To our Tuesday volunteers…
Dealing with complicated government agencies
never seems like bad sport.
Describing the Customs Service - determining which port,
Providing Customer Service - responding to each report
To Jeannette and Chole,
you are appreciated and always super swell-a!
To our Monday volunteers…
Thank you all for us lending a hand,
with your skills and talents - preserve the history of your land.
Never fear’d of staple, or fastener, or band,
or researcher’s trees - sewn in foreign stands.
To Pamela, Johnathan, Melissa and Nancy
you are appreciated and certainly fancy-dancy!
…in the spirit of Volunteer Appreciation Week (April 21-27, 2013)
Murray Spring Clovis Site National Historic Landmark Dedication
More than 80 volunteers, visitors, and BLM staff celebrated the dedication of the Murray Spring Clovis Site National Historic Landmark on March 23. The dedication took place at the site, which is located within the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area near Sierra Vista, Arizona.
The two-hour event included speeches, the unveiling of a plaque noting the designation, exhibits of Clovis (distinctive spear) points and mammoth fossils, and docent-led tours. Dr. C. Vance Haynes and Dr. Peter Mehringer, both from the University of Arizona, discovered this internationally important site in 1966. Haynes led the excavation and research from 1967 to 1971. This Ice Age site yielded a multiple bison kill, a mammoth kill, and possibly a horse kill. See the link to read the full article: http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/spots.html#murray-dedi
With the 2013 baseball season underway, take a look at a bit of baseball from our holdings! During World War II, Camp Ross was used by the Army as a cantonment area for U.S. troops at the Los Angeles Port of Embarkation. In 1945, the baseball team was integrated.
This photo, found in the Records of the Office of the Chief of Transportation at the National Archives at Riverside is featured in our latest eBook: “Baseball: The National Pastime in the National Archives.” It is available at http://www.archives.gov/publications/ebooks/index.html#baseball for iPad, iPhone, Android, or eReader.
Photograph of Raccoon in Tree, 05/1967
Another raccoon grateful for this year’s National Wildlife Week theme: “Branching Out for Wildlife.”
What a great image from the holdings of the National Archives at Chicago!
Plaintiffs’ Proposed Plan for March from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, 1965
This plan submitted to the court pertains to the march from Selma, Alabama to Montgomery, Alabama in support of voting rights in 1965. In association with this lawsuit, the marchers submitted a plan for the court’s approval defining their proposed route, number of participants, distance covered per day, and other details.
The records of the United States District Courts (RG 21) can often be filled with fabulous material! This is an excellent example.
Have you ever wanted professional guidance on how to care for your family archives? Here’s your chance! Join us for Preservation EXPOsed!, a free event on Thursday, March 14th from 11 am to 2 pm at the National Archives in Washington, DC. Browse display booths at the preservation fair and talk with our knowledgeable staff. Attend free lectures for a behind-the-scenes look at special preservation projects. If you make an appointment, you can even bring in your favorite family treasure for a consultation with a National Archives conservator. For more information, see http://www.archives.gov/preservation/exposed-2013.html.