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The Nuremberg Laws

The original Nuremberg Laws, used Adolf Hitler's Third Reich to legalize the persecution of Jews, came to the National Archives in 2010.

The Magna Carta Returns to the National Archives

David M. Rubenstein recalls how he went to an auction one night—and ended up buying the only copy of the Magna Carta in America to bring it back to display at the National Archives.

New Questions in the 1940 Census

The 1940 census will be released in 2012. Learn what new information to expect that will reflect America in the Great Depression.


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From the Archivist


In the Magazine

  • Going Home to Glory: A Memoir of Life with Dwight D. Eisenhower

  • Manifest Destiny's Inept Diplomat

  • The South Appeals for Peace

  • Authors on the Record: The Inner Circle

  • Foundation for the National Archives

  • Pieces of History: Tales of Escape and Evasion

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