A document recently surfaced in the course of yet another NDC special project called PAIR--a note that speaks to a little-noticed aspect of World War II that involved one of the war's higher-profiled participants, Général de brigade Charles de Gaulle. PAIR (Pre-ADRRES Indexing Review) This NDC special project has been in operation since around 2015 … Continue reading “Note Pour L’Admiral Stark.”
(In honor of Sunshine Week, I am proud to present NDC staff member England Reeder as our guest blogger today to write about a project on which he has been working that is close to public release.) Judge Merrick Garland collected the documents in this record series while he served as Special Assistant to the Attorney … Continue reading “Reportable Information”
Those who work in government and in the private sector supporting government are very familiar with the term "think tank", a slang expression dating from World War II that denoted an organization filled with "idea men" that sat around desks coming up with better and greater ways for government to operate. During the World War … Continue reading The Weapons Systems Evaluation Group
The National Declassification Center is proud to announce that the contents of the newly-declassified Classified Central Subject Files of the U.S. Embassy Djakarta, Indonesia, 1963-1969 are now available via the National Archives Catalog. This record series, digitized through the kind efforts of the National Security Archive, consists of correspondence, telegrams, airgrams, memoranda, reports, newspaper accounts, … Continue reading Djakarta Embassy Record Series Now Available Via the National Archives Catalog
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 the Classified Central Subject Files, U.S. Embassy Djakarta, 1963-1969, have been the object of a … Continue reading NDC Releases U.S. Embassy Djakarta Records
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 look at a different mission, one that tried to protect America's overseas interests from....Americans. Meet … Continue reading Joseph B. Kennedy and the Jet Speed Air Cushion Rail System
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 that year, missionary Harold Lovestrand, his wife and four children discovered what it meant to … Continue reading The Curious Case of Harold Lovestrand
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 information found within the holdings of the National Archives relating to the Katyń Forest Massacre. … Continue reading New Katyń Documents Declassified in 2013 and 2014
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.
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 at the McGowan theater at the Archives building in downtown Washington, D.C. to tell the story … Continue reading Berlin Symposium: A City Divided: Life and Death in the Shadow of the Wall"