Georgia State Archives To Remain Open

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced in October that the state will restore funding to keep the Georgia State Archives open until the end of the state’s fiscal year on June 30, 2013. Public pressure put on the governor by archivists, historians and other stakeholders clearly motivated Deal’s commitment to more >

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U.S. Court of Appeals Rejects CIA’s Motion to Squash Lawsuit on Bay of Pigs History

On December 7, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit rejected the CIA’s attempt to shortcut the National Security Archive’s lawsuit under the Freedom of Information Act to obtain the last still-secret history of the disastrous Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961. In August, the National Coalition for History (NCH) joined twelve other more >

PIDB Issues Recommendations to the President on Reforming Classification System

On December 6, the Public Interest Declassification Board submitted its recommendations to the President on Transforming the Security Classification System. The Board created the report in response to the President’s request in Executive Order 13526, for assistance in identifying potential solutions for classification and declassification challenges in the digital age and producing a vision for more >

Election Portends Changes for National Archives on Capitol Hill

On November 6, voters retained the current balance of power in Washington. Republicans retained control of the House (234-201), albeit with the loss of a handful of seats, and of course President Obama was re-elected. Democrats retained control of the Senate and saw their margin increased by two seats, to 55-45.

Judge Sentences Jason Savedoff For Thefts From FDR Libary

On November 9, U.S. District Judge Catherine Blake sentenced Jason Savedoff to twelve months and one day in prison, plus two years’ probation, for conspiracy and theft of historical documents from cultural institutions in four states, including the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library in Hyde Park, New York.

NHPRC Awards $2.6 Million in Grants

Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero has approved 46 proposals totaling $2,605,494 in Federal awards for projects in 35 states and the District of Columbia. This grants program is carried out through the National Archives National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). A complete list of the approved grants is available online.

National Archives Opens RFK Cuban Missile Crisis Records

The National Archives and Records Administration and the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library have released an additional seven boxes of material (more than 2,700 pages) from the Robert F. Kennedy Papers, housed at the Kennedy Library in Boston, including documents relating primarily to the Cuban Missile Crisis.

IMLS Seeking Applicants for 2013 Museum Grants

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is accepting applications for its Museums for America (MFA) and National Leadership Grants for Museums (NLG-M) programs. The two grant programs together are the largest source of federal funding specifically for museums in the United States. The application deadline is January 15, 2013.

NEH Awards $17.5 Million in Grants

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) recently announced $17.5 million in grants for 246 humanities projects that span academic disciplines. This award cycle, institutions and independent scholars in 41 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico will receive NEH support. Complete state-by-state listings of grants are available here (52-page PDF).

NARA Releases Records on the World War II Katyn Forest Massacre

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