On May 4, the National Museum of the American Latino (NMAL) Commission delivered its Final Report to President Obama and Congressional leaders. The panel’s findings call for the establishment of a museum on a site at the base of Capitol Hill that would come under the administration of the Smithsonian Institution.
Achievement by U.S. fourth graders in civics has increased while twelfth graders’ performance has declined, according to the Civics 2010 National Assessment of Educational Progress at Grades 4, 8, and 12 —known as The Nation’s Report Card.
The Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB) is seeking input on its draft proposals for transforming the federal classification system. The Board has posted their ideas for transforming the system on their blog (http://blogs.archives.gov/transformingclassification) and is urging stakeholders to submit comments.
On May 5, the National Archives and a consortium of international partners launched a Nazi-era assets-related records database – making millions of records related to Nazi-era cultural property available online for the first time at www.archives.gov/research/holocaust/international-resources.
On May 2, Dr. Drew Gilpin Faust, noted historian and President of Harvard University, delivered the 2011 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities. The annual lecture, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), is the most prestigious honor the federal government bestows for distinguished intellectual achievement in the humanities. To read the lecture, click more >
Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero recently announced the appointment of historian Thomas F. Schwartz as the new director of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library & Museum. His appointment is effective July 5, 2011.
Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero recently opened “The Watergate Gallery” a permanent exhibition at the National Archives Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum.
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) recently announced $18.8 million in grants for 216 humanities projects.
The total security classification cost estimate within the Federal government for Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 is $10.17 billion. This figure represents estimates provided by 41 executive branch agencies, including the Department of Defense (DoD). The total security classification costs for Executive branch agencies grew by $1.36 billion in FY 2010, an increase of 15 percent more >
Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero recently announced the creation of a National Archives Legislative Archives Fellowship to begin in July, 2011. The total stipend for the Fellowship is $10,000. Applications will be accepted by email until midnight EDT May 31, 2011, at firstname.lastname@example.org.