It’s the first day of our “12 Days of Archives” holiday carol! We hope you enjoy these images and our rhymes as we count down the days until December 24.On the first day of the Archives celebration, an archivist caused me great elation when he gave to me one astronaut in space. Image: “Astronaut Edward H. White II, pilot for the Gemini-Titan 4 space flight, floats in zero gravity of space. … The visor of his helmet is gold-plated to protect him from the unfiltered rays of the sun.” June 3, 1965, ARC Identifier 5804878.

It’s the first day of our “12 Days of Archives” holiday carol! We hope you enjoy these images and our rhymes as we count down the days until December 24.

On the first day of the Archives celebration,
an archivist caused me great elation
when he gave to me one astronaut in space.

Image: “Astronaut Edward H. White II, pilot for the Gemini-Titan 4 space flight, floats in zero gravity of space. … The visor of his helmet is gold-plated to protect him from the unfiltered rays of the sun.” June 3, 1965, ARC Identifier 5804878.