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Press Release
December 1, 2008

National Archives and Footnote.com to Launch Interactive WWII Collection to Commemorate Pearl Harbor Day

WHAT:

A press conference commemorating Pearl Harbor Day to launch a new interactive online collection of World War II records from the holdings of the National Archives including the first-ever interactive version of the USS Arizona Memorial, WWII Hero Pages, and millions of WWII photos and documents previously unavailable on the Internet.

WHO:

James Hastings, Director of Access Programs, National Archives
Russell Wilding, CEO, Footnote.com

WHEN:

10 a.m., Friday, December 5, 2008

WHERE:

Archivist’s Reception Room
National Archives
700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC.
Press should use Pennsylvania Avenue entrance.

About The National Archives

The National Archives is responsible for safeguarding records of all three branches of the United States Federal Government. The records held by the National Archives belong to the public – and it is the mission of the National Archives to ensure the public can discover, use, and learn from the records of their government.

About Footnote, Inc.

Footnote.com is a subscription web site that features searchable original documents, providing users with an unaltered view of the events, places and people that shaped the American nation and the world. At Footnote.com, all are invited to come share, discuss, and collaborate on their discoveries with friends, family, and colleagues. For more information, visit www.footnote.com.

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For Press information, contact the National Archives Public Affairs staff at 202-357-5300.

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