee: "No End In Sight" (introduced by Aviva Kempner)
Showcase of Academy Award-Nominated Documentaries and Shorts. The screenings are presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, in partnership with the Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film and the Foundation for the National Archives.
This showing, of "No End In Sight", was...
2008_DC_NAOscO_08022214Natl Archives -- Academy Award Documentary Feature Nominee: "Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience" (introduced by Glenn Marcus)
Showcase of Academy Award-Nominated Documentaries and Shorts. The screenings are presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, in partnership with the Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film and the Foundation for the National Archives.
This showing, of "Operation Homecoming:...
2012_DC_NAOscP_1202259Natl Archives -- Academy Award Documentary Feature Nominee: "Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory" (introduced by Willie Waffle)
8th Annual Showcase of Academy Award®–Nominated Documentaries and Shorts:
The National Archives Experience hosts the eighth annual free screenings of the Academy Award® nominees in four categories—Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Live Action Short Film, and Animated Short Film.
The...
2013_DC_Searching_13022016Natl Archives -- Academy Award Documentary Feature Nominee: "Searching for Sugar Man" (introduced by Willie Waffle)
9th Annual Showcase of Academy Award®–Nominated Documentaries and Short Subjects:
The National Archives Experience hosts the ninth annual free screenings of the Academy Award® nominees in four categories—Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Live Action Short Film, and Animated Short...
2009_DC_NAOscB_0902194Natl Archives -- Academy Award Documentary Feature Nominee: "The Betrayal" (introduced by Jennice Fuentes)
The Center for the National Archives Experience will host the fifth annual free screenings of the Academy Award® nominees in four categories—Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Live Action Short Film, and Animated Short Film—from Wednesday, February 18, through Sunday, February 22. The...
2009_DC_NAOscG_0902225Natl Archives -- Academy Award Documentary Feature Nominee: "The Garden" (introduced by Jennice Fuentes)
The Center for the National Archives Experience will host the fifth annual free screenings of the Academy Award® nominees in four categories—Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Live Action Short Film, and Animated Short Film—from Wednesday, February 18, through Sunday, February 22. The...
2012_DC_NAOscU_12022314Natl Archives -- Academy Award Documentary Feature Nominee: "Undefeated" (introduced by Willie Waffle)
8th Annual Showcase of Academy Award®–Nominated Documentaries and Shorts:
The National Archives Experience hosts the eighth annual free screenings of the Academy Award® nominees in four categories—Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Live Action Short Film, and Animated Short Film.
The...
2008_DC_NAOscW_08022414Natl Archives -- Academy Award Documentary Feature Nominee: "War/Dance" (introduced by Flo Stone)
Showcase of Academy Award-Nominated Documentaries and Shorts. The screenings are presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, in partnership with the Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film and the Foundation for the National Archives.
This showing, of "War/Dance", was...
2010_DC_NAOscW_10030713Natl Archives -- Academy Award Documentary Feature Nominee: "Which Way Home" (introduced by Willie Waffle)
The Center for the National Archives Experience will host the sixth annual free screenings of the Academy Award® nominees in four categories—Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Live Action Short Film, and Animated Short Film—from Wednesday, March 3, through Sunday, March 7. The screenings...
2009_DC_NAOscE_0902203Natl Archives -- Academy Award Documentary Feature Nominee: ""Encounters at the End of the World" (introduced by Jennice Fuentes)
The Center for the National Archives Experience will host the fifth annual free screenings of the Academy Award® nominees in four categories—Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Live Action Short Film, and Animated Short Film—from Wednesday, February 18, through Sunday, February 22. The...
2008_DC_NAOscS_0802247Natl Archives -- Academy Award Documentary Short Subject Nominees (introduced by Felicia Barlow)
Showcase of Academy Award-Nominated Documentaries and Shorts. The screenings are presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, in partnership with the Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film and the Foundation for the National Archives.

Speakers for this event were:
*...
2012_DC_NAOscS_1202264Natl Archives -- Academy Award Documentary Short Subject Nominees (introduced by Susan Clifton)
8th Annual Showcase of Academy Award®–Nominated Documentaries and Shorts:
The National Archives Experience hosts the eighth annual free screenings of the Academy Award® nominees in four categories—Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Live Action Short Film, and Animated Short Film.
The...
2010_DC_NAOscS_1003072Natl Archives -- Academy Award Documentary Short Subject Nominees (introduced by Tom Nastick)
The Center for the National Archives Experience will host the sixth annual free screenings of the Academy Award® nominees in four categories—Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Live Action Short Film, and Animated Short Film—from Wednesday, March 3, through Sunday, March 7. The screenings...
2011_DC_NAOscS_1102271Natl Archives -- Academy Award Documentary Short Subject Nominees (introduced by Tom Nastick)
The National Archives Experience hosts the seventh annual free screenings of the Academy Award® nominees in four categories—Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Live Action Short Film, and Animated Short Film.
The screenings are presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in...
2013_DC_DSS_1302249Natl Archives -- Academy Award Documentary Short Subject Nominees (introduced by Tom Nastick)
9th Annual Showcase of Academy Award®–Nominated Documentaries and Short Subjects:
The National Archives Experience hosts the ninth annual free screenings of the Academy Award® nominees in four categories—Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Live Action Short Film, and Animated Short...
2014_DC_DSS_1403026Natl Archives -- Academy Award Documentary Short Subject Nominees (introduced by Tom Nastick)
10th Annual Showcase of Academy Award®–Nominated Documentaries and Short Subjects
The National Archives hosts the tenth annual free screenings of the Academy Award® nominees in four categories–Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Live Action Short Film, and Animated Short Film.
The...
2016_DC_NAOscA_1602272Natl Archives -- Academy Award Live Action Short Film Nominees -- crowds awaiting screening
2009_DC_NAOscL_09022110Natl Archives -- Academy Award Live Action Short Film Nominees (introduced by Margaret Parsons)
The Center for the National Archives Experience will host the fifth annual free screenings of the Academy Award® nominees in four categories—Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Live Action Short Film, and Animated Short Film—from Wednesday, February 18, through Sunday, February 22. The...
2011_DC_NAOscD_11022614Natl Archives -- Academy Award Live Action Short Film Nominees (introduced by Margaret Parsons)
The National Archives Experience hosts the seventh annual free screenings of the Academy Award® nominees in four categories—Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Live Action Short Film, and Animated Short Film.
The screenings are presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in...
2012_DC_NAOscL_12022513Natl Archives -- Academy Award Live Action Short Film Nominees (introduced by Margaret Parsons)
8th Annual Showcase of Academy Award®–Nominated Documentaries and Shorts:
The National Archives Experience hosts the eighth annual free screenings of the Academy Award® nominees in four categories—Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Live Action Short Film, and Animated Short Film.
The...
2013_DC_Live_Action_1302238Natl Archives -- Academy Award Live Action Short Film Nominees (introduced by Margaret Parsons)
9th Annual Showcase of Academy Award®–Nominated Documentaries and Short Subjects:
The National Archives Experience hosts the ninth annual free screenings of the Academy Award® nominees in four categories—Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Live Action Short Film, and Animated Short...
2014_DC_NAOscL_14030115Natl Archives -- Academy Award Live Action Short Film Nominees (introduced by Margaret Parsons)
10th Annual Showcase of Academy Award®–Nominated Documentaries and Short Subjects
The National Archives hosts the tenth annual free screenings of the Academy Award® nominees in four categories–Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Live Action Short Film, and Animated Short Film.
The...
2008_DC_NAOscD_08022311Natl Archives -- Academy Award Live Action Short Film Nominees (introduced by Peggy Parsons)
Showcase of Academy Award-Nominated Documentaries and Shorts. The screenings are presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, in partnership with the Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film and the Foundation for the National Archives.
The short film nominees were introduced...
2010_DC_SAAW_10063018Natl Archives -- Academy Award "2010 Student Academy Award Winners" (introduced by Willie Waffle)
2010 Student Academy Award® Winners:
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, in partnership with The Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film and the Foundation for the National Archives, presents the winners of the 2010 Student Academy Awards®, which honor outstanding student...
2011_DC_SAAW_11063018Natl Archives -- Academy Award "2011 Student Academy Award Winners" (introduced by Willie Waffle)
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, in partnership with The Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film and the Foundation for the National Archives, presents the Gold Medal winners of the 2011 Student Academy Awards®. Established in 1972, the Student Academy Awards support and...
2014_DC_Kennesaw_14101038Natl Archives -- Adam Eisenberg and Anthony Winegar ("Kennesaw: One Last Mountain")
Kennesaw: One Last Mountain
In the predawn hours of June 27, 1864, Union officers received an order from Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman to assault Confederate forces entrenched along the Kennesaw Mountain line, anchored by an imposing precipice known as the “Gibraltar of Georgia.” Sherman’s mission:...
2012_DC_Goodheart_12011823Natl Archives -- Adam Goodheart ("1861: The Civil War Awakening")
1861: The Civil War Awakening:
Adam Goodheart presents a gripping account of how the Civil War began in 1861: The Civil War Awakening. Early in that fateful year, a second American revolution unfolded to free the country of slavery and end paralyzing attempts to compromise over it. A book signing will...
2010_DC_NACarr_10021728Natl Archives -- Adam Schrager ("The Principled Politician: Governor Ralph Carr")
The Principled Politician: Governor Ralph Carr and the Fight Against Japanese American Internment:
Broadcast journalist and author Adam Schrager discusses his book, The Principled Politician, which tells the story of the only political leader in the country to welcome Japanese Americans to his state...
2017_DC_Miller_17050259Natl Archives -- Adrian Miller ("The President’s Kitchen Cabinet")
The President’s Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families
Award-winning author Adrian Miller vividly tells the stories of the African Americans who worked in the Presidential food service as chefs, personal cooks, butlers, stewards, and servers for every First...
2015_DC_Amar_15052853Natl Archives -- Akhil Reed Amar ("Law of the Land")
The Law of the Land: A Grand Tour of Our Constitutional Republic and Lincoln’s Constitutional Vision
Renowned legal scholar Akhil Reed Amar illustrates how geography, federalism, and regionalism have influenced some of the biggest questions in American constitutional law. While we may be united under...
2005_DC_NAACG_05032310Natl Archives -- Allen C. Guelzo ("I Freed Who?")
Emancipation Proclamation: Allen C. Guelzo will discuss "I Freed Who? The Eight Lies We Cheerfully Believe About Lincoln and Emancipation." Based on his latest book, Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America (Simon & Schuster, 2005), Guelzo's presentation confronts the numerous...
2009_DC_NAForgotten_09052837Natl Archives -- Amity Shlaes ("The Forgotten Man")
Amity Shlaes discusses her book The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression, which draws parallels between the Great Depression and the current economic situation. Shlaes rejects the conventional interpretation that the Depression represented capitalism’s failure and that FDR’s New Deal...
2018_DC_Souza_180508182Natl Archives -- An Evening with Former White House Photographer Pete Souza
An Evening with Former White House Photographer Pete Souza
He captured President Reagan and President Obama, now it's your turn to see the man behind the famous photographs. Join us for an exclusive program with Pete Souza, President Barack Obama's Chief Official White House Photographer! Souza will...
2008_DC_NALLC_08101529Natl Archives -- Andrew Jampoler ("Last Lincoln Conspirator")
The Last Lincoln Conspirator:  John Surratt's Flight from the Gallows: Despite all that has been written about the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, the story of John Surratt—the only conspirator who got away—remains untold and largely unknown. Andrew Jampoler tells what happened to that last...
2009_DC_NAAGR_09121645Natl Archives -- Annette Gordon-Reed ("Hemingses of Monticello")
Annette Gordon-Reed: The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family:
In The Hemingses of Monticello, the Hemings family finally comes to light in all its complexity. Pulitzer Prize–winning author Annette Gordon-Reed, professor of law at New York Law School and professor of history at Rutgers...
2012_DC_Pitch_12082314Natl Archives -- Anthony Pitch ("Burning of Washington: The British Invasion of 1814")
The Burning of Washington: The British Invasion of 1814
In August 1814, British troops completed a 50-mile march to capture the young American capital. In no time, British arsonists set off an inferno whose glow was seen miles away. This attack was one of the defining moments in the coming-of-age of...
2005_DC_NAViet_05052617Natl Archives -- Art Beltrone and Jan Scruggs (Private History of Vietnam)
The Private History of Vietnam: Art Beltrone and Jan Scruggs will discuss two books honoring those who served during the Vietnam War. Beltrone, author of Vietnam Graffiti: Messages from a Forgotten Troopship (Howell Press, 2004), tells the story of the troopship Gen. Nelson M. Walker. Beltrone...
2006_DC_NAIke_06042126Natl Archives -- Austin Hoyt and Duan Van Ee ("Ike")
Dwight D. Eisenhower was both a war hero and a President. The documentary Ike, from the PBS series The American Experience, explores both facets of his complex and fascinating life. Part One: Soldier, looks at Eisenhower’s military career. Executive producer Austin Hoyt will be joined by Eisenhower...
2016_DC_Kempner_16020436Natl Archives -- Aviva Kempner (discussing "Rosenwald") w/A'Leila Bundles
Rosenwald: A Remarkable Story of a Jewish Partnership with African American Communities:
Rosenwald is the story of Julius Rosenwald, who never finished high school but rose to become the president of Sears. Influenced by the writings of Booker T. Washington, this Jewish philanthropist joined forces...
2005_DC_NAHG_0504156Natl Archives -- Aviva Kempner (introducing "Life and Times of Hank Greenberg")
Filmmaker Aviva Kempner was on hand to introduce and discuss her 2001 award-winning documentary "The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg" on Detroit Tiger Hank Greenberg, the extraordinary baseball player who transcended religious prejudice to become an American icon. This compelling documentary combines...
2008_DC_NABB_08012543Natl Archives -- Barbara Bush (American Conversations)
Barbara Bush: Family and Friends in a Public Life. Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein welcomes former First Lady Barbara Pierce Bush in an American Conversation. Since leaving the White House in 1993, Mrs. Bush has continued to serve others with tireless energy and good humor. As First...
2015_DC_Caroli_15110470Natl Archives -- Betty Boyd Caroli ("Lady Bird and Lyndon")
Lady Bird and Lyndon: The Hidden Story of a Marriage That Made a President:
Betty Boyd Caroli restores Lady Bird to her rightful place in history, painting a vivid portrait of a marriage with complex but familiar and identifiable overtones. A book signing follows the program.
2005_DC_NAPP_05050412Natl Archives -- Betty Monkman and Simmie Knox (Presidential Portraits)
Presidential Portraits: Retired White House curator Betty Monkman and artist Simmie Knox will discuss Presidential portraits. In her illustrated remarks, Monkman will review the history of acquiring official portraits of Presidents and First Ladies for the White House collection. Knox will discuss how...
2018_DC_Drury_18102926Natl Archives -- Bob Drury ("Valley Forge")
Bob Drury and Tom Clavin: Valley Forge: The Heart of Everything That Is
Bob Drury has written an inspiring account of Valley Forge, the Continental Army winter camp where George Washington turned the tide of the American Revolution. At the end of 1777, the Continental Army was starving; the men were...
2010_DC_CW3D_10061079Natl Archives -- Bob Zeller and John Richter ("Civil War in 3-D")
The Civil War in 3-D:
In partnership with the Center for Civil War Photography, we present an illustrated lecture featuring about 170 stereoscopic images taken during the Civil War. Bob Zeller, president of the Center for Civil War Photography, and John J. Richter, director of imaging for the center,...
2010_DC_McGinty_10052625Natl Archives -- Brian McGinty ("John Brown's Trial")
John Brown’s Trial:
John Brown hoped to incite the slaves in Virginia to a rebellion when he attacked the armory and arsenal at Harpers Ferry in 1859. Historians have credited this raid with rousing the country and accelerating the onset of the Civil War. In John Brown’s Trial, author Brian McGinty...
2007_DC_NAWish_07062747Natl Archives -- Byron Hollinshead, Robert Remini, Jay Winik, and Robert Dallek ("I Wish I'd Been There")
I Wish I'd Been There, Byron Hollinshead:
What is the scene or incident in American history that you would like to have witnessed and why? This is the thought-provoking question that author Byron Hollinshead posed to 20 American historians with the invitation to write a personal essay in return. The...
2005_DC_NAVP_0504207Natl Archives -- Callie Shell and David Bohrer (Vice President in Photographs)
The Vice President in Photographs: Former and current Vice-Presidential photographers will gather to share their experiences and the photographs created during their service. As virtual shadows, they had access to Vice Presidents that helped chronicle significant events in world politics as well as...
2003_DC_NACC_0311071Natl Archives -- Candace Clifford ("Nineteenth-Century Lights")
Candace Clifford presented a series of slides that she used in her book "Nineteeth-Century Lights: Historic Images of American Lighthouses". Interestingly, she said that all but one lighthouse today is automatic, mentioning that Ted Kennedy required that one in Massachusetts have a full-time keeper....
2005_DC_NACM_0512097Natl Archives -- Caroline Martel (introducing "Phantom of the Operator")
The Phantom of the Operator:
The Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film at the National Archives and the Center for the National Archives Experience present Caroline Martel's wry and delightful "found footage" film revealing a little-known chapter in labor history: the story of female...
2013_DC_Clinton_13032932Natl Archives -- Catherine Clinton ("Mourning in America")
Mourning in America: Death in the Civil War White Houses
During their presidencies, both Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis suffered the death of a child—a not uncommon event for most American parents in the 19th century. Starting with the death of Willie Lincoln in 1862 and the tragic accident that...
2009_DC_NAGWF_09091660Natl Archives -- Cdr. Henry J. Hendrix ("Roosevelt and the Great White Fleet")
Roosevelt and the Great White Fleet:
Cdr. Henry J. Hendrix, USN, will discuss Theodore Roosevelt’s Naval Diplomacy: The U.S. Navy and the Birth of the American Century. Hendrix examines Roosevelt’s use of U.S. seapower to advance his diplomatic efforts and facilitate the emergence of the United States...
2009_DC_NA1864_09051941Natl Archives -- Charles Bracelen Flood ("1864: Lincoln at the Gates of History")
Join us as Charles Bracelen Flood discusses his book 1864: Lincoln at the Gates of History. In his narrative, Flood brings to life the drama of Lincoln’s final year, in which he oversaw the final campaigns of the Civil War, was reelected President, and laid out his vision for the nation’s future in a...
2011_DC_Matthews_11121361Natl Archives -- Chris Matthews ("Jack Kennedy")
Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero:
Chris Matthews weaves first-hand accounts of John F. Kennedy together to tell the tale of how Kennedy grew from a child of privilege into a war hero and finally became President of the United States, all the while coping with a life-threatening disease. A book signing will...
