New Records Released – 2019 Third Quarter Release List

On July 3, 2019, the NDC released a listing of 158 entries that completed declassification processing between April 1, 2019 and June 30, 2019. These records are now available for researcher requests. This release consists of textual and special media records from military and civilian agencies as well as the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and … Continue reading New Records Released – 2019 Third Quarter Release List

New Records Released – 2019 Second Quarter Release List

On April 6, 2019, the NDC released a listing of 105 entries that completed declassification processing between January 1, 2019 and March 31, 2019. These records are now available for researcher requests. This release consists of textual and special media records from military and civilian agencies as well as the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and … Continue reading New Records Released – 2019 Second Quarter Release List

New Records Released – 2019 First Quarter Release List

On February 1, 2019, the NDC released a listing of 33 entries that have completed declassification processing between October 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018. These records are now available for researcher requests. This release consists of records from both military and civilian agencies.  The FY2019-Q1 Release List is viewable from any computer in pdf … Continue reading New Records Released – 2019 First Quarter Release List

Indexing On Demand June 2019 Update

The Indexing-on-Demand (IOD) program allows the public to identify for prioritization the final declassification processing and release of specific record entries that have completed quality assurance review.  The NDC initiated this program in August 2015 following discussions between NARA and several Open Government groups. The following lists are records that may be eligible for request … Continue reading Indexing On Demand June 2019 Update

The Adventures of CORTDIV 11

The NDC has been working on a declassification project involving classified Navy deck logs from the Vietnam War era.  As part of this project, the NDC is set to declassify 11 boxes of classified deck logs from Record Group 38 (Office of the Chief of Naval Operations), Entry UD-06D 1.  These records will be available … Continue reading The Adventures of CORTDIV 11

Hidden in Plain Sight

As the NDC systematically reviews and releases the oldest withheld documents from legacy declassification projects, we periodically post entries about interesting new releases as part of our effort "to make access happen" (please see the July 5, 2018 NDC Blog post "Note Pour L'Admiral Stark" for more details).  In this case, Archives Specialist Jennifer Halpern … Continue reading Hidden in Plain Sight

Classified Records: National Security, Declassification, and the Freedom of Information Act

Today's post is provided by NDC staff member David Fort. I had the privilege of speaking to a crowd of about 35 people February 6, 2019 at Gettysburg College.  The talk involved a number of topics from how the declassification process works at the National Archives, from the records being accessioned, to them being reviewed … Continue reading Classified Records: National Security, Declassification, and the Freedom of Information Act

NDC Blog Idled

Due to the lack of appropriated funds for NARA operations, the NDC Blog will not be active for the foreseeable future.  Any comments on published articles made as of today will be reviewed and posted upon NARA's re-opening for operations with appropriated funds.

Operation Enewetak

The Atoll The classic coral atoll of Enewetak and its small population had seen much change during the 20th century as compared to the relatively quiet nine previous centuries since humans first came to the atoll's islands.  The Germans were the first industrial culture to claim possession of the islands which became part of the … Continue reading Operation Enewetak