“Celebration of V-J Day, 08/14/1945”

“I have received this afternoon a message from the Japanese Government...” At 7 pm on August 14, 1945, President Harry Truman stood before reporters gathered at the White House and announced the unconditional surrender of Japan. The Pacific War was over. Although the formal signing of the terms of surrender ending World War II would not occur until September 2nd,  the … Continue reading “Celebration of V-J Day, 08/14/1945”

Harmon Foundation film “The Negro and Art”

This week’s post is by Carrie Goeringer. Carrie came to the National Archives in 2000 to work in NARA’s Cartographic Branch, and since 2003, has worked as an archivist with NARA’s Motion Picture Branch. Before coming to NARA, Carrie worked for the Oklahoma Historical Society Photographic Archives for 8 years. She has a BA in … Continue reading Harmon Foundation film “The Negro and Art”

Film Preservation 101: What’s the Difference Between a Film and a Video?

This week’s guest post is from Audrey Amidon.  Audrey is a Preservation Specialist in NARA’s Motion Picture Preservation Lab. Film Preservation 101: What’s the Difference Between a Film and a Video? Do you know what I am? Okay, if you’re one of the people who can immediately identify the objects in the images seen here, … Continue reading Film Preservation 101: What’s the Difference Between a Film and a Video?

Don’t Walk Like a Man: Be the Best WAC that You Can Be

Today’s guest blogger is Heidi Holmstrom.  Heidi works in the Motion Picture Preservation Lab, which is responsible for performing conservation and preservation work on motion picture records held across the National Archives. In addition to The Pleasure of Your Company, the Women’s Army Corps’ (WAC) Military Etiquette and Grooming series (1970) featured two more films, each … Continue reading Don’t Walk Like a Man: Be the Best WAC that You Can Be

The Women’s Army Corps Requests “The Pleasure of Your Company”

Today’s guest blogger is Heidi Holmstrom.  Heidi works in the Motion Picture Preservation Lab, which is responsible for performing conservation and preservation work on motion picture records held across the National Archives. The Navy film How to Succeed with Brunettes teaches male officers how to behave like gentlemen, but what were the military’s expectations for the … Continue reading The Women’s Army Corps Requests “The Pleasure of Your Company”

Harmon Foundation Film “We Are All Artists”

  This week’s post is by Carrie Goeringer. Carrie came to the    National Archives in 2000 to work in NARA’s Cartographic Branch, and since 2003, has worked as an archivist with NARA’s Motion Picture Branch. Before coming to NARA, Carrie worked for the Oklahoma Historical Society Photographic Archives for 8 years. She has a … Continue reading Harmon Foundation Film “We Are All Artists”

Don’t Shut Your Date in the Door: Military Dating Dos and Don’ts

This week’s guest post is from Audrey Amidon.  Audrey is a Preservation Specialist in NARA’s Motion Picture Preservation Lab. How to Succeed with Brunettes (1967) and Return of Count Spirochete (1973): The Motion Picture Preservation Lab’s Favorite Titles from the DVIC Accession Sure, the National Archives holds films a lot of really important historical films.  … Continue reading Don’t Shut Your Date in the Door: Military Dating Dos and Don’ts

What Would You Do If 40 Tons of Records Arrived on Your Doorstep?

This week's guest post is from Audrey Amidon. Audrey is a Preservation Specialist in NARA's Motion Picture Preservation Lab.   Mission Preservation! Technical Assessment of the Films of the Defense Visual Information Center in the Motion Picture Preservation Lab In 2006, the National Archives accessioned over 2700 titles from the Defense Visual Information Center (DVIC). … Continue reading What Would You Do If 40 Tons of Records Arrived on Your Doorstep?

New Video Series from NOAA Now in ARC

Archives Specialist Marcia Kolko reports that descriptions for nine small series of video recordings from Record Group 370, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have recently been uploaded to our online catalog, the Archival Research Catalog, ARC. The series document a range of NOAA surveys and projects, including documentation of an emergency response drill in the Florida Keys … Continue reading New Video Series from NOAA Now in ARC

The Challenge of the Push-Pull Track

Today's guest blogger is Heidi Holmstrom.  Heidi works in the Motion Picture Preservation Lab, which is responsible for performing conservation and preservation work on motion picture records held across the National Archives. There are many sound systems that have been used for motion picture films over the years.   Some of the earliest relied on … Continue reading The Challenge of the Push-Pull Track