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Press Release
May 13, 2010

Special Programs Highlight National Archives Records in June

Washington, DC…In June, the National Archives will feature programs highlighting records from its holdings. All programs are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted, and will be held in the National Archives Building in Washington, DC. Please note that four of the programs will be repeated at the National Archives at College Park, Maryland, in Lecture Room B.

Visitors to all programs in the National Archives Building Research Center (Room G-24) should use the Pennsylvania Avenue entrance, between 7th and 9th Streets, NW. The National Archives at College Park, MD, is located at 8601 Adelphi Road. See directions to both locations.

Tuesday, June 1, 11 a.m., Room G-24, Research Center
Social Media and the National Archives Part I: Flickr and YouTube

Staff from the National Archives social media team discuss how the National Archives is using various forms of Internet communication and how the public can benefit. The first of two parts, this talk will focus on Flickr and YouTube. (The lecture will be repeated at the National Archives at College Park, MD, in Lecture Room B, Thursday, June 3, at 11 a.m.)

Wednesday, June 2, 11 a.m., Room G-24, Research Center
Introduction to Genealogy

Archives staff present a lecture on basic genealogical research in Federal records. This lecture is offered the first Wednesday of the month.

Tuesday, June 8, 11 a.m., Room G-24, Research Center
Social Media and the National Archives Part II: Facebook, Blogs, and Wikis

Staff from the National Archives social media team discuss how the National Archives is using various forms of Internet communication and how the public can benefit. The second of two parts, this talk will focus on Facebook, Blogs, and Wikis. (The lecture will be repeated at the National Archives at College Park, MD, in Lecture Room B, Thursday, June 10, at 11 a.m.)

Tuesday, June 15, 11 a.m., Room G-24, Research Center
Drink Up! Illustrations of American Industry Found in Ornamental Letterhead

National Archives staff Kenneth Heger, Deputy Director of Access Programs, and Shawn Russell, Customer Service Representative, will use the ornamental letterhead of American industries to discover illustrations of life in America as an alternative to photographs. (The lecture will be repeated at the National Archives at College Park, MD, in Lecture Room D, Thursday, June 17, at 11 a.m.)

Wednesday, June 16, 11 a.m., Room G-24, Research Center
Beyond the Basics on the Freedman's Savings & Trust Company: Records of African-American and Immigrant Depositors

Archives staff teach “beyond the basic” archival research skills on the third Wednesday of the month. The June topic is the Freedman's Savings & Trust Company: Records of African American and Immigrant Depositors.

Saturday, June 19, 10–11:30 a.m., Room G-24, Research Center
Beyond the Basics on Finding Aids

Archives staff present a special 90-minute “beyond the basics” genealogy research skills lecture on how to use National Archives finding aids. After a summer break, the next presentation is Saturday, September 18.

Saturday, June 19, noon–4 p.m., Room G-24, Research Center
“Help! I’m Stuck”

Not sure where to begin? Has a genealogical problem stumped you? Would you like to explore new directions in your research? An archivist is available from noon to 4 p.m. to answer questions. Look for the “Help! I’m Stuck” sign at the Research Center desk. After a summer break, the next such presentation is Saturday, September 18.

Event Cancelled
Tuesday, June 22, at 11 a.m.
Room G-24, Research Center (Enter on Pennsylvania Avenue)
Privacy Act

Ramona Branch Oliver discusses provisions of the Privacy Act and how the statute affects public access to both archival and operational records at the National Archives. (The lecture will be repeated at the National Archives at College Park, MD, in Lecture Room B, Thursday, June 24, at 11a.m.)

Tuesday, June 22, at 11 a.m.
Room G-24, Research Center (Enter on Pennsylvania Avenue)
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Jay Olin discusses provisions of the Freedom of Information Act and how the statutes affect public access to both archival and operational records at the National Archives. (The lecture will be repeated at the National Archives at College Park, MD, in Lecture Room B, Thursday, June 24, at 11 a.m.)

Both Archives facilities are fully accessible. To request an accommodation (e.g., sign language interpreter) for a public program, please e-mail public.program@nara.gov or call 202-357-5000 at least two weeks prior to the event. To verify the date and times of the programs, the public should call 202-357-5333, or view the Calendar of Events online.

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