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May 4, 2007 |
Robert Warner, who led the National Archives to independence while dealing with Reagan-era budget cuts and criticism over the release of Oval Office recordings, died of a heart attack April 24 at Arbor Hospice and Home Care in Ann Arbor, Mich. He was 79.
July 22, 1989 |
At least once a week for the past 10 years, Lois Salmans' search for her ancestors has taken her from her Newport Beach home to a massive, pyramid-shaped building nestled in the hills of Laguna Niguel. There, in the National Archives on the first floor of the seven-tiered Chet Holifield Building, Salmans spends nearly eight hours glued to a microfilm reader, poring over names in federal census schedules dating back to 1790.
February 12, 2002 |
It began when an astute federal worker was shopping on EBay and came across a treasure that should not have been for sale anywhere, much less an Internet auction house: a pardon signed by an American president. It ended Monday when a veteran employee of the National Archives was charged with stealing priceless historical treasures and selling them on the open market, including a pardon signed by Abraham Lincoln and an autographed photograph of Neil Armstrong on the moon. Shawn P.
July 8, 1994 |
They are tape-recorded oral history interviews, numbering in the hundreds and containing some answers to the mystery that was Richard Nixon. But they remain under lock and key, bound up in boxes, accessible to no one. Not even the late President's daughters are allowed to hear them. They can be found here, in a regional office of the National Archives. The government has them sealed, leaving them in what the agency's Washington spokeswoman calls "legal limbo."
August 8, 1998 |
Under court order, the National Archives in Maryland will begin the arduous task Monday of slicing up 3,700 hours of secretly recorded tapes from President Richard Nixon's years in the White House. When the dicing is done, 820 hours of the original taped personal discussions will become the property of the Nixon estate, as demanded under a federal court ruling. The rest will be released publicly.
November 22, 1990 |
Alan Puglia looked up proudly as he put the finishing touches on an old brown sheet of paper covered with handwritten names of soldiers. He had spent days repairing holes and tears in the muster roll from the Massachusetts 54th Regiment--the black Civil War unit made famous by the movie "Glory." "Usually when we got them, they were all tri-folded and they had all been taped, extremely taped, with an animal adhesive and very wide cloth tape all over the documents.
March 4, 2008 |
The National Archives said Monday that it expected to release Hillary Rodham Clinton's schedules as first lady later this month, but it has asked a judge to delay the release of thousands of her telephone logs for one to two years. Susan Cooper, a spokeswoman for the National Archives, said a representative for President Clinton had reviewed about 10,000 pages of Hillary Clinton's schedules and last week approved them for release.
August 29, 2007
In asking a federal court to force the National Archives to release papers from Hillary Rodham Clinton's time as first lady, the public interest group Judicial Watch has opened itself to the charge that it's on a fishing expedition. Maybe so, but the group is fishing with a license -- the Freedom of Information Act. That law allows citizens to inspect public documents after deletions are made for privilege or national security.