Jazz: A Film by Ken Burns
Join us for Episode Ten: A Masterpiece by Midnight. In the 1960s, Miles Davis joins forces with rock musicians and creates jazz fusion. As it enters its second century, jazz is still alive, still changing, and still swinging. (120 minutes)
Friday, August 1, at noon in the William McGowan Theater (enter the National Archives Building through the Special Events entrance at Seventh Street and Constitution Avenue).
Jazz at the National Archives is made possible in part by the Foundation for the National Archives through the generous support of Natixis Global Asset Management.

Jazz: A Film by Ken Burns

Join us for Episode Ten: A Masterpiece by Midnight. In the 1960s, Miles Davis joins forces with rock musicians and creates jazz fusion. As it enters its second century, jazz is still alive, still changing, and still swinging. (120 minutes)

Friday, August 1, at noon in the William McGowan Theater (enter the National Archives Building through the Special Events entrance at Seventh Street and Constitution Avenue).

Jazz at the National Archives is made possible in part by the Foundation for the National Archives through the generous support of Natixis Global Asset Management.

Hispanic Americans in Congress

Matt Wasniewski, the Historian of the House of Representatives, discusses Hispanic Americans in Congress, the most recent publication of the House history office. 

Thursday, July 31, at noon in Room G-25, Research Center (Penn. Ave. Entrance).

Presented by the Center for Legislative Archives. For additional information, contact the Center at 202-357-5350.

Images: 

Solomon P. Ortiz (National Archives Identifier: 6648197). 
Francisco Perea (National Archives Identifier: 525477). 
Jesús T. Piñero (National Archives Identifier: 200465). 
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (National Archives Identifier: 6188050). 
José A. Serrano (National Archives Identifier: 3578330). 
En Español:
Estadounidenses de origen Hispano en el Congreso
Matt Wasniewski, Historiador de la Cámara de Representantes, habla sobre los hispanoamericanos en el Congreso, la publicación más reciente de la oficina de historia de la Cámara.
El jueves, 31 de julio, al mediodía, en la Sala G-25, en el Centro de Investigación (Penn. Ave. Entrance).
Presentado por el Centro de los Archivos Legislativos. Para más información, favor contactar el Centro al 202-357-5350.
Imágenes:
Solomon P. Ortiz (Identificador de los Archivos Nacionales: 6648197).
Francisco Perea (Identificador de los Archivos Nacionales: 525477).
Jesús T. Piñero (Identificador de los Archivos Nacionales: 200465).
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (Identificador de los Archivos Nacionales: 6188050).
José A. Serrano (Identificador de los Archivos Nacionales: 3578330).

Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment

First aired on ABC television in 1963, Robert Drew’s cinéma vérité documentary chronicles how President John F. Kennedy and his brother Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy clashed with Governor George Wallace over the enrollment of African-American students Vivian Malone and James Hood at the University of Alabama. (52 minutes)

Following the screening, NPR’s Michele Norris Johnson moderates a discussion featuring former CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather; journalist Charlayne Hunter Gault, who in 1961 was one of the first two African American students to enroll in the University of Georgia; Peggy Wallace Kennedy, daughter of George Wallace; and Dr. Sharon Malone, sister of Vivian Malone Jones.

Join us on Tuesday, July 29, at 7 p.m. in the William McGowan Theater. Watch live online (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9b9WFmKNBI) or join us in person (enter the National Archives Building through the Special Events entrance at Seventh Street and Constitution Avenue).

This program is presented in partnership with the 2014 March on Washington Film Festival.

Images: 

Integration of the University of Alabama, Notes on Governor Wallace’s Position from the Robert F. Kennedy Papers, 06/1983 (National Archives Identifier: 193942). 

Photograph, John F. Kennedy’s Address to the Nation on Civil Rights, 06/11/1963 (National Archives Identifier: 194188). 

Constitution-in-Action Learning Lab Family Program
Families are invited to take on the role of researchers and archivists for a day at the National Archives’Boeing Learning Center. During a two-hour simulation, they will help the President and Bob, his Communications Director prepare for a very special press conference.
Families will work together to locate and analyze facsimile documents and find the connection each has to the Constitution.  This is a great way to explore the history, learn more about the National Archives, and gain a greater understanding of the role the Constitution plays in our daily lives.
Tuesday, July 29th at the Boeing Learning Center. This lab will be offered at 10am and 2pm.  Each lab takes 2 hours.
To register for this free program: http://ow.ly/zjP3q.  
Image: U.S. Constitution. National Archives Identifier 1667751.

Constitution-in-Action Learning Lab Family Program

Families are invited to take on the role of researchers and archivists for a day at the National Archives’Boeing Learning Center. During a two-hour simulation, they will help the President and Bob, his Communications Director prepare for a very special press conference.

Families will work together to locate and analyze facsimile documents and find the connection each has to the Constitution.  This is a great way to explore the history, learn more about the National Archives, and gain a greater understanding of the role the Constitution plays in our daily lives.

Tuesday, July 29th at the Boeing Learning Center. This lab will be offered at 10am and 2pm.  Each lab takes 2 hours.

To register for this free program: http://ow.ly/zjP3q.  

Image: U.S. Constitution. National Archives Identifier 1667751.

Summer Camp at the National Archives! This week budding genealogists are joining us for Genealogy Camp in the Boeing Learning Center. 

This hands-on, week-long camp for kids introduces the basics of genealogy research and the resources of the National Archives. Campers are using ship manifests and census records to trace an immigrant family’s arrival in the United States in the early 20th century. 

