Category Archives: New Openings

Project 1794 Documents in ARC

By Michael Rhodes Last year, the National Declassification Center released, scanned, and posted several pages from declassified U.S. Air Force reports. Digital copies of those same documents are now available, in full, on the National Archives Archival Research Catalog (ARC) … Continue reading

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Rickover and the Whale

By Ms. Brewer Thompson While going through boxes of documents for declassification, we occasionally come across things that are interesting, though unclassified. This comes from Record Group 326: Atomic Energy Commission, entry P 14-B, Subject Files of John McCone, Chairman; … Continue reading

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Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings Declassified

Our colleagues in the Special Media Services Division recently announced on their blog “Media Matters” the declassification of nearly 200 new items.  Follow the link below for a listing of the new releases. Declassified Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings – … Continue reading

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A Mysterious Medal

I want to thank NDC staffer Stephanie Coon for her discovering these records and writing  the following article. Inside a box of recently declassified records related to awards presented to foreign nationals, the NDC discovered a certificate and medal for Exceptional Service … Continue reading

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New Web Home for NDC New Releases and Bi-Annual Reports

The National Archives recently developed a new web portal for declassification information.  As a result some of the links in older blog posts to released entries and bi-annual reports are not working correctly.  The new portal provides centralized pages for … 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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NDC Releases 237 New Entries Between May 23 and July 5, 2012

The NDC has released a listing of 237 separate entries that have completed declassification processing between May 23 and July 5, 2012 and are now available for researcher request. This release consists primarily of military records. Highlights include: Navy records … Continue reading

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NDC Releases 504 New Entries Between March 13 and May 21, 2012

The NDC has released a listing of 504 separate entries that have completed declassification processing between March 13, and May 22, 2012 and are now available for researcher request. This release consists primarily of military records. Highlights include: Defense Threat … Continue reading

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Records Relating to Civil Disturbances, 1968

  Records Relating to Civil Disturbances, 1968 (RG 319 A1 1695; NND 57082; 1 box) By Dr. Trichita Chestnut Forty-four years ago on April 4, 1968, civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated as he stood on … Continue reading

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Link to New Openings Spreadsheet

  Several people have noted that the blog post announcing the December-March new openings cut off some of the information.  Below is a link to the complete spreadsheet. The NDC released a listing of 190 separate entries http://www.archives.gov/declassification/ndc/reports/released-entries-03-12.xls  that have … Continue reading

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