2012_DC_McBurney_12051044Natl Archives -- Christian McBurney ("Rhode Island Campaign")
On July 29, 1778, a French naval squadron sailed to the entrance of Narragansett Bay. In The Rhode Island Campaign: The First French and American Operation in the Revolutionary War, Christian McBurney unravels one of the most multifaceted events of the war. A book signing will follow the program.
The...
2009_DC_NACTD_09101445Natl Archives -- Clifton Truman Daniel ("The Truman Letters")
The Truman Letters by Clifton Truman Daniel:
President Harry S. Truman was a prolific letter writer, but it was believed First Lady Bess Truman destroyed all the personal letters she sent to him. Grandson Clifton Truman Daniel gives us a peek at some not-yet-released letters discovered after his...
2012_DC_Gilded_12011737Natl Archives -- Cokie Roberts and Max Byrd ("Gilded Age Washington's Liveliest Hostess")
Gilded Age Washington’s Liveliest Hostess:
Cokie Roberts joins Max Byrd for a discussion of the letters of Clover Adams, wife of Henry Adams. In her magnificent Washington house, Clover held a salon for politicians and writers including Henry James, General Sherman, and Oscar Wilde. Her perceptive...
2008_DC_NACR_08050842Natl Archives -- Cokie Roberts ("Ladies of Liberty")
Cokie Roberts: Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation:
Archivist Allen Weinstein welcomes Cokie Roberts to discuss her newest book, Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation. Cokie Roberts tells the story of remarkable women and their achievements in moving the fledgling nation...
2013_DC_Lewis_13060685Natl Archives -- Congressman John Lewis ("An Evening with...") w/Scott Simon
An Evening with Congressman John Lewis:
Often called “one of the most courageous persons the Civil Rights Movement ever produced,” John Lewis has dedicated his life to protecting human rights and securing civil liberties. NPR correspondent and Peabody Award winner Scott Simon talks with Lewis about his...
2016_DC_Nelson_16120753Natl Archives -- Craig Nelson ("Pearl Harbor: From Infamy to Greatness")
Pearl Harbor: From Infamy to Greatness
According to author Craig Nelson, the America we live in today was born, not on July 4, 1776, but on December 7, 1941, when the Japanese suddenly and savagely attacked the United States, killing 2,403 men—and forced America’s entry into World War II. Pearl Harbor:...
2017_DC_Forgotten_Irish_17031674Natl Archives -- Damian Shiels ("The Forgotten Irish") w/David T. Gleeson and Michael Hussey
The Forgotten Irish: Irish Emigrant Experiences in America
On the eve of the Civil War, 1.6 million Irish-born people were living in the United States, most in the major industrialized cities of the North. For The Forgotten Irish, Damian Shiels researched Civil War pension records to craft the stories...
2012_DC_Rather_12050444Natl Archives -- Dan Rather ("Rather Outspoken") w/Cokie Roberts
Former CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather discusses the important moments of his career in his autobiography, including a frank accounting of his dismissal from CBS News and inside stories about the people he has interviewed or worked with over his more than 60 years as a professional journalist. A book...
2008_DC_NADS_08121183Natl Archives -- Daniel Schorr (American Conversations)
An American Conversation with Daniel Schorr: Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein welcomes Daniel Schorr in an American Conversation. As the last member of Edward R. Murrow’s legendary CBS reporting team still active in journalism, Daniel Schorr has covered the administrations of 12 Presidents...
2008_DC_NADSR_08121147Natl Archives -- Daniel Schorr (American Conversations) -- Reception
These photos were taken at the private reception before the American Conversations discussion with Daniel Schorr.
2010_DC_Eisenhower_101209141Natl Archives -- David and Julie Nixon Eisenhower ("Going Home to Glory")
Going Home to Glory: A Memoir of Life with Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1961-1969:
At the end of his second term in 1961, President Dwight Eisenhower retired to his farm outside of Gettysburg, PA, and redefined his political role. In Going Home to Glory, grandson David Eisenhower and his wife Julie Nixon...
2005_DC_NADG_0510218Natl Archives -- David Grubin (introducing "Destination America")
Destination America with David Grubin:
The Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film at the National Archives and the National Archives experience present a special evening with David Grubin. From the time the US government began keeping official records in 1820, more than 70 million people...
2011_DC_Hardin_11040614Natl Archives -- David Hardin ("After the War")
After the War: The Lives and Reputations of Great Civil War Figures after the Shooting Stopped:
Journalist David Hardin discusses his book After the War, which follows the lives of the Civil War’s principle players in the years after the conflict. Some figures continued their rise to greatness, while...
2019_05_16B_Maraniss49Natl Archives -- David Maraniss ("A Good American Family")
A Good American Family: The Red Scare and My Father
Pulitzer Prize–winning author David Maraniss captures the pervasive fear and paranoia that gripped America during the Red Scare of the 1950s. A Good American Family recounts his family’s ordeal, from blacklisting to vindication. Elliott Maraniss, a... (Partially reviewed)
2005_DC_NADM_05063020Natl Archives -- David McCullough ("1776")
1776: David McCullough will discuss his latest book, 1776 (Simon and Schuster, 2005), in which he tells the intensely human story of those who marched with Gen. George Washington in the year of the Declaration of Independence. Based on extensive research in both American and British archives, 1776 is a...
2005_DC_NADN_05111531Natl Archives -- David Nichols ("Eisenhower's Civil War")
The Eisenhower Library and Eisenhower Foundation present a Herbert Brownell Memorial Lecture, "Eisenhower's Civil War: The Politics of Civil Rights in the 1950s," by Dr. David Nichols. Dr. Nichols examines the complexities—some groundbreaking, some controversial—of civil rights during this time period,...
2011_DC_Nichols_11042268Natl Archives -- David Nichols ("Eisenhower 1956: The President's Year of Crisis")
Eisenhower 1956: The President’s Year of Crisis—Suez and the Brink of War:
David A. Nichols, a leading expert on the Eisenhower presidency and author of Eisenhower 1956, discusses how the thirty-fourth president of the United States skillfully negotiated to avert global warfare during the Suez crisis,...
2005_DC_NABOX_0506085Natl Archives -- David Owen ("Birth of Xerox")
Birth of Xerox: David Owen will discuss his book Copies in Seconds: How a Lone Inventor and an Unknown Company Created the Biggest Communication Breakthrough Since Gutenberg—Chester Carlson and the Birth of Xerox (Simon and Schuster, 2005). What makes the first plain-paper office copier unusual among...
2011_DC_Stewart_11120641Natl Archives -- David O. Stewart ("American Emperor")
American Emperor: Aaron Burr’s Challenge to Jefferson’s America:
David O. Stewart discusses Aaron Burr in his book, American Emperor. With his political career in tatters following his indictment for Alexander Hamilton’s murder, Burr plotted an insurrection and invasion of the Spanish colonies of...
2007_DC_NA1787_0704118Natl Archives -- David O. Stewart ("The Summer of 1787")
The Summer of 1787: David O. Stewart. David O. Stewart will discuss his new book, The Summer of 1787: The Men Who Invented the Constitution. George Washington presided; James Madison kept the notes; Benjamin Franklin offered words of wisdom at crucial times. The Summer of 1787 traces the struggles...
2008_DC_NAPeace_08050726Natl Archives -- David Patterson ("Search for Negotiated Peace")
The Search for Negotiated Peace: Women's Activism and Citizen Diplomacy in World War I:
Author David Patterson discusses his book The Search for Negotiated Peace, the gripping story of the events that moved high-profile American and European citizens, particularly women, into the international peace...
2007_DC_NALinc_0703229Natl Archives -- David Work ("Lincoln and His Generals")
Lincoln and His Generals: Presented in partnership with the Abraham Lincoln Institute. David Work, professor of U.S. history at Texas A&M University in Doha, Qatar, will explore Lincoln's reasons for adopting a policy of appointing politicians to be generals. Work proposes that Lincoln used political...
2003_DC_NADB_0311211Natl Archives -- DeAnne Blanton ("They Fought Like Demons")
This was an interesting presentation by one of the Archives' archivists. She wrote a book describing various women who fought in the Civil War on both sides. Some fought to be with their lovers, others for the money or the cause. In many cases, they were denied veterans benefits when their secrets...
2013_DC_Girls_Atomic_13031377Natl Archives -- Denise Kiernan ("Girls of Atomic City")
The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II:
The Tennessee town of Oak Ridge was created from scratch in 1942 as one of the Manhattan Project’s secret cities. It was home to more than 75,000 people, many of them young women recruited from small towns across the...
2009_DC_NANG_09082613Natl Archives -- Dennis Conrad ("Papers of General Nathanael Greene")
General Nathanael Greene: An Appraisal:
Dennis Conrad, editor of the Papers of General Nathanael Greene, presents an assessment of Greene and the Revolutionary War in the South. Greene, a forgotten hero of the American Revolution, reconquered the South after the British had destroyed two American...
2010_DC_NAHealy_10022456Natl Archives -- Dennis Noble and Truman Strobridge ("Captain Hell Roaring Mike Healy")
Captain “Hell Roaring” Mike Healy: From American Slave to Arctic Hero:
In the late 1880s, many lives in maritime Alaska rested in the hands of Michael A. Healy. During his years in the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service, Healy arrested lawbreakers, helped to deter smuggling, rescued sailors in distress,...
2013_DC_Cavett_13041939Natl Archives -- Dick Cavett ("Talk Show")
Talk Show: Confrontations, Pointed Commentary, and Off-Screen Secrets
From 1968 to 1982, Dick Cavett hosted the nation’s most famous personalities on his late-night talk show. Listen to Cavett’s best tales—one-upping Bette Davis, testifying on behalf of John Lennon, scheming with John Updike—from his...
2005_DC_NAWPC_05031727Natl Archives -- Donald Ritchie ("Reporting from Washington: Washington Press Corps") w/Helen Thomas
Washington Press Corps: Commonly referred to as the "First Lady of the Press," former White House Bureau Chief Helen Thomas has been breaking through barriers for women reporters while covering every President since John F. Kennedy. She will provide introductory remarks before Donald Ritchie, Assistant...
2007_DC_NADKG_07042243Natl Archives -- Doris Kearns Goodwin (American Conversations)
American Conversation: Doris Kearns Goodwin: Reflections of a Biographer-Historian: Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein hosts Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin. The conversation will examine Goodwin's career of more than three decades. She has been an aide and...
2013_DC_Goodwin_13111226Natl Archives -- Doris Kearns Goodwin ("The Bully Pulpit")
The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism:
Doris Kearns Goodwin’s latest book, The Bully Pulpit, is a dynamic history of the first decade of the Progressive era. Goodwin discusses the broken friendship between Teddy Roosevelt and his chosen successor,...
2007_DC_NARD_07060646Natl Archives -- Douglas Brinkey ("Reagan Diaries") w/Ed Meese, Sam Donaldson, etc
"The Reagan Diaries":
Ronald Reagan’s personal diaries from his eight years as President have been brought together for the first time in one volume and edited by historian Douglas Brinkley. The Reagan Diaries reveal insights into the extraordinary, the historic, and the routine day-to-day events of...
2017_DC_JFK100_17050366Natl Archives -- Douglas Brinkley and Stephen Kennedy Smith ("JFK: A Vision for America")
JFK100—JFK: A Vision for America
JFK: A Vision for America brings together Kennedy’s greatest speeches alongside essays by America’s top historians, political thinkers, writers, and artists. Edited by historian Douglas Brinkley and JFK’s nephew Stephen Kennedy Smith, is the definitive compendium of...
2014_DC_Egerton_14013150Natl Archives -- Douglas Egerton ("Wars of Reconstruction")
The Wars of Reconstruction: The Brief, Violent History of America’s Most Progressive Era:
The brief years of Reconstruction marked the United States’ most progressive moment prior to the civil rights movement. Congressional action ended slavery and gave the vote to black men, and in 1870 the first...
2009_DC_NADOL_09022541Natl Archives -- Douglas R. Egerton ("Death or Liberty")
Death or Liberty: African Americans and Revolutionary America:
In Death or Liberty, Douglas R. Egerton offers a sweeping chronicle of African American history from Britain’s 1763 victory in the Seven Years’ War to the election of slaveholder Thomas Jefferson as President in 1800. A book signing will...
2012_DC_Waller_12030725Natl Archives -- Douglas Waller ("Wild Bill Donovan")
Wild Bill Donovan: The Spymaster Who Created the OSS and Modern American Espionage:
“Wild Bill” Donovan was director of the Office of Strategic Services during World War II and the father of today’s CIA. Douglas Waller has mined government and private archives throughout the United States and England,...
2008_DC_NADGF_08010947Natl Archives -- Drew Gilpin Faust ("This Republic of Suffering")
This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War:
Join Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust as she speaks on her newest book, This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War. Faust’s book is an illuminating study of the American struggle to comprehend the meaning and...
2010_DC_Bearss_10062335Natl Archives -- Ed Bearss ("Receding Tide")
Receding Tide: Vicksburg and Gettysburg:
On Independence Day, 1863, not one but two pivotal battles ended in Union victory, marking the high tide of Confederate military fortune and ultimately dooming the South’s effort at secession. In Receding Tide, Edwin Cole Bearss, a recognized expert on both...
2005_DC_NAOD_0511115Natl Archives -- Ed Carter (introducing "Oscar Docs")
National Archives presents Oscar-winning shorts. In tune with Veterans Day, the National Archives presented five Oscar-winning documentaries. The Academy didn't start awarding Oscars for documentaries until the start of World War II, and most of what won then were basically propaganda shorts. The...
2012_DC_Big_Broadcast_12051049Natl Archives -- Ed Walker and Rob Bamberger (The Big Broadcast)
Go Behind the Scenes of The Big Broadcast at the National Archives on May 10:
In conjunction with its release of the 1940 Federal population census, the National Archives presents Ed Walker, host of WAMU 88.5’s longest-running radio show, The Big Broadcast. Walker, along with Rob Bamberger, host of...
2017_DC_Ayers_17112942Natl Archives -- Edward L. Ayers ("The Thin Light of Freedom")
The Thin Light of Freedom: The Civil War and Emancipation in the Heart of America
Edward L. Ayers retells the story of the Civil War on a human scale by focusing on two communities in the Great Valley: Augusta County, Virginia, and Franklin County, Pennsylvania. During the war, the valley saw pitched...
2010_DC_NAElvis_10010694Natl Archives -- Egil "Bud" Krogh and Jerry Schilling (Nixon and Elvis)
Nixon and Elvis: We Were There When Nixon Met Elvis
In commemoration of the 75th birthday of Elvis Presley, the National Archives presents a discussion of the meeting between Elvis and President Richard Nixon at the White House on December 21, 1970. Timothy Naftali, Director of the Richard Nixon...
2007_DC_NALee_07062017Natl Archives -- Elizabeth Brown Pryor ("Reading the Man: A Portrait of Robert E. Lee Through His Letters")
To commemorate the 200th birthday of Robert E. Lee, Elizabeth Brown Pryor discusses her new book, "Reading the Man: A Portrait of Robert E. Lee Through His Letters". Using recently uncovered documents and letters, Pryor sheds new light on aspects of Lee's life that are more complex and contradictory—and...
2014_DC_Varon_14040417Natl Archives -- Elizabeth Varon ("Appomattox: Victory, Defeat, and Freedom at the End of the Civil War")
Appomattox: Victory, Defeat, and Freedom at the End of the Civil War
Lee's surrender to Grant at Appomattox Court House evokes a popular image of a moment of patriotism untainted by ideology. But Elizabeth Varon reveals that this rosy image conceals a seething debate over what the surrender meant and...
2012_DC_Carlson_12031446Natl Archives -- Elliot Carlson ("Joe Rochefort's War")
Joe Rochefort’s War: The Odyssey of the Codebreaker Who Outwitted Yamamoto at Midway:
Elliot Carlson’s biography of Capt. Joe Rochefort is the first book written about the officer who headed the U.S. Navy’s decrypt unit at Pearl Harbor and broke the Japanese Navy’s code before the Battle of Midway. A...
2015_DC_Raymond_15062450Natl Archives -- Emilie Raymond ("Stars for Freedom")
Stars for Freedom: Hollywood, Black Celebrities, and the Civil Rights Movement:
The Stars for Freedom–a handful of celebrities both black and white–risked their careers by crusading for racial equality. Focusing on the “Leading Six” trailblazers—Harry Belafonte, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Sammy Davis, Jr.,...
2015_DC_Gateway_15020376Natl Archives -- Eric Foner ("Gateway to Freedom") w/Ed Ayers, Edna Greene Medford, and Adam Rothman
Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad
Eric Foner builds on fresh evidence, including a secret, detailed record of slave escapes, to tell the dramatic story of fugitive slaves and the antislavery activists who defied the law to help them reach freedom. Ed Ayers, President of...
2015_DC_Lichtblau_15012049Natl Archives -- Eric Lichtblau ("Nazis Next Door")
The Nazis Next Door: How America Became a Safe Haven for Hitler’s Men
Until recently, historians believed America gave asylum only to key Nazi scientists after World War II. But as Pulitzer Prize–winning author Eric Lichtblau explains in The Nazis Next Door, the CIA and FBI brought thousands of former...
2006_DC_NAWil_0612087Natl Archives -- Eric Vettel (introducing "Wilson")
Wilson (1944): Eric Vettel, Executive Director of the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library in Staunton, Virginia, will introduce this superbly crafted biography starring Alexander Knox as Woodrow Wilson. The film won five Academy Awards. It chronicles the political career of Woodrow Wilson, beginning...
2019_04_24E1_Thomas118Natl Archives -- Evan Thomas ("First: Sandra Day O’Connor, An American Life") w/Michael Beschloss
First: Sandra Day O’Connor, An American Life
When she graduated near the top of her law school class in 1952, no firm would even interview her. But Sandra Day O’Connor’s story is that of a woman who repeatedly shattered glass ceilings—doing so with a blend of grace, wisdom, humor, understatement, and... (Partially reviewed)
2010_DC_NAJHF_10021865Natl Archives -- Evelyn Higginbotham ("From Slavery to Freedom" and the Legacy of John Hope Franklin)
From Slavery to Freedom and the Legacy of John Hope Franklin:
The ninth edition of From Slavery to Freedom by John Hope Franklin and Evelyn Higginbotham has been revised to reflect the most current scholarship on African American history. Tonight we present a program on the legacy of John Hope Franklin...
2008_DC_NAELD_08092524Natl Archives -- E.L. Doctorow (American Conversations)
An American Conversation with E. L. Doctorow: Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein welcomes award-winning novelist E. L. Doctorow for an “American Conversation.” Doctorow’s work depicts various eras and personalities in American history and has been published in 30 languages. His novels...
2008_DC_NATPFD_08111520Natl Archives -- Family Day -- Treaty of Paris
Treaty of Paris Family Day
Discover the Treaty of Paris with hands-on activities that celebrate the newly formed United States of America.
