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: "A City Divided: Life and Death in the Shadow of the Wall." Archivist of the … Continue reading A City Divided: Life and Death in the Shadow of the Wall
By Mr. Michael Rhodes Wednesday, August 28, 2013 will mark the 50th anniversary of “The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom”. The keynote speaker of that momentous event in the history of the civil rights movement in America was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As recently declassified records reveal, in the spring of 1961, the Federal Bureau … Continue reading “Martin Luther King, integrationist”
The Correspondence of Curtis Lemay By: Rhiannon Roberts While stationed at Offutt AFB, Nebraska; Lt. Gen. Curtis Lemay coordinated the Korean War effort through diligent command of the SAC or Strategic Air Command; the founding of this particular organization was to support bomber aircraft with nuclear capabilities. The following correspondence is from Lt. Gen. Lemay … Continue reading The Correspondence of Curtis Lemay
By: Rhiannon Roberts The Korean War officially ended on July 27, 1953 with an armistice agreement signed by Lt. Gen. William Harrison Jr., Representative of the United Nations; and Gen. Nam II, Representative for the People’s Republic of China and North Korea. While the world had waited with bated breath for some reprieve from the … Continue reading Armistice Agreement Rough Draft 1952-Korean War
by Ms Sarah Anderson The photo was found tucked away in a folder describing the U.S. Army-Marine Corps Steering Group requirements for hostile mortar locating equipment for use in South Vietnam. Miss Hostile Mortar According to the report, during World War II and Korea "hostile mortars caused a greater percentage of casualties that any other … Continue reading "Introducing Miss Hostile Mortar Locating Equipment – Miss KQP-1 to her friends – she aims to please!"
by Mr. James Carroll IEA Area Subject Files (RG 306 U.S. Information Agency – Record Entry ID: HS1-65869038. Finding Aid: UD-2010 44). Records that have been recently declassified include cultural presentations, fairs, expositions, and educational and cultural exchanges. While recently processing declassified materials at the National Archives, College Park location, I came across some fascinating … Continue reading Lionel Hampton, Jazz legend and President’s “Ambassador of Goodwill”
by Ms. Rania Mahmoud Patent records (RG 326 - Records of the Atomic Energy Commission, Office of the General Counsel: Subject File Relating to Patents, 1942-1965, Entry A1 66) that have recently been declassified include signed original documents by several renowned Nobel Prize-winning scientists associated with the Manhattan Project. These AEC records from the 1940’s … Continue reading Nobel Prize winning scientists associated with the Manhattan Project.
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) [http://www.archives.gov/research/arc/] Project 1794 Final Development Summary Report, 06/1956 [ARC ID 6920770] Program Planning Report, Project … Continue reading Project 1794 Documents in ARC
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; box 20 folder 3, O & M 2-2 R Correspondence with Individuals "RICKOVER". It is … Continue reading Rickover and the Whale
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 some surprising, perhaps never-before-seen images: The above illustration was discovered in the pages of a … Continue reading How to Build a FLYING SAUCER