Category Archive: Archival Holdings

Jul
03

The Civil Rights Act of 1964

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by Elyse Edwards, Graduate Student Intern (Simmons College GSLIS) By 1963 most states in this country had integrated businesses, schools, and public spaces, but integration proved much more difficult in southern states where policies and attitudes were still highly discriminatory. On June 11, 1963, the day two African American students were admitted to the University …

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Jul
01

The Sven Walnum Photograph Collection

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by J.T. Buzanga (Former Graduate Student Intern, Northeastern University) Sven Walnum was born in Oslo, Norway and immigrated to the United States in September 1947. Walnum’s life in Norway was difficult; having survived debilitating childhood illness, a chaotic family life, and World War II, Walnum went on to study cinematography at the University of Southern …

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Jun
04

Adventures in Crowdsourcing

JFKWHP-AR6403-A. President John F. Kennedy with Photographers, 
6 March 1961
[View photograph record here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/usnationalarchives/14190071931/in/set-72157644729385113]

by Lindsay Closterman and Nicola Mantzaris, Metadata Catalogers, White House Photographs The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library is now on Flickr! We’re pleased to announce the launch of a new National Archives Flickr page, a crowdsourcing pilot project featuring images from the White House Photographs collection at the Kennedy Library. As metadata catalogers, we are …

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May
16

Meghan Testerman, Volunteer Extraordinaire

Archivist of the United States David Ferriero presents Kennedy Library volunteer Meghan Testerman with the Weidman Outstanding Volunteer Service Award at Archives II in College Park, MD, 7 May 2014.

by Laurie Austin, Audiovisual Reference Archivist In conjunction with Public Service Recognition Week, the Archivist of the United States (or “AOTUS,” as he’s known throughout the National Archives) presented awards to employees and volunteers across the National Archives for exceptional work they achieved over the past year. [Check out AOTUS's blog here: http://blogs.archives.gov/aotus/?p=5473.] We were thrilled …

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Apr
28

A Bunny in the Rose Garden

Rose Garden construction progress photo, with close up of woman featured in background, April 4, 1962. [WHP-KN-20842 (edited)].

by Maryrose Grossman, Audiovisual Reference Archivist Now that spring is blooming, the White House Rose Garden–the most prominent horticultural display on the grounds of the Presidential mansion–comes to mind. Bordering the Oval Office and the West Wing of the White House since 1913, the White House Rose Garden has long been the setting for official …

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