Sign and seal the Treaty of Paris
Decipher Thomas Jefferson’s map code
Dress in colonial costume and declare George Washington’s farewell address to the...
2008_DC_NAMAC_08092512Natl Archives -- Fergus M. Bordewich ("Washington: Making of the American Capital")
Washington: The Making of the American Capital: In Washington: The Making of the American Capital, Fergus M. Bordewich delves into the history of the early days of Washington, DC, including the hidden and somewhat unsavory side of the city’s beginnings, and describes a story of triumph over a multitude...
2011_DC_Eisenhower_Mem_111005116Natl Archives -- Frank Gehry and Robert Wilson ("Creating the Eisenhower National Memorial")
Creating the Eisenhower National Memorial:
Acclaimed architect Frank Gehry and his collaborator, theater artist Robert Wilson, discuss the creative process of developing the concept and design of the Eisenhower National Memorial. David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States, will moderate the...
2011_DC_Halvorsen_11100646Natl Archives -- Gail Halvorsen ("Berlin Candy Bomber")
The Berlin Candy Bomber:
In June 1948, Russia blockaded the city of Berlin. The Americans, French, and British began a massive airlift of food and supplies. Gail Halvorsen was one of the hundreds of U.S. pilots involved in the airlift. On one flight, he met a group of children who were thrilled when he...
2007_DC_NAWard_07091151Natl Archives -- Geoffrey Ward (American Conversations)
An American Conversation with Geoffrey Ward: Archivist Allen Weinstein welcomes Geoffrey Ward for a discussion focusing on Ward’s book The War, a companion to the PBS documentary by Ken Burns. The book brings to life the stories of more than 40 ordinary men and women who experienced—and helped to...
2008_DC_NASea_08052922Natl Archives -- George C. Daughan ("If By Sea")
George C. Daughan discusses the early history of the U.S. Navy in his book, "If By Sea: The Forging of the American Navy—from the Revolution to the War of 1812". When the American colonies took up arms against Great Britain, they were confronting the greatest sea power of the age. The fledgling navy had...
2017_DC_Van_Cleve_17102339Natl Archives -- George William Van Cleve ("We Have Not a Government")
We Have Not a Government: The Articles of Confederation and the Road to the Constitution
Monday, October 23, at noon
In professor George William Van Cleve’s book, We Have Not a Government, we encounter a sharply divided America and a Congress that grudgingly agreed to support the 1787 Constitutional...
2011_DC_Feeding_111103116Natl Archives -- Gerald Darsch and Kathy Evangelos ("Feeding the Military")
Feeding the Military:
It was once said that an army marches on its stomach, yet soldiers seem to agree there is a conspiracy intent on rendering perfectly normal food unrecognizable. That may have been true of years gone by, but today's Army food laboratory creates rations that look and taste like the...
2013_DC_Klein_13050987Natl Archives -- Gerda Weissmann Klein ("All But My Life")
A Conversation with Gerda Weissmann Klein:
Gerda Weissmann Klein captivates audiences worldwide with her powerful message of hope, inspiration, love, and humanity. In commemoration of Jewish American Heritage month, we will show the Academy Award-winning HBO documentary of her life, One Survivor...
2011_DC_Wood_11051827Natl Archives -- Gordon Wood ("Idea of America") w/Jay Winik
The Idea of America: Reflections on the Birth of the United States:
More than almost any other nation in the world, the United States began as an idea. Tonight, Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Gordon S. Wood reveals how the revolutionary generation, despite living in a distant, sparsely populated...
2005_DC_NABerga_05050521Natl Archives -- Grace Guggenheim and Roger Cohen (introducing "Berga")
Berga: Grace Guggenheim, daughter of the late documentary filmmaker Charles Guggenheim, will explain how her father's final film, Berga: Soldiers of Another War, inspired journalist Roger Cohen to write the book Soldiers and Slaves: American POWs Trapped by the Nazi's Final Gamble (A. A. Knopf, 2005)....
2006_DC_NADDay_06110810Natl Archives -- Grace Guggenheim (introducing "D-Day Remembered")
D-Day Remembered: This Academy Award®–nominated documentary tells the story of a pivotal moment in the Allied struggle against Nazi Germany during World War II—the successful invasion of Normandy by the largest armada in history on June 6, 1944, and the battle that followed. D-Day Remembered is told...
2014_DC_Holzer_14102340Natl Archives -- Harold Holzer ("Lincoln and the Power of the Press")
Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion
Tonight’s talk and conversation will focus on press and politics in the age of Abraham Lincoln, including Lincoln’s dabbling in journalism, and his use of political patronage to secure and maintain press support. Lincoln scholar Harold...
2019_02_28A1_Monument177Natl Archives -- Harold Holzer ("Monument Man: The Life and Art of Daniel Chester French") w/Edna Greene Medford
Monument Man: The Life and Art of Daniel Chester French
In celebration of Lincoln’s birthday, we present a program focusing on the monument built to honor the 16th President and the artist who created the statue for the Lincoln Memorial, Daniel Chester French. Monument Man is the first comprehensive... (Partially reviewed)
2007_DC_NACorp_07102428Natl Archives -- Harold R. Winton ("Corps Commanders of the Bulge")
Corps Commanders of the Bulge:
If the Battle of the Bulge was Germany’s last gasp, it was also America’s proving ground—the largest single action fought by the U.S. Army in World War II. In his new book, Corps Commanders of the Bulge, author Harold R. Winton provides a fresh approach to this epic...
2008_DC_NALBJ_08052233Natl Archives -- Harry McPherson (introducing "The Journey of Lyndon Johnson")
The Journey of Lyndon Johnson:
In conjunction with the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library & Museum’s year-long celebration of LBJ’s 100th birthday, The Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film at the National Archives presents "The Journey of Lyndon Johnson", produced in 1974 by Guggenheim...
2007_DC_NAHR_07060835Natl Archives -- Harry Reid (American Conversations)
An American Conversation with Harry Reid: Archivist Allen Weinstein welcomes Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to the National Archives. Senator Reid has been an elected official for the state of Nevada for over 30 years. After serving two terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, Reid was elected to...
2009_DC_NAHT_09101667Natl Archives -- Helen Thomas and Craig Crawford ("Listen Up, Mr. President")
Listen Up, Mr. President: Everything You Always Wanted Your President to Know and Do
Helen Thomas has covered the administrations of nine presidents in a career spanning nearly sixty years. She is known for her famous press conference closing line: “Thank you, Mr. President,” but in Listen Up, Mr....
2009_DC_NAHLG_09020599Natl Archives -- Henry Louis Gates Jr (American Conversations)
An American Conversation with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
The National Archives welcomes Harvard professor and renowned author Henry Louis Gates, Jr., to discuss African American genealogy. Professor Allen Weinstein and Dr. Lonnie Bunch will co-moderate the discussion. While researching his own family...
2014_DC_Gates_14101688Natl Archives -- Henry Louis Gates, Jr. ("Finding Your Roots")
Finding Your Roots: The Official Companion to the PBS Series, by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Who are we, and where do we come from? The fundamental drive to answer these questions is at the heart of Henry Louis Gates, Jr.'s Finding Your Roots.Join us this evening as Gates discusses practical information for...
2018_DC_Folktales_18011060Natl Archives -- Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Maria Tatar ("The Annotated African American Folktales") w/A'Lelia Bundles
African American Folktales
Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Maria Tatar will discuss their book, The Annotated African American Folktales. The illustrated book celebrates nearly 170 stories across several continents and is a kaleidoscopic study of the African American folklore tradition. It presents fairy...
2006_DC_NAHC_06050932Natl Archives -- Hillary Clinton (American Conversations)
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton will join Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein for a conversation about her life as First Lady, Senator, and best-selling author. Senator Clinton was elected to the U.S. Senate from New York in 2000. She serves on a number of committees including Health,...
2016_DC_Roberts_16101726Natl Archives -- History, Trends & Predictions: 2016 Presidential Election: Cokie Roberts w/A'Lelia Bundles
The National Archives Foundation invites you and a guest to attend a Signers Circle exclusive
History, Trends & Predictions: 2016 Presidential Election
Reception and Conversation with Cokie Roberts w/A'Lelia Bundles
For many, the 2016 presidential election seems unique, but is history repeating...
2014_DC_Blum_14022133Natl Archives -- Howard Blum ("Dark Invasion: 1915")
Dark Invasion: 1915–Germany's Secret War and the Hunt for the First Terrorist Cell in America:
Howard Blum tells the gritty, true–life tale of German espionage and terror on American soil during World War I and how a New York Police Department inspector helped uncover the plot. A team of German...
2012_DC_Baker_12121039Natl Archives -- H. Robert Baker ("Prigg v. Pennsylvania")
Prigg v. Pennsylvania: Slavery, the Supreme Court, and the Ambivalent Constitution
Margaret Morgan’s parents were slaves of John Ashmore, a Maryland mill owner. He never laid claim to Margaret, who married a free black man and moved to Pennsylvania. After his death, his widow sent Edward Prigg to...
2016_DC_Berlin_16021039Natl Archives -- Ira Berlin ("The Long Emancipation: The Demise of Slavery in the United States")
Ira Berlin: "The Long Emancipation: The Demise of Slavery in the United States"
Answers to questions about who ended slavery, how, and why remain fiercely contested more than a century and a half after the passage of the 13th Amendment. In The Long Emancipation, Ira Berlin offers a framework for...
2014_DC_Getty_Story_14021286Natl Archives -- Jake Boritt, Gabor Boritt, and Stephen Lang (discussing "The Gettysburg Story")
The Gettysburg Story:
Join us on the birthday of President Abraham Lincoln for a special screening of filmmaker Jake Boritt’s monumental work, The Gettysburg Story (2013, 60 min). Aerial cinematography, motion-control time lapse, and 3-D animated maps bring the stories of Lincoln, Lee, Meade, and...
2012_DC_Armageddon_12101280Natl Archives -- James Blight and Janet Lang ("The Armageddon Letters")
The Armageddon Letters: Kennedy/Khrushchev/Castro in the Cuban Missile Crisis:
James Blight and Janet Lang discuss their new book, The Armageddon Letters, which takes readers behind the scenes during the October 1962 Cuban missile crisis.
The speakers were introduced by Stacey Bredhoff, Curator, John...
2016_DC_Conroy_161115103Natl Archives -- James Conroy ("Lincoln’s White House: The People’s House in Wartime")
Lincoln’s White House: The People’s House in Wartime
Author James Conroy will discuss Lincoln’s White House, a book that brings to life the executive mansion and the people who knew it. Conroy explores daily life and day-to-day business during the most tumultuous Civil War years. Drawing on primary...
2008_DC_NANotB_08111221Natl Archives -- James Laxer ("North of the Border: The Counter Revolution")
Join James Laxer, professor of political science at York University in Toronto as he discusses his book The Border. At the end of the Revolutionary War, tens of thousands of loyalists departed from the newly created United States of America, many of them going to the remaining British colonies in North...
2012_DC_McPherson_12100223Natl Archives -- James McPherson ("War on the Waters")
War on the Waters: The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861–1865:
Even though the two navies represented a small percentage of the Union and Confederate fighting forces, they were crucial to the war’s outcome. Civil War historian James M. McPherson recounts the war’s naval campaigns, their leaders, and...
2014_DC_Webb_14052233Natl Archives -- James Webb ("I Heard My Country Calling")
I Heard My Country Calling: A Memoir
James Webb, former U.S. Senator; Secretary of the Navy; recipient of the Navy Cross, Silver Star, and Purple Heart as a combat Marine; and a self-described “military brat,” has written an extraordinary memoir of his early years and his love of country and service. A...
2009_DC_NALTI_09020926Natl Archives -- Jason Emerson ("Lincoln the Inventor")
Lincoln the Inventor: Abraham Lincoln is the only President to hold a patent. Jason Emerson, author of Lincoln the Inventor, is the first historian to treat the subject of Lincoln’s “device to buoy vessels over shoals” as more than a historical footnote. Emerson also discusses how Lincoln’s penchant for...
2015_DC_Winik_15102820Natl Archives -- Jay Winik ("1944: FDR and the Year that Changed History")
1944: FDR and the Year that Changed History:
It was not inevitable that World War II would end as it did, or that it would even end well. Jay Winik brings to life in gripping detail the year 1944, which determined the outcome of World War II and put more pressure than any other on an ailing yet...
2018_DC_Abrams_18030726Natl Archives -- Jeanne E. Abrams ("First Ladies of the Republic")
First Ladies of the Republic
Jeanne E. Abrams takes a look at the First Ladies of the Republic: Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, Dolley Madison, and the Creation of an Iconic American Role. The position of First Lady was not officially authorized or defined, but they worked to project a public persona...
2013_DC_Frank_13021956Natl Archives -- Jeffrey Frank ("Ike and Dick: Portrait of a Strange Political Marriage")
Ike and Dick: Portrait of a Strange Political Marriage:
Eisenhower and Nixon had a twenty-year political and personal relationship despite differences in age and temperament. Their association helped to shape the nation’s political ideology, foreign policy, and domestic goals, from civil rights to the...
2010_DC_NAHerf_10020413Natl Archives -- Jeffrey Herf ("Nazi Propaganda in the Arab World")
Nazi Propaganda in the Arab World
Jeffrey Herf, professor of history at the University of Maryland in College Park, offers the most extensive examination to date of Nazi propaganda activities targeting Arabs and Muslims in the Middle East during World War II and the Holocaust.
The speaker was...
2015_DC_Specter_15061833Natl Archives -- Jeffrey Kimball and William Burr ("Nixon’s Nuclear Specter")
Nixon’s Nuclear Specter: The Secret Alert of 1969, Madman Diplomacy, and the Vietnam War:
In 1969, Nixon and Kissinger used coercive diplomacy and excessive military force, including the specter of nuclear force, in their initial efforts to end the Vietnam War. Authors Jeffrey Kimball and William Burr...
2013_DC_Walker_13050329Natl Archives -- Jimmie Walker ("Dynomite! Good Times, Bad Times, Our Times")
Dynomite!: Good Times, Bad Times, Our Times—A Memoir:
Jimmie Walker got his start performing comedy in small clubs, and ultimately became a 1970s icon playing J.J. Evans on Good Times. Walker was the first successful young black sitcom star, and his catchphrase—“Dyn-o-mite!”—remains an indicator of the...
2011_DC_Nathan_11052541Natl Archives -- Joan Nathan ("Jewish Holiday Traditions and Cooking in America") w/Spike Mendelsohn
Jewish Holiday Traditions and Cooking in America:
In celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month and our upcoming exhibition “What’s Cooking, Uncle Sam?,” which opens on June 10, we welcome award-winning television personality and cookbook author Joan Nathan. Jewish holidays are defined by food,...
2012_DC_Jackson_12052352Natl Archives -- Joe Jackson ("Atlantic Fever")
Atlantic Fever: Lindbergh, His Competitors, and the Race to Cross the Atlantic
For eight years, a prize of $25,000 for the first successful flight across the Atlantic sat unclaimed until the spring of 1927, when eight aviators suddenly vied for the prize. Joe Jackson discusses this dynamic race to...
2015_DC_Decade_15012747Natl Archives -- Joe Looby ("Decade of Discovery") w/Jason Baron, Gary Stern, and Anne Weismann
The Decade of Discovery
The Decade of Discovery follows events that unfolded between 2002 and 2012, when a government attorney took on a quest to find a better way to search White House email and a teacher took a stand for civil justice on the electronic frontier. Following the screening, there will be...
2015_DC_Urschel_15090921Natl Archives -- Joe Urschel ("The Year of Fear: Machine Gun Kelly and the Manhunt that Changed the Nation")
The Year of Fear: Machine Gun Kelly and the Manhunt that Changed the Nation
It’s 1933 and George “Machine Gun” Kelly, one of the most celebrated gangsters of the era, set his sights on the easy-money racket of kidnapping. His target: rich oilman Charles Urschel. Joe Urschel, executive director of the...
2006_DC_NAJHF_06031447Natl Archives -- John Hope Franklin (American Conversations)
American Conversations: John Hope Franklin: The Historian and the African American Experience. Distinguished historian and lifelong civil rights activist Professor John Hope Franklin was interviewed by Professor Allen Weinstein (Archivist of the United States) and Lonnie G. Bunch (Founding Director of...
2018_DC_Reeves_18061340Natl Archives -- John Reeves ("The Lost Indictment of Robert E. Lee")
The Lost Indictment of Robert E. Lee: The Forgotten Case against an American Icon
In his latest book, The Lost Indictment of Robert E. Lee, historian John Reeves tells the story of the forgotten legal and moral case that was made against the Confederate general after the Civil War. The actual...
2014_DC_Shaw_14031227Natl Archives -- John Shaw ("JFK in the Senate")
JFK in the Senate: Pathway to the Presidency:
Before John F. Kennedy became a legendary young President, he was the junior Senator from Massachusetts, where JFK’s Presidential ambitions were first realized. Author John Shaw looks at how the young Senator catapulted himself onto the national stage and...
2009_DC_NAThemis_09012959Natl Archives -- John Sigwarth (NASA's THEMIS Project)
NASA’s THEMIS Project: When viewed from Alaska and other northern locations, the aurora borealis, or “northern lights” is a shimmering, ethereal phenomenon that dances in a spectacular burst of colorful light and rapid movement. But what causes it? To find out, the National Aeronautics and Space...
2009_DC_NAGiants_09012226Natl Archives -- John Stauffer ("Giants: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln")
Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln are the two preeminent self-made men in American history. Lincoln was born poor, had less than one year of formal school, and became one of the nation’s greatest Presidents. Douglass spent the first 20 years of his life as a slave, had no formal schooling, and...
2018_DC_Ellis_18101740Natl Archives -- Joseph Ellis ("American Dialogue")
American Dialogue: The Founding Fathers and Us
The story of history is often a conversation between past and present, and in American Dialogue, Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Joseph J. Ellis focuses on the often-asked question, “What would the Founding Fathers think?” Ellis gives us a deeply...
2015_DC_Ellis_15051256Natl Archives -- Joseph Ellis ("Quartet")
The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution:
In 1776, 13 American colonies declared themselves independent states that only temporarily joined forces in order to defeat the British. Once victorious, they planned to go their separate ways. In The Quartet, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian...
2014_DC_Ellis_14060941Natl Archives -- Joseph Ellis ("Revolutionary Summer")
Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence
The summer of 1776 witnessed the most consequential events in the story of our country’s founding. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Joseph Ellis discusses his book Revolutionary Summer and the influential figures and events of those months when the...
2019_DC_Reidy_19022785Natl Archives -- Joseph P. Reidy ("Illusions of Emancipation")
National Book Launch for "Illusions of Emancipation"
Professor Joseph P. Reidy will discuss how emancipation was not just a product of Lincoln’s proclamation or Confederate defeat. It was a process. Slavery did not die quietly or quickly, nor did it fulfill every dream of the enslaved or their allies....
