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Revenue cutters

Life aboard U.S. Revenue Cutters in the 1800s was often "wet, cold, and thoroughly miserable."

Lifeguard submarines

U.S. submarines acted as lifeguards for downed pilots during World War II.

World War I films

The National Archives preservation staff is digitizing World War I motion pictures.


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Table of Contents

From the Archivist


In the Magazine

  • When an Act of Congress Wasn't Enough

  • Tribute for a Black Patriot

  • Time and Punishment

  • Authors on the Record: The Arsenal of Democracy

  • Foundation for the National Archives

  • Pieces of History: Your Good Friend, Victoria R

Genealogy Notes

Broke, But Not Out of Luck

bankruptcy record

Bankruptcy records can be a genealogy gold mine.

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