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Image: PFC Isabella Hardacre, Chicago, Illinois, a WAC telephone operator in U. S. headquarters at the Potsdam Conference in Germany disposes of hundreds of inquiries a day on the information phones of the headquarters switchboard., 07/15/1945
Recycling last year’s post — what better way to celebrate America Recycles Day?
Tag It Tuesday! America Recycles!
Today is America Recycles Day, a day dedicated to encouraging Americans to recycle and buy recycled products. To show that recycling isn’t a load of rubbish, today’s Tag It Tuesday challenge is to tag our records related to recycling.
THE RECYCLING CENTER IN PARK SLOPE (BROOKLYN) HANDLES THREE TONS OF NEWSPAPERS PER WEEK. EARNINGS FROM RECYCLING PAY FOR A PROGRAM TO COMBAT DRUG ADDICTION, 04/1973 (NAID 549810)
As part of our continued commitment to serving the members of our nation’s Armed Forces, we’re joining with the Sierra Club Mission Outdoors program for our first annual Veterans Day Essay and Photo Contest. This contest, centered on the theme “What My Public Lands Mean to Me,” encourages veterans, active-duty military, and their families to submit photos, essays and video about their experiences and memories of time spent outside on America’s public lands. http://mypubliclands.challenge.gov
October 12 is Digital Archives Day
We thought we’d take this opportunity to invite all you digital citizen archivists to try your hand at a tagging mission on our Online Catalog!
We Can Tag It!
We need your help tagging photos and documents in the online catalog for the National Archives.
With every tag you add, you’re doing your part to help the next person discover that record. Go ahead and give it at try.
Help Transcribe Records Related to the Katyn Forest Massacre
Learn more about records relating to the Katyn Forest Massacre at the National Archives.
Constitution 225: Tweet the Preamble!
Think you can condense the Preamble into 140 characters? Tweet away, or reblog with your submission!
It took 5 men to write the 52-word Preamble, but we think you can do it in 140 characters on Twitter (or in the comments below).
From today through September 17—the 225th anniversary of the ratification of the Constitution—we’re asking you to condense the meaning of the Preamble in a bite-sized tweet and let us know at @USNatArchives.
On Constitution Day, the Archivist of the United States will choose the winner, who will receive a pocket-size Constitution from the Foundation for the National Archives.
The rules are simple: shorten the Preamble down to as few words (or letters) as possible while retaining the Preamble’s meaning, then tweet us your response using the hashtag #Preamble. (Or, just put your submission in the comments below)
“We the People of the United States, in Order to
form a more perfect Union, establish Justice,
insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the
common defence, promote the general Welfare,
and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves
and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this
Constitution for the United States of America.”
Full details here: http://go.usa.gov/r7TH