Calder Brannock was told he was just transporting an empty vitrine from the National Archives in DC north toward New York. That wasn’t the full truth.
UFO Drawings From The National Archives by David Clarke publishes eyewitness illustrations of unidentified flying objects.
Visitors can read the handwritten 1830 act that was signed by Andrew Jackson and led to the forced removal of indigenous tribes across the United States.
On the 75th anniversary of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s executive order that led to the imprisonment of 120,000 Japanese Americans, the document went on display at Los Angeles’s Japanese American National Museum.
The National Archives launches an online resource of GIFs from its collections of historic film, photography, art, and animation.
Aerial photography dates to the early years of the 20th century, when pioneers like George R. Lawrence launched cameras into the skies with kites.
In the 1930s the National Park Service created silent films, hand-tinted and toned with vibrant color, to promote outdoor oases to American travelers.
What are museums hiding in their pasts and inside their collection storage vaults? Some of those secrets (or just lesser-known facts) are being shared by institutions around the world this Museum Week through the hashtag #secretsmw.
Many great inventions came out of the Victorian era, from the photograph to the electric lightbulb. The elastic opera hat and the anti-cholera belt, however, are not among their illustrious numbers.