Category Archives: Special Projects

New Katyń Documents Declassified in 2013 and 2014

This post comes from Dr. Amanda Weimer, an Archives Specialist with the National Declassification Center. Two groups of additional records have been declassified within the past year as part of the ongoing efforts of the National Declassification Center to declassify all … Continue reading

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Berlin Symposium: A City Divided: Life and Death in the Shadow of the Wall: POSTPONED

Due to the ongoing government shutdown, the Berlin Symposium scheduled for October 16 at the National Archives Building has been postponed.  Once the government reopens, we will post a new date for the symposium here.

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Berlin Symposium: A City Divided: Life and Death in the Shadow of the Wall"

Today’s post comes to us from NDC blogger Neil Carmichael. On October 16, 2013 at 0900 a.m. the National Declassification Center at the National Archives, in partnership with the Historical Review Program of the CIA, will host a one-day symposium … Continue reading

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USS Pueblo Ship Plans

Today’s NDC Blog post concerns a painful episode in modern U.S. history, an earlier chapter of a story that has been in the news frequently over the past months. On January 23, 1968, units of the North Korean Navy captured the … Continue reading

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How to Build a FLYING SAUCER

Aero Sys Div, 1969 (RG 342 UD-UP 138; NND 63253; Boxes 35 and 58) By Michael Rhodes Recently declassified records from the Aeronautical Systems Division, USAF (RG 342 – Records of United States Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations) reveal … Continue reading

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Help Transcribe Records Related to the Katyn Forest Massacre

Twenty records related to the Katyn Forest Massacre are now available on the National Archives Transcription Pilot Project.  Help transcribe telegrams, messages, letters and reports, including handwritten script.  Your efforts help improve the accessibility of the records.  For more information … Continue reading

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Katyn Forest Massacre Project

The National Declassification Center (NDC) led a multi-agency project to identify and review for declassification records relating the Katyn Forest Massacre.  This effort resulted in the release of more than 1000 new pages of material not previously released to the public.  … Continue reading

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Cuban Missile Crisis

By Ms. Jenny Namsiriwan Crabb The National Archives has numerous gems in its collection.  We are discovering more of them as we continue our work in the National Declassification Center.  I discovered one such gem as I was working with … Continue reading

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Berlin Crisis Video on C-Span

Today’s post comes to us from NDC blogger Neil Carmichael. On October 27, 2011, the National Declassification Center held a one-day conference on the Berlin Crisis of 1961.  The conference focused on events leading up to and following the Vienna summit between … Continue reading

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Berlin Crisis of 1961 Conference: "Building the Wall, From Vienna to Checkpoint Charlie"

Today’s post comes to us from NDC blogger Neil Carmichael. The autumn of 2011 marks the 50th anniversary of the political crisis that resulted in the erection of the Berlin Wall and created a divided city for 28 years.  The … Continue reading

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