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The Future

In front of the main building of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in Washington, DC are two statues, the Future and the Past. In between them is the door through which I enter and leave when I work my shifts helping staff its Education and Public Programs Division activities. 2,355 more words

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Welcoming the stranger

In a restaurant in College Park, Maryland, near Washington, DC, the supervisory archivist and team leader smiles at the camera, surrounded by records declassification colleagues who work with her at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).  2,305 more words

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Going Home

You sometimes hear snatches of conversation from strangers as you stand on a street corner waiting for a Walk signal.  Or in an elevator.  Or waiting to be seated at a table in a restaurant. 2,310 more words

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What they don't teach you in grad school

What don’t they teach you in graduate school? Sara Allain’s blog post at Letters to a Young Librarian offered a thoughtful look at “10 Things I Didn’t Learn in Archives School.” 2,348 more words

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Appraisal

An article in U.S. News & World Report about “A New Breed of Workers” (September 3, 1979) caught the eye of an official in Washington.  In 1979, the executive circulated copies attached to a memorandum in which he shared his perspective and recommendations: 2,292 more words

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