2009_DC_NABecton_09021132Natl Archives -- Julius Becton ("Becton: Autobiography")
Becton: Autobiography of a Soldier and Public Servant:
Lt. Gen. Julius W. Becton, Jr., discusses his memoir, Becton: Autobiography of a Soldier and Public Servant. Becton fought for his country in three wars, overcame many obstacles, and reached the unprecedented rank of three-star general. Later, he...
2014_DC_Thompson_14012423Natl Archives -- J. Lee Thompson ("Never Call Retreat")
Never Call Retreat: Theodore Roosevelt and the Great War
J. Lee Thompson provides a look at the final years of Theodore Roosevelt and the way in which the U.S. was drawn into the First World War. At the center of this story is the personal and political battle waged between Roosevelt and President...
2008_DC_NAAA_08101519Natl Archives -- Kate Clifford Larson ("Assassin's Accomplice")
The Assassin’s Accomplice:  Mary Surratt and the Plot to Kill Abraham Lincoln:
Kate Clifford Larson tells the story of Mary Surratt, a little-known participant in the plot to kill Abraham Lincoln, and the first woman ever to be executed by the Federal Government. The Assassin’s Accomplice describes...
2007_DC_NAKBH_07102428Natl Archives -- Kay Bailey Hutchison (American Conversations)
Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein welcomes Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) for a discussion of her book "Leading Ladies", which describes the lives of extraordinary women who excelled in fields previously closed to women or considered beyond their capacity. The book examines women who...
2017_DC_Vietnam_BN_17101794Natl Archives -- Ken Burns and Lynn Novick ("The Vietnam War") w/Cokie Roberts
The Vietnam War with Ken Burns and Lynn Novick
Cokie Roberts will moderate a discussion with directors Ken Burns and Lynn Novick about their PBS documentary series, The Vietnam War, in conjunction with the November 10 opening of the National Archives exhibit, "Remembering Vietnam," in our Lawrence F....
2006_DC_NAKB_06020917Natl Archives -- Ken Burns (American Conversations)
American Conversations: Ken Burns: The War -- Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker, Ken Burns, whose focus has been American life and culture, will discuss with the Archivist past works and his latest project on World War II to be released in 2007. Ken Burns has been making documentary films for...
2006_DC_NACW_06041944Natl Archives -- Ken Burns (introducing "Civil War: Universe of Battle")
The Civil War: The Universe of Battle, 1863 (60 minutes)
The Civil War remains the highest rated and most celebrated documentary in public television’s history. Tonight, Emmy® Award–winning filmmaker Ken Burns will introduce episode 5 of this landmark film, which focuses on the events surrounding the...
2006_DC_NAKM_06061426Natl Archives -- Ken Mehlman (American Conversations)
Ken Mehlman, Chairman of the Republican National Committee, will join Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein for a discussion of his career and broad trends in American political life. (In the spirit of bipartisanship, a leading spokesperson for the Democratic Party will offer the view from the...
2015_DC_Walsh_15042483Natl Archives -- Kenneth T. Walsh ("Celebrity in Chief")
Celebrity in Chief: A History of the Presidents and the Culture of Stardom:
Award-winning White House correspondent and Presidential historian Kenneth T. Walsh looks at the history of America’s Presidents. He argues that modern Presidents need to be celebrities, building on their fame to rally public...
2014_DC_N2Nation_14112022Natl Archives -- Kevin Gover and Suzan Shown Harjo ("Nation to Nation")
Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations
Kevin Gover, Director of the National Museum of the American Indian, and Suzan Shown Harjo, guest curator of the “Nation to Nation” exhibit, explore the promises, diplomacy, and betrayals involved in treaties and treaty...
2008_DC_NATJ_08121019Natl Archives -- Kevin J. Hayes ("The Road to Monticello")
The Road to Monticello: The Life and Mind of Thomas Jefferson: Thomas Jefferson was an avid book collector, a voracious reader, and a gifted writer. In The Road to Monticello, Kevin J. Hayes offers a lively account of Jefferson’s spiritual and intellectual development, focusing on the books and ideas...
2008_DC_NAKAL_08050868Natl Archives -- Kevin "KAL" Kallaugher (Moving Political Cartoons from Page to Screen)
An Evening with Kevin “KAL” Kallaugher: Moving Political Cartoons from Page to Screen: Tonight, Berryman Award–winning editorial cartoonist Kevin “KAL” Kallaugher will present an illustrated lecture tracing the evolution of political cartoons from two-dimensional print to 3D animation. Kallaugher’s work...
2013_DC_Kelley_13011095Natl Archives -- Kitty Kelley ("Capturing Camelot") w/Scott Simon
Capturing Camelot: Stanley Tretick’s Iconic Images of the Kennedys
Photojournalist Stanley Tretick was sent by United Press International to follow the Kennedy campaign in 1960. When Kennedy became President, Tretick was given extensive access to the White House, and the picture magazine Look hired him...
2013_DC_Kelley_130912100Natl Archives -- Kitty Kelley ("Let Freedom Ring") w/Marian Wright Edelman, Soledad O’Brien, and Garrick Jordan
Let Freedom Ring: Stanley Tretick’s Iconic Images of the March on Washington
On August 28, 1963, despite searing heat, over 250,000 people from all corners of the country marched on our nation’s capital. In the shadow of the Washington Monument, all the marchers shared the same dream: equality for the...
2007_DC_NASpy_07100333Natl Archives -- Larry Berman ("Perfect Spy")
Author Larry Berman discusses his new book, "Perfect Spy", which reveals the double life of journalist and North Vietnamese spy Pham Xuan An. Berman recounts An's travels in the United States during the 1950s and how he used his study of journalism as a cover while collecting information. An would later...
2009_DC_NASky_09102871Natl Archives -- Larry Tise ("Conquering the Sky")
Conquering the Sky: The Secret Flights of the Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk
Following their first powered flights in 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright enjoyed anonymity until 1908. In Conquering the Sky, Larry Tise describes how the Wright brothers were catapulted into unwanted fame by the international...
2008_DC_NATribe_08091745Natl Archives -- Laurence Tribe ("The Invisible Constitution")
Many see the United States Constitution as unchanging text, holding no meaning other than that which is clearly visible on the page. In "The Invisible Constitution", the newest volume from Oxford’s Inalienable Rights series, legal scholar Laurence Tribe shows there is an "invisible constitution" that...
2011_DC_Sorley_11101242Natl Archives -- Lewis Sorley ("Westmoreland")
Westmoreland: Military historian Lewis Sorley discusses how General William Westmoreland, commander of the 101st Airborne Division and Superintendent of West Point, was chosen to lead the war effort in Vietnam—and why this selection turned out to be a disaster for the American military. A book signing...
2015_DC_Plate_15031268Natl Archives -- Libby O'Connell, Corby Kummer ("American Plate")
American Plate: A Culinary History in 100 Bites
In conjunction with the National Archives Museum’s “Spirited Republic: Alcohol in American History” exhibit, Libby O’Connell, chief historian and a senior vice president for the History Channel and A&E networks, discusses American culinary history,...
2006_DC_NALM_06051013Natl Archives -- Linda McCarthy ("From Pigeons to Predators")
In "From Pigeons to Predators: How Communications Helped Shaped U.S. History and Espionage," espionage historian Linda McCarthy will highlight the evolution of communications technology from the time of carrier pigeons to modern day unmanned drones. McCarthy will explore intriguing and little known...
2006_DC_NA2GEN_06051065Natl Archives -- Lindy Boggs and Cokie Roberts (American Conversations)
Lindy Boggs and Cokie Roberts—Two Generations of an American Political Family
Former Congresswoman Lindy Boggs and her daughter, noted journalist Cokie Roberts, will join Archivist Allen Weinstein for a conversation about their mother/daughter relationship in an influential political family. Mrs....
2005_DC_NALB_05121324Natl Archives -- Lonnie Bunch (American Conversations)
American Conversations with the Archivist of the United States: Remembrance and Reality: The New African American Museum— A Talk with Lonnie Bunch: In this second program in our new series, "American Conversations," Professor Allen Weinstein, Archivist of the United States, talks with Dr. Lonnie Bunch,...
2012_DC_Masur_12121463Natl Archives -- Louis P. Masur ("Lincoln's Hundred Days")
Lincoln’s Hundred Days: The Emancipation Proclamation and the War for the Union:
Professor and author Louis P. Masur tells the full story of the critical period between September 22, 1862, when Lincoln issued his preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, and January 1, 1863, when he signed the final...
2007_DC_NAREur_07050934Natl Archives -- Lynn Nicholas and Robert Edsel (introducing "Rape of Europa")
Film and Discussion—The Rape of Europa: The Rape of Europa is a feature documentary that tells of the systematic theft, deliberate destruction, and miraculous survival of Europe’s art treasures during the Second World War. The film skillfully interweaves the history of Nazi art looting with contemporary...
2014_DC_Cheney_14091226Natl Archives -- Lynne Cheney ("James Madison: A Life Reconsidered")
James Madison: A Life Reconsidered
Best-selling author Lynne Cheney offers a new biography of James Madison, a modest man who audaciously changed the world. Madison was the intellectual driving force behind the Constitution and crucial to its ratification. His visionary political philosophy and...
2009_DC_NASurvivor_09110355Natl Archives -- Lynne Joiner ("Honorable Survivor")
Honorable Survivor: Mao’s China, McCarthy’s America and the Persecution of John S. Service:
Honorable Survivor weaves John S. Service’s extraordinary story into the fabric of a watershed moment: World War II was ending, the Cold War was dawning, and the McCarthy-era witch-hunters were stirring....
2009_DC_NASS_09070119Natl Archives -- Manley Irwin ("Silent Strategists")
Silent Strategists: Harding, Denby, and the U.S. Navy’s Trans-Pacific Offensive, WWII
In November 1943, the U.S. Navy launched an offensive that would carry U.S. Armed Forces to the far reaches of the Pacific. Author Manley Irwin discusses his findings and the records in the National Archives from the...
2008_DC_NAMDF_08030438Natl Archives -- Margaret Hogan and C. James Taylor ("My Dearest Friend")
My Dearest Friend: Letters of Abigail and John Adams:
The 40-year correspondence between John and Abigail Adams reveals one of the most intriguing and inspiring partnerships in American history. Join us as Margaret A. Hogan and C. James Taylor of the Adams Papers at the Massachusetts Historical...
2017_DC_Schwartz_17052311Natl Archives -- Marie Jenkins Schwartz ("Ties That Bound: Founding First Ladies and Slaves")
Ties That Bound: Founding First Ladies and Slaves
In Ties That Bound: Founding First Ladies and Slaves, Marie Jenkins Schwartz examines the relationships that developed between the First Ladies and their slaves in the households of the Founding Fathers from Virginia. Martha Washington, Martha...
2014_DC_Perry_14042334Natl Archives -- Mark Perry ("The Most Dangerous Man in America: The Making of Douglas MacArthur")
The Most Dangerous Man in America: The Making of Douglas MacArthur
Gerneral Douglas MacArthur–imperious, headstrong, and vain–is also remembered as a brilliant commander. Mark Perry examines how this paradoxical man overcame his personal and professional challenges to lead his countrymen in World War...
2012_DC_Updegrove_12042039Natl Archives -- Mark Updegrove ("Indomitable Will: LBJ in the Presidency")
Indomitable Will: LBJ in the Presidency:
Presidential historian Mark Updegrove offers an intimate portrait of LBJ, his presidency, and the turbulent times in which he served. Medicare, Head Start, PBS, NPR, and the Voting Rights act were signed into law by President Johnson—and all are coming under...
2008_DC_NA5Fathoms_08102224Natl Archives -- Mary L. Fowler ("Full Fathom Five: A Daughter's Search")
Mary L. Fowler discusses her book "Full Fathom Five: A Daughter’s Search." Born after her father was lost at sea in 1943, Fowler grew up not knowing who he was or what happened to him and his submarine crew. After researching ship’s logs, letters, and naval records, she wrote this memoir, which reveals...
2016_DC_Bilder_16031168Natl Archives -- Mary Sarah Bilder ("Madison's Hand")
Madison's Hand: Revising the Constitutional Convention:
James Madison’s Notes on the 1787 Constitutional Convention has acquired nearly unquestioned authority as the description of the Constitution’s creation. But by drawing on digital technologies and traditional textual analysis, Mary Sarah Bilder...
2018_DC_Boot_18011760Natl Archives -- Max Boot ("The Road Not Taken")
The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam
In this biography of legendary CIA operative Edward Lansdale, military historian Max Boot demonstrates how America’s giant military bureaucracy in Vietnam crushed Lansdale’s policy of diplomacy to win the trust of the Vietnamese...
2012_DC_Franklin_Meet_12021017Natl Archives -- Meet Benjamin Franklin and Franklin’s Glass Armonica
Meet Benjamin Franklin and Franklin’s Glass Armonica:
Chat with Benjamin Franklin—portrayed by Dean Bennett of the American Historical Theater—about his accomplishments. Listen to Dean Shostak as he plays the armonica, a fascinating musical instrument invented by Franklin that is played by rubbing wet...
2014_DC_Gilbert_14091387Natl Archives -- Melissa Gilbert ("My Prairie Cookbook)"
My Prairie Cookbook: Memories and Frontier Food from My Little House to Yours
In My Prairie Cookbook, Melissa Gilbert, star of Little House on the Prairie, offers fans comforting family recipes and childhood favorites. From prairie breakfasts and picnic lunches to treats inspired by Nellie’s...
2007_DC_NAMB_07051036Natl Archives -- Michael Beschloss ("Presidential Courage")
Michael Beschloss will speak on his latest book, Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and How They Changed America, 1789–1989. Presidential Courage describes the inner turmoil faced by U.S. Presidents at moments of crisis and the sources of strength they have drawn upon during such times. It also...
2007_DC_NAUB_07091759Natl Archives -- Michael Klarman ("Unfinished Business") w/John Hope Franklin
"Unfinished Business: Racial Equality and American History" by Michael J. Klarman.
What social and political factors have influenced the path of racial progress, and how have law and court decisions contributed to American equality? In the newest volume from Oxford’s Inalienable Rights series,...
2006_DC_NANazi_06110811Natl Archives -- Michael Kurtz ("America and the Return of Nazi Contraband")
America and the Return of Nazi Contraband:
Michael J. Kurtz, Assistant Archivist for Records Services at the National Archives, will discuss the topic “America and the Return of Nazi Contraband: The Recovery of Europe’s Cultural Treasures.” In the ruins of Hitler’s Third Reich, Allied occupiers found...
2016_DC_Wedding_16100734Natl Archives -- Michael McConnell and Jack Baker ("Wedding Heard 'Round the World")
The Wedding Heard ’Round the World: America’s First Gay Marriage
On September 3, 1971, Michael McConnell and Jack Baker exchanged vows in the first legal same-sex wedding in the United States. Repercussions were immediate: Michael’s job offer at the University of Minnesota was rescinded, leading him to...
2008_DC_NALibB_08091019Natl Archives -- Michael Meyerson ("Liberty's Blueprint")
Liberty’s Blueprint: The Federalist Papers are the series of essays that James Madison and Alexander Hamilton wrote to persuade the American people to ratify the Constitution. In Liberty’s Blueprint: How Madison and Hamilton Wrote the Federalist Papers, Defined the Constitution, and Made Democracy Safe...
2007_DC_NAKauf_07121216Natl Archives -- Michael W. Kauffman ("American Brutus")
American Brutus: John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln Conspiracies:
Join us as Michael W. Kauffman, one of the foremost Lincoln assassination authorities, takes familiar history to a deeper level, offering an unprecedented, authoritative account of the Lincoln murder conspiracy. In American Brutus,...
2006_DC_NABway_06042026Natl Archives -- Mickey Kantor and Laurence Maslon (introducing "Broadway")
Broadway: The American Musical (60 minutes):
The six-part documentary series Broadway: The American Musical chronicles the Broadway musical throughout the 20th century and explores the evolution of this uniquely American art form. Tonight, series producer, writer, and director Michael Kantor will...
2011_DC_Yockelson_11051162Natl Archives -- Mitch Yockelson ("MacArthur: America's General")
MacArthur: America’s General:
When Douglas MacArthur addressed Congress in 1951, he was the most popular man in America after having served his country in a military career that spanned 52 years and service in three major wars. Archivist Mitch Yockelson takes a fresh look at the fascinating and...
2012_DC_Kunstler_120913145Natl Archives -- Mort Künstler ("An Evening with Historical Artist...")
An Evening with Historical Artist Mort Künstler:
When Mort Künstler began his emphasis on Civil War art in the early 1980s, he was already renowned as “the premier historical artist in America.” Künstler and Laurie Norton Moffatt, director of the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA, will engage...
2003_DC_NANY_0311143Natl Archives -- Nancy Beck Young ("Politics of War")
Nancy Beck Young presented a summary of the questions (not really answers) that she'd be addressing an upcoming book called "The Politics of War: Congress, World War II, and the Modernization of American Governance."
Welcoming remarks were provided by Sam Anthony, Producer, Public Programs, National...
2012_DC_Pres_Club_12042775Natl Archives -- Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy ("The President's Club")
The President’s Club: Inside the World’s Most Exclusive Fraternity
Harry Truman and Herbert Hoover established the Presidents Club at Eisenhower’s inauguration. Time magazine editors Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy discuss the secret history of the private relationships among the last 13 presidents. A...
2011_DC_Titone_11031820Natl Archives -- Nora Titone ("My Thoughts Be Bloody")
My Thoughts be Bloody: The Bitter Rivalry Between Edwin and John Wilkes Booth that Led to an American Tragedy:
Historian Nora Titone discusses her book My Thoughts be Bloody, which chronicles the rivalry between the Booth brothers Edwin and John Wilkes in their efforts to claim their father's legacy on...
2006_DC_NAETW_06062312Natl Archives -- Norman Hatch ("Eyewitness to War: The Combat Cameraman")
Eyewitness to War: The Combat Cameraman:
The Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film at the National Archives welcomes Norman Hatch, a combat cameraman in the 2nd Marine Division during the Second World War, who will introduce and discuss With the Marines at Tarawa (1944; 18 minutes) and To...
2003_DC_NA100_0310153Natl Archives -- Panel -- 100 Documents
The National Archives has a "People's Vote" going on to determine the ten most important documents in American history. To this end, they've helped out by selecting 100 of them. You can vote on-line for your selections at http://www.ourdocuments.gov . They include an interesting variety of things...
2011_DC_10yr911_11090955Natl Archives -- Panel -- 10th Anniversary of 9/11
10th Anniversary of 9/11:
Gordon Peterson, senior correspondent and anchor of ABC 7/WJLA TV news, moderates a program reflecting upon the extraordinary stories of unity, selflessness, and resilience as well as the efforts and reactions by the first responders to the tragic events of 9/11. Panelists...
