Over the years, the Archives has hosted countless public programs including conversations with U.S. Supreme Court justices, authors, ambassadors and much more. We’ll pick some of our favorites and serve them up for viewing at home – you know, in case you get tired of Friends reruns.
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Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima
Many are familiar with the flag raising after the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II. But did you know there were two flag raisings that day? Lean more with the next SLICE video in our series.
Have You Thanked a Teacher Today?
On this year’s Teacher Appreciation Week, we hope you’re giving the teachers in your life a little extra love for all they do! In case you need some ideas, President Herbert Hoover wrote a letter to Miss Gray, a teacher who inspired his love for reading from the time he was 15 through his years in the White House. He wrote, “Thank you for guiding me to the rich world of wonder, beauty, wisdom, and imagination that can be found in books.”
Legislation for Working Moms
Grab a slice of American history with the next video in our SLICE series. This week’s video features social change that American women have fought for to allow them to pursue careers and raise children.
Lights, Camera and Hootenanny
“The Great American Train Robbery” was America’s first-ever action film. Learn how this epic 1903 film transformed filmmaking techniques with the next SLICE video in our special series.
Earth Day and the EPA
Tune in to learn about the history of the Environmental Protection Agency and its work with DOCUMERICA.
A Privilege Flying with You
No one has told the Apollo 13 story ––and so many other American stories––quite like Tom Hanks. That’s why we honored him with the Foundation’s 2017 Records of Achievement Award. Check out the tribute film from the award ceremony to learn how Archives records played a role in the Apollo 13 movie.
You can also view the 2017 Records of Achievement Award ceremony and hear from Tom Hanks himself on the Archives records used to make the iconic Apollo 13 movie.
And, take a look at the mission’s technical air to ground transcription that shaped the iconic movie quotes.
“Houston, I believe we’ve had a problem here.”
A Boozy St. Bernard
Thanks to the Archives staff in the motion picture preservation lab, we get to see the world through a St. Bernard named, Patches. In this 70s education film, the students at Jackson Junior High are learning about alcohol education and have some groovy tips on how to avoid a hangover. Those who went a little too crazy on your last zoom happy hour, we’re talking to you!
If you’re still on a historical cocktail craze, check out former National Archives exhibit, Spirited Republic.