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    1953 Documentary Your National Archives

    This 1953 documentary explained the activities of the National Archives and Records Administration, including how documents are cleaned, how records are organized, and what kinds of records…

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    1940 Documentary Washington Parade: The Archives

    Washington Parade: The Archives was a Columbia Pictures short subject documentary detailing the activities of the National Archives a few years after the building on Pennsylvania Avenue was…

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    Sesquicentennial of the Washington Arsenal Explosion

    The Congressional Cemetery held a commemorative ceremony to mark the 150th anniversary of the June 17, 1864 Washington Arsenal explosion that killed 21 women. Many of the victims were…

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    Book Discussion on The Scorpion's Sting

    Historian James Oakes talked about his book, The Scorpion’s Sting: Antislavery and the Coming of the Civil War, in which he examines a plan intended to produce a peaceful end to…

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    Smithsonian Flag Day Ceremony

    The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History commemorated Flag Day and the 200th anniversary of the Star-Spangled Banner with speeches and a variety of performances. The…

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    History of New York City’s Central Park

    Barry Lewis talked about the creation of New York City’s Central Park. He spoke about why the park was built, and the many different recreational sections, including the meadows,…

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    Gateway Arch

    Bob Moore visited Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri, and talked about its history. Gateway Arch is the nation’s tallest monument at 630 feet. Designed by architect…

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    Book Discussion on Movers and Shakers, Scalawags and Suffragettes

    Carol Ferring Shepley talked about her book, Movers and Shakers, Scalawags and Suffragettes: Tales from Bellefontaine Cemetery, in which she tells the stories of several notable…

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    Book Discussion on American Panic

    Mark Stein talked about his book, American Panic: A History of Who Scares Us and Why, in which he examines the history of political panic in the United States by looking at twelve episodes…

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    National Historic Preservation Act

    W. Brown Morton III talked about the importance of the 1966 National Preservation Act, which established the National Register of Historic Places. Mr. Morton assisted in the…

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    Organization of American Historians Outgoing President

    Professor Alan Kraut talked about his tenure as president of the Organization of American Historians. This interview was from the Organization of American Historians 2014 annual…

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    Central Intelligence Agency Museum, Part 2

    Toni Hiley, director and curator of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Museum in Langley, Virginia, talked about the museum’s collection and explained its mission of preserving and…

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    Book Discussion on The Next America

    Paul Taylor talked about his book, The Next America: Boomers, Millennials, and the Looming Generational Showdown, in which he draws on data from the Pew Research Center to tell readers…

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    Book Discussion on What Works

    Cal Thomas talked about his book, What Works: Common Sense Solutions for a Stronger America, in which he argues that American policymakers should already know what works, because history…

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    National Cryptologic Museum

    Patrick Weadon, curator at the National Cryptologic Museum, spoke about the making and breaking of secret codes and the role of cryptology in U.S. history and U.S. intelligence…

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    National Firearms Museum

    National Firearms Museum director Jim Supica and senior curator Phil Schreier talked about the museum’s collection of handguns, rifles, and other firearms, and explained the role…

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    Search for Amelia Earhart

    Andrew Jampoler talked about the mystery of Amelia Earhart. The aviatrix and her navigator disappeared in the South Pacific in 1937. Mr. Jampoler summarized her story, detailed…

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    1939 New York World's Fair

    Robert Rydell talked about the events that caused New York to host the World’s Fair of 1939. He said the Fair’s “World of Tomorrow” theme both influenced and…

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    Book Discussion on Empty Mansions

    Bill Dedman, co-author of Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune, talked about the life and wealth of heiress Huguette Clark,…

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    Scenes from the New York World's Fair for 1940

    This Ford Motor Company film documents exhibits at the 1939-1940 New York World’s Fair in Queens, NY. In 1962, Ford donated thousands of films to the U.S. Government. The…

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