Corsican Kids Christmas Party With the 57th Bomb Wing 1944

This post was written by guest blogger Carrie Goeringer. On December 23, 1944, weather on the island of Corsica was bleak and dreary, as it had been for most of the winter. Many of the children who lived on the island had never known a real Christmas because of the ongoing Second World War.  So, the … Continue reading Corsican Kids Christmas Party With the 57th Bomb Wing 1944

Federal Theater in Los Angeles and Across America

This post was written by guest blogger Carrie Goeringer. The Federal Theater Project of the New Deal era ran from 1935 to 1939. Its task was to employ the talents of people in the theater business, as well as the skilled craftspeople the theater required to function, as it entertained Americans throughout the country while they … Continue reading Federal Theater in Los Angeles and Across America

Snapshots in Time of the American Landscape

This post was written by Randall Fortsan, of the National Archives' Cartographic and Architectural Records Section. Have you ever wondered how the landscape has evolved over time?  Forests are cut and/or planted, urban areas expanded, rivers are dammed to create reservoirs, farmland is taken out of production, lakes are drained, new road patterns are established, … Continue reading Snapshots in Time of the American Landscape

Help Me Help You – Or, “What do you want?”

This post was written by Gregory Tavormina, of the National Archives' Still Pictures Unit. Gregory Tavormina is an archives technician within the Still Pictures Unit. Archives Researcher: “Do you have any photographs of ships?" NARA Employee: “Why yes, we do.  You’ll find a card catalog of hull numbers right over there.” *points* Did you want pictures of ships, … Continue reading Help Me Help You – Or, “What do you want?”