Author Archives: alexdaverede

NDC Releases U.S. Embassy Djakarta Records

  The National Declassification Center, in partnership with the privately-operated National Security Archive, is proud to announce the release of  a record series that has been the object of interest for a number of researchers worldwide.  The records, formally titled … Continue reading

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What Happened to the American SST?

  The golden age of American aerospace prowess had to be the decade of the 1960s.  So many advances were being made across so many fields of aviation endeavor.  The Space Race demonstrated how the United States could safely and reliably … Continue reading

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Joseph B. Kennedy and the Jet Speed Air Cushion Rail System

In the NDC’s last blog entry, readers discovered from the records of the United States Embassy Djakarta, how an embassy goes about its mission to protect American citizens living in a foreign country during times of trouble.  This entry will … Continue reading

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The Curious Case of Harold Lovestrand

Summers in Indonesia are notoriously hot, which is not really much of a surprise for a nation of islands that straddles the equator.  The summer of 1965 was much hotter if you were an American in Indonesia.  In August of … Continue reading

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Hollywood, Model Planes, and Atomic Bombs: Office of Naval Research Support for Vertical Envelopment

Lost amid a large 8,000 box series from the long disestablished Bureau of Aeronautics (Record Group 72 in National Archives-speak) in a classified stack at the National Archives in College Park lies a 500-page document whose ominous mushroom cloud cover … Continue reading

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New Formerly Restricted Data Declassification Determination

  Effective immediately, the Department of Defense and the Department of Energy jointly approved the recommendation of the DoD/DOE FRD Declassification Working Group (DWG) : “The fact that any specified retired weapon was at a former (now closed) nuclear weapon storage … Continue reading

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James Meredith and his March Against Fear

NDC staffer Jamie White provided this post about his latest find: I recently reviewed a Department of Justice project (Class 130/145 Secret Enclosures, NND 66350) which covered a portion of the civil rights movement from 1968 and part of 1969. … Continue reading

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

Today’s post comes to us from NDC blogger Neil Carmichael. Tuesday, January 14, 2014, from 9 AM to noon, the National Archives National Declassification Center (NDC), in partnership with the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) Historical Review Program, hosts a symposium: … Continue reading

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Berlin Symposium Reminder

This is just a brief reminder to everyone that the NDC will be hosting its second symposium on Berlin: A City Divided: Life and Death in the Shadow of the Wall on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at the William G. … Continue reading

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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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