National Archives Releases Watergate Court Records

The National Archives and Records Administration recently released records that have been sealed under court order since the 1970s Watergate criminal trial of seven men involved in the Watergate burglary, U.S. v. Liddy, et al. The release includes 36 folders of documents totaling approximately 950 pages in accordance with a court order from the U.S. more >

Archivist of the U.S. Fills Two Senior Management Positions

Archivist of the United State David S. Ferriero recently announced the appointment of William J. Bosanko (“Jay”) as Chief Operating Officer for the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), effective January 1, 2013. Ferriero also named Pamela Wright as NARA’s first Chief Innovation Officer, effective December 2, 2012.

Searchable FOIA Database Available Online

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), along with the Department of Commerce (DOC), have partnered to develop an online system aimed at expanding public access to information requested under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

National Archives and NOAA Digitize Navy Ship Logs

For the first time, the public has free online access to historic Navy, Coast Guard and Revenue Cutter ship logs between the pre-Civil War period through World War II under a digitization project announced by the National Archives and Records Administration and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

NARA and GPO Release New Presidential Documents App

The National Archives’ Office of the Federal Register (OFR) and the Government Printing Office (GPO) have released a Presidential Documents free mobile Web application (app) [] on the President’s daily public activities.

Park Service Awards Civil War Battlefield Grants

National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis recently announced the award of more than $2.4 million in grants to help with land acquisition at eight Civil War battlefields.

U.S. Education Department Award Fulbright-Hays Grants

The U.S. Department of Education recently announced the award of the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) grants, totaling more than $3.2 million, to 34 institutions of higher education. At these institutions, 84 individual fellowships were awarded to doctoral students to conduct research in other countries, in modern foreign languages and area studies, for periods more >