188Jun 30, 2013
Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum Rededication
At a rededication ceremony for the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, speakers talked about the development of the site in Hyde Park, New York, and the legacy of the former ...
521Jun 6, 2013
50th Anniversary of the March on Washington
Representative John Lewis (D-GA), who participated in monumental events such as the 1963 March on Washington and the freedom rides, talked about personal and historical perspective into the civil ...
309Apr 8, 2013
A Conversation with Former First Ladies Laura and Barbara Bush
Former first ladies Laura and Barbara Bush talked about their years in the White House, including their work with literacy, and their memories of former first lady Betty Ford. They also ...
848Apr 3, 2013
White House Chiefs of Staff
Five former White House Chiefs of Staff shared stories of their time serving Presidents Ford, Reagan, Clinton and George W. Bush. Panelists included Donald Rumsfeld, Kenneth M. Duberstein, ...
284Mar 7, 2013
Theft of America's National Treasures
The National Archives hosted a discussion on a 2011 case involving stolen historical documents. Investigators recovered over ten thousand documents from a Manhattan residence after two robbers ...
899Jan 24, 2013
Book Discussion on Freedom National
James Oakes talked about his book, Freedom National: The Destruction of Slavery in the United States, 1861-1865, in which he examines the efforts, ranging from the militaristic to the ...
361Jan 23, 2013
Book Discussion on The U.S. Senate
Former Democratic Senator Tom Daschle of South Dakota talked about his book, The U.S. Senate, in which he presented a history of the U.S. Senate and explained the specific responsibilities ...
258Dec 6, 2012
Tribute to Lady Bird Johnson
Lady Bird Johnson is remembered on the 100th anniversary of her birth. Her daughter, Lynda Robb Johnson, and others talk about Lady Bird’s life, achievements and ...
2,117Oct 14, 2012
Cuban Missile Crisis, A 50th Anniversary Retrospective
Historians, scholars, filmmakers and journalists gathered for a 50th anniversary retrospective on the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. Topics ranged from the history of the incident, its impact on ...
2,237Sep 12, 2012
225th Anniversary of the U.S. Constitution
In celebration of the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution, Justice Clarence Thomas and Yale Law School Professor Akhil Amar discussed the Constitution’s past, present, and ...
185Jul 10, 2012
History of U.S. Job Creation and Employment
Panelists talked about the factors contributing to the state of the economy, and the role of government, the private sector and academia in creating jobs. They also looked at the impact of past ...
325Apr 23, 2012
Nixon Administration Middle East Policy
Former National Security Adviser Bud McFarlane and Former Ambassador to Israel Sam Lewis are among the panelists at an event examining Richard Nixon’s Middle East policy. They look at the ...
304Apr 10, 2012
Defense Department Leadership and the Vietnam War
Robert McNamara served as defense secretary from 1961 to 1968 under President Kennedy and President Johnson. His leadership during the Vietnam War is the subject of a new book titled ...
696Apr 5, 2012
First Lady Pat Nixon, Ambassador of Goodwill
Pat Nixon traveled to over 75 countries making her the most traveled first lady in history at that time.
Speakers include daughter Julie Nixon Eisenhower, former military aide ...
79Apr 2, 2012
Online Digitalized Records of the 1940 Census
The National Archives held a ceremony to mark the release of an online database with detailed, individual information on more than 15 million Americans who filled out a 1940 census. Panelists ...
380Mar 8, 2012
Book Discussion on A Matter of Simple Justice
Lee Stout, former president of the Society of American Archivists, recounts the Nixon administration’s success in promoting women to executive positions in the federal government. The ...
864Feb 20, 2012
Civil Rights and Presidents Roosevelt, Truman, and Eisenhower
This discussion is from a conference on “The Presidency and Civil Rights” held at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. Among the topics: FDR’s World War II ...
877Feb 2, 2012
Magna Carta Restoration and Display
Archivist David Ferreiro held a press conference to announce the return to public display of a copy of the 1297 version of the Magna Carta after a year of conservation treatments. One of only ...
295Dec 7, 2011
How Americans First Learned of Pearl Harbor
In commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Marvin Kalb used film, audio, and photographic records from the National Archives and the Newseum to illustrate the way ...
169Dec 5, 2011
Labor and Employment Policy in the Nixon Administration
Former Reagan, Nixon, and Ford administration secretaries and other cabinet officials on labor and domestic initiatives talked about the Nixon administration’s relationship with labor unions ...
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