The National Coalition for History (NCH) today sent a letter to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) opposing the sale of the National Archives and Records Administration’s (NARA) records facility in Seattle, Washington. NCH urged OMB to reopen the review process since no opportunity was provided for public comment before the decision to sell more >
The National Coalition for History (NCH) condemns the targeting of historical and cultural heritage sites as a tactical option in wartime or peacetime.
The National Coalition for History (NCH) has sent a letter to Archivist of the United States David Ferriero criticizing the use of an altered photo of the 2017 Women’s March on Washington in the National Archives and Records Administration’s (NARA) exhibition, “Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote.” As first reported in the Washington Post, more >
On December 17, the House of Representatives passed two bills (HR 1865 and HR 1158) which fund the federal government for the remainder of fiscal year 2020 (FY20). The Senate is expected to consider the bills on December 18 and President Trump is expected to sign them into law before federal funding authority expires on more >
The National Archives and Records Administration is seeking public comment and discussion on its digital preservation framework, which consists of the agency’s approach to determining risks faced by electronic files, and plans for preserving different types of file formats. The deadline for submitting comments is November 1, 2019, on GitHub. In June, the Office of Management more >
On September 19, the Senate Appropriations Committee marked up the Fiscal Year 2020 Financial Services and General Government (FS&GG) bill that provides funding for the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). The bill includes more funding for NARA than the bill that passed the House in more >
Online registration for tickets to the 2019 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities with Father Columba Stewart opens today. Father Columba Stewart, OSB, Benedictine monk, scholar of early Christianity, and executive director of the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML) at Saint John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota, will deliver the 2019 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities, titled more >
The House of Representatives has nearly finished passing FY 20 appropriations bills that reject the president’s budget request across-the-board. The House has passed ten of the twelve FY 20 appropriations bills. As a result we have the final House numbers for all agencies and programs that affect history, archives, humanities and education.
The National Park Service (NPS) has issued a report showing that visitor spending in communities near national parks in 2018 resulted in a $40.1 billion benefit to the nation’s economy and supported 329,000 jobs. According to the report, 2018 National Park Visitor Spending Effects, more than 318 million visitors spent $20.2 billion in communities within more >
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) recently released its FY 2016 Public Libraries Survey report which provides an annual snapshot of public library use, financial health, staffing, and resources. The report showed Americans visited public libraries more than a billion times in FY16.