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  • Chuck and Tom Hagel on the Vietnam War
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    Chuck and Tom Hagel on the Vietnam War

    Former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and his brother, Tom, served side by side during the Vietnam War. Lieutenant General Daniel Bolger interviewed the two brothers, who are the focus of…

  • Vietnam War TV Coverage
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    Vietnam War TV Coverage

    Journalists who covered the Vietnam War discussed the challenges they faced, their work conditions, TV network competition, and their relationships with military officers and soldiers.…

  • Lessons Learned and Ignored from the Vietnam War
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    Lessons Learned and Ignored from the Vietnam War

    Two former members of congress and two Vietnam War veterans discussed the topic, “Vietnam: Lessons Learned and Lessons Ignored.” The National Archives and the U.S. Association of Former…

  • Vietnam War Helicopters
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    Vietnam War Helicopters

    Members of the North Carolina Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association talked about the helicopter’s role during the Vietnam War. The National Archives hosted this event in conjunction with the opening of…

  • National Archives Display of Vietnam WarEra Helicopters
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    National Archives Display of Vietnam War-Era Helicopters

    Pilots talked about their experiences flying Huey helicopters during the Vietnam War. Three of these helicopters were on display outside the National Archives' just-opened, first-ever…

  • Discussion on the Kennedy Assassination Records
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    Kennedy Assassination Records

    Martha Murphy, head of the Special Access and Freedom of Information Act staff at the National Archives at College Park, Maryland, talked about the collection of artifacts related to the assassination of…

  • emThe First Fighters in New Guinea 19421944em
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    The First Fighters in New Guinea, 1942-1944

    Between 1942 and 1944, U.S. Army engineer Lieutenant Colonel Ken Gerrish recorded a series of 16mm color films to document his World War II service in Papua New Guinea. The film shows…

  • World War II Films of the First Motion Picture Unit
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    World War II Films of the First Motion Picture Unit

    National Archives motion picture preservation specialists Audrey Amidon and Heidi Holmstrom showed clips from World War II films produced by the Army Air Corps' First Motion Picture Unit.…

  • US and Britain Artillery Production 194143
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    U.S. and Britain Artillery Production 1941-43

    Historian James Holland talked about American and British artillery production between 1941 and 1943, after German forces invaded Soviet territory. He is the author of several books on…

  • Donna Lowery Discusses emWomen Vietnam Veteransem
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    Women Vietnam Veterans

    Vietnam veteran Donna Lowery, author of Women Vietnam Veterans: Our Untold Story, talked about women who served in the military during the Vietnam War. The National Archives hosted this event in…

  • Amy Shively Hawk Discusses emSix Years in the Hanoi Hiltonem
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    Six Years in the Hanoi Hilton

    Amy Shively Hawk talked about her stepfather, James Shively, and his imprisonment after his plane was shot down and he was captured by the North Vietnamese in 1967. Ms. Shively is the author of Six…

  • Remembering Vietnam Tour
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    "Remembering Vietnam" Tour

    American History TV toured the National Archives exhibit “Remembering Vietnam,” the first comprehensive display there on the war. Vietnam War veteran and Archivist of the United States…

  • Declaration of Independence Manuscript Discovery
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    Declaration of Independence Manuscript Discovery

    Danielle Allen and Emily Sneff spoke about their discovery in Sussex, England, of the second known parchment manuscript copy of the Declaration of Independence.

  • Slavery and American Independence
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    Slavery and American Independence

    The National Archives hosted a dramatic reading of an 1852 speech by former slave and abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass on the meaning of American independence to slaves, sometimes called,…

  • emAgent 110em
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    Agent 110

    Scott Miller talked about his book Agent 110: An American Spymaster and the German Resistance in WWII, in which he recalls Allen Dulles' efforts to embolden the German resistance against…

  • US Women Soldiers During World War I
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    U.S. Women Soldiers During World War I

    Elizabeth Cobbs talked about the women who served overseas as telephone operators in the U.S. Army Signal Corps during World War I. She also spoke about how their service affected the…

  • Jewish Supreme Court Justices
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    Jewish Supreme Court Justices

    Rabbi David Dalin talked about his book Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court: From Brandeis to Kagan - Their Lives and Legacies, in which he chronicles the eight Jewish justices who have served…

  • France and Spain During the American Revolution
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    France and Spain During the American Revolution

    Larrie Ferreiro and François Furstenberg talked about France and Spain’s involvement in the American Revolution, arguing that Colonial forces could not withstand the British Army without…

  • Slavery Martha Washington and Dolley Madison
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    Slavery, Martha Washington, and Dolley Madison

    Marie Jenkins Schwartz talked about her book, Ties That Bound: Founding First Ladies and Slaves. She focused on how founding mothers Martha Washington and Dolley Madison viewed slavery and…

  • Presidential Libraries and Museums
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    Presidential Libraries and Museums

    Jodi Kanter talked about how presidential libraries and museums shape a president’s legacy. She is the author of Presidential Libraries as Performance: Curating American Character from…

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