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The Insurrection Act

Posted about 4 years ago by kathryn Coker
President Donald Trump’s warning to use the Insurrection Act in answer to protests following the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers means the law might be […]
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A Conversation with U.S. Representative John Lewis On Social Justice

Posted about 4 years ago by kathryn Coker
The following is from the Executive Director of the National Archives Foundation. In this time of civil unrest, calling for social justice and an end to racism, we can all […]
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PO Box 1142

Posted about 4 years ago by kathryn Coker
The following is from my ongoing research on World War II Prisoner of War Camps in Virginia. It’s a steamy summer night in 1943 in Alexandria, Virginia,…and another Army bus […]
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Preserving A Warehouse of Forestry History

Posted about 4 years ago by kathryn Coker
According to a 2005 survey, American institutions retain over 4 billion items like books, manuscripts, photographs, oral history, maps, sound recordings, and digital collections. Libraries own 63 percent of them. […]
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Tips and Tricks for Preserving Family History

Posted about 4 years ago by Alexandra Zukas
There’s no doubt that many of us are feeling isolated right now, looking forward to being able to see friends and family again.   Of course, one way of coping […]
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Law Day 2020

Posted about 4 years ago by Meldon Jenkins-Jones
What is Law Day? Law Day was established by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1958 as a national day set aside to celebrate the rule of law in the United […]
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Richmond Reflects: documenting the moment

Posted about 4 years ago by Natalie Draper
So many of us have suddenly found ourselves spending a lot more time at home with our families, and one of the best things we can do to entertain ourselves, […]
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A Glimpse at Virginia’s Organized Woman Suffrage Movement: Part II

Posted about 4 years ago by kathryn Coker
This is the second post in a two part series on the fight for woman suffrage in Virginia. Before Virginia’s Coralie Franklin Cook published her 1915 article, “Votes for Mothers,” […]
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A Glimpse at Virginia’s Organized Woman Suffrage Movement: Part I

Posted about 4 years ago by kathryn Coker
This is the first post in a two part series on the fight for woman suffrage in Virginia. Stay tuned as we commemorate the centennial of the 19th amendment’s passage. […]
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