About The Unwritten Record

Staff in the Special Media Archives Services Division created The Unwritten Record to share interesting things we encounter in the course of our work. Rather than wait for researchers to stumble across our fascinating finds, we decided to feature new accessions, preservation projects, and re-discoveries in this blog.

The Special Media Archives Services Division is in charge of preserving and providing access to millions of special media records, including analog and digital photographs, posters, motion picture film, video, audio recordings, maps, charts, architectural drawings, patents, and ship plans.