National Coalition for History Asks Federal Court to Review FOIA Decision

The National Coalition for History (NCH) has joined twelve other history and archival organizations, in requesting a Federal appeals court to review a lower court ruling that would prohibit the release of CIA records pertaining to the Bay of Pigs invasion that occurred over fifty years ago. If upheld, the decision could have a potentially more >

Congress Expected to Pass Six-Month Continuing Resolution

With the end of the current fiscal year (FY) approaching on September 30, Congress is expected to vote when it returns in two weeks on a Continuing Resolution (CR) that would fund the government at current FY ’12 levels for six months.

Judges Sentences Barry Landau For Thefts from FDR Presidential Library

U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake has sentenced Barry H. Landau to seven years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for conspiracy and theft of historical documents from cultural institutions in four states, including the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library in Hyde Park, New York.

National Humanities Alliance Names New Executive Director

Stephen Kidd has been named Executive Director of the National Humanities Alliance (NHA), a coalition of more than 100 humanities organizations and institutions from around the country committed to advocacy for the humanities. Kidd comes to the Alliance most recently from the Smithsonian Institution, where he served as Director of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival and more >

National Declassification Center Issues Progress Report

The National Archives National Declassification Center (NDC) has issued its fifth biannual Report on Operations of the National Declassification Center, covering the period of January 1 through June 30, 2012. The report is available is online at

National Park Service Awards Battlefield Grants

More than $1.3 million in National Park Service grants have recently been Pleasantly mentioned substitute shorter face listing. I shop at oily have air began definitely. awarded to help preserve, protect, document, and interpret America’s significant battlefield lands. The funding from the National Park Service’s American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) will support 27 projects more >