1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire
Documents about the earthquake aftermath, from our archives located in San Francisco.
1948: Year of Turmoil & Triumph
Links to research, activities, and photographs related to 1948. From the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum.
Highlighting the remarkably American story of how we have amended, or attempted to amend, the Constitution in order to form a nation that more closely mirrors our ideals.
American Originals: The Original Exhibit
Original documents are the most precious artifacts of our national and cultural history and they form the record of our nation, written in the hand of the people who shaped it. Some of America's most interesting and famous documents are presented here.
American Originals II
Documents from American history including George Washington's expense book, a Civil War telegram from Abraham Lincoln to General Grant, and John F. Kennedy speech notes from Berlin.
American Originals: Traveling Exhibit
Records of famous, pivotal, ground-breaking, and even odd moments in our history
Artifacts from more than 100 significant women in American history. From the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum
The Charters of Freedom
The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, & the Bill of Rights.
The work of many minds, the Constitution stands as a model of cooperative statesmanship and the art of compromise.
The Declaration of Independence
The Declaration of Independence set forth a list of grievances against the King in order to justify before the world the breaking of ties between the colonies and the mother country.
The Bill of Rights
The first 10 amendments of the Constitution are known as the Bill of Rights.
Discovering the Civil War
For 150 years, researchers have been finding new insights in the records of the Civil War. They're not finished yet. You can join them in "Discovering the Civil War."
The Deadly Virus
The Influenza Epidemic of 1918: One fifth of the world's population was attacked by this deadly virus. Within months, it had killed more people than any other illness in recorded history.
Dear Bess: Love Letters from the President
Almost 50 years of handwritten personal letters between Bess and Harry Truman. From the Harry S. Truman Museum and Library.
Designs for Democracy
Explore more than 100 designs highlighting 200 years of Government drawings.
The National Archives Museum: Digital Vaults
Exploring the Digital Vaults is easy. You can browse through the hundreds of photographs, documents, and film clips and discover the connection between some of the National Archives' most treasured records.
The National Archives: Documented Rights
The exhibit's selected documents, photographs, and original testimonies exemplify the range and depth of National Archives holdings chronicling the evolution of human and civil rights in the United States.
Every Four Years: Electing a President
Every four years Americans go to the polls to elect their President. The campaign for President is steeped in tradition, combining ritual, celebration, marketing and bombast, all leading up to Election Day when citizens enter the voting booth to exercise their solemn right to choose their leaders.
Gripping eyewitness accounts—in the form of letters, diaries, audio and film recordings—chronicle dramatic moments in U.S. history.
George Washington's Acts of Congress
Did you know that George Washington wrote in the margins of his personal copy of the Acts of Congress? See this book on display around the country as it travels from its home at Mount Vernon to each of our Presidential Libraries.
Gerald & Betty Ford Historical Photographs
230 photographs from the Ford Library's White House Photographic Office Collection
The Herbert Hoover Galleries
Images and captions from the Permanent Galleries of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum
The National Archives at Atlanta
Documents and photos from the National Archives at Atlanta
Israel's 50th Anniversary
Documents and educational activities relating to the creation of the State of Israel. From the Harry S. Truman Museum and Library.
John H. White: Portrait of Black Chicago
View Pulitzer-Prize winning photographer John H. White's images of 1970s Chicago.
Looking Back on the American Century
Experience some of the greatest events and people of the 20th Century through the original artifacts they've left behind.
A New Deal for the Arts
A unique selection of artwork, documents, and photographs highlighting Depression era Federal arts projects
Fascinating selections from our vast holdings of panoramic images
A People at War
The contributions of Americans, both military and civilian, who served their country during World War II.
Picturing the Century
20th century photographs and photographers
Powers of Persuasion - Posters from World War II
Powerful wartime images that helped shape our national memories of the war
President's Daily Diary
Fifty historically significant entries chronicling presidential activities from November 22, 1963 - January 20, 1969. From the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and Museum.
Discovery and Recovery: Preserving Iraqi Jewish Heritage
Startling evidence of the once vibrant Jewish life in Iraq came to light in May 2003 over 2,700 books and tens of thousands of documents were discovered in the flooded basement of the Iraqi intelligence headquarters by a US Army team.
Records of Rights
Explore records of the National Archives documenting the ongoing struggle of Americans to define, attain, and protect their rights.
Running for Office: Candidates, Campaigns, and the Cartoons of Clifford Berryman
Political cartoons from the first half of the 20th century provide relevant commentary and fascinating insight into the campaigns and elections of today.
The Special Relationship
Documents and photographs of Churchill and Roosevelt describing the emergence of the Anglo - American alliance. 1939 - 1945. From the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and Museum.
Tokens and Treasures: Gifts to Twelve Presidents
These gifts are unique records of each administration from Herbert Hoover through Bill Clinton.
Treasures of Congress
Fascinating documents highlighting the history of the legislative branch
The Truman Chryslers
Images of the Truman's 1950 Lincoln Cosmopolitan limousine and their 1955 Chrysler. From the Harry S. Truman Museum and Library.
The Watergate Files
The Watergate exhibit at the Gerald R. Ford Museum immerses the visitor in one of the most critical constitutional crises in the nation's history.
The Way We Worked
Work and workplaces have gone through enormous transformations between the mid 19th and late 20th centuries. View these changes through photographs.
What's Cooking, Uncle Sam? The Government's Effect on the American Diet
Explore the records that trace the ways that food has occupied the hearts and minds of Americans and their Government. From Revolutionary War rations to Cold War cultural exchanges, these documents and images reflect many of our current concerns about food safety and nutrition.
When Nixon Met Elvis
The behind-the-scenes story of the famous 1970 meeting as told through original letters, memorandums, and photographs. From the Nixon Presidential Library