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Walt Whitman documents in the Archives

National Archives documents detail the losses after the Titanic's sinking.

Pearl Harbor Deck Logs

Artists in camouflage units did their bit during World War I.

Dogs in the US Marines during World War II

Sarah Hutchins's quest for a gift for a Confederate cavalryman led to a treason conviction.


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From the Archivist


In the Magazine

  • A Terrorist Cell's Final Days

  • Cowboys, Quacks, and Carousels

  • Fireworks, Hoopskirts—and Death

  • Authors on the Record: Slavery in James Madison's White House

  • Foundation for the National Archives

  • Pieces of History: The Titanic: A Warning Ignored

Genealogy Notes

Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?

1940 census employment and income

Questions on the 1940 census tell us about employment and income of the American work force.

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