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July 24, 2013

National Archives Hosts Shirley Jones for Special Public Program on July 25

Washington, DC…On Thursday, July 25, at 12:30 p.m., the National Archives will host Oscar-winning American film legend Shirley Jones in a discussion of her new book, Shirley Jones: A Memoir. The program is open to press coverage; please RSVP to public.affairs@nara.gov.

The program is free and open to the public and will take place in the William G. McGowan Theater at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC. Use the Special Events Entrance, located at Constitution Ave. and 7th Street, NW. A book signing will follow the program.

Shirley Jones is an Oscar-winning American film legend of the first order, having starred in Oklahoma!, Carousel, and The Music Man long before her role as the cool mom on the iconic 1970s series The Partridge Family. She will discuss her memoir, her legendary Hollywood co-stars, and her interactions with the cast of The Partridge Family. A book signing follows the program.

The event will be webcast live on the National Archives UStream channel [www.ustream.tv/usnationalarchives].

This special program is presented in conjunction with the exhibit “Searching for the Seventies:  The DOCUMERICA Photography Project,” on display through September 8, 2013, in the Lawrence F. O'Brien Gallery of the National Archives Building in Washington, DC.

About “Searching for the Seventies”

Bad fashion, odd fads, and disco dance music sum up the 1970s for many Americans. But the1970s were much more than leisure suits, streaking, and disco. During the seventies, profound changes took root in American politics, society, environment, and economy.

“Searching for the Seventies” takes a new look at the 1970s using remarkable color photographs taken for the Federal photography project called DOCUMERICA (1971-1977). Created by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), DOCUMERICA was born out of the decade’s environmental awakening, producing striking photographs of many of that era’s environmental problems and achievements, but also captured the era’s trends, fashions, and cultural shifts.

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