2018_DC_Women_FS_18041973Natl Archives -- Panel -- 11th Annual Forum on Women in Leadership ("Women in Foreign Service") w/Cokie Roberts, Susan Rockwell Johnson. Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Fay Hartog-Levin, and Melanne Verveer
11th Annual McGowan Forum on Women in Leadership: Women in Foreign Service
Women leaders in Foreign Service, including ambassadors, diplomats, and academics, will discuss their experiences, explore critical viewpoints, and offer advice to young women entering the field of American Foreign Service....
2015_DC_McGowan_151118101Natl Archives -- Panel -- 11th Annual McGowan Forum on Communications ("Drawn from the Headlines") w/David Sipress, Tom Toles, Jen Sorensen, Keith Knight, and Signe Wilkinson
11th Annual McGowan Forum on Communications
Drawn from the Headlines: Communication and Political Cartoons
A panel of award-winning political cartoonists discuss their work, inspiration, and motivation, as well as how these cartoons affect the political community and the public, and how technology has...
2011_DC_Kitchen_11062954Natl Archives -- Panel -- 1959 Kitchen Debate (w/Timothy Naftali, Gilbert Robinson, Tatiana Sochurek, George Feifer)
The 1959 Kitchen Debate: The National Archives Experience and the Office of Presidential Libraries present an eyewitness account of the impromptu debate between then-Vice President Richard Nixon and Soviet Premier Nikita Khruschev on July 24, 1959, at the U.S. National Exhibition at Sokolniki Park in...
2007_DC_NA9LR_07092777Natl Archives -- Panel -- 1st Annual Charles Guggenheim Tribute Pgm (50th Anniversary of the Little Rock Crisis)
Fiftieth Anniversary of the Little Rock Crisis.
Two parts for the program itself:
(1) Remembering Charles Guggenheim's Nine from Little Rock. Courtesy of the Margaret Herrick Library, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film at the...
2008_DC_NARFK_08092450Natl Archives -- Panel -- 2nd Annual Charles Guggenheim Tribute Pgm (Robert Kennedy Remembered -- 40 Years Later)
Second Annual Charles Guggenheim Tribute Program: Robert Kennedy Remembered -- 40 Years Later:
In the aftermath of Senator Robert F. Kennedy’s tragic death (June 6, 1968), filmmaker Charles Guggenheim was commissioned to quickly create a tribute to be shown the following August at the Democratic...
2017_DC_35Wall_17111187Natl Archives -- Panel -- 35th Anniversary of The Wall
35th Anniversary of The Wall
In partnership with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF), we present a panel discussion about the history and legacy of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, dedicated on November 13, 1982. The program will stream live on YouTube.
Welcoming Remarks:
* The Honorable David...
2009_DC_NACG3_09092381Natl Archives -- Panel -- 3rd Annual Charles Guggenheim Tribute Pgm (20th Anniversary of the Johnstown Flood)
Third Annual Charles Guggenheim Tribute Program
The Johnstown Flood: 20th Anniversary Screening and Discussion
Charles Guggenheim accepted his third Oscar® in 1990 for The Johnstown Flood (Best Documentary Short Subject). The film expertly weaves archival photographs, narration, and historical...
2010_DC_NAWILJ_10031172Natl Archives -- Panel -- 3rd Annual Forum on Women in Leadership ("Journalism") w/Gwen Ifill, Diane Rehm, Cokie Roberts, and Katharine Weymouth
Women in Leadership: Journalism
Women journalists have impacted the reporting and editing of our nation’s news. What are the challenges they have faced? And what has changed in the roles, expectations, opportunities, and obstacles for women in American journalism? A panel of journalists and news...
2007_DC_NAMcG_07100340Natl Archives -- Panel -- 3rd Annual McGowan Forum on Communications ("Debate Over Internet Governance") w/Vinton Cerf and Robert Kahn
William G. McGowan Forum: The Third Annual William G. McGowan Forum on Communications, Technology, and Government: The Debate Over Internet Governance
Who should and who will control the Internet? Who will decide our Internet freedoms? Does Internet governance concern you? More than a dozen...
2012_DC_Leadership_120301120Natl Archives -- Panel -- 5th Annual Forum on Women in Leadership ("First Ladies") w/Bess Abell, Jean Becker, Anita McBride, Cokie Roberts, and Susan Sher
5th Annual Forum on Women in Leadership: Women in Leadership for the First Ladies
What changes have taken place in roles, opportunities, and obstacles for women in leadership positions in the White House? NPR news analyst Cokie Roberts moderates a panel including Anita McBride, former Chief of Staff...
2010_DC_McGowan_10110547Natl Archives -- Panel -- 6th Annual McGowan Forum on Communications ("Long Distance Warrior")
The Sixth Annual McGowan Forum on Communications: "Long Distance Warrior"
Join us tonight for the special screening of Long Distance Warrior: A New Documentary about the Most Famous Entrepreneur You've Never Heard Of. The documentary tells the compelling story of William G. McGowan, the man who took on...
2009_DC_NA75DAT_09091451Natl Archives -- Panel -- 75 Years of Discovering Archival Treasures (w/Cokie Roberts, Michael Beschloss, Drew Faust, and David Grubin)
75 Years of Discovering Archival Treasures
The National Archives has been our nation’s record keeper for 75 years, and priceless treasures await researchers. Tonight a distinguished panel discuss their favorite discoveries in the National Archives and explain why records matter. Cokie Roberts,...
2009_DC_NA75_09061744Natl Archives -- Panel -- 75 Years: The Natl Archives from a Community Perspective
75 Years: The National Archives from a Community Perspective: Many types of researchers take advantage of the vast resources of the National Archives. Our panelists, all experienced researchers, will consider the National Archives of the past and future. Moderated by David McMillen, Director of External...
2005_DC_NAFAA_05021015Natl Archives -- Panel -- 80th anniversary of Federal Arbitration Act (incl Janet Reno)
In cooperation with the National Archives, the American Arbitration Association sponsored a lecture to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Federal Arbitration Act. "The FAA -- Going the Distance: Elements of Legislative Durability" featured the following speakers: ...
2008_DC_NAWWI_08110745Natl Archives -- Panel -- 90th Anniversary of the End of World War I
90th Anniversary of the End of World War I: Remembering the American Experience
Archivists Timothy Nenninger, Mitch Yockelson, and Rich Boylan discuss NARA’s historical documents relating to World War I and how researchers have used them. Historians Edward M. Coffman, author of The Regulars, and...
2015_DC_Monument_150915120Natl Archives -- Panel -- 9th Annual Charles Guggenheim Tribute Pgm (Monument to the Dream)
9th Annual Charles Guggenheim Tribute Program: Monument to the Dream
Tonight's Guggenheim Documentary Center Tribute Program features Monument to the Dream, Charles Guggenheim’s third Academy Award®-nominated film. Recently restored by the National Park Service and Guggenheim Productions, Inc., the...
2013_DC_Pres_Photo_131030138Natl Archives -- Panel -- 9th Annual McGowan Forum on Communications ("Communicating the Presidency") w/Dee Dee Myers, Eric Draper, Sharon Farmer, David Hume, and David Valdez
Ninth Annual McGowan Forum on Communications: Communicating the Presidency: Presidential Photographers:
What is it like to photograph the most powerful person in the world? The Presidential photographer documents history, capturing official events, and private moments. A panel moderated by Dee Dee...
2010_DC_NATuskegee_10021799Natl Archives -- Panel -- A Salute to the Tuskegee Airmen
A Salute to the Tuskegee Airmen:
In partnership with Tuskegee Airmen, Inc., and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, the National Archives Experience presents a panel discussion and film screening celebrating the achievements of America’s first African American...
2007_DC_NAAAL_07011384Natl Archives -- Panel -- African American Leadership in the 21st Century (w/Juan Williams)
African American Leadership in the 21st Century: African American leaders today are facing new challenges and need new strategies to further advance civil rights. Join Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein as he moderates a panel of experts including National Public Radio senior correspondent...
2016_DC_AALife_160413144Natl Archives -- Panel -- African American Life in Washington, DC, Before Emancipation
African American Life in Washington, DC, Before Emancipation:
As Washington became the focus of abolitionism before the Civil War, antislavery activists argued that the sight of slavery and slave dealers in the nation’s capital disgraced the nation and its ideals. A panel will explore life before the...
2005_DC_NAAC_05030215Natl Archives -- Panel -- American Congress
The American Congress: ...
2006_DC_NANEH_06041830Natl Archives -- Panel -- American Life and the Humanities
American Conversations Series: American Life and the Humanities: The National Endowment for the Humanities and the Center for the National Archives Experience present a panel discussion on “American Life and the Humanities.” Panelists will include NEH chairman Bruce Cole and former chairmen Joseph...
2008_DC_NAAP_08021337Natl Archives -- Panel -- American Presidents
American Presidents: In celebration of Presidents Day, the Center for the National Archives Experience, in partnership with Times Books, presents a panel discussion highlighting the American Presidents book series. Series editor Sean Wilentz, author of Andrew Jackson, moderates a panel including Timothy...
2008_DC_Banneker_080215144Natl Archives -- Panel -- Banneker Monument Unveiling
Banneker Monument Unveiling and Panel Discussion: In celebration of Black History Month, the Center for the National Archives Experience, in partnership with the Washington Interdependence Council, is pleased to host the unveiling of the prototype of the Benjamin Banneker Memorial, a monument to the...
2018_DC_Glen_Echo_18051796Natl Archives -- Panel -- Before the Freedom Riders: The Fight to Integrate Glen Echo Amusement Park
Before the Freedom Riders: The Fight to Integrate Glen Echo Amusement Park
See exclusive, advance clips from Emmy award–winning filmmaker Ilana Trachtman’s documentary in progress, Ain’t No Back to a Merry-Go-Round (2019). The film will tell a little-known and groundbreaking story of the integration of...
2012_DC_Beyond_12081737Natl Archives -- Panel -- Beyond the Vote: Post-Suffrage Strategies to Gain Access to Power (w/Page Harrington, Joy Kinard, Jennifer Kratchik, Jennifer Lawless)
Beyond the Vote: Post-Suffrage Strategies to Gain Access to Power
Women’s Equality Day 2012 marks 92 years since women won the right to vote. But many suffragists believed voting was only a means to an end. Page Harrington, Executive Director, Sewall-Belmont House & Museum, moderates a panel including...
2009_DC_NAStrides_09030594Natl Archives -- Panel -- Big Strides: Diverse Paths: Women's Journeys to Political Leadership
Big Strides, Diverse Paths: Women’s Journeys to Political Leadership:
The influence of women has redefined the nature of politics, but how did they get there and what are the stories of their political journeys? Join moderator Eleanor Clift, weekly panelist on The McLaughlin Group and author of Madam...
2017_DC_CJournalism_171207135Natl Archives -- Panel -- Conflict Journalism in South East Asia (w/Ted Koppel, Tony Hirashiki, Barrie Dunsmore, and Terry Irving)
Conflict Journalism in South East Asia
In conjunction with our exhibit, Remembering Vietnam, we present a panel discussion on the role of the television journalist during the Vietnam War, and how it influenced subsequent conflicts. Participating on the panel will be journalist and former anchor of...
2006_DC_NACTNE_06091829Natl Archives -- Panel -- Constitution in a Time of National Emergency
Debate -- The Constitution in a Time of National Emergency: Join Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein as he moderates a debate between Judge Richard Posner and Geoffrey R. Stone. In partnership with Oxford University Press and the US Navy Memorial, Posner and Stone will debate the...
2012_DC_Emancipation_NA_12041865Natl Archives -- Panel -- DC Emancipation: The Struggle for Freedom, Liberty, Justice and Equality
DC Emancipation: The Struggle for Freedom, Liberty, Justice and Equality
In observance of the 150th anniversary of DC emancipation, John Franklin, director of partnerships and international programs at the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), will moderate a panel...
2005_DC_NADM_05101922Natl Archives -- Panel -- Decision Making in the Civil War (w/James McPherson, Craig Symonds, and John Marszalek)
Decision Making in the American Civil War: Three noted historians and authors discuss decision making in the American Civil War. John F. Marszalek, professor emeritus of history at Mississippi State University, analyzes the command decisions and differing perspectives of the generals, particularly Henry...
2013_DC_Documerica_130418121Natl Archives -- Panel -- Documerica: The Photographers
DOCUMERICA: The Photographers:
For the DOCUMERICA project, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hired nearly 100 freelance photographers to capture images relating to environmental problems, EPA activities, and everyday life in the 1970s. A panel of these photographers discuss their work shown in...
2011_DC_Peace_Corps_11031762Natl Archives -- Panel -- Early Years of the Peace Corps
The Early Years of the Peace Corps:
On March 1, 1961, President John F. Kennedy signed the Executive order that created the Peace Corps. Since then, more than 200,000 Americans have served as Peace Corps volunteers in 139 countries around the world. In commemoration of the agency’s 50th anniversary, we...
2008_DC_NAFDR_08031345Natl Archives -- Panel -- Electing FDR: The New Deal Campaign of 1932
Electing FDR: The New Deal Campaign of 1932. Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein moderates a panel discussing President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s “New Deal.” The panel features Donald Ritchie, Senate historian and author of Electing FDR; Jonathan Alter, Newsweek editor and author of The...
2016_DC_ERA_160616111Natl Archives -- Panel -- Equal Rights Amendment: Yesterday and Today
The Equal Rights Amendment: Yesterday and Today
Written in 1921 by suffragist Alice Paul, the Equal Rights Amendment was introduced into every session of Congress between 1923 and 1972, when it was passed and sent to the states but failed to achieve the necessary three-fourths ratification. Proponents...
2011_DC_Pyramid_11120876Natl Archives -- Panel -- Food Pyramid and Government Dietary Guidelines (w/Jose Andres, Michele Norris, Robert Post, Margo Wootan)
America Eats Series: The Food Pyramid and Government Dietary Guidelines:
As part of our America Eats series, join us this evening for an illustrated discussion on the history and future of USDA dietary recommendations, how they have changed over the years, and featuring historical images and food...
2015_DC_Rosenberg_15020596Natl Archives -- Panel -- Forum on the Rosenberg Case
Forum on the Rosenberg Case
Journalist Marvin Kalb moderates a discussion on the espionage case of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. The panel will examine how the Soviet spy network that Julius Rosenberg set up worked and how it helped the Soviets. Panelists include Ronald Radosh, co-author of The Rosenberg...
2004_DC_NAFF_04091215Natl Archives -- Panel -- Founding Fathers and Charters of Freedom (w/Walter Isaacson etc)
Our Founding Fathers and the Charters of Freedom: Guest speakers included:
* Walter Isaacson, ("Benjamin Franklin"),
* Joel Achenbach ("The Grand Idea: George Washington's Potomac and the Race to the West"),
* Stanley Weintraub ("General Washington's Christmas Farewell: A Mount Vernon...
2012_DC_Fourteenth_12102561Natl Archives -- Panel -- Fourteenth Day
The Fourteenth Day: JFK and the Aftermath of the Cuban Missile Crisis/The Secret White House Tapes
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, a panel will discuss JFK’s secret White House recordings, which will be played during the program. Caroline Kennedy will offer opening...
2013_DC_Freedom_Natl_130124100Natl Archives -- Panel -- Freedom National: The Destruction of Slavery in the United States, 1861-1865
Freedom National: The Destruction of Slavery in the United States, 1861–1865
Pulitzer prize–winning author Annette Gordon-Reed leads a panel discussion of emancipation, Lincoln, and the Civil War. Panelists include James McPherson, Pulitzer prize–winning historian and professor emeritus at Princeton...
2017_DC_Tubman_17022894Natl Archives -- Panel -- Harriet Tubman: A Woman of Courage and Vision
Harriet Tubman: A Woman of Courage and Vision
In celebration of the March 2017 grand opening of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor’s Center, we join the National Park Service in presenting a panel discussion examining the life and legacy of Harriet Tubman and the ongoing preservation of...
2015_DC_Alcohol_Regs_15102280Natl Archives -- Panel -- History and Impact of Alcohol Regulation
The History and Impact of Alcohol Regulation:
Author and alcohol historian Garrett Peck (The Prohibition Hangover) moderates a discussion on the origins, effects, and current debate over the regulation of alcohol–exploring such topics as the three-tier system of alcohol distribution, recent industry...
2014_DC_JazzDip_14042489Natl Archives -- Panel -- Jazz Diplomacy: Sending America's Music to the World
Jazz Diplomacy: Sending America’s Music to the World
Beginning in the 1950s, the U.S. Government used jazz as a diplomatic tool during the Cold War. John Edward Hasse—author, curator, biographer of Duke Ellington and founder of the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra—leads a discussion focusing on...
2010_DC_JEDCW_10052788Natl Archives -- Panel -- Jewish Experience During the Civil War
The Jewish Experience During the Civil War:
To commemorate Jewish American Heritage Month, a panel discusses the contributions of Jewish men and women during the Civil War. Each panelist will discuss a “key text,” including documents and events related to including General Grant’s Order No. 11, which...
2010_DC_Haiti_10120268Natl Archives -- Panel -- Lincoln and Haiti: Colonization and Haitian Recognition During the Civil War
Lincoln and Haiti: Colonization and Haitian Recognition During the Civil War:
As the Civil War continued, lawmakers, abolitionists, and colonizationists debated Federal support for colonization and the relocation of a significant portion of the slave population from the United States to the Caribbean....
2012_DC_Lincoln_Const_12012653Natl Archives -- Panel -- Lincoln and the Constitution
Lincoln and the Constitution:
No President faced a more severe Constitutional crisis—or tested the limits of the Constitution more daringly—than Abraham Lincoln. Authors and historians Mark E. Neely, Jr., , and Frank J. Williams—with Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer as moderator—probe issues that still...
2009_DC_NALAC_09041780Natl Archives -- Panel -- Lincoln Assassination Conspirators (w/Harold Holzer and Edward Steers Jr.)
The Lincoln Assassination Conspirators: Their Confinement and Execution, as Recorded in the Letterbook of John Frederick Hartranft
On May 1, 1865, two weeks after Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, President Andrew Johnson appointed John Frederick Hartranft to command the Washington Arsenal military...
2012_DC_Magna_Carta_120216131Natl Archives -- Panel -- Magna Carta and the Constitution
Magna Carta and the Constitution
To celebrate the return of Magna Carta to the National Archives, we present a discussion on its connection to the American Constitution including its place in the charters of the American colonies, its impact on the era of the Founding Fathers, and its legacy in the...
2015_DC_MC_and_Const_15061565Natl Archives -- Panel -- Magna Carta and the Constitution
Magna Carta Day: Magna Carta and the Constitution
The National Archives and the Constitutional Sources Project (ConSource) present a discussion on the influence of Magna Carta on American constitutionalism, from the nation’s earliest days to the present. Moderated by Judge Royce Lamberth, Senior United...
