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Matthew B. Gilmore

More service cutbacks at the National Archives

In conjuction with the new fiscal year and Archives month, the National Archives again is cutting hours of service. Consultation room hours at Archives I (downtown Washington) are brought forward … Continue reading

October 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

AHA – Letter to Archivist of the US Concerning Discontinuing of Saturday Research Room Hours (July 2017)

Letter to Archivist of the US Concerning Discontinuing of Saturday Research Room Hours (July 2017) [NOTE: the posted announcement gave Ann Cummings ann.cummings@nara.gov at the contact to express concern. William … Continue reading

July 17, 2017 · 5 Comments

Treasury Dept Collection of Confederate Records (RG 365) & the Civil War Special Agencies of the Treasury Dept (RG 366) moved to Archives I (downtown DC)

The Process: Moving RG 365 and 366 Records from Archives II to Archives I FROM: https://text-message.blogs.archives.gov/2017/05/16/the-process-moving-rg-365-and-366-records-from-archives-ii-to-archives-i/ Posted on May 16, 2017 by Netisha Today’s post was written by Amanda Landis and Ken … Continue reading

May 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

The City of Our Hopes and Desires: Zoning Comes to Washington DC

 By Matthew B. Gilmore For complete article click: http://intowner.com/2016/10/26/the-city-of-our-hopes-and-desires-zoning-comes-to-washington-dc/  It had a curious beginning. The tale begins with a bit of a mystery: The August 21, 1916 Evening Star reported that … Continue reading

October 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

Still Struggling, Still Preserving: Update on the District of Columbia’s Archives and Public Records Office

By Matthew B. Gilmore from: https://march.rutgers.edu/2016/10/still-struggling-still-preserving-update-on-the-district-of-columbias-archives-and-public-records-office/ Since this post from July 2015, there has been progress at the DC Archives. Rebecca Katz was hired as the new Public Records Office administrator … Continue reading

October 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Saving America’s Radio Heritage: Radio Preservation, Access, and Education February 25, 26, 27, 2016

This conference is free and open to those in the academic/archival/curatorial/preservation community who would like to attend.  Contact Kevin Palermo at kevinpalermo@gwmail.gwu.edu to register. If you would like to be … Continue reading

January 15, 2016 · Leave a comment