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Electors' Certification of votes for President of the United States, New Hampshire, 1792.

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Copyright infringement case, Skidmore Music V. Hayes, 1939

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Deposition of John Parker, April 25, 1775, describing the incident in Lexington, MA, of April 19th, in which the British fired upon the local people.

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Red Sox Nation c. 1918

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First Predominately Negro Ship Commissioned, U.S.S. Mason, at the Boston Navy Yard.

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Pearl Harbor Telegram

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Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market, Boston, MA.

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Police Day, First Day of School, 1975, Boston

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Radar image of D-Day, June 6, 1944

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Mother's Day Letter, 1920

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Declaration of Independence

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Application for Visa, Ng Shee, 1931. Case file 2500/9086. RG 85 Records of the Customs and Immigration Service, National Archives at Boston.

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Warrant for Habeas Corpus, United States v. Cinque and the Africans, 1839

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Indictment of James Dorsey of Lynn, MA, July 1921 for knowingly selling 1/2 pint of intoxicating liquor

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Christmas Proclamation Issued by President Roosevelt, December 24, 1942

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Official Program, March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, 28 August 1963, JFK Library, Office of Presidential Libraries, National Archives Identifier 5753043.

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Citation: Certificate of Vote 1960; Massachusetts Electors; RG 21 Electoral Certifications; National Archives at Boston.

The Electoral College is administered by the National Archives. In 2012, the Electors will meet on December 17th to select the President and Vice President of the United States.

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Letter from Edward Collins, Red Sox Vice President, to Rear Admiral Robert Theobald, Commandant of the First Naval District, 07/30/1943; RG 181: Records of Naval Districts and Shore Establishments, 1784 - 2000; National Archives at Boston. National Archives Identifier 6050398

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Boston Strong. Boston Public Library; Linocut by Stanley Scott, c. 1930s; RG 69 Works Progress Administration; National Archives at Boston.
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During World War I, the entire nation worked together to conserve certain foods for the war effort

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The Blizzard of 1978

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Space Shuttle Ice and Frost Inspection, January 28, 1986.

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Future first lady and wife of Texas Congressman Lyndon Johnson, July 7, 1944

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Halloween Visitors to the Oval Office.

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Lucy Willey at Women Operated Sawmill at Turkey Pond, New Hampshire, 11/10/1942
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Letter from Edward Collins, Red Sox Vice President, to Rear Admiral Robert Theobald, Commandant of the First Naval District, 07/30/1943
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