2008_DC_NAMagna_08031131Natl Archives -- Panel -- Magna Carta Returns to the National Archives (w/David Rubenstein, A.E. Dick Howard)
"Magna Carta Returns to the National Archives": The only Magna Carta permanently in the United States will once again be on display at the National Archives beginning with this evening’s program. In celebration of David Rubenstein’s generous loan, we present a special tribute program featuring A. E....
2012_DC_McNamara_12041064Natl Archives -- Panel -- McNamara, Clifford, and the Burdens of Vietnam, 1965–1969
McNamara, Clifford, and the Burdens of Vietnam, 1965–1969
Dr. Erin Mahan, chief historian of the Office of the Secretary of Defense, moderates a panel discussing the roles Robert S. McNamara and Clark M. Clifford played in the U.S. involvement in Vietnam. Participating on the panel will be Dr. Harold...
2016_DC_Memorials_4Future_160608141Natl Archives -- Panel -- Memorials for the Future
Memorials for the Future:
Washington, DC, offers a rich commemorative landscape filled with monuments that evoke a sense of national heritage and identity. But how might we develop and experience the next century’s memorials, telling more of America’s stories? Tonight, an expert panel moderated by...
2008_DC_NAMMap_08120364Natl Archives -- Panel -- Mitchell Map and Its Role In Shaping History
The Mitchell Map and Its Role in Shaping History: How was the Canadian/American border decided? Tonight’s panel will explore the use of Dr. John Mitchell’s important 1755 cartographic contribution, “A Map of the British Colonies in North America.” Mitchell’s map was the cartographic document used by...
2014_DC_Monuments_14021998Natl Archives -- Panel -- Monuments Men (w/Robert Edsel, Greg Bradsher, Nancy Yeide, Michael Kurtz, and Stuart Eizenstat)
The Monuments Men with Robert Edsel
Robert Edsel has dedicated years to painstaking research about the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives program–the group known as the Monuments Men–and has written several books including The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in...
2007_DC_Museum_Ren_070118124Natl Archives -- Panel -- New Culture: Museum Renaissance
American Conversation: New Culture: The Museum Renaissance: Washington, DC, is experiencing an incredible boom in the creation and re-creation of its museums. Tonight’s distinguished panel will explore why this is occurring. They will examine the relevance of museums in the age of the Internet, explain...
2008_DC_NANL4O_08101436Natl Archives -- Panel -- New Loyalties for Old (w/E.J. Dionne, David Brooks, and Douglas Brinkley)
American Conversation: New Loyalties for Old: A Farewell to the Two-Party System? Archivist Allen Weinstein welcomes three political commentators to discuss the impact of new technology, the expansion of voting groups, and weakening party loyalty. Panelists include:
* E. J. Dionne, Washington Post...
2013_DC_100Yrs_130411102Natl Archives -- Panel -- One Hundred Years: From the Emancipation Proclamation to the March on Washington
One Hundred Years: From the Emancipation Proclamation to the March on Washington:
Explore the journey from slavery to freedom between the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation and the 1963 March on Washington. The panelists will discuss the Emancipation Proclamation, and the continuing struggle for freedom,...
2007_DC_NAOH_07031497Natl Archives -- Panel -- Operation Homecoming
Operation Homecoming: Documentary Film Premiere and Panel Discussion: The National Archives, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), presents the world premiere of a new documentary film inspired by the NEA’s acclaimed program Operation Homecoming. Directed by Larry Bridges (Red...
2005_DC_NAOW_05111822Natl Archives -- Panel -- Orphan Works
Orphan Works and the Visual Record:
The Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film at the National Archives, with the Center for Social Media and the Program on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest, American University, presents a program on copyright law. So called "orphan works"...
2016_DC_Places_16082580Natl Archives -- Panel -- Places of Healing and Expression: National Parks in the Next Century
Places of Healing and Expression: National Parks in the Next Century
In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service, we present a screening of short archival and contemporary films about national parks. Following the screening, Julia Washburn, the Associate Director for...
2011_DC_CW_Cartoons_110106159Natl Archives -- Panel -- Political Cartoons of the Civil War
Political Cartoons of the Civil War and Their Role in Shaping History:
How do political cartoons from the Civil War era reveal what Americans thought about the war and how they participated in the politics of the day?
Join us for an illustrated discussion focusing on political cartoons — whether...
2012_DC_Pixels_12101991Natl Archives -- Panel -- Preserving Grain, Presenting Pixels
Preserving Grain, Presenting Pixels: Film Preservation and Restoration in the Digital Age:
In 2007, the Academy’s Science and Technology Council released their landmark study, The Digital Dilemma. Five years later, archival institutions and film industry continue to address the “digital dilemma” when...
2006_DC_NAGF_06061961Natl Archives -- Panel -- President Ford tribute (w/Henry Kissinger, etc)
President Ford’s Washington and the World: The National Archives hosts a tribute to President Gerald R. Ford featuring presentations by distinguished Americans including Henry Kissinger, 56th U.S. Secretary of State (1973–1977), and David Gergen, political commentator, best-selling author of Eyewitness...
2005_DC_NALib_05061525Natl Archives -- Panel -- Presidential Libraries
Town Hall Meeting: The Presidential Libraries: Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein will moderate a town hall meeting on the Presidential library system. A panel composed of the directors from the National Archives' 11 Presidential libraries will discuss their unique collections as well as...
2018_DC_Remembering_18111487Natl Archives -- Panel -- Remembering Vietnam: A Conversation About What Happens after Duty, Honor, Country
Remembering Vietnam: A Conversation About What Happens after Duty, Honor, Country
As part of a week-long schedule of activities to celebrate and honor Vietnam War veterans, ...
2008_DC_NAROCP_080207102Natl Archives -- Panel -- Running for Office: Cartooning and Politics (w/Pat Oliphant, Ann Telnaes, Matt Davies, and Clay Bennett)
Running for Office: Cartooning and Politics: Award-winning editorial cartoons are often characterized by their originality, editorial effectiveness, and quality of drawing and dramatize a wide range of social and political issues with style and humor. Join moderator Stephen Hess, Distinguished Research...
2008_DC_NANFBC_08102361Natl Archives -- Panel -- Salute to the National Film Board of Canada
A Salute to the National Film Board of Canada: This program, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in partnership with The Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film and the Foundation for the National Archives, celebrates more than 50 years of Oscar®-nominated and...
2007_DC_NAFree_07041253Natl Archives -- Panel -- Slavery and Freedom in Washington, D.C.: Show Me the Evidence!
Slavery and Freedom in Washington, D.C.: Show Me the Evidence!
The Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) and the National Archives host a panel discussion to observe the 145th anniversary of the District of Columbia’s Compensated Emancipation Act. On...
2009_DC_NABrandeis_09111947Natl Archives -- Panel -- Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis, the Law and the 21st Century
Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis, the Law and the 21st Century
As a Supreme Court justice (1916–1939), Louis D. Brandeis developed the modern jurisprudence of free speech and laid the basis for a constitutionally protected right to privacy. He helped draft the Federal Reserve Act, the Clayton...
2015_DC_Temperance_15033136Natl Archives -- Panel -- Temperance and Woman Suffrage
Temperance and Woman Suffrage: Reform Movements and the Women Who Changed America
The temperance and woman suffrage movements of the late 19th and early 20th centuries created opportunities for women to organize for social, economic, and political change. Support for the temperance movement through the...
2015_DC_13th_Amend_15120750Natl Archives -- Panel -- The 13th Amendment at 150: Emancipation, America’s Second Founding, and the Challenges That Remain
The 13th Amendment at 150: Emancipation, America’s Second Founding, and the Challenges That Remain:
The 13th Amendment, which banned slavery throughout the United States, began a wave of constitutional transformations that followed through on President Lincoln’s promise of “a new birth of freedom” and...
2006_DC_NACW_061021160Natl Archives -- Panel -- The Cold War: An Eyewitness Perspective
A symposium on the Cold War featuring notable historians, journalists, and other eyewitnesses to Cold War history. The Cold War: An Eyewitness Perspective has been developed by the National Archives and Records Administration (including the Presidential Libraries and the Center for the National Archives...
2009_DC_NA2020_09091729Natl Archives -- Panel -- The Constitution in 2020
The Constitution in 2020: What will the Constitution look like over the next decade? What are the issues that will arise and how should they be handled? Four Yale Law School scholars will discuss constitutional issues of the future, including the challenge of new technologies, Presidential power,...
2011_DC_Their_Stories_11031097Natl Archives -- Panel -- Their Stories, Their Voices (w/John Amos)
Their Stories, Their Voices: African American WWII Veterans Who Served on Iwo Jima:
Actor John Amos recently sat down for a conversation with six African American veterans who served America during World War II. The resulting short documentary acknowledges and pays tribute to all African American...
2012_DC_Lady_Bird_121206102Natl Archives -- Panel -- Tribute to Lady Bird Johnson
Tribute to Lady Bird Johnson:
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Lady Bird Johnson, a panel will discuss her achievements and contributions. Audio recordings of the Lady Bird Johnson Oral History Project will be played. Mark Updegrove, director of the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential...
2018_DC_Viet_Photogs_181101150Natl Archives -- Panel -- Vietnam Photographers: Capturing the War on Film
Vietnam Photographers: Capturing the War on Film
In partnership with the U.S. Army Center of Military History and in observance of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, a panel of combat photographers who served in Vietnam as part of the Army’s Special Photographic Office will discuss their role and...
2009_DC_NAMove_09011577Natl Archives -- Panel -- White House: Moving Out/Moving In
The White House: Moving Out/Moving In: How does a first family prepare to move into the White House? How does a President-elect plan to govern from day one—and through his first 100 days? What role does the outgoing President play in assisting the newcomers, and where do his official papers go? More...
2016_DC_Why_Bill_16031084Natl Archives -- Panel -- Why the Bill of Rights Was Made (w/Joe Ellis, Jack Rakove, Kenneth Bowling, Mary Sarah Bilder, and John Milewski)
Why the Bill of Rights Was Made
In celebration of our new exhibition, “Amending America,” which reveals the stories behind why some proposed amendments successfully became part of the Constitution, we present a panel discussing the story behind the Bill of Rights, the Ratification of the Constitution,...
2019_05_16H1_Women_Vote183Natl Archives -- Panel -- Women and the Vote: The 19th Amendment, Power, Media, and the Making of a Movement
Women and the Vote: The 19th Amendment, Power, Media, and the Making of a Movement
What methods did suffragists use to communicate their message, and how did public representations of women shape the battle for the 19th Amendment? Moderated by Tamara Keith, NPR White House correspondent and co-host of... (Partially reviewed)
2012_DC_Pat_Brown_12032065Natl Archives -- Panel -- "California State of Mind: The Legacy of Pat Brown"
California State of Mind: The Legacy of Pat Brown
The Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film presents a new work about an ordinary man who shaped the future of modern California in the turbulent 1960s—Governor Edmund G. “Pat” Brown, “the Godfather of Modern California.”
Welcoming...
2018_DC_Brown_18030560Natl Archives -- Panel -- "Harold Brown: Offsetting the Soviet Military Challenge, 1977-1981" w/Harold Brown, Charles Duncan, and Robert Work
Harold Brown: Offsetting the Soviet Military Challenge, 1977–1981
Edward Keefer, author of Harold Brown: Offsetting the Soviet Military Challenge, 1977–1981, will moderate a discussion on how the former Secretary of Defense Brown worked to counter the Soviet Union’s growing military strength during the...
2012_DC_Medal_12011054Natl Archives -- Panel -- "Medal of Honor: Portraits of Valor Beyond the Call of Duty"
Medal of Honor: Portraits of Valor Beyond the Call of Duty
December 2011 marked the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln’s creation of the Medal of Honor. Medal of Honor recipients Harvey C. “Barney” Barnum, Jr., Brian Thacker, and others engage in discussion moderated by Gen. Nicholas B. Kehoe,...
2011_DC_LBJ_Tapes_11042845Natl Archives -- Panel -- "Presidential Recordings of Lyndon B. Johnson" (w/Taylor Branch, etc)
The Presidential Recordings of Lyndon B. Johnson:
In partnership with the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia, we present the latest volumes in the Miller Center’s series of annotated transcripts of President Johnson’s White House tapes. The transcriptions focus on 34 critical...
2016_DC_Lincoln_Matters_160218100Natl Archives -- Panel -- "Why Lincoln Still Matters" (w/Harold Holzer, Martha Hodges, Craig Symonds, and Lucas Morel)
Why Lincoln Still Matters:
On the 207th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, a panel of Lincoln scholars will discuss how Lincoln can still guide and inspire our nation in the face of 21st–century challenges. Panelists include Harold Holzer, Martha Hodges, Craig Symonds, and Lucas Morel. Book...
2012_DC_Revolutionary_12011173Natl Archives -- Panel -- (r)Evolutionary Parks, the Future of Public Space
(r)Evolutionary Parks—The Future of Public Space
A panel of architects will discuss ways that people use and enjoy public parks. The program is a companion event to the National Mall Design Competition that seeks to redesign three spaces on the National Mall. Presented in partnership with the National...
2005_DC_NAPF_0502026Natl Archives -- Pat Furgurson ("Freedom Rising")
(Official description) Washington During the Civil War: Historian Ernest Pat Furgurson returns to discuss his latest book, Freedom Rising: Washington in the Civil War (Knopf, 2004). Before 1861, Washington was a dusty, muddy city of 60,000, joked about by urban sophisticates from New York and Boston....
2011_DC_Brady_11010737Natl Archives -- Patricia Brady ("A Being So Gentle")
A Being So Gentle: The Frontier Love Story of Rachel and Andrew Jackson
The 40-year love affair between Rachel and Andrew Jackson parallels a tumultuous period in American history. But like many great love stories, this one ended tragically when Rachel died only weeks after Andrew was elected...
2008_DC_NAPKG_08031227Natl Archives -- Patricia Kennedy Grimstead ("Returned from Russia")
"Returned from Russia":
During World War II, the Nazis captured and plundered much of Europe’s archival heritage. At the war’s end, the victorious Red Army found many of these documents and rushed them to Moscow, where they remained hidden for almost half a century. Patricia Kennedy Grimsted of the...
2005_DC_NAPOT_0503168Natl Archives -- Patricia O'Toole ("When Trumpets Call")
Patricia O'Toole discussed her latest book, When Trumpets Call: Theodore Roosevelt After the White House (Simon & Schuster, 2005). Only 50 when he left the Presidency in 1909, Theodore Roosevelt continued to lead a life in the political arena. After going on safari for a year, he challenged Taft for the...
2006_DC_NAPC_06092710Natl Archives -- Paul Clancy ("Ironclad")
Ironclad with Paul Clancy:
Author Paul Clancy will discuss his book Ironclad, which tells the saga of the warship USS Monitor and its remarkable salvage 140 years after its sinking. After the lecture be sure to read an eyewitness account of ironclads in our exhibit "Eyewitness--American Originals...
2005_DC_NABA_0505044Natl Archives -- Paul Dickson and Thomas Allen ("Bonus Army")
The Bonus Army: Paul Dickson and Thomas Allen will discuss their book, The Bonus Army: An American Epic (Walker and Company, 2005). In the summer of 1932, at the height of the Depression, some 45,000 veterans of World War I descended on Washington, DC, from all over the country to demand the bonus...
2010_DC_Maiern_10102931Natl Archives -- Pauline Maier ("Ratification")
Ratification: The People Debate the Constitution, 1787–1788:
When the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia adjourned in late summer of 1787, the delegates returned to their states to report on the new Constitution. Join us as Pauline Maier discusses her latest book Ratification, and the debate...
2019_02_27E1_Addiction213Natl Archives -- PBS NOVA "Addiction" screening and discussion
Addiction
Addiction, a documentary produced for PBS’s NOVA, examines how easy access to drugs like heroin, fentanyl, and even prescription medications like OxyContin has fueled an epidemic of addiction—the deadliest in U.S. history. Now, science is revealing how addiction affects the brain, and top... (Partially reviewed)
2010_DC_NAOscL_1003064Natl Archives -- Peggy Parsons (introducing Live Action Short Film Nominees)
The Center for the National Archives Experience will host the sixth annual free screenings of the Academy Award® nominees in four categories—Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Live Action Short Film, and Animated Short Film—from Wednesday, March 3, through Sunday, March 7. The screenings...
2011_DC_Fink_Marxer_1106103Natl Archives -- Performance -- Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer
Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer: Two-time Grammy Award®–winners Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer perform traditional and contemporary folk, old-time country and swing, and children's music. This was tied into the official opening of the "What's Cooking, Uncle Sam?" exhibit.
2010_DC_FedCityBB_10043022Natl Archives -- Performance -- Federal City Brass Band
The Federal City Brass Band performed celebrating the opening of the Discovering the Civil War exhibit.
2011_DC_Goodniks_11052528Natl Archives -- Performance -- Goodniks
This performance was in connection with the "Jewish Holiday Traditions and Cooking in America" talk.
2009_DC_NATop_09120923Natl Archives -- Peter Carlson ("K Blows Top")
75th Anniversary Noontime Lecture Series: Featuring authors whose research significantly reflects the holdings of the National Archives
"K Blows Top: A Cold War Comic Interlude, Starring Nikita Khrushchev, America’s Most Unlikely Tourist"
Author Peter Carlson marks the 50th anniversary of Khrushchev’s...
2011_DC_WHomer_11020768Natl Archives -- Peter Wood ("Near Andersonville, Winslow Homer's Civil War")
Near Andersonville, Winslow Homer's Civil War: American painter Winslow Homer rose to national attention during the Civil War, but one of his most important early paintings, “Near Andersonville,” remained unknown for a century. In this illustrated lecture, author Peter Wood reveals the long-hidden story...
2009_DC_NAL4L_09061870Natl Archives -- Philip B. Kunhardt III ("Looking for Lincoln")
Philip B. Kunhardt III will discuss Looking for Lincoln: The Making of an American Icon, which describes the myths, memories, and questions that gathered around Lincoln in the years between his assassination and the dedication of the Lincoln Memorial in 1922, and examines how our 16th President’s legend...
2006_DC_NAPD_06021710Natl Archives -- Philip Dray ("Stealing God's Thunder")
Stealing God's Thunder: Pulitzer-Prize finalist Philip Dray will discuss his new Franklin biography, Stealing God's Thunder: Ben Franklin's Lighting Rod and the Invention of America. Long before Franklin was an eminent statesman, he was famous for his revolutionary scientific work, especially his...
2014_DC_Tucker_14031813Natl Archives -- Phillip Thomas Tucker ("George Washington’s Surprise Attack")
George Washington’s Surprise Attack: A New Look at the Battle that Decided the Fate of America:
Phillip Thomas Tucker takes an in-depth look at the Battle of Trenton in George Washington’s Surprise Attack. Using firsthand accounts from officers and soldiers on both sides, he brings to life the...