Jazz: A Film by Ken Burns
Join us for Episode Nine: The Adventure. Beneath post-war prosperity is a growing demand for civil rights. Duke Ellington experiences a rebirth after a triumphant appearance at the 1956 Newport Jazz Festival. (120 minutes.)
Friday, July 25 at noon in the William McGowan Theater (enter the National Archives Building through the Special Events entrance at Seventh Street and Constitution Avenue).
Jazz at the National Archives is made possible in part by the Foundation for the National Archives through the generous support of Natixis Global Asset Management.

Jazz: A Film by Ken Burns

Join us for Episode Nine: The Adventure. Beneath post-war prosperity is a growing demand for civil rights. Duke Ellington experiences a rebirth after a triumphant appearance at the 1956 Newport Jazz Festival. (120 minutes.)

Friday, July 25 at noon in the William McGowan Theater (enter the National Archives Building through the Special Events entrance at Seventh Street and Constitution Avenue).

Jazz at the National Archives is made possible in part by the Foundation for the National Archives through the generous support of Natixis Global Asset Management.

Happy National Hot Dog Day! Summer is the perfect time for a hot dog, whether it comes at a baseball game, during lunch, or from a barbecue grill. 

In 1939, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth dined with President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt in their Hyde Park home. It may have been a special occasion, but FDR still served his guests hot dogs and beer. 

The two featured images are of the menu for the picnic and a picture from the picnic showing King George VI, Sara D. Roosevelt, New York State Governor Herbert Lehman, and Elinor Morgenthau. Photo Courtesy of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. To find out more about the British Royal Visit in 1939 visit:http://www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/aboutfdr/royalvisit.html

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Constitution-in-Action Learning Lab Family Program
Families act as researchers and archivists during a two-hour simulation as they help the President and his communications director prepare for a press conference by locating and analyzing facsimile documents to find the connection to the Constitution. This is a great way to explore history, learn about the National Archives, and understand the role the Constitution plays in our daily lives.
Join us on Wednesday, July 23 from 10 a.m. to noon and 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the Boeing Learning Center. Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance. Email learninglab@nara.gov with date and time, names of adults and children, phone number, and mailing address.
This program is presented by the National Archives Education Department with Congressional funding. It is supported in part by the Foundation for the National Archives through the generosity of John Hancock.

Constitution-in-Action Learning Lab Family Program

Families act as researchers and archivists during a two-hour simulation as they help the President and his communications director prepare for a press conference by locating and analyzing facsimile documents to find the connection to the Constitution. This is a great way to explore history, learn about the National Archives, and understand the role the Constitution plays in our daily lives.

Join us on Wednesday, July 23 from 10 a.m. to noon and 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the Boeing Learning CenterReservations are required at least 24 hours in advance. Email learninglab@nara.gov with date and time, names of adults and children, phone number, and mailing address.

This program is presented by the National Archives Education Department with Congressional funding. It is supported in part by the Foundation for the National Archives through the generosity of John Hancock.

Come one, come all! Come make your mark during our Making Their Mark Family Day! Friday, July 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Explore the Making Their Mark exhibit: see the different ways that people have left their mark on history, from signature styles to signing revolutionary documents. Then, try your hand at make-and-take projects, hands-on activities, games, and more, all related to the exhibit.  All of these exciting family day activities take place in the Boeing Learning Center.
“Making Their Mark: Stories Through Signatures” is made possible in part by the Foundation for the National Archives with the generous support of Lead Sponsor AT&T. Major additional support provided by the Lawrence F. O’Brien Family and members of the Board of the Foundation for the National Archives.
Family and educational programming related to “Making Their Mark” is sponsored in part by Fahrney’s Pens, Cross, and Parker Pen Company - Newell Rubbermaid
 

Come one, come all! Come make your mark during our Making Their Mark Family Day! Friday, July 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Explore the Making Their Mark exhibit: see the different ways that people have left their mark on history, from signature styles to signing revolutionary documents. Then, try your hand at make-and-take projects, hands-on activities, games, and more, all related to the exhibit.  All of these exciting family day activities take place in the Boeing Learning Center.

“Making Their Mark: Stories Through Signatures” is made possible in part by the Foundation for the National Archives with the generous support of Lead Sponsor AT&T. Major additional support provided by the Lawrence F. O’Brien Family and members of the Board of the Foundation for the National Archives.

Family and educational programming related to “Making Their Mark” is sponsored in part by Fahrney’s Pens, Cross, and Parker Pen Company - Newell Rubbermaid

 

Jazz: A Film by Ken Burns
Join us for Episode Eight: Risk. In the postwar years, the nation’s musical tastes changed, as young people turned to sentimental singers and rhythm and blues. And devastating drug addiction swept through the jazz community. (120 minutes.)
Friday, July 18 at noon in the William McGowan Theater (enter the National Archives Building through the Special Events entrance at Seventh Street and Constitution Avenue).
Jazz at the National Archives is made possible in part by the Foundation for the National Archives through the generous support of Natixis Global Asset Management.

Jazz: A Film by Ken Burns

Join us for Episode Eight: Risk. In the postwar years, the nation’s musical tastes changed, as young people turned to sentimental singers and rhythm and blues. And devastating drug addiction swept through the jazz community. (120 minutes.)

Friday, July 18 at noon in the William McGowan Theater (enter the National Archives Building through the Special Events entrance at Seventh Street and Constitution Avenue).

Jazz at the National Archives is made possible in part by the Foundation for the National Archives through the generous support of Natixis Global Asset Management.