About The Unwritten Record

The Unwritten Record is the National Archives and Records Administration’s blog dedicated to special media holdings. The blog features information on fascinating finds, new accessions, preservation projects, and rediscoveries across the agency’s non-textual holdings.

The blog is managed by the Special Media Records Division, which accessions, preserves, and provides access to millions of non-textual records, including analog and digital photographs, posters, motion picture film, video, audio recordings, maps, charts, architectural and engineering drawings, patents, and ship plans.