2014_DC_Looted_14050886Natl Archives -- Press Conference: Donation of "Hitler Album" of Looted Art
National Archives and the Monuments Men Foundation Announce Press Conference for the Donation of “Hitler Album” of Looted Art
Opportunity to examine original “Hitler Album” and meet Monuments Man Harry Ettlinger
WHAT: To mark the May 8 anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe in 1945, the...
2008_DC_Archives_1783T_08120320Natl Archives -- Press Preview: 1783: Subject or Citizen (Tour)
These are photographs of tour of the exhibit being given to the Washington Map Society in conjunction with the panel discussion on "The Mitchell Map and Its Role in Shaping History" that followed.
2016_DC_Archives_AmendPP_16030829Natl Archives -- Press Preview: Amending America (Presentation)
The media presentation about the new exhibit. Speakers included David Ferriero, A'Leila Bundles, and co-curator Christine Blackerby.
2016_DC_Archives_AmendPT_1603087Natl Archives -- Press Preview: Amending America (Tour)
Touring the new exhibit.
2012_DC_Archives_BF_PP_12020737Natl Archives -- Press Preview: Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World (Presentation)
“Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World” explores life of enigmatic, creative genius

WHAT:
A special press only breakfast and “sneak preview” to launch the new National Archives exhibition: Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World.
Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World...
2012_DC_Archives_BF_PT_12020723Natl Archives -- Press Preview: Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World (Tour)
2010_DC_Archives_DCW_PP_10042784Natl Archives -- Press Preview: Discovering the Civil War (part 1) (Presentation)
Discovering the Civil War:
A Traveling Exhibit from the National Archives
Created in Partnership with the Foundation for the National Archives

In 2010 the National Archives will peel back 150 years of accumulated analysis, synthesis, and punditry to reveal a Civil War that is little-known and even...
2010_DC_Archives_DCW_PT_10042722Natl Archives -- Press Preview: Discovering the Civil War (part 1) (Tour)
Discovering the Civil War:
A Traveling Exhibit from the National Archives
Created in Partnership with the Foundation for the National Archives

In 2010 the National Archives will peel back 150 years of accumulated analysis, synthesis, and punditry to reveal a Civil War that is little-known and even...
2010_DC_Archives_DCW_PP_10110458Natl Archives -- Press Preview: Discovering the Civil War (part 2) (Presentation)
2010_DC_Archives_DCW_PT_10110434Natl Archives -- Press Preview: Discovering the Civil War (part 2) (Tour)
2012_DC_Archives_EmanPP_121220116Natl Archives -- Press Preview: Emancipation Proclamation
Exclusive Press Preview of the Emancipation Proclamation at the National Archives, the original document for its 150th Anniversary

Special behind-the-scenes press opportunity and photo-op. Photograph/videotape the original Emancipation Proclamation, learn about its history and conservation from the...
2019_04_15A2_Archives_EmanPP14Natl Archives -- Press Preview: Emancipation Proclamation
A special viewing of the Emancipation Proclamation at the National Archives, Monday, April 15 at 9 a.m. Programs and events are planned throughout the week celebrating the 156th Anniversary of the document, viewable by the public, from April 14-16. In addition to the rare public display, the museum will... (Partially reviewed)
2014_DC_Archives_SigPP_14031846Natl Archives -- Press Preview: Making Their Mark: Stories Through Signatures (plus tour)
A special press-only “sneak preview” to launch the new National Archives’ exhibit: Making Their Mark: Stories Through Signatures
A signature can be as routine as a mark on a form or as extraordinary as a stroke of the pen that changes the course of history. It can save lives or end them. This sweeping...
2013_DC_Archives_ROR_PP_13121157Natl Archives -- Press Preview: Records of Rights
A special press preview to launch “Records of Rights,” the new National Archives permanent exhibition in the David M. Rubenstein Gallery.
"Records of Rights" uses original documents, photographs, facsimiles, videos, and interactive exhibits to explore how Americans have worked to realize the ideals of...
2017_DC_Archives_VietPP_17110835Natl Archives -- Press Preview: Remembering Vietnam (Presentation)
Press Preview for National Archives “Remembering Vietnam” Exhibit Nov. 8
WHAT: A special press-only “sneak peek” of the National Archives exhibit “Remembering Vietnam: Twelve Critical Episodes in the Vietnam War” before it opens to the public on Friday, November 10, 2017. The 3,000-square-foot...
2019_05_07A1_Archives_HersPP50Natl Archives -- Press Preview: Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote
A special press-only “sneak peek” of the National Archives exhibit “Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote” before it opens to the public. The 3,000-square-foot exhibition uses more than 90 original National Archives records to explore the relentless struggle of diverse activists throughout U.S.... (Partially reviewed)
2015_DC_Archives_SpiritPP_15030349Natl Archives -- Press Preview: Spirited Republic
Press Preview for National Archives “Spirited Republic” Exhibit March 3
Spirited Republic explores the Federal Government’s efforts, successes, and failures to change our drinking habits, from whiskey rations to the Continental Army to the Whiskey Rebellion to Prohibition and beyond. The exhibit uses...
2012_DC_Sunshine_12031225Natl Archives -- Press Preview: Sunshine Week
National Archives OGIS Celebrates “Sunshine Week” with FOIA Display and Program March 12th:
WHAT: Washington, DC. . . In celebration of Sunshine Week, The National Archives Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) will host brief remarks and display of the original Freedom of Information...
2012_DC_Archives_BrinkPP_12101051Natl Archives -- Press Preview: To the Brink (Presentation)
Washington, DC . . . A special press-only preview to launch the new National Archives exhibit marking the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis: “To the Brink: JFK and the Cuban Missile Crisis.” The exhibit opens to the public on Friday, October 12, 2012.
“To the Brink” shows Kennedy and his...
2012_DC_Archives_BrinkPT_12101014Natl Archives -- Press Preview: To the Brink (Tour)
Washington, DC . . . A special press-only preview to launch the new National Archives exhibit marking the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis: “To the Brink: JFK and the Cuban Missile Crisis.” The exhibit opens to the public on Friday, October 12, 2012.
“To the Brink” shows Kennedy and his...
2011_DC_Archives_WCUS_PP_11060739Natl Archives -- Press Preview: What's Cooking, Uncle Sam? (Presentation)
Press Preview for “What’s Cooking, Uncle Sam?” Exhibit at the National Archives:
Groundbreaking exhibit explores nation’s love affair with, fear of, and obsession with food:
A special press only “sneak preview” to launch the new National Archives exhibition: What’s Cooking, Uncle Sam? The Government’s...
2011_DC_Archives_WCUS_PT_11060715Natl Archives -- Press Preview: What's Cooking, Uncle Sam? (Tour)
Press Preview for “What’s Cooking, Uncle Sam?” Exhibit at the National Archives:
Groundbreaking exhibit explores nation’s love affair with, fear of, and obsession with food:
A special press only “sneak preview” to launch the new National Archives exhibition: What’s Cooking, Uncle Sam? The Government’s...
2012_DC_GRM_12032716Natl Archives -- Public Meeting on Government Records Management
National Archives Holds Public Meeting on Government Records Management
Help the National Archives develop a 21st-century framework for managing government records
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) invites the public, public interest, and vendor/IT communities to an open forum on...
2010_DC_NATower_10042862Natl Archives -- Raymond Schmidt ("A Tower In Nebraska")
A Tower in Nebraska: How FDR Found Inspiration for the Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland
During his political career, Franklin Delano Roosevelt had a hand in determining the appearance and location of many public projects including the Pentagon and National Archives Building. Nowhere was his...
2006_DC_NALady_0611097Natl Archives -- Rear Adm. Richard A. Buchanan (introducing "The Fighting Lady")
The Fighting Lady : Created from footage shot on and around the Essex-class aircraft carrier USS Yorktown during its first months of action in the Pacific and narrated by Robert Taylor, this film won the 1944 Oscar® for best documentary feature. It intersperses combat scenes of breathtaking intensity...
2012_DC_Slotkin_12091220Natl Archives -- Richard Slotkin ("The Long Road to Antietam")
The Long Road to Antietam: How the Civil War Became a Revolution:
In the summer of 1862, Abraham Lincoln decided on a radical change of strategy—one that abandoned hope for a compromise peace and committed the nation to all-out war. The centerpiece of that new strategy was the Emancipation...
2009_DC_NAEWSF_09050751Natl Archives -- Rob Hummel ("The BIG Picture The Evolution of Wide Screen Film")
The BIG Picture: The Evolution of the Wide Screen Film – Tucker: The Man and His Dream
The Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), in partnership with The Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film and the Foundation for the National Archives,...
2007_DC_NARAD_07042742Natl Archives -- Robert and Anne Drew (Salute to...) ("Crisis")
Salute to Documentary Filmmakers Robert and Anne Drew: In the late 1950s, Robert Drew pioneered the cinema verité or direct cinema documentary form, which utilized innovative, lightweight cameras and sound equipment to allow filmmakers to record the experiences of people as they live them. He formed...
2005_DC_NARD_05110417Natl Archives -- Robert and Anne Drew ("From Two Men and a War")
An Evening with Robert Drew and From Two Men and a War: The Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film at the National Archives and the Foundation for the National Archives present a celebration of the career of Robert Drew, who as the founder of Drew Associates pioneered the cinema verite...
2007_DC_NARD_07042620Natl Archives -- Robert Dallek ("Nixon and Kissinger")
Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger were two of the most compelling, contradictory, and important leaders in America in the second half of the 20th century. Tapping into recently disclosed documents and tapes, Robert Dallek uncovers fascinating details about their tumultuous personal relationship and the...
2014_DC_Monuments_14013050Natl Archives -- Robert Edsel (introducing and responding to "The Monuments Men")
Special Advance Screening of "The Monuments Men":
The National Archives is pleased to host a special advance screening of the forthcoming film The Monuments Men on January 30, 2014, in the William G. McGowan Theater in Washington, DC.
Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history,...
2010_DC_Monuments_10102089Natl Archives -- Robert Edsel ("Monuments Men")
The Monuments Men:
Beyond the familiar history lessons of World War II is an untold story of a Nazi plot to seize the world’s greatest cultural treasures—a plot thwarted by one tiny band of soldiers, detailed in The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History....
2017_DC_Gates_17012640Natl Archives -- Robert M. Gates ("A Passion for Leadership") w/Michael Allen
A Passion for Leadership: Lessons on Change and Reform from Fifty Years of Public Service
Former Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates discusses his latest book. Having led change successfully at three monumental organizations—the CIA, Texas A&M University, and the Department of Defense—he offers us the...
2009_DC_NAOsborne_09101550Natl Archives -- Robert Osborne (introducing "Mr. Smith Goes To Washington")
70th Anniversary Screening of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, in partnership with the Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film, presents Frank Capra’s classic film, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, which premiered on October 17, 1939 at Constitution...
2009_DC_NARR_09062414Natl Archives -- Robert Remini ("A Short History of the United States")
Robert Remini, Historian of the U.S. House of Representatives, discusses A Short History of the United States, which vividly contains the essential facts about the discovery, settlement, and growth of the United States along with other themes that have run through our history.
The speaker was...
2010_DC_Remini_10042935Natl Archives -- Robert Remini ("At the Edge of the Precipice")
At The Edge of the Precipice: Henry Clay and the Compromise that Saved the Union:
Robert V. Remini, historian of the House of Representatives, discusses his newest book, At the Edge of the Precipice, a fascinating recounting of the Compromise of 1850, a titanic act of political will that only a...
2011_DC_Roper_11030219Natl Archives -- Robert Roper ("Now the Drum of War")
Now the Drum of War: Walt Whitman and his Brothers in the Civil War:
Join us today as educator and author Robert Roper discusses his book Now the Drum of War, which chronicles the experiences of the Whitman family through their wartime letters. The story covers their lives on the home front, military...
2008_DC_NASpy_08120343Natl Archives -- Robert Wallace ("Spycraft")
Spycraft: The Secret History of the CIA’s Spytechs from Communism to Al-Qaeda: From James Bond to Maxwell Smart to Mission: Impossible, spies and their gadgetry have been captivating public interest for decades. Until now, however, much of the information about the tools used by real-life spies has been...
2009_DC_NAWAW_09120848Natl Archives -- Roger Kennedy and David Larkin ("When Art Worked")
When Art Worked: The New Deal, Art, and Democracy:
Under the New Deal’s Federal Arts Project, the American government helped artists get through a difficult time in history. The New Deal provided food, work, and wages, but it also employed out-of-work artists who worked to enhance community and...
2009_DC_NABerlin_0911099Natl Archives -- Romesh Ratnesar ("Tear Down this Wall!")
"Tear Down this Wall!" Reagan and the Berlin Wall
Romesh Ratnesar, deputy managing editor of Time magazine, recreates Ronald Reagan's historic June 1987 speech at the Brandenburg Gate and his famous challenge to Mikhail Gorbachev in "Tear Down this Wall!" .
The speaker was introduced by Douglas...
2005_DC_NARW_0502097Natl Archives -- Ronald C. White Jr ("The Eloquent President")
Historian Ronald White, Jr., discusses his latest book, The Eloquent President: A Portrait of Lincoln Through His Words (Random House, 2005). White examines Lincoln's astonishing oratory and explores his growth as a leader, a communicator, and a man of deepening spiritual conviction. Examining a...
2007_DC_NARNB_07031546Natl Archives -- R. Nicholas Burns (American Conversations)
Monitoring the World: An American Conversation with Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs R. Nicholas Burns Ambassador Burns will join Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein in a discussion of global issues in 2007. Ambassador Burns serves as the senior career Foreign Service appointee...
2017_DC_Rushay_17041934Natl Archives -- Sam Rushay [via Skype?] (Truman Doctrine and the Origins of the Cold War)
The Truman Doctrine and the Origins of the Cold War
Sam Rushay, supervisory archivist at the Harry S. Truman Library, will discuss the historical significance of the Truman Doctrine in observation of its 70th anniversary. Presentation materials available at...
2010_DC_Nuremberg_10100634Natl Archives -- Sandra Schulberg (introducing "Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today") including reception
Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today (The 2009 Schulberg/Waletsky Restoration):
The Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film welcomes producer Sandra Schulberg, who will introduce the first complete 35mm picture and sound restoration of the U.S. Government’s 1948 film about the first Nuremberg...
2017_DC_Miller_17030846Natl Archives -- Scott Miller ("Agent 110")
Agent 110: An American Spymaster and the German Resistance in WWII
In Agent 110, Scott Miller describes how newly minted spy Allen Dulles met with and facilitated the plots of the German Underground. In this work, Dulles exposed the political maneuverings of the Soviets. A book signing will follow the...
2013_DC_Bart_13102530Natl Archives -- Sheldon Bart ("Race to the Top of the World")
Race to the Top of the World: Richard Byrd and the First Flight to the North Pole:
Richard Byrd and Roald Amundsen competed to be the first to fly over the North Pole. Author Sheldon Bart discusses their race and the epic struggle that ended in an enduring mystery: who was the first man to fly over the...
2005_DC_NASMG_05101713Natl Archives -- Sir Martin Gilbert ("Churchill and America")
Churchill and America: An Archival Perspective: Sir Martin Gilbert, Winston Churchill’s official biographer, will discuss his critically hailed new work Churchill and America. Called a "…richly textured and deeply moving portrait of greatness," by the Los Angeles Times and “A masterpiece of...
2011_DC_Genealogy_Fair21Natl Archives -- Special -- Genealogy Fair
Seventh Annual Genealogy Fair -- Become Your Family’s Detective:
"Become Your Family’s Detective," the seventh annual Genealogy Fair at the National Archives, will take place on April 20 and 21, 2011, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This two-day program showcases the Federal records located at the National...
2016_DC_Ross_160331158Natl Archives -- Special -- Rodney Ross retirement event
2008_DC_Archives_Protest_081141Natl Archives -- Special -- Veterans for Peace Protest
A Veterans for Peace protest had taken over the scaffolding outside the building.
2005_DC_NAFF_0505114Natl Archives -- Stacy Schiff ("Franklin and France")
Franklin and France: Stacy Schiff will discuss her book A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America (Henry Holt, 2005). When Franklin stepped onto French soil without any diplomatic training, bent on convincing France, an absolute monarchy, to underwrite America's experiment in...
2005_DC_NASK_0505188Natl Archives -- Stanley Karnow ("Paris in the Fifties")
Paris in the Fifties: Stanley Karnow will discuss his book Paris in the Fifties (Peter Smith Publishing, 2001). In July 1947, Stanley Karnow boarded a freighter bound for France, planning to stay for the summer. He stayed 10 years, first as a student and later as a correspondent for Time magazine. By...
2005_DC_NAIT_0506225Natl Archives -- Stanley Weintraub ("Iron Tears")
Iron Tears: Stanley Weintraub will discuss his book Iron Tears: America's Battle for Freedom, Britain's Quagmire: 1775–1783 (Free Press, 2005). For generations, Americans have viewed the Revolutionary War as a heroic tale of resistance, exclusively from the perspective of the Continental Army and the...
2010_DC_McCurry_10120334Natl Archives -- Stephanie McCurry ("Confederate Reckoning")
Confederate Reckoning: Power and Politics in the Civil War South:
When the Confederate States of America was formed, Southern statesmen and generals had built a proslavery, antidemocratic nation in order to protect their property—and excluded and disenfranchised white women and slaves, who comprised...
2014_DC_Constitution_14011445Natl Archives -- Stephen Breyer ("Conversations on the Constitution")
Conversations on the Constitution:
We launch a series of conversations with the Supreme Court Justices of the United States with an evening with Associate Justice Stephen Breyer. Yale law professor and Constitutional scholar Akhil Reed Amar will lead the discussion, focusing on ideas, viewpoints, and...
2011_DC_PCartoons_110413169Natl Archives -- Stephen Hess and Sandy Northrop ("American Political Cartoons")
American Political Cartoons: The Evolution of a National Identity 1754–2010
From Benjamin Franklin’s drawing in 1754 to contemporary cartoons, editorial cartoons have always been a part of American journalism and politics, despite the discomfort of the cartoons’ targets—and to the delight of their...
2010_DC_Neff_10050722Natl Archives -- Stephen Neff ("Justice in Blue and Gray: A Legal History of the Civil War")
Justice in Blue and Gray: A Legal History of the Civil War:
Stephen C. Neff offers the first comprehensive study of Civil War legal issues in his book, Justice in Blue and Gray, and argues that many of these issues resonate to this day. Neff examines the lawfulness of secession, executive and...
2016_DC_Puleo_16101132Natl Archives -- Stephen Puleo ("American Treasures")
American Treasures: The Secret Efforts to Save the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Gettysburg Address
In American Treasures, Stephen Puleo charts the little-known journeys of the Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, and the Gettysburg Address. The book weaves in...
