National Archives Begins Online Release of New JFK Assassination Records

On July 24, the National Archives released a group of documents (the first of several expected releases), along with 17 audio files, previously withheld in accordance with the JFK Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992.The materials released today are available online only.  Access to the original paper records will occur at a future date. Download the files more >


Congress Appoints Panel to Plan Nation’s 250th Anniversary Celebration

In July 2016, Congress passed legislation (Public Law 114-196) establishing the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission to begin planning for the nation’s 250th anniversary in 2026. Nearly a year later, Congress has finally completed the task of naming the private sector members of the panel. To see the roster of the panel, click here.


House Appropriations Committee Completes Action on FY 18 Funding Bills

In rapid fire over the last two weeks, the House Appropriations Committee approved the four funding bills that include agencies and programs which most affect the historical community. Three agencies that were slated for elimination by the Trump administration (National Endowment for the Humanities, Institute of Museum and Library Sciences and the National Historical Publications more >