Archive for November, 2011

President Obama Issues Federal Records Management Directive

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

On November 28, President Obama issued a memorandum to the heads of Executive Departments and Agencies on Managing Government Records. This memorandum marks the start of an executive branch-wide effort to reform records management policies and practices. Read the full article »

Humanities Advocacy Day 2012 Registration Open

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Online registration for the 2012 National Humanities Alliance’s Humanities Advocacy Day is now open. Events will take place Monday, March 19 – Tuesday, March 20, 2012, in Washington, DC. Read the full article »

National Archives to Release 1940 Census Online in April 2012

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

The National Archives and Records Administration recently announced it will place the entire 1940 Census – more than 18 terabytes of data – online, free of charge, for viewing and download by page or enumeration district beginning Monday, April 2, 2012, at 9 a.m. EDT. Read the full article »

NARA Creates Controlled Unclassified Information Registry

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

In 2010, President Obama signed Executive Order 13556, “Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI),” and designated the National Archives and Records Administration as the Executive Agent “to implement this

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order and oversee agency actions to ensure compliance with this order.” Read the full article »

National Park Service Awards Civil War Land Acquisition Grants

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

The National Park Service recently announced the award of more than $1.4 million in grants to help with land acquisition at five Civil War battlefields. Grant recipients include battlefields at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania ($217,000); Wilson’s Creek, Missouri ($400,000); Bentonville, North Carolina ($114,000); Cedar Creek, Virginia ($430,000); and Chancellorsville, Virginia ($246,425). Read the full article »

National Archives Partners With National History Day For 2012 Competition

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

The National Archives recently announced the launch of a special web site highlighting activities and documents related to the 2012 National History Day theme – Revolution, Reaction, and Reform in History. Inspiration for National History Day projects can be found in sample documents, suggested topics at Read the full article »