2015_DC_Inskeep_15091456Natl Archives -- Steve Inskeep ("Jacksonland")
Monday, September 14, at noon
William G. McGowan Theater & US National Archives YouTube Channel
Jacksonland: President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross, and a Great American Land Grab
Journalist Steve Inskeep’s Jacksonland is the story of two men—President Andrew Jackson and Cherokee chief...
2007_DC_NABFCS_0702217Natl Archives -- Susan O'Donovan ("Becoming Free in the Cotton South")
Becoming Free in the Cotton South : Author Susan O’Donovan will discuss her new book, Becoming Free in the Cotton South, which challenges our most basic ideas about slavery and freedom in America. Instead of seeing emancipation as the beginning or the ending of the story, O’Donovan explores the perilous...
2012_DC_Nathans_12012057Natl Archives -- Sydney Nathans ("To Free A Family: The Journey of Mary Walker")
To Free a Family: The Journey of Mary Walker
What was it like for a mother to flee slavery, leaving her children behind? In To Free a Family, Sydney Nathans uses letters and diaries to tell the remarkable story of Mary Walker, who fled her owner in 1848 and spent the next 17 years trying to recover her...
2016_DC_Boston_16111898Natl Archives -- Talmage Boston ("Cross-Examining History")
Cross-Examining History: A Lawyer Gets Answers From the Experts About Our Presidents
Talmage Boston seeks out what made our major Presidents tick and what caused their lives to play out as they did. In Cross-Examining History, Boston interviews Presidential insiders to get insights about America's past...
2015_DC_Smiley_15041058Natl Archives -- Tavis Smiley ("My Journey with Maya") w/Michel Martin
My Journey with Maya with Tavis Smiley
Tavis Smiley, the host of PBS's “Tavis Smiley” and Public Radio International's “The Tavis Smiley Show,” recounts the story of his enduring friendship with Maya Angelou. Michel Martin, National Public Radio journalist, joins Smiley. Presented in partnership with...
2018_DC_Golway_18121158Natl Archives -- Terry Golway ("Frank and Al")
Frank and Al: FDR, Al Smith, and the Unlikely Alliance that Created the Modern Democratic Party
In his latest book, Frank and Al, editor and author Terry Golway tells the untold story of an unlikely political partnership—between a to-the-manor-born Protestant (Franklin D. Roosevelt) and a Lower East...
2014_DC_Healy_14010925Natl Archives -- Thomas Healy ("The Great Dissent")
The Great Dissent: How Oliver Wendell Holmes Changed His Mind -- and Changed the History of Free Speech in America
No right seems more fundamental to American life than freedom of speech. Yet well into the 20th century, Americans were regularly imprisoned merely for speaking out against government...
2012_DC_Kidd_12020119Natl Archives -- Thomas S. Kidd ("Patrick Henry")
Patrick Henry: First Among Patriots
Most Americans know Patrick Henry as the fiery speaker whose pronouncement “Give me liberty or give me death!” rallied American rebellion against the British Crown. Yet he seems to retreat into obscurity after bellowing the defiant declaration. Historian Thomas S....
2007_DC_NATL_07101716Natl Archives -- Tom Lantos (American Conversations)
American Conversations: Rep. Tom Lantos (D-CA): A New Foreign Policy?
Rep. Tom Lantos (D-CA) will join Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein for a discussion of the issues shaping U.S. foreign policy today and the challenges facing future generations. Lantos is serving his 13th term in the...
2009_DC_NATN_09081444Natl Archives -- Tom Nastick ("The USIA Film The School at Rincon Santo")
National Archives Expert Series: Featuring staff experts who will focus on archival treasures discovered among the holdings of the National Archives. Tom Nastick, public programs producer, Center for the National Archives Experience,“The USIA Film The School at Rincon Santo” .
The speaker was...
2007_DC_NATW_07020831Natl Archives -- Tom Wheeler ("Mr. Lincoln's T-Mails") (American Conversations)
An American Conversation with Tom Wheeler:
Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein will be joined by Richard Norton Smith in an American Conversation with author Tom Wheeler. The discussion will focus on Wheeler’s book Mr. Lincoln’s T-Mails: The Untold Story of How Abraham Lincoln Used the...
2007_DC_Plante_07020934Natl Archives -- Trevor Plante (Lincoln's Telegrams)
From the Vaults: Lincoln’s Telegrams: Join archivist Trevor Plante as he highlights a variety of Lincoln Civil War–era telegrams in the National Archives. Included in the presentation will be some of the telegrams that are featured in Tom Wheeler’s new book, Mr. Lincoln’s T-Mails: The Untold Story of...
2018_DC_Tokyo_Trials_181115190Natl Archives -- U.S. Premier of "The Tokyo Trials"
U.S. Premiere of “The Tokyo Trials”
Lasting more than two and a half years, the Tokyo War Crimes Trial became the longest legal proceeding ever, producing reams of records that set the precedent for modern military tribunals. In observance of the 70th anniversary of the trial’s adjournment in 1948, the...
2013_DC_Harper_13041677Natl Archives -- Valerie Harper ("I, Rhoda")
I, Rhoda:
Valerie Harper, star of the Mary Tyler Moore Show and Rhoda, discusses her book I, Rhoda, and her life on and off the screen. On-screen, she represented a self-reliant new identity for women of the 1970s while off-screen she fought alongside feminists Gloria Steinem and Bella Abzug for equal...
2003_DC_NAWB_0309305Natl Archives -- Walter Boyne ("Influence of Air Power Upon History")
Walter Boyne was discussing and signing copies of his book "The Influence of Air Power Upon History." A staunch air power advocate, he kept emphasizing how too much emphasis was placed on limiting collateral damage (i.e. civilian victims). He even mentioned that air power should be used against...
2006_DC_NABFT_06110234Natl Archives -- Walter Isaacson (Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary)
Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary: Inventing America with Walter Isaacson:
America’s founders were optimistic not only about politics but also about the contributions they expected science and technology to make to the success of the fledgling democracy. Join historian Walter Isaacson, author of Benjamin...
2003_DC_NAWI_0309244Natl Archives -- Walter Isaacson ("Benjamin Franklin: An American Life")
The National Archives, like the Smithsonian, puts on a speaker program which brings in historians to discuss and sign their new books. Isaacson discussed Benjamin Franklin and signed copies of his "Benjamin Franklin: An American Life" book.
2007_DC_NAWI_07052222Natl Archives -- Walter Isaacson ("Einstein: His Life and Universe")
Einstein: His Life and Universe
Walter Isaacson will discuss his latest work, Einstein: His Life and Universe. Albert Einstein was the most influential scientist of the 20th century, and Isaacson’s book is the first full biography of this great icon of our age since all of his papers have become...
2017_DC_Stahr_17082241Natl Archives -- Walter Stahr ("Stanton: Lincoln's War Secretary")
Stanton: Lincoln’s War Secretary
Award-winning author Walter Stahr tells the story of Abraham Lincoln’s indispensable Secretary of War, Edwin Stanton. A book signing follows the program.
The speaker was introduced by David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States.
2008_DC_NAHD_08080626Natl Archives -- William Burr (introducing "History Declassified: Nixon in China")
In conjunction with the featured document display of a U.S. Department of State Intelligence Brief (see Exhibits), and in recognition of the opening of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, The Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film at the National Archives presents this 2004 ABC News...
2015_DC_Marvel_15042250Natl Archives -- William Marvel ("Lincoln's Autocrat: The Life of Edwin Stanton")
Lincoln’s Autocrat: The Life of Edwin Stanton
Edwin Stanton wielded enormous influence and power as Lincoln's Secretary of War during the Civil War and under Johnson during the early years of Reconstruction. William Marvel reexamines Stanton's life, career, and legacy. A book signing follows the...
2006_DC_NAGW_06092130Natl Archives -- "George Washington" (American Conversations)
An American Conversation with George Washington: The first President of the United States, “George Washington,” will join Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein in a special Constitution Day “American Conversation.” Before he served as President, Washington was the Commander in Chief of American...
2011_MD_Stevens_11011339Natl Archives & AFI -- "John F. Kennedy: Years of Lightning, Day of Drums" (w/George Stevens, Jr.)
Speakers in sequence:
-- Ray Barry (AFI)
-- Marvin Pinkert, Executive Director, Center for the National Archives Experience.
-- George Stevens, Jr.

JOHN F. KENNEDY: YEARS OF LIGHTNING, DAY OF DRUMS:
In person: George Stevens, Jr., the widely honored film and television producer, former head...
2007_DC_NADemo_07061546Natl Archives & AFI/SilverDocs -- Panel -- Why Democracy?
Speakers in sequence:
-- Marvin Pinkert (National Archives)
-- Patricia Finneran
-- Don Edkins
-- Panel with Nick Fraser, Mette Hoffmann Meyer, Alex Gibney, Siatta Scott-Johnson, ??? and John Milewski (Newseum)

Why Democracy? Documentary Film Selections and Panel Discussion: In October 2007,...
2015_DC_First_Ladies_150423116Natl Archives & C-SPAN -- Panel -- First Ladies; Private Lives, Public Image
First Ladies: Private Lives, Public Image:
Susan Swain, president and co-chief operating officer of C-SPAN, leads a discussion on all forty-five First Ladies—their lives, their ambitions, and their unique partnerships with their Presidential spouses. A book signing will follow the program.
Carl...
2011_DC_Spies_11020850Natl Archives & International Spy Museum -- Panel -- Spies and Conspiracies
Spies and Conspiracies: Espionage in the Civil War:
During the Civil War both sides conducted intelligence operations to give their side an advantage. Despite the often disorderly nature of these efforts, there were successes, including the use of Union codes to protect communications, and both sides...
2017_DC_Sacrifice_17041393Natl Archives & Natl World War I Memorial -- 100 Years: World War I and The Weight of Sacrifice
100 Years: World War I and The Weight of Sacrifice
April 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of American entry into World War I. In partnership with the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission, we present a program honoring Americans who served in the war. The Commission is building a National WWI memorial...
2011_DC_Kalb_11120759Natl Archives & Newseum -- Marvin Kalb (Pearl Harbor)
In Commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor
“It Is No Joke—It Is a Real War”: How Americans First Learned of Pearl Harbor
Marvin Kalb uses film, audio, and photographic records from the National Archives and the Newseum to discuss how the media informed Americans of the 1941...
2008_DC_NABBox_08013152Natl Archives & Newseum -- Panel -- Back Rooms to Ballot Boxes
Back Rooms to Ballot Boxes: Primary Reform, the People, and the Press: Major primary reform in the 1970s ushered out an era of political power brokers deciding the fate of candidates. What happened 30 years ago that fundamentally changed the nature of Presidential elections? How have big money,...
2006_DC_NAFree_06091445Natl Archives & Newseum -- Students' Right to Free Speech (w/Mary Beth Tinker)
In partnership with the Newseum and the US Navy Memorial, the National Archives presents a panel discussion on the legacy and future of students' rights in the United States. The panel will feature Mary Beth Tinker (former student activist who, as a 13 year old, became associated with a landmark 1969...
2007_DC_NALR50_07082351Natl Archives & Newseum -- "50 Years After Little Rock: The Media and the Movement" (w/Frank Bond, Ron Collins, Dorothy Gilliam, and Gene Roberts)
In September 1957, nine black students walked into Little Rock's all-white Central High School, striking a blow against segregation. As the heroic efforts of the "Little Rock Nine" helped define the civil rights era, the media played a crucial role in calling the public's attention to the issues of the...
2016_DC_Reflections_16042769Natl Archives & USAFMC -- Congress, Presidents, and American Politics (w/Lee Hamilton, Ray LaHood, and Tom Edsall)
Congress, Presidents, and American Politics: 50 Years of Writings and Reflections with Lee Hamilton
Recently awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, former member of Congress Lee Hamilton reflects on Congress and the Presidency and the lessons to be learned from years past. When he joined the...
2012_DC_McGowan_12110873Natl Archives & USAFMC -- Panel -- 8th Annual McGowan Forum on Communications ("Communicating the Message")
Eighth Annual McGowan Forum on Communications: Communicating the Message: Election Results and Ramifications:
A panel moderated by journalist Steven V. Roberts will analyze the communications methods used to achieve success in elections. The panelists will discuss election results, how campaigns were...
2013_DC_Equality_13110774Natl Archives & USAFMC -- Panel -- A Path to Equality
A Path to Equality: The Impact of the Civil Rights Acts of the 1960s:
In celebration of the upcoming December opening of the David M. Rubenstein Gallery "Records of Rights" permanent exhibition, and in partnership with the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress, we present a distinguished panel...
2018_DC_Catch_Wave_18102478Natl Archives & USAFMC -- Panel -- Catch the Wave: Voter Discontent During Wave Elections
Catch the Wave: Voter Discontent During Wave Elections
Are the 2018 midterms going to be a wave election? While the party controlling the White House traditionally loses congressional seats during midterm elections, there are numerous instances of wave elections, where one party suffers an...
2013_DC_Foes_13051566Natl Archives & USAFMC -- Panel -- Congress and the White House: Partners or Foes?
Congress and the White House: Partners or Foes?
Former Members of Congress will discuss how the White House and Congress can work together. They will explore how the two branches interacted in the past to try to solve our nation’s biggest problems. Anecdotal evidence of bipartisanship and common ground...
2014_DC_Drama_141106111Natl Archives & USAFMC -- Panel -- Congressional Drama: Midterm Election Analysis
Congressional Drama: Midterm Election Analysis:
A bipartisan group of former Members of Congress and other political experts will examine the November 4 midterm election results. The panel will discuss America’s current political climate focus as well as the issues that brought voters to the polls, the...
2015_DC_Veterans_15110555Natl Archives & USAFMC -- Panel -- In Honor of Our Veterans: Caring for Our Heroes
In Honor of Our Veterans: Caring for Our Heroes:
What has Congress done to aid active service members, veterans, and their families? What lessons can we learn from how veterans from previous conflicts were supported upon their return? What challenges do we face as the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq...
2015_DC_Partisan_15012176Natl Archives & USAFMC -- Panel -- Partisan Divide: Congress in Crisis
The Partisan Divide: Congress in Crisis
Is Congress incapable of reforming itself? Former chairs of the Democratic and Republican House campaign committees, Tom Davis (R-VA) and Martin Frost (D-TX), in their book The Partisan Divide, dissect the causes of legislative gridlock and argue a common-sense,...
2012_DC_PPF_12042678Natl Archives & USAFMC -- Panel -- Past, Present, and Future of Congressional and Presidential Campaigns
Past, Present, and Future of Congressional and Presidential Campaigns
How have campaigns evolved over the years and where are they heading? Panelists will discuss fundraising, the changing role of media in campaigns, how primaries and debates have changed, and thoughts and predictions for the future....
2010_DC_NAStealth_10011460Natl Archives & USAFMC -- Panel -- Stealth Reconstruction: The Untold Story of Southern Politics and History
Stealth Reconstruction: The Untold Story of Southern Politics and History:
Amid the heroic history of the Civil Rights movement is an untold story of the quiet, practical, and biracial work of white politicians and black leaders. In partnership with the United States Association of Former Members of...
2017_DC_Vietnam_Lesson_17111668Natl Archives & USAFMC -- Panel -- Vietnam: Lessons Learned and Lessons Ignored
Vietnam: Lessons Learned and Lessons Ignored
What lessons have we learned—and must we learn—from the Vietnam War? How does the war continue to reverberate in our politics today? A bipartisan group of former Members of Congress join experts on the Vietnam War to examine the tumultuous Vietnam era. Many...
2017_DC_Glass_Ceiling_17030284Natl Archives & USAFMC -- Panel -- Women’s History Month: The Glass Ceiling, Broken or Cracked?
Women’s History Month: The Glass Ceiling, Broken or Cracked?
When a major political party nominated the first woman for the American Presidency, was the proverbial glass ceiling broken or just cracked? A bipartisan group of former Congresswomen will discuss their paths to public service, the challenges...
2011_DC_Labor37_11120570Nixon Legacy Forum & Natl Archives -- Labor and Employment Policy in the Nixon Administration (w/William Kilberg, Ann McLaughlin, Michael Moskow, and Laurence Silberman)
Legacy Forum: Labor and Employment Policy
The 16th Nixon Legacy Forum will be a discussion on how under President Nixon, the White House and Labor Department promoted innovative legislative and administrative actions designed to appeal to Blue Collar workers including safety and health pension reform,...
2011_DC_Courts37A_11111798Nixon Legacy Forum & Natl Archives -- Nixon and the Courts
It has been said that a President’s most lasting legacy is his appointments to the Supreme Court — because they decide cases long after he has left the White House. The impact of Richard Nixon’s judicial appointments is still being felt today in 2011. Nixon and the Courts examines the thirty-seventh...
2012_DC_Peace37_12042373Nixon Legacy Forum & Natl Archives -- Waging Peace -- Nixon and Geopolitics in the Middle East
Nixon Legacy Forum: Waging Peace -- Nixon and Geopolitics in the Middle East
Ambassador Dennis Ross, who has served as advisor to six presidents, moderates a panel discussion on the Richard Nixon–Henry Kissinger diplomacy that laid the foundation for the Camp David accords between Israel and Egypt....
2012_DC_Pat_Nixon_120405200Richard Nixon Alumni Association & Natl Archives -- Panel -- First Lady Pat Nixon: Ambassador of Goodwill
Nixon Legacy Forum: First Lady Pat Nixon: Ambassador of Goodwill
Pat Nixon traveled to over 75 countries, making her the most-traveled First Lady in history at that time. Special guest Julie Nixon Eisenhower joins Gen. Don Hughes, a military aide who accompanied the Nixons during the vice presidential...


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J. Michael Straczynski - Becoming Superman: My Journey from Poverty to Hollywood Straczynski is best known as the creator of the Babylon 5 and Sense8 TV shows, but his amazing four-decade career also encompasses screenwriting—Changeling, Thor, and World War Z—writing for several D.C. and Marvel Comi... (Partially reviewed)
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2019_07_20C4_SDCCP0382CA -- San Diego -- Comic-Con International 2019 -- Panel: Cartoon Voices I
Cartoon Voices I Each year, moderator Mark Evanier gathers a bevy of the most talented cartoon voice actors working today and invites them to explain and demonstrate their artistry. This year's lineup includes Marieve Herington (Big City Greens, Disney Junior), Adam McArthur (Star vs. the Forces of ... (Partially reviewed)
2019_07_21C3_SDCCP03141CA -- San Diego -- Comic-Con International 2019 -- Panel: Cartoon Voices II
Cartoon Voices II With the smash-hit success of yesterday's Cartoon Voices I panel, there's no choice but to do another one-with different but equally talented actors from the world of animation voicing. Once again, moderator Mark Evanier has assembled an all-star dais that will include Jim Meskimen... (Partially reviewed)


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