Q:If you're truly the National Archives, how about some West Coast love? Of the 20-something most recent stateside pictures on your Facebook where a place is identified, two are west of the Mississippi: New Mexico & Hawaii. We're America, too! (Breakdown: DC 8, MA 4, NY 3, PA 2, HI 1, NM 1, SC 1). Thanks.
First, we’re touched you follow our posts so closely! Really our #1 goal is to show you something from the National Archives’ holdings that relates to today in history (and maybe gets you to think just a bit). We do what we can to vary our posts across geography, era, topic, etc., but history and our holdings do not always cooperate. Having said all that, of course we love the West Coast! (the rest of the country too, for that matter). And don’t forget our colleagues at the Riverside Archives’ “Tumblrweed Times” - their holdings include California, Nevada & Utah!
And as always — we’re open to suggestions! If there’s an item in the National Archives holdings you’d like us to feature, please feel free to suggest it!